EliteSingles Reveals Where to Find America’s Funniest Singles

Single and looking for a partner who can make you laugh? Set your search criteria for Scottsdale, AZ. A new study from premium dating site EliteSingles has found that the city is home to the funniest singles in America.
  • Scottsdale, AZ is home to America's funniest singles and funniest single men. The funniest single women are in San Francisco
  • 92% of Americans feel more attracted to someone if that person can make them laugh
  • 81% say they feel more attracted to someone if that person laughs at their jokes
  • 96% think it's vital for a couple to share a sense of humor

The EliteSingles study looked at random, anonymous data from 450,000 singles, focusing on how strongly people agreed with the statement ‘I often make others laugh.’ After collating these results into geographic averages, the dating site determined the US cities with the highest percentages of funny singles:

Where to Find America's Funniest Singles

  1. Scottsdale, AZ
  2. Rockville, MD
  3. Durham, NC
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Seattle, WA
  6. Arlington, VA
  7. Denver, CO
  8. San Jose, CA
  9. Madison, WI 
  10. Fairfax, VA

The study also split the results by gender, revealing another win for Scottsdale as the home of America's funniest men. However, when it comes to funny women, Scottsdale only manages fourth place. San Francisco takes first. 

Where to Find America's Funniest Single Men

  1. Scottsdale, AZ
  2. Rockville, MD
  3. Arlington, VA
  4. Durham, NC
  5. Fort Myers, FL
  6. Denver, CO
  7. Irvine, CA
  8. Seattle, WA
  9. Fairfax, VA
  10. Huntington Beach, CA

Where to Find America's Funniest Single Women

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Durham, NC
  3. Scottsdale, AZ
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Rockville, MD
  6. Denver, CO
  7. Eugene, OR
  8. Asheville, NC
  9. Chesapeake, VA
  10. Reno, NV

Is 'funny' really one of the traits Americans are looking for in a partner? According to EliteSingles users, emphatically yes! The dating company also polled 700 people about whether a sense of humor is important when it comes to love. Nearly all respondents - 96% - said that it is vital for a couple to share a sense of humor. 

Additionally, a good sense of humor could make you more attractive. 92% of users polled said that their attraction to someone would increase if that person made them laugh. And 81% said their attraction to someone would increase if that person laughed at their jokes. 

For more on this study, please see our in-depth article

Press Contact:
Sophie Watson
press@elitesingles.com

Source: Survey data from an EliteSingles poll in June 2020. Data used cannot be traced back to the original user. 

All other EliteSingles data from 458,000 randomly selected, anonymous people registered with www.elitesingles.com between April 2019 and April 2020. Results based on the percentage of people in each city who choose 'I can easily make others laugh" as a self-description. Data used cannot be traced back to the original user.

1 'Cities' defined here as areas with 100 or more random responses and 10,000 or more residents.