Singles in these cities are ready to mingle.
Travel + Leisure readers agree: Ann Arbor is one of the country’s best cities for singles.
In the annual America's Favorite Places survey, readers of all stripes evaluate hundreds of cities and towns across a range of categories, from the friendliness of the locals to the quality of the pizza. Unlike Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards, which encourages readers to weigh in on travel experiences across the globe, the America's Favorite Places survey is a way for locals to share what their hometowns do best.
“People in Ann Arbor are more willing to engage in intimate and genuine conversations, whether they know you well or if you’ve just met,” said James Bee. Born, raised, and educated in the Michigan city, Bee touts its open atmosphere as pivotal to fostering relationships. He met a past girlfriend in Chinese class, another friend met her fiancé in a local cafe, and one of his professors met his wife playing in the same co-ed soccer league. “Ann Arbor supports a wide range of interests, so it’s a great place to find the right people, whether that means friends, language partners or dates.”
Which other cities do T+L readers recommend for singletons? One theme across many of the top scoring destinations is, unsurprisingly, an active bar scene — helpful for making friends as well as meeting a potential suitor.
Read on for the full list of America’s favorite cities for singles, including the number one city where they're ready to mingle. And be sure to cast your vote in this year's America's Favorite Places survey.