#3. West Hollywood
The sheer number of singles found in West Hollywood, Calif., makes it a likely place to meet someone special. Nearly 80 percent of the people living here are single. It’s also one of the best places for those looking for same-sex relationships. Roughly a third of West Hollywood residents identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and the community has become one of the most protective and outspoken for LGBT rights. Many of the bars and clubs in West Hollywood proudly promote themselves as “gay friendly.” But there are plenty of spots to meet members of the opposite sex, if that’s what you’re into.
Singles in West Hollywood more than double the average rate of online dating sites and app usage. Residents frequently visit art galleries, night clubs, pool halls and go to theaters to watch romantic movies. This western suburb of Los Angeles holds a high concentration of hangouts, many of which draw rich and famous clientele. A full schedule of art shows provides great opportunities to get a look at modern art and people watch. A variety of fitness clubs — which range from the typical 24-hour gyms and yoga studios to the boot camps and hiking groups — create chances to meet someone new.
Whatever your taste in potential mates is there’s a good chance you’ll find what you’re looking for in West Hollywood. Meetup.com lists dozens of groups in the LA area ranging from single vegans and vegetarians to recently divorced singles in their 40s and 50s, along with geek singles, Jewish singles and even petite relationship-minded singles.