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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51 41
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Los Angeles California

2
47 42
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
San Francisco California

3
32 42
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
San Jose California

4
23 38
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
horatio added San Diego California, USA

5
42 32
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Las Vegas Nevada

6
25 44
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Santa Cruz California

7
23 35
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Oakland California

8
20 22
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added Long Beach California, USA

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22 40
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Pasadena California

10
13 30
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added Santa Monica California, USA

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19 39
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Berkeley California

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14 23
Santa Ana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added Santa Ana California, USA

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14 30
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added Sacramento California, USA

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14 27
Chico is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added Chico California, USA

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11 26
Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added Encinitas California, USA

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15 26
Irvine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added Irvine California, USA

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14 28
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added Santa Barbara California, USA

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26 26
Salinas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Salinas California, USA

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42 46
New York City is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
New York City New York

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26 30
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Chicago Illinois

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12 24
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added Carlsbad California, USA

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28 34
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Singles

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14 26
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added Anaheim California, USA

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26 31
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Seattle Washington

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25 31
Portland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Portland Oregon

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17 21
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Honolulu Hawaii

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22 21
Boston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Boston Massachusetts

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35 46
Austin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Austin Texas

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14 17
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
carlybobarly added Minneapolis Minnesota

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22 29
Miami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Miami Florida

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8 10
Pyongyang is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
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8 11
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
TyrellCorpse added Kansas City Missouri, USA

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10 21
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Tampa Florida

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15 26
Denver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Denver Colorado

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13 23
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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17 23
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Ann Arbor Michigan

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8 17
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
MobyWaller added Louisville Kentucky, USA

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14 24
Houston is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Houston Texas

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6 20
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Orlando Florida

40
4 12
Boise is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Boise Idaho

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12 25
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Atlanta Georgia

42
2 11
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
beernbugs added Grand Rapids Michigan, USA

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10 24
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Baltimore Maryland

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8 21
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Raleigh North Carolina

45
8 21
Durham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Durham North Carolina

46
6 18
Iowa City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Iowa City Iowa

47
4 15
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Memphis Tennessee

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5 17
Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Lincoln Nebraska

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3 15
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
MobyWaller added Lexington Kentucky, USA

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3 13
Bloomington is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Bloomington Illinois