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.


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    Claim to fame: Tech innovation, lefty politics, and stunning scenery.
    Perfect for: Fun-loving, ambitious women—of any sexual orientation—looking to play the field.
    Where you'll work: Dot-coms like Dropbox, Twitter, and Square, or old-school brands like Williams-Sonoma and Levi's.
    Where you'll hang: The Lower Haight and the Mission, at bars like the Elbo Room or Blondies'. Or take daytime hikes in Muir Woods or Marin. 
    Oddball date: Ferry to Angel Island for the day. If things are steamy, head to a campsite post-sunset.
    Insider tip: Everyone's on Tinder, Grouper, and OkCupid, so meeting men is a cinch (finding a commitment, less so). 
    Guy you’ll meet: "Nerdy, successful" dudes abound, but so do "burning man types," according to Erica, 28. 

    By The Numbers

    Ratio: 1.15 men per 1 woman
    Well-being: 12th out of 189 metro areas
    Unemployment: 6.2 percent
    Wage gap: -16¢
    Violent crime: 7.04 per 1,000 people



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