The Best Cities for Singles
In celebration of National Singles day, everyone around the world will soon be reminded of why being single may be one of the most important and exciting times of your life. However, some cities are certainly much more fun to live ‘The Single Life.’
Whether it’s the abundance of restaurants, bars or nightlife hotspots that make the perfect place for a unique first date, or the number of single people in a local neighborhood. There are many reasons why some cities are better for singles than others. Let this list guide you through the top 10!
10. Dublin, Ireland
Why not luck for leprechauns as-well-as romance during National Singles Day this year? Dublin has one of the liveliest pub scenes in the world – and there’s nowhere better to sink a cold pint of Guinness than in the Irish capital. According to Tinder, Dublin is one of the most active cities in the world when it comes to people swiping right on the app. If you fancy your chances of finding a perfect Tinder match in the tranquillity of Ireland, Dublin’s the place for you.
9. Las Vegas, USA
You know how that ol’ saying goes? "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas". That’s why it’s one of the greatest places in the world for single people. Every night is a constant party and according to statistica.com, it’s a place that attracts over 40 million visitors a year. That means you’ll never find yourself lost for someone to chat with at the bar – or casino. It is Vegas, after all.
8. Berlin, Germany
When most people think about visiting Berlin, they probably imagine the hundreds of cultural hotspots that the city has to offer. The history of Berlin is rich and diverse, but counterculture and social change has transformed Berlin’s music scene into the renowned techno-shrine that it has become today. Contrary to its past, the people of Berlin are at the forefront of open and sensual sexual intimacy and erotic play, with an array of sex clubs to boot. Perhaps you’ll find your true love in the darkroom of KitKat or Berghain. Who knows?
7. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio is a city that pulsates and shimmies with the vibrancy of the samba. It is also one of the most fun cities in the world. From carnival to street-markets, to hiking or swimming. You will never run out of things to do in the rich landscape and culture of Brazil. Let the natural landscape of Rio make the perfect backdrop for any blossoming romance, as well as being a cheap date.
6. Liverpool, England
They call it the musical capital of the world. But another thing that makes Liverpool a jewel on the West Coast of England, is the people who live there. Liverpudlians, or ‘Scousers’ as they are widely known, have been ranked numerous times as some of the friendliest people on the planet.
According to a survey reported by the Liverpool Echo, people in Liverpool are also the kindest in the UK. It is also an incredibly cheap city to live in, with your average pint (500 ml) of lager setting you back at about £2.70, which is about $3.50. Friendly locals, cheap drinks and a great music scene – the perfect combination for single people.
5. Washington D.C, USA
The political hub of America is perhaps one of the most beautiful and eloquent cities in the U.S. Widely known for its wide array of museums, memorials, and culture, Washington never fails to disappoint. According to census data, it also has the most single people living there than anywhere else in the U.S.A.
Which might make it easier to find that special someone. If you fancy trying your luck in D.C this National Singles Day, there’s never been a better time to go.
4. Rome, Italy
Rome is the cultural hub of Italy. It’s also one of the most fantastic places in the world to explore a city through food and drink. Nobody quite does pizza like the Italians. And everybody knows pizza tastes better when you're sharing it. (Afterall, you won’t have to worry as much about calories!)
Rome is one of the world’s most beautiful cities in Italy and it never fails to ignite passion or romance. It might just be that perfect place to let yourself go on a first date…
3. Barcelona, Spain
If you haven’t been to Barcelona, add it to your bucket list immediately. Living in Barcelona as a single person will no doubt be one of the best experiences of your life. Barcelona has the best of both worlds, with a vibrant beach and bustling, city. It’s also known for its huge blind-dating scene, who knew?!
Gaudi. Tapas. Sangria. Siestas. Beaches. Mountains. Sun. Sea. Sand. Salsa-ing. And blind dates! Barcelona is one of the most breath-taking and exciting cities that Spain has to offer, making it one of the best places in the world for single people.
2. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest has been making the headlines in travel guides like LonelyPlanet.com for years. Travelers new and old have been taken in by the astounding sites of the chain bridge in Daube, or how picturesque the city looks from across the river.
Bloomberg rated it as one of the top cities in the world to have a date, with a range of unique date ideas like the famous natural spa’s and baths. If you fancy getting steamy in the thermal baths for your next tinder date, Budapest is the one for you.
1. Atlanta, USA
Atlanta is one of the most dazzling cities that the U.S has to offer on the east side. The state of Georgia is steeped in history, making it an ideal place to find quirky and unique dates. It seems Atlanta has been hailed numerous times for its ability to cater to singles. In 2015, Forbes rated it as number 1 for singes because of its happiness per capita, gender balance and hipness. Apartmentlist.com also rated it number 1 in its ‘best city for singles’ ranking. It seems Atlanta never fails for singles!