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Big Life Changes Spark Big Moves – Including Lost Loves

A “fresh start” pushes many singles to upend their life and seek a new one. Still, almost half of relocating love-losers pick a destination for its job opportunities.

NEW YORK – If you’re single and ready to mingle, should you move?

Many singles say they moved to a new city or state for a fresh start after ending a romantic relationship, with four out of five relocating, according to a new survey conducted by Cinch Home Services. Singles were more than two times as likely to make such a post-breakup move during the pandemic than before it, the survey found.

“With remote work becoming more common, moving doesn’t necessarily entail a job loss as often as it would have beforehand,” the study notes. “COVID-19 also caused major price fluctuations in living expenses, perhaps making a post-breakup move even more appealing.”

The top criteria for choosing a new city among singles, according to the survey:

  • Job opportunities (49.2%)
  • Cost of living (37.8%)
  • Proximity to family (33.5%)
  • Social scene (24.3%)
  • Landscape features (24.3%)

Source: “Best Cities to Go for Singles,” Cinch Home Services (June 8, 2021)

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