7 Best Cities for Singles - Slideshow

By Jada A. Graves, Staff WriterFeb. 7, 2011
By Jada A. Graves, Staff WriterFeb. 7, 2011, at 12:23 p.m.
U.S. News & World Report

7 Best Cities for Singles - Slideshow

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7. Atlanta, Ga.

7. Atlanta, Ga.

Atlanta has a growing population of young upwardly mobile professionals. The city parks (like this one, Woodruff) are especially good spots to meet these brand new Atlantans. At night, they visit the bars and clubs of Midtown.
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6. Washington, D.C.

6. Washington, D.C.

Interested in seeing the cascading waters of the World War II Memorial? Then visit during the day. Early evenings at this D.C. monument beckon to sightseeing couples.
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7. Atlanta, Ga.

Atlanta has a growing population of young upwardly mobile professionals. The city parks (like this one, Woodruff) are especially good spots to meet these brand new Atlantans. At night, they visit the bars and clubs of Midtown.
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6. Washington, D.C.

Interested in seeing the cascading waters of the World War II Memorial? Then visit during the day. Early evenings at this D.C. monument beckon to sightseeing couples.
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5. Barcelona, Spain

La Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera, is just one many distinctive Barcelona buildings that were designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. And it's just as enjoyable when viewing it by your lonesome.
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4. Chicago, Ill

Chicago excels at providing activities meant for a party of one; particularly on Michigan Avenue. Start out visiting the John Hancock Center and Observatory (just north of the Loop) then spend an afternoon shop hopping along the Magnificent Mile.
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3. Reykjavik, Iceland

There's little chance of seeing the sun in Reykjavik; Iceland's capital city has nearly 22 hours of nighttime in winter. You should be most interested in the wee ones that come after midnight, anyway. That's when the many pubs, bars and dance clubs fill up with single folk.
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2. San Francisco, Calif.

San Fran's Japanese Tea Garden is ideal for some quality alone time. If you're looking for more of a crowd, stop by the nearby Fisherman's Wharf area -- but while the sun is up. This city standby is a go-to for date night.
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1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

No one cares about coupledom in Rio come February. The city and its residents are heavy in the throes of Carnaval by that time. For a break from the festivities, take a trip to the city's beautiful -- but crowded -- shoreline.
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Jada A. Graves, Staff Writer

Jada A. Graves is the Careers product manager at U.S. News. You can follow her on Twitter @jada...  Read more

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