Living Single: U.S. Destinations to Visit When You're Looking for Love

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Group Of Friends Walking By Brooklyn Bridge In New York City
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LGBT couple in San Francisco
San Francisco

Ranking number two for "romance and fun," California is the best place for singles looking for romance. Head to San Francisco where the city's South of Market Area (SoMa) neighborhood offers hip, sophisticated bars and nightclubs. Meanwhile, the Castro neighborhood is the place to go for LGBT singles.

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Group Of Friends Walking By Brooklyn Bridge In New York City
New York City

If you're looking to meet other singles in New York, visit NYC's best single bars: Botanica, The Happiest Hour, The NoMad and Joshua Tree. Another way to meet people: have dinner at the bar at an upscale restaurant like Union Square Cafe or Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse.

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Couple on Ferris Wheel
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Embark on a solo adventure to Orlando, where you can spend the afternoons relaxing poolside at a resort or experience thrills at local theme parks. Plus, when you stay on property, visits to Disney’s BoardWalk, Universal CityWalk and Disney Springs restaurants and bars may even lead to social encounters with other travelers.

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Couple in a garden in Boston
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Boston is the go-to place for singles in Massachusetts. Strike up a conversation at Trina's Starlight Lounge or Lamplighter Brewing Company; enjoy the young, lively atmosphere at the Royale music venue; or bond over art and music at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's Third Thursday's event.

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Couple in a Chicago bar
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Take a trip to the city of Chicago where you may just connect with another single over trivia night at Replay—which also happens to be an arcade bar—or find your match field- or courtside at an athletic event. And don't forget, Geja's Cafe is notorious for a record number of engagements at its restaurant while Willis Tower is a romantic spot with 94th-floor views of the city.

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People eating sushi
Dallas-Fort Worth

Wallethub found that Texas has the most restaurants per capita and it's ranked fifth in the country for romance and fun. So if you're in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, try Garden Cafe or Edoko Sushi & Robata, and then explore Downtown Dallas' arts, museums, markets and gardens.

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Couple dancing in a club

To make a romantic connection in Pennsylvania, head to Philadelphia. The city has an exciting nightlife that includes North Bowl Lounge 'N' Lanes, Morgan's PierCuba Libre’s Latin Nights and Helium Comedy Club. There are also a number of places offering great live music

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Celebrating in a sports bar
Atlantic City and Jersey Shore, New Jersey

Maybe you'll find love over games and drinks in one of Atlantic City's casinos, or—if you're a sports fan—you might find a person rooting for your team in a Jersey Shore sports bar.

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Friends hanging out outside
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Detroit is another city with a high percentage of singles, but where can you meet them? Try the city's Brush Park or Corktown neighborhoods. Feel like getting to know someone over drinks? Visit Centaur, Delux Lounge or La Casa Cigar Lounge

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Couple sittingin a canyon in Arizona

If you're an athletic single, Phoenix is the place to go. Go out for a hike at Camelback Mountain, where you might meet another single, solo traveler. If you'd rather just get a drink, make your way to Downtown Scottsdale and visit Maya Day + Nightclub or Dierks Bently Whiskey Row. Older singles might find their match at Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse in Scottsdale or Blue Martini in North Phoenix.

By Jasmyn Snipes Louis

Finding love while traveling may be easier thank you think if you know where to look. Believe it or not, your zip code can affect your chances of finding the right match.

A panel of experts worked with Wallethub to rank the Best and Worst Cities for Singles across all 50 states by evaluating dating opportunities, economics and attractions for romance and fun.

Pack a bag and head to these major cities within the top 14 best states for singles. Here, you'll find top-of-the-line bars, fitness clubs, music venues and more places to meet other singles while traveling.

Jasmyn Snipes Louis
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