Are you looking to settle down in more ways than one? If you’re not sure where to find love, but you’re certain you want to, check out the best cities for dating and find out what makes them hotspots for singles!
1. Atlanta, GA
Atlanta takes the number one spot on the best cities for singles list according to WalletHub. The many downtown bars are popular spots for ready-to-mingle singles. If that’s not your scene, look for love while enjoying a delicious and boozy brunch. If you’re more of the outdoorsy type, try the BeltLine – a 22-mile concrete trail with excellent city views and all the chances to run (or jog) into your soulmate.
2. Austin, TX
It’s no secret that Austin is one of the hottest spots in the U.S. As a growing tech hub and the home to the University of Texas, it’s no wonder so many young (and mostly single) professionals feel at home here. Many ATX residents live an active lifestyle thanks to the lakes, biking/walking trails, and scenic hiking spots. It seems there’s always something going on, whether it’s a music festival, a party boat, free yoga in the park or a fun run that ends with brunch. All these activities mean endless opportunities to meet your soulmate!
3. Boston, MA
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., but its dating scene is anything but outdated. TownCharts reports that almost 70% of Boston’s population is legally single, increasing your odds of finding the perfect match! It even made it into Forbes list of best cities for singles. The quaint historic neighborhoods and waterfront views make the perfect setting for any love story.
4. Charlotte, NC
If you’re looking for your Southern belle or gentleman, look no further than Charlotte. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people are flocking to Charlotte, NC, with a plan to settle down — probably because of the lower cost of living. There are plenty of family-friendly things to do, and this major North Carolina city is full of Southern charm, Southern food, speakeasies, and crafted cocktails, all of which make for a great first date!
5. Chicago, IL
According to TimeOut, singles make up 60% of the Windy City’s population (that’s a big dating pool). With its architecture, arts, dining, and diversity, it’s one of the most exciting cities to explore while you find your person! It’s also been voted Conde Nast Traveler Best Large City in the U.S. three years in a row — so even if you find yourself single on Valentine’s Day, it can be a great place to be!
6. Denver, CO
People seem to love Denver’s laid-back vibes and opportunities for outdoor recreation. An up-and-coming city, Denver has experienced steady population growth in the last few years. If you’re thinking about moving here, you should probably love two things: hiking and beer. But if you don’t, it probably won’t take long for you to find something (and someone) to fall in love with.
And if single males are your target audience, you may have an advantage in “Menver,” according to an article by KUSA, since the city seems to have a surplus of unattached men.
7. Minneapolis, MN
Representing the Upper Midwest at number seven is Minneapolis! While many singles love this city’s arts and nightlife, it also boasts beautiful parks, craft brews, and a romantic riverfront skyline — can you say perfect first date? Plus, living within reach of the polar vortex means you’ll always have an excuse to bundle up and snuggle with your Minnesotan sweetheart.
8. Nashville, TN
You don’t have to be a country music fan to move to Music City — but you will probably learn to love it! The nightlife and live music bring out all the single ladies (and lads), so grab your boots and your sense of rhythm for a night on the town. You might even get a phone number or two!
9. San Francisco, CA
San Francisco may be pricier than other cities on this list, but don’t let that keep you away! With many lively nightlife activities and an active daytime scene, you can just as quickly bump into your soulmate at the club or on the street. San Francisco residents enjoy walking, biking, or taking public transportation to get around this beautiful, bustling city. Not to mention, romantic getaways are easy with Wine Country just next door.
10. Seattle, WA
Seattle is one of the most populous metro areas in the U.S. Like San Francisco, the cost of living is higher, but so is the average salary. It’s full of cool spots to meet people, like Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, and the Waterfront. Sure, it’s known for its endless rainy season, but that’s the perfect opportunity to have a movie-moment kiss in the rain. Plus, Microsoft and Amazon headquarters keep the economy booming and attract many young professionals you can take home to your parents.
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