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The Best Cities for Singles 

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Updated October 13, 2018 3.9k votes 302 voters 7.4k views 58 items

List Rules Top U.S. city list for dating single men and women

List of the best cities for single men and women. Many cities are designed for the slower paced lives of families with 2.5 kids, a minivan, and 8 p.m. curfew. These sorts of places can be stifling for the average single man or woman. Since these cities are planned with everything spaced out so far apart, they aren’t really optimal for the single professional. The cities on this list, such as New York and San Francisco, are equipped with the best public transit systems so that it’s easy to get from work to your vibrant nightlife without hassle.

This list answers the question, “What are the best cities for single men and women to live?” The cities compiled on this list have high levels of single people, good employment rates with great median salaries, easy access to entertainment like movies and concerts. These cities are often metropolitan or just outside a metropolitan area because of the opportunities for singles activities like bar hopping, theater, world-class restaurants.

The cities on this list are perfect for any single person looking for a place to life with strong employment opportunities and plenty of entertainment. If you’re a single man or women the cities on this list may hold everything you need to live a successful and happy life. 

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Illinois
2
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
New York
3
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
4
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California
5
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
carlybobarly added Minnesota
6
Boston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Massachusetts
7
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Missouri
8
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Pennsylvania
9
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Michigan
10
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Ohio
11
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Maryland
12
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Texas
13
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
beernbugs added Michigan, USA
14
New Haven is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Connecticut
15
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Washington
16
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Nevada
17
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
TyrellCorpse added Missouri, USA
18
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Virginia
19
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
horatio added California, USA
20
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Trenton New Jersey
21
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
MobyWaller added Kentucky, USA
22
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California
23
Denver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Colorado
24
Boise is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Idaho
25
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Hawaii