Culture The Best Cities for Singles  

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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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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Los Angeles California

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
San Francisco California

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San Jose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
San Jose California

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Chicago Illinois

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
horatio added San Diego California, USA

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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Oakland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Oakland California

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New York City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
New York City New York

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Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Santa Cruz California

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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
carlybobarly added Minneapolis Minnesota

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Singles

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Boston Massachusetts

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Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Berkeley California

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Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Pasadena California

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Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
beernbugs added Grand Rapids Michigan, USA

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Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Ann Arbor Michigan

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Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added Santa Monica California, USA

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Las Vegas Nevada

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Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added Encinitas California, USA

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Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added Sacramento California, USA

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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added Santa Barbara California, USA

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Chico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added Chico California, USA

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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Seattle Washington

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Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Cleveland Ohio

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Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Baltimore Maryland

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Santa Ana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added Santa Ana California, USA

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Irvine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added Irvine California, USA

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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added Long Beach California, USA

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St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
St. Louis Missouri

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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
TyrellCorpse added Kansas City Missouri, USA

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Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added Carlsbad California, USA

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New Haven is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
New Haven Connecticut

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Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added Anaheim California, USA

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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
MobyWaller added Louisville Kentucky, USA

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Salinas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Salinas California, USA

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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Honolulu Hawaii

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Portland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Portland Oregon

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Austin Texas

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Miami is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Miami Florida

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Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Norfolk Virginia

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Trenton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Trenton New Jersey

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Denver is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Denver Colorado

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Pyongyang is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
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Boise is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Boise Idaho

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Tampa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Tampa Florida

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Iowa City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Iowa City Iowa

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Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for Singles

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Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Lincoln Nebraska

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Bloomington is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Bloomington Illinois

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Fargo North Dakota