Best Places to Live

Oxford, MS

Population: 20,769
Courtesy of Visit Oxford

Yes, Oxford, Miss., is one of the best college towns in the country, but you don’t have to be in school to find a romantic connection. This city is teeming with singles, and many of them are in the 21- to 35-year-old range. Oxford residents tend to go dancing, visit nightclubs and watch romantic movies more than their peers in other cities. These factors contribute greatly to why Oxford is one of the best cities for singles. It’s a city where you’ll find true Southern gentlemen and belles, but also a place that has grown in diversity and offers a good amount of entertainment options and ways to meet new people.

Singles in Oxford use dating sites like eHarmony or apps like Tinder at a slightly higher rate than the average American. The city, considered one of the best small towns in the U.S., provides plenty of places for first dates, get-to-know-you lunches or romantic encounters. Among the most popular things to do in Oxford is strolling through the Historic Downtown Square.

The square in downtown Oxford is surrounded by elegant boutiques, bookstores and restaurants that provide perfect settings for couples looking for intimacy while still in the public domain. A variety of bars and clubs in Oxford offer great live music, good drink selections, and plenty of chances to catch someone’s interest. Sporting events at The University of Mississippi make great dates. Ole Miss also supplies a potential dating pool of more than 2,000 graduate students.