There are only so many days left before Valentine's Day. Even though the holiday lands on a Monday this year, love birds all over the Sioux Empire intend to make this Monday super special. However, apparently if you live in South Dakota and are single, then this particular Monday could be just awful!

It can be difficult in today's society to find your perfect match.  Once you add a global pandemic to the mix, the odds of meeting a potential partner aren't great.  It's also important to note the internet was changing the world of dating for better or worse even before COVID-19.

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Some states in the country just provide better opportunities for individuals to meet that special someone. This includes more opportunities for virtual dating. Our friends at WalletHub recently evaluated each state to determine which states are the best and worst for single people. WalletHub's "data set ranges from the share of single adults to online-dating opportunities to restaurants per capita." Research from WalletHub also contains data about a state's mobile dating opportunities, median annual household income of singles, and the number of movie theaters in the state.

Only two Midwestern states made the top list for best states for single people. Oh...and South Dakota is not one of them.

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Florida
  4. Texas
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Illinois 
  7. Massachusetts
  8. New Jersey
  9. Wisconsin 
  10. Virginia

Some of the worst states for singles include North Dakota, South Carolina, Alaska, Idaho, and West Virginia.

Where does South Dakota land on WalletHub's list? Unfortunately, our state is towards the bottom checking in at the 38th spot. Apparently, South Dakota does not have a great gender balance among singles as well as barely any mobile-dating opportunities and the fewest number of restaurants per capita. The restaurant statistic is rather surprising because there are a ton of fantastic restaurants in South Dakota especially in and around the Sioux Empire.

It sounds like if you're single in South Dakota this Valentine's Day, ice cream is your best chance for securing a date. Yikes.

However, if you're lucky enough to be with the person you love this holiday, enjoy every moment together on Cupid's special day.


See Some of Sioux Falls' Beautiful Murals [PHOTOS]

I was in Canton, SD, and I happened upon a new mural.

It was really cool and that got me thinking that I know of a few murals in Sioux Falls, but I bet there's more than I realize. So, I put it out on social media for the people of Sioux Falls to tell me where all the murals are!

A few of them I had never seen, or never even been to that part of town, and a few of them, I drive by all the time and never noticed!

I know a few businesses have murals inside their establishments, but I decided to keep it to murals that are totally open for the public to see. No need to be 21!

So, here we go! Let's check out some of Sioux Falls' murals.
Did I miss one? Let me know!

Tour of the 2022 Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle

The 9th Annual Downtown Burger Battle begins January 1, 2022 and runs through the entire month.

This year there are 27 participating restaurants. I hope you have some stretchy pants!

If you've never participated in the Downtown Burger Battle, this is how it works:

  1. Review the participating restaurants and their burgers
  2. Make sure you check their schedule and hours before you go
  3. Go to one of the restaurants
  4. Eat the burger
  5. Use the DTSF Digital Passport to vote and rate the burger
  6. Repeat 26 more times
  7. And you could win prizes
  8. And you help one downtown restaurant win the Burger Battle and reign supreme for one whole year!
Voting criteria consist of patty, creativity, toppings, bun, and customer service.

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