No matter what popular shows like “Girls” suggest, you don’t have to be a 25-year-old woman living in a big city in order to have a satisfying love life.
Sometimes what you need is a small city to really put things into perspective, which is why we’ve found the 25 Best Small Cities for Single Senior Men.
Using Jonathan Soma’s 2013 Interactive Singles map, we’ve gathered the go-to small cities (all with populations less than 100,000) for men aged 50 to 64 who are still looking for someone to call their own.
So say goodbye to overwhelming city life, and say hello to some pretty great places that just may surprise you (and your heart)!
25. Cleveland, Tennessee
Nicknamed “The City with Spirit,” Cleveland, Tennessee kicks off our list thanks to some of the best whitewater rafting in America, a historic downtown and not to mention 641 more single women than single men. Put this charming city on your dating plate, and you won’t regret it.
24. Gadsden, Alabama
With the motto “City of Champions,” Gadsden, Alabama will make you a champion of love — what with the romantic wineries, nature trails and twin drive-in theater to choose from. And don’t forget the 645 extra single women who are waiting for a great guy like you!
23. Corvalis, Oregon
Corvalis, Oregon is #15 on our list of the 22 Best College Towns for Dating, but today we’re recognizing this awesome city for another reason — being one of the best places for single senior men. Who knew a city that’s perfect for college students could also be perfect for mature men seeking a mature partner? We did. Plus 657 more single women can be found here!
22. Elmira, New York
Located in southwest New York state, not only will Elmira help you find the love you’ve always dreamed of (single women outnumber single men by 703), but this quaint city will also help you keep those memories alive once you’ve found it.
21. Kankakee, Illinois
Barley beating out Elmira with 704 more single women than men is Kankakee, Illinois, a fun city with an equally fun name, which is said to come from the Miami-Illinois word “teeyaahkiki,” meaning: “Open country/exposed land/land in open/land exposed to view.” Take advantage of the open country and find yourself a great date!
20. Lewiston, Maine
“The sky’s the limit” in Lewiston, Maine, and so are your dating options. Not only does this All-American city have tons of cool things to do, including recreation, festivals and museums, but there are 716 extra single women.
19. Elizabethtown, Kentucky
You might have seen Elizabethtown, Kentucky on our list of the 19 Best Small Cities for Single Millennial Women, but according to the numbers, this Southern city is also the #19 Best Small City for Single Senior Men. There’s also an excess of 787 single women!
18. Palm Coast, Florida
Who wouldn’t want to live and fall in love in beautiful Florida, especially Palm Coast?! As the most populous city in Flagler County, you’re sure to find someone who is just right for you in Palm Coast. In fact, it just might be one of the 796 more women who are also still waiting to find someone who’s just right for them.
17. Danville, Virginia
We had another close race with Palm Coast and Danville, but this Virginia city won out with 797 more single women than men. Known as “River City” and “The City of Churches,” Danville is in the heart of this Southern state, and we think you’ll win the heart of someone special here.
16. Farmington, New Mexico
Farmington, New Mexico is “where your four corners adventure begins,” so why not start that adventure with a great date? From hiking, gambling, sports (especially baseball) and art, you’ll never run out of things to do with one of the 876 extra single women.
15. Decatur, Illinois
Founded in 1829, Decatur, Illinois has 186 years of fascinating stories, but it also has 994 more single women who would love to hear your own story. Whether you’re visiting a museum, lounging in a park or playing a round of golf, Decatur will help you and your new lady create lasting memories together.
14. Ithaca, New York
Coming in at #14 is Ithaca, New York, which also came in at #18 on our list of the 19 Best Small Cities for Single Millennial Women. It seems like this city is just perfect for everyone, and the men who know there are 996 more single women would have to agree!
13. Dubuque, Iowa
The folks of Dubuque, Iowa live by the saying “Showing the Spirit,” and we want you to show your own spirit when searching for love in this Midwestern city. With 1,018 more single women, your odds are only getting better!
12. Lawrence, Kansas
Another college town makes our list of the 25 Best Small Cities for Single Senior Men, and we think the youthful vibe of Lawrence might be one of the reasons why. That and the fact that single women outnumber single men by 1,029.
11. Goldsboro, North Carolina
Goldsboro comes in at #8 on our list of the 19 Best Small Cities for Single Millennial Women and #11 on our list of the 25 Best Small Cities for Single Senior Men — sounds like two good titles to have to us. Men, don’t forget to say hello to the 1,060 extra single ladies!
10. Mount Vernon, Washington
Mount Vernon is the fourth city from our list of the 19 Best Small Cities for Single Millennial Women to make our list of the 25 Best Small Cities for Single Senior Men, and with 1,061 more single women, it’s easy to see why.
9. Anniston, Alabama
“The Model City,” also known as wonderful Anniston, Alabama, is home to the Anniston Museum of Natural History, but it’s also home to 1,085 more single women than single men. We like your chances here just as much as we like the city and all it has to offer!
8. Lawton, Oklahoma
Yes, we have another city that’s perfect for single millennial women AND single senior men, but can you blame Lawton for being so awesome? We think not. Single fellas, you might want to take into consideration that single women surpass you by 1,088!
7. Kokomo, Indiana
No, we’re not talking about the famous Beach Boys’ song — we’re talking about Kokomo, Indiana, where single women outnumber single men by 1,140. Take chances in this “City of Firsts,” and your love life will thank you.
6. Owensboro, Kentucky
You gotta love a place known as the “BBQ Capital of the World,” but that’s not the only thing we love about Owensboro, Kentucky. Besides the great food, we also love the fact that there are just as many exciting things to do indoors as there are outdoors (and it doesn’t hurt that there are 1,167 extra women looking for a match).
5. Jonesboro, Arkansas
Whether you call it JoBro, the Borough, J-Town or J-Boogie, Jonesboro, Arkansas won’t disappoint when it comes to cool date activities that satisfy nature lovers and foodies alike. Did we mention that single women surpass single men by 1,206?
4. San Angelo, Texas
“The Place for Good Times,” San Angelo, Texas, is also the place for single millennial women and single senior men. The numbers don’t lie — 1,350 more single women than men!
3. Sherman, Texas
Sherman, Texas is a classic town with a broad horizon, and that includes its dating horizon. Take in a concert, try a new restaurant or get a romantic massage. We guarantee the 1,377 extra single women will enjoy a man who has a variety of interests.
2. Jackson, Tennessee
Nestled in the left corner of Tennessee is Jackson, and nestled in Jackson is history, culture and more, as well as 1,459 additional single women who would be more than happy to be paired off with you!
1. Sumter, South Carolina
With 1,718 more single men than single women, we’ve made it to our #1 Best Small City for Single Senior Men, and it’s gorgeous Sumter, South Carolina, which is also our #16 Best Small City for Single Millennial Women. Check out the great things we said about Sumter here.
Note: Jonathan Soma’s 2013 Interactive Singles Map uses data from the 2012 American Community Survey.
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