You can trust that we maintain strict editorial integrity in our writing and assessments; however, we receive compensation when you click on links to products from our partners and get approved. If you’ve been looking for love without much luck, maybe you’re looking in all the wrong places — and not in the three best cities: Boston, Washington, D. As home to the unmarried, the young and the educated, these cities on the East Coast topped Nerd Wallet’s third annual “Best Cities for Singles” list. Boston tops our list of the best cities for singles for the second year.
But don’t buy a one-way ticket to our top pick, Boston, just yet — we found plenty of other places around the nation that offer the right combination of supply and social opportunities for singles. The city has an entertainment scene — from museums and theaters to sports — with something for every interest for the high percentage of singles who live here.
The San Francisco Bay Area is home to three restaurants and arts and entertainment businesses and for every 1,000 residents.
And getting to the plethora of eateries, concert venues and parks isn’t a problem: The city has one of the most walkable layouts in the country.
Oakland, which has been compared to Brooklyn, New York, is home to a vibrant artist community, and a nightlife that ranges from dive bar to jazz club.
If back to nature is more your thing, Belle Isle Park provides an escape with a conservatory, zoo, museum, aquarium, places to picnic and views of the city. The city’s colleges and universities ensure a steady supply of young, educated singles if you’re looking for a companion to float in the swan boats at the Boston Public Garden.The nation’s capital is a hub for young professionals and over 70% of residents are unmarried, which is one of the highest rates in the country.Rainy Seattle, famous for its coffee and alternative music, has a lot to offer its over 33,000 unmarried residents — including easy access to everything from beaches and lakes to mountains and performing arts centers. For a special afternoon for two, rent a kayak and paddle around on Lake Union. For the best cities for single women, this variable was replaced with the number of unmarried men per 100 unmarried women.