Top 10 Cities for Singles
Top 10 Cities for Singles
Looking for Love Around the World
Cape Town, South Africa
Suit up, in swimwear that is, and spend the day on one of Cape Town's lovely beaches. Keep an eye out for fellow solo sunbathers at the stylish St. Yves Beach Club, and make your move. If you strike out here, perhaps you can pick up some tips for finding a life partner from the resident penguin colonies at Boulders Beach. Shake the sand off your shoes, and explore the city center with galleries, shopping and popular clubs including the Fez. If you're at a loss for a conversation starter, football is a good choice as Cape Town is host to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
By day, Miami's beautiful people can be found sunning on the beach in teeny bikinis, but there's more to Miami than the beach. Strike up a conversation across your chaise lounge with questions about the city's art-deco architecture or interesting galleries. Dress to impress for a night on the town in South Beach, which means no flip-flops, sneakers or shorts. You'll need some style not just to impress potential partners, but more importantly to pass muster with the bouncers before you can indulge in flirting, mojitos and late-night fun at Mynt or Mansion.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is energetic with a vibrant cultural scene, but it takes 2 to tango in this romantic city. But before you set off to find a dance partner, fill your belly with one of the city's legendary gigantic steaks at the classic La Cabrera in the Palermo Soho neighborhood. A few glasses of Malbec paired with all of that red meat, may inspire your mojo when you hit the city's hottest clubs, including Voodoo Motel or Kika.
You can spend a lazy day lounging on the beach, or you can woo potential suitors with your mad balance skills while trying stand-up paddle surfing. If that doesn't work, search for rare vinyl and a cute music lover at the city's impressive music store Title Music in Surry Hills. If you stumble upon a like-minded music fan, move the music musings to dinner at Opera Garden where you can compare mp3 playlists and ogle the city views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
San Francisco, California
San Francisco is a paradise for outdoorsy types looking for love. Locals head to the hills -- on foot, bike and rollerblade -- to explore the city streets and parks. Scope out some buff guys or girls in cool workout gear and ask for suggestions for the best hiking at nearby Mount Diablo or Mt. Tamalpais just over the Golden Gate Bridge. After working up a sweat, head out for cocktails at the sexy Caribbean-inspired tiki bar at Smugglers Cove or the swanky speakeasy Bourbon and Branch.