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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Three Reasons It's Awesome to be Single in San Francisco

Posted By on Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 11:20 AM

A few weeks ago we reported on WalletHub’s “2014’s Best and Worst Cities for Singles” list, which ranked San Francisco 26 out of 150 U.S. cities as the best city for dating. But we think San Francisco is also a great city for being happily single. Here are just a few reasons why.

San Francisco has a lot of opportunities to be spontaneous.
From frequent street festivals to unique art shows, there’s always something weird going on in the City, and it’s easy to end up places we didn’t plan on going when we initially left the house. We find it easier to be spontaneous without feeling like we need to check in with a S.O. to see if he/she is up for the adventure, or feeling the need to keep our phone close at hand throughout the spontaneous adventure — so that we don't miss a text from the S.O. that reads: "What are you doing? When do you think you'll be home? Miss you! xoxo!" And without having someone to check in with, we can go wherever the night (or day) takes us, which, in San Francisco can be many places.

San Francisco has many opportunities to meet new people.
Sometimes it’s hard to make new friends if we’re going everywhere with a boyfriend or girlfriend, because we'll be more inclined to talk to just him or her. However, if we’re going to the park or to a bar with friends or by ourselves, we feel more free to talk to any and/or all of the interesting, nice, and/or straight-up bizarre people who approach us. We may make some new friends — or at the very least, have some fantastic stories to tell.

San Francisco has a prominent nightlife scene.
According to WalletHub’s list, San Francisco is one of the top five cities (of the 150 featured) with the most bars and clubs per capita. A quick Google search showed us that there are somewhere in between 530 and 670 bars and nightclubs registered within the city of San Francisco — that’s a lot for a city that spans seven by seven miles.

In the context of the list, this meant that San Francisco has no shortage of places to take a date. It also means that San Francisco has no shortage of places to go, period — no need to make these 670 bars date places. And, when you're out having fun without having hawk eyes on finding a S.O. — you know what they say — you end up finding someone.
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