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Each State’s Most-Googled Relationship Question

No matter if you celebrate Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or Singles Awareness Day, there’s no avoiding February’s hallmarks: frilly heart decorations, cupid silhouettes, and punny Valentines (though you can skip the Necco conversation hearts this year; they won’t be available again until 2020). Whether you’re in a relationship, happily single, looking for love, or prefer to check “it’s complicated” when given the option, February’s decor and holidays bring relationships (or the lack thereof) to the forefront of everyone’s minds—and to their Google searchbars.

This February, we’re looking at the top relationship questions googled in each state. Check out our map to find out if your neighbors are going through the same relationship ups and downs as you this Valentine’s Day.

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Fun Findings

  • Worried everyone’s in a happy relationship but you? Never fear: the most commonly googled relationship-based search in the nation was “how to break up.”
  • Arkansas has the country’s highest divorce rate, which could explain why most of its residents are asking, “Am I in love?”
  • New Hampshire’s top question is “how to break up” while Massachusetts’ is “how to get over a break up”—with over 12,000 New Hampshire residents relocating to Massachusetts in 2018, we have to ask ourselves: are those cynical New Hampshirites spreading relationship discord in the Bay State?
  • New York and California may be on opposite coasts, but they seem to have the same amount of drama. Both states’ most-googled relationship search was “I cheated on my boyfriend/girlfriend.”
  • Apparently, fall isn’t the season for love; searches for “how to get over a break up” hit a record five-year high the week before last Halloween.
  • More people who date men wanted to know if their feelings were reciprocated than people who date women—“does he love me” was the top search for three more states than “does she love me.”  
Most-Googled Relationship QuestionState
Does he love meAlabama
How to break upAlaska
How to break upArizona
Am I in loveArkansas
I cheated on my girlfriendCalifornia
How to break upColorado
Am I in loveConnecticut
How to break upDelaware
I cheated on my girlfriendFlorida
I cheated on my boyfriendGeorgia
How to kissHawaii
How to kissIdaho
I cheated on my boyfriendIllinois
Does he love meIndiana
How to kissIowa
Does he love meKansas
Does he love meKentucky
Does he love meLouisiana
How to kissMaine
How to break upMaryland
How to get over a breakupMassachusetts
Does she love meMichigan
How to break upMinnesota
What to do on a dateMississippi
How to break upMissouri
How to kissMontana
How to break upNebraska
Does he love meNevada
How to break upNew Hampshire
Does she love meNew Jersey
How to get over a breakupNew Mexico
I cheated on my girlfriendNew York
Does he love meNorth Carolina
How to kissNorth Dakota
Does she love meOhio
How to get over a breakupOklahoma
Open relationshipOregon
I cheated on my boyfriendPennsylvania
Open relationshipRhode Island
How to break upSouth Carolina
How to break upSouth Dakota
Does he love meTennessee
Does she love meTexas
How to kissUtah
How to break upVermont
Does she love meVirginia
How to break upWashington
How to kissWest Virginia
How to kissWisconsin
How to kissWyoming

Methodology

To create our list, we used Google Search Trends to find the search volume for ten key relationship questions from December 2017 to December 2018. We used this data to see what question each state searched more than other states.

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