Whether you live in Anchorage, Alaska or Walla Walla, Washington, everyone in this great United States deserves a shot of love. That being said, not every city out there is the ideal setting for someone who is single and ready to mingle.
Here, we will look at the 8 best cities for singles, and if you don’t happen to live in any of these cities, you may want to consider moving or at least plan a trip in the near future.
Best Cities for Singles
Different dating sites present different criteria when it comes to what makes the best cities for singles. But which elements are the most important? Is it the night life? The employment rate? The food scene? The proximity to a college town?
We think all of these things are important, so we took all of them into account and a few more things when compiling this list. So, in no particular order, here are the 8 best cities for singles in America.
New York City, New York
Calling New York City one of the best places to date in the United States is like calling Paris the most romantic city in the world. Sure, it may be cliché but it constantly gets brought up for a reason.
Forget about the crazy traffic and dirty subways. NYC has got great restaurants, a legendary skyline, and an amazing night life. There’s a reason they call it The City That Never Sleeps. Oh, and over 50% of the city is single, so plenty of opportunities for dating.
Charleston, South Carolina
If you’re looking for cities on the up and up, look no further than Charleston. Tech jobs have been pouring into the city like crazy, which means there are plenty of young, creative types who are out there looking for love. Charleston has that southern charm combined with the up-and-coming city feel, which is a perfect combination for romance. The great number of bars and restaurants springing up doesn’t hurt either.
Austin has got it all: a low unemployment rate, renown barbecue and Tex Mex restaurants, a college town vibe, a relaxed and quirky atmosphere, and a great local music scene. What more could you ask for?
When it comes to having a variety of dating options, Denver has got you covered. Looking to do something outdoorsy? Take the mile-high route and take an impromptu ski trip, go for a hike, or enjoy a gorgeous sunset. Looking for a spot to quench your thirst? Treat yourself and a date to a quality craft beer or two at one of the bars in the area.
San Francisco, California
Find that new bae at The City by the Bay. San Fran has plenty of walking tours, which make for great opportunities to see the city and enjoy a more active date at the same time. It’s also an added plus that the city has a bustling night life.
Boston has a pretty big singles population, with 70% of the city’s denizens being unmarried. Also, if dating a well-educated person matters a lot to you, then Boston is the place to be, as more than half of singles in the area have a college degree. Don’t worry about your date being stuffy though because Boston has a large number of bars and restaurants for you to hit up for that late-night date.
Beautiful and laid-back, Tampa is a prime dating city if you enjoy fun in the sun. A night out on the town won’t set you back too much financially either, at least compared with some of the other cities on this list. So, if last night’s date didn’t end up going all that well, at least it was relatively cheap!
Chicago is known as being a fairly accessible city, so you won’t find yourself getting lost with your date, even if you’re somewhat unfamiliar with the city. Of course, it also has quite the happening bar and restaurant scene. More than 60% of the people that live in Chicago are unmarried, so you’ll have quite a few options to choose from as well.
So Where Are the Worst Places for Singles?
We tried to stay positive with this list, but if you’re curious like we are, you’re probably asking yourself this question: “Where are the worst places for singles to live?”
Well, website WalletHub ranked the best states for singles in 2018 from one to 50, and the bottom 10 from highest to lowest are as follows: Oklahoma, Kansas, Wyoming, New Mexico, North Dakota, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, and finally, Arkansas
Remember, we didn’t put together this ranking. So, if you happen to live in one of these states, don’t shoot the messenger!