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The 10 Cities You’re Most Likely To Get Your Heart Broken In

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Sean Levinson

CreditDonkey has compiled a list of the top 10 cities with the most heartbreak.

To gather their data, the site first examined how long the typical marriage lasts in each state. The national average is 19.4 years, with the shortest marriages occurring in Washington DC at just 12.4 years.

The next step was looking into the number of dating services around the country, since a high demand for dating services represents a long trail of heartbreak. The cities with the most dating services turned out to be Los Angeles, New York and Miami.

CreditDonkey then studied the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which evaluated the emotional and physical health of 1,000 adults across the US.

According to this study, the happiest place in the country is Lincoln, Nebraska, which is also the state with the second shortest average marriage.

And no study on heartbreak could be complete without some data on STDs since, as CreditDonkey says,

“Nothing quite says heartbreak like a venereal disease.”

The site lastly looked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2012 data on gonorrhea, which currently plagues 121 out of every 100,000 people.

Without further adieu, here are the cities with the most heartbroken people:

10. San Diego, California

Average duration of failed marriages: 18 years

Dating services: 7

Gallup Well-Being Index rank: 56

Gonorrhea cases per 100,000 people: 83.4


9. Phoenix, Arizona

Average duration of failed marriages: 18.7 years

Dating services: 7

Gallup Well-Being Index rank: 44

Gonorrhea cases per 100,000 people: 106.2


8. Los Angeles, California

Average duration of failed marriages: 18 years

Dating services: 33

Gallup Well-Being Index rank: 52

Gonorrhea cases per 100,000 people: 101.2


7. Dallas, Texas

Average duration of failed marriages: 17.1 years

Dating services: 13

Gallup Well-Being Index rank: 61

Gonorrhea cases per 100,000 people: 120


6. Baltimore, Maryland

Average duration of failed marriages: 18.7 years

Dating services: 5

Gallup Well-Being Index rank: 88

Gonorrhea cases per 100,000 people: 109


5. Houston, Texas

Average duration of failed marriages: 171.1 years

Dating services: 8

Gallup Well-Being Index rank: 74

Gonorrhea cases per 100,000 people: 124.7


4. Riverside, California

Average duration of failed marriages: 18 years

Dating services: 4

Gallup Well-Being Index rank: 152

Gonorrhea cases per 100,000 people: 70.4


3. New York, New York

Average duration of failed marriages: 21.9 years

Dating services: 28

Gallup Well-Being Index rank: 100

Gonorrhea cases per 100,000 people: 110


2. Miami, Florida

Average duration of failed marriages: 19.9 years

Dating services: 26

Gallup Well-Being Index rank: 119

Gonorrhea cases per 100,000 people: 93.3


1. Chicago, Illinois

Average duration of failed marriages: 21.3 years

Dating services: 16

Gallup Well-Being Index rank: 87

Gonorrhea cases per 100,000 people: 150.5

via CreditDonkey, Top Photo Courtesy: We Heart It

Sean Levinson

Sean Levinson

Staff Writer

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