America is both in search of, and finding sex. To identify the “thirstiest,” or most sex-crazed cities and states in the US, we used Google search volume data for terms ranging from “dating apps,” “best bars for singles,” “how to get more matches on Tinder,” “best pick-up lines,” “where to buy condoms,” and more.
Here’s a look at the results of our search for the nation’s hookup hotspots.
After combing through all of the Google search data, we found that the No. 1 thirstiest state in the country was a surprising frontrunner: Rhode Island. Perhaps it’s the close proximity of everyone in the state or the beautiful views that the Eastern seaboard provides—but no matter the reason, Rhode Island came in on top.
Coming in at No. 2 was Maine, followed by Michigan, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts in fifth place. Making up the rest of the top 10 were Ohio at No. 6, followed by Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.
At No. 11 we have Colorado, followed by Florida, Nevada, Missouri, Montana, Minnesota, Arizona, Oregon, New York, Iowa, Nebraska, Delaware, Connecticut, Illinois, and finally Georgia, which rounds out the top 25.
Interestingly, the top half of our list didn’t include California—and states like Nevada and New York were far lower on the list than what you would presume. Some surprising top hookup spots were Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska, which we’re guessing got a big boost by the university presence in those states.
In finding our hottest hookup spots around the country, this ultimately leads us to finding the least likely hookup spots. Coming in at No. 50—right at the bottom of the pile—was Mississippi, which was preceded by Louisiana, Alaska, West Virginia, and Oklahoma, who all made up the bottom five.
At No. 45 was Arkansas, which was preceded by California, South Dakota, Maryland, and Utah, who rounded out the rest of the bottom 10 hookup spots in the country.
At No. 40 is Hawaii, preceded by Texas, South Carolina, New Mexico, Alabama, Kentucky, North Dakota, Virginia, Idaho, Wyoming, Kansas, Tennessee, Indiana, New Jersey, and North Carolina at No. 26.
Whether these states are already well equipped with everything they need for a casual tryst or they’re more interested in their Netflix queue, these states aren’t too interested in using Google for help with hooking up.
Now that we know which states are the thirstiest, we wanted to dive in a little deeper and find out which cities were the hottest hookup spots in America.
Based on search volume per capita, we found that the hottest hookup spot in the country was Denver, followed by Seattle, Washington D.C., Dallas, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Austin, and Houston, which rounds out the top 10. In the No. 11 spot is Charlotte, followed by Phoenix, San Francisco, San Antonio, San Diego, Columbus, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, San Jose, Jacksonville, Memphis. Fort Worth, El Paso, and finally at the No 25 spot: New York.
What was surprising about this list was the fact two of the largest cities in America—New York and Los Angeles—ranked so low on this top 25 list. Some surprising frontrunners for this list were Southern cities Dallas and Nashville as well as political highbrow city, Washington D.C., which just goes to show you that you can never judge a city by its cover.
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