Top 10 Cities for Singles

If the dating pool in your own city seems to be getting smaller and smaller, shake up your love life with a trip out of town to one of these top cities for singles.

If the dating pool in your own city seems to be getting smaller and smaller, shake up your love life with a trip out of town. Bring your best wingman and visit one of these top cities for singles. Each of these unique spots is an ideal backdrop for a great date filled with culture, tasty food and a few good cocktails. Perfect your pick-up line, and join us for a tour of the best cities for singles based on AskMen.com's 2010 Top 29 Cities to Live In.

New York, New York
Singles in the Big Apple have endless options when looking for romance. Bring an extra-large blanket, a thermos of coffee and extra mugs to the Great Lawn at Central Park. With a bit of luck, you just might find a partner to help you complete the Sunday Times crossword puzzle. If sparks fly, plan a casual first date at the gourmet and cheap (at least by NY standards) Pulino Bar and Pizzeria or the Shake Shack. You'll likely spend that saved cash for a night on the town at Ballroom at the Jane Hotel or the Kenmare at 98 Kenmare Street where hipsters mingle with A-listers.

Melbourne, Australia
Artsy singles can study the artwork and maybe even find a muse at Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria. If you don't find love at the NGV Art After Dark program, don't lose heart. Wander the bohemian St. Kilda neighborhood, or pick up the tab at Lentil as Anything, the vegetarian restaurant where you set the price for your meal. Then settle into one of the cozy couches, with plenty of room for 2, at the Melbourne Supper Club at Level 1/161 Spring Street.

Tokyo, Japan
With its frantic pace and ultra-modern vibe, tapping into Tokyo's singles scene may seem overwhelming. Ease into the city with a visit to a favorite hideout for locals and visitors alike -- the gardens at the Imperial Palace. After a stroll through the peaceful surroundings or a bike ride on the peaceful paths, you're ready for a night on the town. Try dinner at Ginza Kyubey where you may bump into visiting A-listers and celebrities. Still haven't found that special someone? Show some stage presence singing with a well-chosen tune (probably not 'I Will Survive' or 'Just a Gigolo') at Smash Hits, a favorite local karaoke bar.

Madrid, Spain
You'll have plenty of opportunities to meet your match in Madrid because things never slow down in this energetic city. Fashionistas can search for a gentleman to help carry an armload of bags while checking out the designer goods along Grand Via. Then take a siesta because you'll need the energy for the late-night revelry. Start with tapas at Estado Puro at the Hotel NH Paseo del Prado. The nightlife scene picks up after 11 and rocks on until the sun rises at clubs like Moma56 at c/ Jos Abascal, 56 and Painting the Monkey at Paseo de los Olmos 13.

London, England
Ladies swoon for men with an accent. If you don't have that going for you, you can still dress the part of the suave suitor after a shopping trip on London's tony Oxford Street. Take your new style to one of the city's hip galleries like Serpentine Gallery or Saatchi Gallery where you can talk contemporary art and schmooze with the local artistes. Come nightfall, it's all happening in North East London with cool jazz at the Vortex or indie flicks at Rio Cinema.

 

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.

Miami, Florida
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.

Sydney, Australia
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.

Top 10 Cities for Singles

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.

Miami, Florida
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.

Sydney, Australia
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.

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