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Best City for Single Women, New Study Finds

February 19, 2019

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Are you a strong, independent woman ready to look for love wherever it may come from? If the answer is yes, then look no further, because Apartment List narrowed down the list of places you need to check out for a great dating scene. We surveyed over 9,000 single renters, and they told us the top ten cities for dating where women are most satisfied.

Our survey asked the oh-so-ready-to-mingle female renters, “How would you rate your current city or neighborhood for opportunities to date?” The possible responses were: Very Satisfied, Somewhat Satisfied, Neutral, Somewhat Unsatisfied, Very Unsatisfied. Below you can find the compiled list of the top cities where women were the most satisfied with the dating scene in their city.

We found that cities with large populations and strong job markets tended to rank high in the list. Austin, TX took the first spot among women. Find the top ten cities for dating for women below. If you want to know where your city ranks, check out the full report here.


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  1. Austin, TX - 39.80% satisfied
  2. Minneapolis, MN - 36.52% satisfied
  3. Columbus, OH - 33.88% satisfied
  4. Charlotte, NC - 33.75% satisfied
  5. Denver, CO - 32.09% satisfied
  6. Orlando, FL - 31.99% satisfied
  7. Portland, OR - 31.57% satisfied
  8. Washington, DC - 30.38% satisfied
  9. San Francisco, CA - 29.07% satisfied
  10. Phoenix, AZ - 28.57% satisfied

If you want to know where women ranked they were the least satisfied with dating, below are the bottom ten cities.

  1. Kansas City, MO - 13.70% satisfied
  2. Riverside, CA - 13.83% satisfied
  3. San Antonio, TX - 15.41% satisfied
  4. Sacramento, CA - 16.64% satisfied
  5. Milwaukee, WI - 18.12% satisfied
  6. Detroit, MI - 20.73% satisfied
  7. Tampa, FL - 20.77% satisfied
  8. San Diego, CA - 21.34% satisfied
  9. Baltimore, MD - 21.37% satisfied
  10. Philadelphia, PA - 21.45% satisfied

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Angelina Bader
Angelina is a Marketing Specialist at Apartment List where she writes content on rental lifestyle. Angelina previously worked as a Russian and German language specialist at Facebook and Google, and has a BA in Applied Linguistics from UCLA. Read More

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