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April R. McDowell, Ph.D. Family Science Dr. McDowell is a Marriage & Family Therapist in Silver Spring, MD and has been working with individuals, couples and families since 2005. Her accomplishments include years of experience conducting social science research, national conference presentations and two peer-reviewed publications to date. In addition to her clinical work she provides research and writing consulting services. Visit her website at

Singles in the U.S.

April R. McDowell

April R. McDowell, Ph.D. Family Science

People often speculate over the availability of single adults across the U.S. and if there are particular cities that may be better than others in terms of the odds of finding a mate. Without looking at real data, one can only make guesses about this. Thus, the purpose of this article is to shed some more light on this topic and provide some actual data upon which some conclusions may be drawn. It is important to note that the data presented and conclusions drawn here are geared toward heterosexual men and women (i.e., single adults looking for a mate of the opposite sex).

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