In this article we take a look at the 15 best cities for singles over 40 in 2020. Click to skip ahead and jump to the 5 best cities for singles over 40.
Single in the city, might sound like the dream! But, let’s face it, we all get lonely at times. Especially when we are approaching our 40s or already there, and most of the people we hang out with either are busy with their work or families.
Dating in your 40s is a whole different ball game. We are looking for love, but also for someone dependable. But also, 40s can be a great time to go looking for Mr.Right. You are all over with the fun and games, you have given your best time to your career, so what’s stopping you now?
All you need to be is at the right place because some cities are just the hotspots when it comes to tapping the pool of singles to find the one!
For starters, you need to be in a city where the single men are in most numbers. Big tech cities are in general the best to meet the most successful and eligible bachelors out there. Places with a great nightlife or social scenes make the cut too. After all, you have to head somewhere to meet these great guys, right?
We scoured through the data and came out with some solid rankings, so you don’t have to do the hard work. We have shortlisted the best cities for singles over 40 based on the number of single men in the age bracket in each U.S city. Based on the Family & Living Arrangements data for 2019, we have the best cities where you can maximize your chances of meeting a match.
In 2020, dating is now a changed scene. Match Group Holdings II, LLC (NASDAQ:MTCH) shares are already up more than 50% in 2020 as more singles are forced to go with online dating. Apps and dating sites have made dating in the 40s a whole lot easier. But that means, you have no more excuses to be sitting and waiting on your Prince Charming, when you know where to head to get more swipe rights! It is no more limited to being able to meet people at your place of work or around the neighborhood.
So, you’ve waited all your life for the right person to come along, or haven’t been so lucky in love, or you’ve lived your best single life but think the time is right to change that - there are a number of reasons women start looking for potential partners in their 40s. Trust me, you are not alone. Women in their 40s are out there looking for a match more than ever before, but that also means you don’t want to be lagging behind in the competition. If you are a single mom, you can check out our article about 10 best places to live and work for a single mom.
If you are a 40-something woman looking to meet someone, these are the best cities for singles over 40 that you should be heading/moving to!
15. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area
Total number of single men in 2019 - 50039
Sleepless in Seattle is still a valid movie, even in 2020! According to a study by University of Michigan it is indeed one of the best cities for singles over 40 and in numbers there are two men for every woman in the city!
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14. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area
Total number of single men in 2019 - 60444
While the California sun is really great to strike a match, Riverside in particular has a nice ratio of men.
13. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area
Total number of single men in 2019 - 61670
Detroit has some nice neighborhoods , with plenty of single folk over 40. The city has a good industrial bent, to find eligible bachelors high on their career graph.
12.Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
Total number of single men in 2019 - 61825
Boston has over 34484 single men in the age bracket of 40-45. And almost 60% of Boston’s people are single. Of course you can do the math!
11. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area
Total number of single men in 2019 -69443
Phoenix has a lot of dating potential, even more so for seniors. The city is also affordable enough to go out on dates.
10. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area
Total number of single men in 2019 - 76533
The area has a huge population of single men in their 40s. Especially tech areas like the Bay Area, which is a hotspot for meeting great guys!
9. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area
Total number of single men in 2019 - 80230
Good old Philly is great for finding love! The city has a great nightlife and a great pool of singles. However, the competition is stiff as there are an equally large number of single women.
8. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area
Total number of single men in 2019 - 85086
Single men and women are quite favorably matched in Atlanta, and the great night-time hangout scenes makes it a great place to go on dates.
7. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area
Total number of single men in 2019 - 88230
Space city has a huge number of growing population and is one of the biggest cities in the country. No wonder, this also makes it one of the best cities for singles over 40 in 2020, as the pool of established singles is huge!
6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area
Total number of single men in 2019 - 88744
Over 70% of the people in the city are singles and most of them are young professionals. The dating scene is even more fun with the vibrant nightlife, which might be on the pricier side, but also draws out the folks in the 40s mainly.
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Disclosure: 15 Best Cities For Singles Over 40 is originally published at Insider Monkey.