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 75
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

2
49 72
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

3
44 35
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Illinois

4
25 68
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
horatio added California, USA

5
33 73
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

6
33 20
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
carlybobarly added Minnesota

7
58 53
New York City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
New York

8
36 29
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Pennsylvania

9
27 59
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

10
25 73
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

11
39 43
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Singles

12
19 62
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

13
22 67
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
California

14
39 27
Boston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Massachusetts

15
14 54
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added California, USA

16
19 14
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
beernbugs added Michigan, USA

17
35 26
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Michigan

18
16 53
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added California, USA

19
14 55
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added California, USA

20
43 58
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Nevada

21
12 50
Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added California, USA

22
14 51
Chico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
layla1 added California, USA

23
26 19
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Missouri

24
22 14
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
Ohio

25
14 46
Santa Ana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Singles
wonder55 added California, USA