Where have all the good men gone? This is a question women have been asking for many, many years (particularly Bonnie Tyler).
So we looked for them!
We researched population data of major U.S. cities, including the total numbers, the percentage of men, the percentage of women, the amount of single men, the amount of single women, the unemployment rate, the amount of people who have college degrees and more.
Using this information, we were able to track down not only where the men are, but also where the single men are.
In these 15 cities, it’s practically raining men. While we can’t guarantee they’re all angels, these are great places to start your search for a good man or two.
15. El Paso, Texas — 91,939 single men
A low cost of living and high job market aren’t all that will draw you to El Paso — the unique culture, the gorgeous mountain view and the sheer number of single men available make the Sun City the perfect place to call home.
If you can’t find love here, you can always walk across the bridge and try your luck in Juárez.
14. Louisville, Kentucky — 97,117 single men
Just follow the Urban Bourbon Trail and you’ll find plenty of eligible bachelors! You and your lucky fella will have a blast in “Looavul” as you bop from Churchill Downs to Louisville Slugger Field to Waverly Sanatorium.
While the city may be home to paranormal activity, it makes up for it with its delightful ambiance.
13. Nashville, Tennessee — 99,391 single men
Often considered the “Athens of the South,” Nashville is known for its live music, great green spaces and available men. You might find your perfect guy at a band performance, one of the many colleges or even Music City Mermaid.
You’ll have the time of your life not only finding him, but also finding yourself in Music City.
12. Portland, Oregon — 100,460 single men
Coffee, cycling and casual dress are just a smidgen of what makes up this city of hipsters. The numerous creative minds, the abundance of happy hours and the amount of single men will help you fall in love with a guy as well as the city.
You know he won’t forget you. In Portland, the people really do know your name.
11. Milwaukee, Wisconsin — 101,368 single men
If you love sports, dairy products and indoor water parks, Milwaukee is the place for you. If you’re looking to find a man, it’s also a great place for that.
While you seek him out, be sure to enjoy the affordable housing, unique eateries and gorgeous Great Lake. This “mini-Chicago” has a rich cultural scene you’ll fall in love with.
10. Baltimore, Maryland — 101,968 single men
There are few cities with as much character (and as many single men) as Baltimore. Their slang, painted screens and HonFest will give you that hometown feel, while the entertainment, education and career options offer big city amenities.
You could meet Mr. Right at any of the numerous things to do, so you’d better start looking.
9. Washington, D.C. — 110,455 single men
The President may be taken, but there are still thousands of men available in our nation’s capitol. Here you’ll also find plenty of history, tourists and things to do.
You and your partner can enjoy the art at any of the museums or a baby panda at the National Zoo. In such a diverse city, both you and your relationship will thrive.
8. Denver, Colorado — 112,038 single men
Denver has comparable cultural and food scenes to those in other big cities, but they add their own twist with abundant nature, chill vibes and lots of eligible dudes. You’ll find this city is full of adventures right in your own backyard!
The ease and low cost of living make Mile High City one of the top places to call home and find love.
7. Fort Worth, Texas — 112,487 single men
Whether you love men, music or food (or all three), Cowtown’s got you covered. You could just as easily find Mr. Right in the “World’s Largest Honky Tonk Bar” or the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival.
Despite its proximity to Dallas, Fort Worth has a culture and history all its own that both you and your cowboy will just adore.
6. Las Vegas, Nevada — 112,538 single men
What happens in Vegas can keep on happening when you live there! More than casinos and strip clubs, this city has a lot to offer in terms of various sports, diverse food and single men.
You’ll have more entertainment than you could ever choose from, but that’s just part of what makes this city an adventure in life and love.
5. Memphis, Tennessee — 113,292 single men
Barbecue, boogie and burning love will only enhance your Memphis experience as you search for your perfect Southern gentleman. Beale Street will become your new favorite place, with countless food and entertainment options.
Even the art is as fun as the rest of River City, so you’re sure to enjoy your new home and your new man.
4. Charlotte, North Carolina — 117,949 single men
Take your positive can-do attitude with you to Charlotte, where you will find four beautiful seasons, Southern hospitality and plenty of bachelors. The community for the arts is strong, as is the health care industry.
This city combines the best of big cities and small towns to provide an excellent place to find new love and new life.
3. Seattle, Washington — 118,412 single men
Don’t let the rain get you down — Seattle is a city of cool tech vibes, love for nature and single men. You’ll understand why they filmed “Singles” (1992) here once you’ve thrived in the coffee culture.
There’s so much this city has to offer, from listening to KEXP to backyard chicken ranching. It will (space) needle its way into your heart.
2. Boston, Massachusetts — 121,292 single men
Beantown is known for crazy roads and thick accents — but did you know many available guys call it home? Rife with early American history, Boston could very easily be where you find the love of your life.
You just might track down Mr. Right around campuses, at a Dunkin Donuts or even on a boat shaped like a swan.
1. Columbus, Ohio — 137,281 single men
Called the “coolest city in the Midwest,” Columbus also is one of the smartest cities, among the top 10 blogging communities and number one on our list of great cities for single women.
Here there are thousands of eligible bachelors, and with the city’s many entertainment options, you won’t have a problem finding the one for you.
Stop weathering the worst of your singlehood, and make the move to one of these cities! Whatever the weather, you can bet the forecasts in these cities involve plenty of guys, with an almost 100 percent chance of meeting the man of your dreams.
(And once you’ve moved to one of these great cities, you’ll need help finding a date. Try our 10 best dating sites of 2014!)
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