“The traveler is the one who gives himself the time to meet and discuss”. This sentence by photographer Frédéric Lecloux perfectly illustrates the relationship between travel and encounters. Some cities are even so magnetic that they seem to cater directly to singles. The hospitality of locals, clubs, and bars where to party all night long, sun, the art of living, cultural diversity, and openness … These are the ingredients for a cocktail of electric destinations with sometimes aphrodisiac effects!
It interests you ? So, discover with us the 7 best destinations in the world for singles.
New York, United States
Is it the frenzy of the city that never sleeps (and whose reputation is well established!) Or its friendliness that makes New York so conducive to meeting people? And this is all the more true if you are a man … Manhattan has indeed a large population of working and single women: they are twice as numerous as their male counterparts.
Favorite places for singles in New York: Brooklyn, Meatpacking District, Houston Street, and Canal Street in Manhattan.
Ladies, if you want to meet a soul mate, Barcelona is the ideal destination! You will find a quality atmosphere favorable to meetings: the gastronomy, the wine, the weather, the nightlife, the architecture, and, of course, the men!
Spain’s most popular tourist destination, Barcelona is also quite romantic. Walk hand in hand by the sea, venture into the narrow and mysterious alleys of Raval, admire the influence of Gaudi, Dali, Picasso, and Miro in the city, sunbathe on the beach, share tapas on a terrace… What are you waiting for to go there?
Favorite places for singles in Barcelona: Raval, Gothic, El Born, Barceloneta.
The 1920s were Berlin’s heyday. The city has flourished as the capital of individuality, sexual liberalism, and self-expression. Even today, Berlin has something for everyone. It’s the epitome of one city where social labels don’t work.
But Berlin is also the capital of celibacy: more than half of Berlin’s apartments are in fact occupied by single people… So, if you are single looking for love or simply for a one-night stand, Berlin will certainly make you happy!
Favorite places in Berlin: Mitte, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg.
Melbourne is the dream city for anyone looking to meet a woman. There are indeed over 70,000 single women making this Australian city a prime location for single men.
Over the past 20 years, Melbourne has found itself at the top of many lists, including that of the best city to live in for 7 years in a row. In Melbourne, nightlife options abound: With bars, restaurants, and other private places to party and hang out, singles will be spoiled for choice.
Favorite places in Melbourne: St Kilda (you’ll find many French people here), Fitzroy (Brunswick Street) and Carlton.
San Francisco, United States
San Francisco is the perfect city if you are single and gay. In the 1970s, San Francisco was the center of the gay rights movement. Today, its temperate climate, its superb natural landscapes, and the diversity of its inhabitants (39% of the population comes from abroad), make San Francisco a very pleasant place to live. One of its greatest attributes is the politically active gay community.
It is the most popular destination for international gay tourists because there is always someone new to meet and something new to do. The city is also home to the world’s largest and oldest Gay Pride.
Favorite spots in San Francisco: Soma and Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhoods, Golden Gate bridge, Golden Gate Park.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo is not the capital of Brazil, but it is at the center of most of its wealth. And if you are single and love sports, here is a perfect way to socialize: From football to Formula 1, Sao Paulo has something for every sports fan. After a victory on the field, it is customary to continue the celebration late into the night in a jazz club or nightclub. In Sao Paulo, get ready for sleepless nights!
Favorite places in Sao Paulo: Consolação, Cerqueira César and Perdizes neighborhoods.
With over 7.5 million people, London is the most populous city in England and the most cosmopolitan in the world! For singles, there is undoubtedly something for all tastes and all cultures! With over 300 languages spoken in the city, London is a model of diversity: ex-pats, students, tourists enjoy its vibrant and diverse nightlife, including world-famous pubs, clubs, and restaurants.
Tip: If you are looking for the artist who will make you dream, stroll through the districts of Brixton or Shoreditch. If you prefer more stuffy evenings, take a stroll around Canary Wharf or Notting Hill.