Single and searching? Might want to keep looking — for a new place to live.

The Crestview/Fort Walton Beach/Destin metro area ranked 159th on a list of best places to be single in the United States. And based on the study's key indicators, the area squeaked by with a D.

Panama City and its surrounding area also scored a D, coming in at 158th. The Pensacola area had a D- and lagged behind in 176th place.

Grades are based on the percentage of the population that is single, the percentage of individuals with a bachelor's degree, the number of restaurants and bars per 1,000 residents and percentage of those with access to a dating app. It also factors in the average rent.

A spokesperson said that Florida trends of higher rent coupled with fewer bars and restaurants per capita, and lower percentages of singles with four-year college degrees all contributed to relatively low rankings of Florida's metropolitan areas.

Boulder, Colorado topped the list with 80 percent of its residents being single and nearly more than a third of those having at least a bachelor's degree, according to the study published at

In contrast, just 63 percent of the local population is single and only 19 percent of those individuals have at least a bachelor's degree, the study said.

Gainesville, home to University of Florida, was the highest Florida city on the list, sliding in at No. 37. A chart-topping 84 percent of its population is single, according to the study. Tallahassee, home to Florida State University, boasts a similar single population. Both cities rate a B.