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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52 64
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

2
48 64
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

3
33 65
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

4
23 60
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
horatio added California, USA

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40 33
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Illinois

6
34 24
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Pennsylvania

7
27 52
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

8
53 52
New York City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
New York

9
25 67
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

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27 20
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
carlybobarly added Minnesota

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37 41
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Singles

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37 25
Boston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Massachusetts

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19 59
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

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22 63
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

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14 51
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added California, USA

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18 13
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
beernbugs added Michigan, USA

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34 25
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Michigan

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12 46
Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added California, USA

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42 55
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Nevada

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14 52
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added California, USA

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15 50
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added California, USA

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14 48
Chico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added California, USA

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32 43
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Washington

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20 13
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Ohio

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29 25
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Maryland

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14 44
Santa Ana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added California, USA

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15 48
Irvine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added California, USA

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20 43
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added California, USA

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14 17
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
TyrellCorpse added Missouri, USA

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12 43
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added California, USA

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22 18
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Missouri

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22 19
New Haven is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Connecticut

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14 45
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added California, USA

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13 21
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
MobyWaller added Kentucky, USA

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26 45
Salinas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California, USA

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19 33
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Hawaii

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28 48
Portland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Oregon

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37 66
Austin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Texas

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25 47
Miami is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Florida

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14 17
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Virginia

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13 16
Trenton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
New Jersey

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17 45
Denver is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Colorado

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9 29
Pyongyang is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
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11 40
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Florida

45
6 13
Boise is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Idaho

46
10 21
Iowa City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Iowa

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7 16
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for Singles

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7 19
Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Nebraska

49
5 16
Bloomington is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Illinois

50
5 16
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
North Dakota