We've crunched the numbers on some critical stats—like ratio of men to women (natch!)—to find five great places to be a single lady right now.
Claim to fame: BBQ joints and South by Southwest.
Little-known fact: It’s the fastest- growing city in the U.S., with the most live-music venues per capita.
Where you’ll work: Tech firms like Dell, UT Austin, and the state of Texas (it’s the capital).
Where you’ll hang: Bars on East Sixth Street, like East Side Showroom, and on South Congress, like Crow Bar, are “laid-back, not gross and cruise-y,” says Amanda, 36.
Oddball date: Head to Congress Avenue Bridge to see millions of bats congregate at sundown.
Insider tip: Live shows are a “great place to meet people,” says Amanda. Men are there to see music and have conversations, not just to get laid (though there’s that, too!).
Guy you'll meet: He's got "neck tattoos and good manners," says Machell, 40.
By The Numbers
Ratio: 1.152 men per 1 woman
Well-being: 34th out of 189 metro areas
Unemployment: 5.1 percent
Wage gap: -17¢
Violent crime: 4.09 per 1,000 people
Claim to fame: Hundreds of days of sunshine for skiing, hiking, biking, climbing, and rafting.
Little-known fact: From 2008 to 2010, Denver gained the most 25- to 34-year-olds of any large U.S. metro area.
Where you'll work:It's an energy hub, and tech and telecommunications are on the rise, too.
Where you'll hang: Breweries like Wynkoop, concerts at Red Rocks, or bars like Williams & Graham in the LoHi neighborhood.
Oddball date: Escape the city for a dip in the natural spring waters at Eldorado pool. They blast oldies while you swim and "you are transported back in time," says Szoke, 29.
Insider tip: Don't fret about missing a blowout: Denver dudes like ladies who aren’t "super-concerned" with their appearance and "who dress for the weather," advises lauren, 28.
Guy you’ll meet: “If you like the mountain man look, Denver is a good place!” says Lauren, 28.
By The Numbers
Ratio: 1.162 men per 1 woman
Well-being: 15th out of 189 metro areas
Unemployment: 6 percent
Wage gap: -19¢
Violent crime: 6.2 per 1,000 people