Romance 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 69
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

2
49 67
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

3
33 68
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

4
24 63
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
horatio added California, USA

5
41 34
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Illinois

6
35 25
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Pennsylvania

7
55 53
New York City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
New York

8
27 54
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

9
25 68
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

10
28 20
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
carlybobarly added Minnesota

11
37 42
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Singles

12
22 64
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

13
19 61
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

14
37 26
Boston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Massachusetts

15
14 52
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added California, USA

16
18 14
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
beernbugs added Michigan, USA

17
34 26
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Michigan

18
12 47
Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added California, USA

19
14 53
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added California, USA

20
15 51
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added California, USA

21
42 57
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Nevada

22
14 50
Chico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added California, USA

23
32 44
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Washington

24
21 14
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Ohio

25
14 45
Santa Ana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added California, USA