If you are in the dating scene in Southwest Florida, you know how hard it can be. All of my single friends, of all ages, complain how the area does not offer a lot of opportunities for singles to mingle. Others will argue that we are the creators of those scenarios. However, if you are tired of looking locally, you don’t have to look too far to have fun. This Florida city ranks tops for singles to mingle In 2024. It’s Tampa. Thankfully it is a quick road trip from Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and the likes.

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Fun places to actually go for date night is one of the requirements to rank high in this list.

Florida City Tops For Singles

The statistics come from WalletHub. To come up with the rankings they looked at three key factors in nearly 200 of the biggest cities in the nation. The factors included the economics of dating and the amount of fun and recreation available to even create a date. In addition, they factored in opportunity. Dating opportunities include things like gender balance and the percentage of population that is single versus in a relationship. They also look at dating apps.

You can find all the details and more here.  However, if you are wondering what cities are not ideal for singles, here are the top ten worst.

  • #10 Winston-Salem, NC
  • #9 Little Rock, AK
  • #8 Hialeah, FL
  • #7 Jackson, MS
  • #6 Dover, DE
  • #5 Pearl City, HI
  • #4 Glendale, CA
  • #3 Brownsville, TX
  • #2 Warwick, RI
  • #1 Columbia, MD

You might be surprised to learn that there is only one Florida city tops for singles. Tampa is it, ranking #7 on the list.  Coming in behind Tampa to round out the top ten list are:

  • #8 Madison, WI
  • #9 Tucson, AZ
  • #10 Portland, OR

Can’t forget that #6 is Reno, Nevada. Here are the top five in order. If you are single and ready to mingle while going into 2024, put these cities on your list to visit.

  • #1 Seattle, WA

    Seattle is one of the fastest-growing large cities. It has lots of outdoor activities, a good music scene and the famous. Space Needle. However, it is not the cheapest to date here. In fact it is one of the more expensive.


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  • #2 Las Vegas, NV

    Las Vegas is popular for bachelor and bachelorette parties as well as singles. It has great night life and entertainment. In addition, it has the fifth-most attractions overall. The best part is that all of this entertainment can be relatively inexpensive compared to other cities.

  • #3 Denver, CO

    If you love the outdoors and like fitness Denver is an ideal option for singles. It has lots of parks and fitness centers. Over 90% of the population has internet to get on those dating apps to connect.

  • #4 Atlanta, GA

    This southern city is a hop skip and jump from Southwest Florida. It is has lots of singles and lots of fun in the downtown and surrounding metropolis.

  • #5 Austin, TX

    Austin Texas is known for being weird, in a good way. It’s where hippies, cowboys, techies and artists come together in one delightfully fun mix.

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