The 15 Best Cities For Single Men

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The 15 Best Cities for Single Men

Hayley Matthews

Written by: Hayley Matthews

Hayley Matthews

Hayley has over 10 years of experience overseeing content strategy, social media engagement, and article opportunities. She has also written hundreds of informational and entertaining blog posts. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Bustle, Cosmo, the Huffington Post, AskMen, and Entrepreneur. When she's not writing about dating news, relationship advice, or her fantasy love affair with Leonardo DiCaprio, she enjoys listening to The Beatles, watching Harry Potter reruns, and drinking IPAs.

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With Beyonce off the market, are you looking for a single lady? Maybe you’d even like to put a ring on it (eventually).

Well, look no further than these U.S. cities. After scouring the 2010 census for data regarding city populations — the total numbers, the percentage of people who are women and the percent who are single — we were able to figure out where all of these elusive single ladies are. (Hint: it’s the cities on this list.)

So without further ado, here are the 15 best cities for single men, where you can easily snag your own Sasha Fierce and fall dangerously in love.

1. New York City, New York – 1,756,310 single women

As the most populated city in the United States, it makes sense the Big Apple would have the most single ladies. With all of these available women, you also get to immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of the “city that never sleeps.” You’ll never run out of activities, even if you’re just watching the sunrise on the skyline.

2. Los Angeles, California – 735,121 single women

The weather may be great, but your chances of finding an unattached woman are even better. This is the fun in the sun you’ve been looking for your whole life — that perpetual summer romance. This diversity is unparalleled, so you’re sure to find the perfect gal. There’s a reason Los Angeles is so close to the happiest places on earth.

3. Chicago, Illinois – 495,661 single women

Known as “the city that works,” you’ll find this city works for you when you’re seeking a single woman. The gorgeous Chicago summers are so wonderful that you’ll forget the winters — a Chicago woman is so wonderful that you’ll forget the ladies before her. Like the rest of Chicago, you can bet she’ll be humble, driven and pizza-savvy.

4. Houston, Texas – 328,070 single women

Home to 26 Fortune 500 companies, Houston also is home to thousands of single women. A lower cost of living and higher employment ratings make this city an ideal place to make your lone star a duo. From rodeos to museums, parades to the playoffs — there’s no shortage of things you two can do when you want to go out.

5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 295,226 single women

When you’re looking for a filly, Philly is a great place to set your sights. A city with so many historical records hits yet another one with the number of unattached women it boasts. Philadelphia is one of the safest cities in the U.S. as far as natural disasters are concerned, but if you’re here, you may just find your love life taken by storm.

6. Phoenix, Arizona – 252,475 single women

It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s Phoenix! But it’ll be the Superman your relationship status needs. The city will not only save you from the standard big city traffic, but it’ll also save you from being lonely. With more than a quarter of a million single ladies and no shortage of activities to partake in, this is a great place to live and to date.

7. San Diego, California – 236,251 single women

With perfect weather, delicious food and an abundance of available women, what more could you want from a city? Whether you find the love of your life at Ocean Beach or Comic-Con, your relationship will thrive in San Diego‘s energy. There’s nothing like taking your companion surfing and snowboarding in the same day.

8. San Antonio, Texas – 227,247 single women

Thirty-five wineries isn’t all San Antonio has to offer! The unattached women here are plentiful, and if they’re anything like the city in which they reside, they’ve got a lot going for them. With a focus on innovation, something new is always happening in San Antonio. From restaurants to exhibits, you and your partner will be right there.

9. Dallas, Texas – 197,455 single women


has that big city feel while still offering all of the extras you look for in a new hometown. A blend of cultures and time periods, there is something (and someone) for everyone. With almost 200,000 single women, there’s a lady who’s as much of a perfect mishmash for you as the city is. And here you’ll enjoy searching for her.

10. San Francisco, California – 184,548 single women

Considered among the happiest, healthiest and fittest cities, the lure of thousands of single gals isn’t even needed — though it is certainly a bonus. Vibrant and full of nature, you’ll find San Francisco also is a very community-oriented “small big city.” While earthquakes are possible, your love life will definitely be shaken up here.

11. San Jose, California – 165,259 single women

Home to cultural diversity, Silicon Valley and plenty of unattached women, San Jose has an upbeat pace that’s almost impossible to find anywhere else. Despite the hustle and bustle, it’s also rated one of the safest driving cities in the U.S. With all of the ladies here, the only thing you have to worry about being stolen is your heart.

12. Detroit, Michigan – 159,696 single women

The great music and awesome sports teams are only a small part of Detroit. “Motor City” is bouncing back from a slump with start-up businesses, community spirit and plenty of available ladies. The atmosphere is fresh and ready for new things just like you. Find new life and new love in Detroit, a fantastic city that’s doing just that.

13. Austin, Texas – 152,211 single women

A high quality of life and a low cost of living make Austin a perfect place to live and love — that, and the abundance of single women! This city tops plenty of “best” lists because it’s got so much to offer. From live music and delicious food, to sports galore and “First Thursdays,” you and your partner can help “keep Austin weird.”

14. Indianapolis, Indiana – 142,147 single women

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway isn’t the only thing that will make your motor run. With almost 150,000 unattached ladies, you’re bound to find an Indy gal to drive around. With practically nonexistent traffic (seriously), you two will have no problem checking out St. Elmo’s, Silver in the City and Indianapolis’ other cool places.

15. Jacksonville, Florida – 141,895 single women

With beautiful weather and a prime spot on the river, Jacksonville has a lot to offer. This city provides cheap living, plenty of employment opportunities and many, many available ladies. Even as the largest city by area in the country, Jacksonville’s relaxed vibe makes easy to find love and and a new home. What more could you want?

It’s incredibly easy to fall crazy in love in one of these cities, not just with a single lady but with the city itself. Seize your opportunities — don’t let them become the best things you never had.

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