The Best Cities for Single Girls

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.

By Nona Willis Aronowitz

January 21, 2014 10:00 AM
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DENVER

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 

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