With the rise of dating apps and therefore dates, what financial advice do you have targeted to singles on a budget? It would be more cost-effective to use one of the online matching sites.

The dating apps are largely for people who are looking for short-term hookups.

But those of us single moms in the real world know that life can be challenging when trying to juggle your kids, job, friends, errands, workouts, and meeting the love of your life.

Finding love can be tough — if you look for it in all the wrong places.

Likewise, some cities are noted for having a relatively larger percentage of single people.

Odds of meeting a match are greater in areas more highly populated by single people.

This will ensure your partner can naturally become a part of your social network and, if the relationship lasts, puts you on the same page in terms of where to live when moving in the future.

This is likely to reduce conflict during transitions -- periods that are often associated with high levels of stress and strain on relationships.

In addition to job and cost-of-living considerations, choose a city that provides opportunities for you to explore your interests and values. This will afford you opportunities to make friends with similar interests, which promotes higher levels of well-being and life satisfaction.

If you do have to move for work, try to find a location in the area that does this while maintaining a reasonable commute (an hour each way doesn’t allow much time for hobbies). In addition, this has the added advantage of putting you in proximity of potential romantic partners with similar interests and values, should you decide to find a partner.

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