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If you need an excuse to let down your emotional walls, consider that Austin also ranked well for feeling safe.
The Georgia hub scored well for its java, and Dancing Goats Coffee Bar, a single-origin coffee and donut bar in Ponce City Market, is a fine place for a pick-me-up (and perhaps a pick-up line).
To catch sets where the music and audience are equally compelling, check out the standing-room-only Marathon Music Works or Mercy Lounge; for more of a sit-down scene, go to Sutler Saloon, which offers “grass-fed” bluegrass shows on Sunday nights. As a testament to its wealth of strapping crooners, Nashville also ranked highly for fun girlfriend getaways.
Gorgeous locals, a wealth of nightclubs, and a wild streak as long as the beach: Miami climbed from second to first place this year, thanks to its flair for throwing a big party.
Hot spots like Wall at the W South Beach or the Italian-restaurant-meets-cocktail-lounge Cavalliget a big boost when celebs grace the premises, whether it’s Bieber or the formerly single Clooney.
And in this otherwise well-dressed town, your best secret-weapon accessory may be a smile: readers found the locals to be a little aloof.
Houston sashayed into the top five for singles this year, and why not—the locals ranked as both smart and stylish, and the city landed near the top for both its decadent barbecue and world-class art.
For a more casual scene, go downstairs at the LINQ to Brooklyn Bowl, the 32-lane alley known for attracting lookers to its live music shows.
Music City is holding steady with its singles ranking from last year—and placed first for both concerts and friendly locals. Nashville’s high-ranking barbecue also draws a high-caliber crowd: try the platters of brisket and catfish (and the boozy milkshakes called Bushwhackers) at Edley’s Bar-B-Que, in East Nashville and the 12South area.
Other trendy hangouts are a little more accessible to the non-red-carpet crowd: Tamarina, for one, features an oyster bar and alfresco champagne bar, plus a reasonably priced happy hour.
You might meet other singles while strolling through galleries and past street art on the Wynwood Art Walks, held the second Saturday of the month.
The seat of Texas government is also the nation’s capital of hipsters, according to readers, who also ranked Austin No. Given Austin’s high density of both college students and bearded Peter Pan types, the can’t-miss spots for meeting singles include dive bars and food trucks: you can find both at Wonderland on East 6th, a stylishly low-key bar that provides space outside for the Thai-flavored East Side King truck.