Top 10 Cities for Single Women

By Paula Santonocito, GCDF

9. Dallas. If single life has you looking longingly toward the Lone Star State, you’ll definitely want to consider Dallas.

The city’s diverse economy allows for job opportunities in a range of environments. Top industries include defense, financial services, information technology, and life sciences, among others.

The cost of living in Dallas also happens to be less than the majority of cities on our list. Dallas is 42 percent less expensive than New York, largely because of housing which is 65 percent cheaper.

Housing options include luxury high rises, townhouses in gated communities, single family homes, and more. And if a true ranch is your dream (as opposed to the house kind), on the outskirts of the city you can find one with a corral or two.

But don’t be misled by images of cowboys and cowgirls. Dallas has a thriving arts community, six cultural centers, a performing arts center, an opera house, and more. The city is also home to many fine restaurants, antique shops, and specialty shops.

In addition, Dallas features upscale malls, designer boutiques, and vintage shops. If you like to shop, you’ll love this aspect of Dallas.

Pro sports are big in Dallas, and Texans are enthusiastic fans. And chances are you’ll find other single people cheering alongside you. More than 31 percent of the population in Dallas is single, and there are slightly more men than women.

Entertainment options abound in Dallas, but if vacation or business travel is on your itinerary, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport can get you almost anywhere. It’s the world’s third busiest airport, with nearly 1,900 flights per day.

Easy access to travel, career choices, affordable housing, and a lively social scene are a winning formula—which is why Dallas is once again a Top City for single women.