Whether you’re looking for love or just want other singles to mingle with on Valentine’s Day, you want a hometown whose opportunities are economic, romantic, and social.
By combing through our Best Places database of 2,400 towns, MONEY identified the top spots in the U.S. for those not currently in a relationship. We incorporated many of the same factors as in our overall Best Places to Live ranking—we emphasized strong economy and job prospects, for instance, as well as a low cost of living—but we also gave more weight to the restaurants, bars and other amenities that make single life more fun. We looked for places where a larger share of the population is unmarried; we also favored more populous spots, because you don’t want run out of potential people to date. Read more>