The Geography of Romance
How where you live affects your love life
Because when studies look at the best cities for singles, they tend to use coolness, cost of living, culture, online dating participation, and nightlife as factors, all of which might make for a great dating scene, but not necessarily great dating seriously scenes.
Instead, unattached women might want to look to less cosmopolitan locales like San Jose, which was recently rated the tenth city for single woman in America by Ilyce Glink, a real estate and financial expert. With a high concentration of successful Silicon Valley Employees, low unemployment rates, and 31 extra single men per 1,000 women, the city sets the tone for finding love—and hopefully keeping it.
And whether you're spoken for or not, other great smaller cities include Denver, Colorado, a wonderland for outdoorsy types, where the marriage rate is over 51 percent; Austin, Texas, which has become something of a mecca for talented, creative people looking for a better life; and Charlotte, North Carolina, a university town that was recently ranked the 8th luckiest city for finding love by Forbes.
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