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Colorado ranks 43rd on ‘best states for love’ list

Posted at 8:02 AM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 12:41:39-05

(NBC News) A study examining the personality traits of thousands of Americans has ranked the best 50 states to have a relationship, and Colorado is nowhere near the top of the list. The Centennial State came in at 43rd in the study.

Michigan State researchers examined personality traits from more than 127,000 adults across the U.S. The top states had participants who had less the lowest level of attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance among those researched.

The top five may also surprise you:

  1. Mississippi
  2. Utah
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Vermont
  5. Alaska

North Dakota was ranked last.

Dr. William Chopik, a professor at Michigan State University, studies human interaction. He says the quality and ways in which people approach relationships vary.

“There are some places that are a little bit more insecure with respect to the relationships and the degree to which they actually approach relationships,” Dr. Chopik says.

Chopik’s study suggests people living in states like North Dakota, South Carolina and New York may be less secure in relationships and more worried their partner might leave.

They also tended to be a little more distant and less intimate. No matter your zip code, your state of mind may be key.

“I think being able to communicate with your significant other is the key to any successful relationship,” Ray Tejeda says.

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