The 10 best cities to find love
Looking for love can be one of life’s greatest challenges. To make things a tad easier, we’ve rounded up the top cities, near and far, for finding a mate. Read on to find out which cities happen to be lucky in love
It may sound cliché, but Paris is just about the most romantic city in the world. Strolling along the Seine, kissing under the Eiffel Tower, or seeing the world’s finest art at the Louvre are just no match for anywhere else. While love may be just around the corner, there’s certainly no harm in checking out a beautiful destination, famous for romance, on your journey to finding your soulmate.
Looking for love may not necessarily entail a pricey hop across the pond. So before packing your bags for a cross-Atlantic vacation, you may want to consider a trip just south of the border to Boston, MA. According to a survey conducted by Credit Donkey, 30 percent of Boston residents are unmarried and the divorce rate among those who have taken the plunge is only 8.9 percent, lower than the national average in the United States. Those stats, coupled with romantic sights like the Public Garden in the heart of downtown, and the Charles River with gondola and sailboat rides, make Boston an all-around perfect destination for singles looking to mingle.
While locals may disagree, Montreal is a popular city for finding love. Aside from the scenic showstoppers like the Old Port – complete with horse-drawn carriage rides – Montreal has a booming nightlife. Bars and clubs are not hard to come by, and welcome singles with open arms. This metropolitan city certainly isn’t short on singles looking for romance.
New York, New York
While hot dog stands, excess pollution and an incredibly dense population don’t sound all that romantic, New York may actually be a great place to find love. Over 55 percent of the population is single and – as we can only assume – looking. And who can overlook the romance of skating at Rockefeller Center, seeing a Broadway play or taking a carriage ride through Central Park? Besides, with over 8 million residents, your odds of finding love here have got to be higher than they are in smaller cities.
A trip to the Eternal City is a must for just about any traveller out there, especially those looking for love. With hoards of tourists from all over the world, gorgeous locals with enticing Italian accents, and romantic scenery on just about every street corner, it’s hard not to fall in love in Rome. At the very least, you’ll be swept away by the city’s romantic ambiance, enjoy Italian dining at its best, and take in breathtaking architecture from world-renowned artists.
Besides being the halfway point on your drive from Montreal to Toronto, Kingston, ON was recently named the happiest city in Canada by Jetpac City Guides, according to Global News. With a more cheerful population than anywhere in the country, Kingston is looking more and more appealing to singles. Why is everyone so happy? That’s still unclear but residents of this city are smiling wider than any other Canadians. Known for being a peaceful and relaxing city, Kingston is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of busy cities. A break from the hectic routine you may be stuck in could be just what you need to find love.
Prague, Czech Republic
This picturesque city is famous for its historic landmarks, preserved and intact even centuries later. But what many tourists don’t know is that this city is actually exceptionally romantic and best enjoyed at night. When the city’s monuments and landmarks are lit up, Prague transforms into a spellbinding hotspot. And where there is romance, love is never far behind.
Las Vegas, Nevada
We know – Vegas just doesn’t quite fit into any sort of romantic discussion. But, believe it or not, Las Vegas is a hotspot for single women looking to find a mate. Aside from the hoards of single men roaming the casinos in Sin City, male residents outnumber female residents. There are roughly four men per every three women, meaning there is a surplus of single guys. So ladies, if you’re looking for love and are convinced Mr. Right is not in your city, don’t write Las Vegas off. It just may be where Mr. Right is hiding after all.
Springtime brings beautiful cherry blossom trees into bloom, adding to the romantic feel of one of the world’s most culturally rich cities. With beautiful gardens, impressive palaces and ancient Buddhist temples, this city is absolutely breathtaking. Surrounded by some of the most romantic sites in the world, falling in love in this city isn’t difficult to manage.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Guys, if you’ve had trouble finding that special someone and are fed up of dating the wrong kind of people, a little Southern hospitality from a sweet Louisiana gal might do the trick for you. While you might think this an unusual place to find love, Baton Rouge is full of dreamy hotels, beautiful landmarks, and home to lots of single ladies.