The World’s Most Single-Friendly Neighborhoods


Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

	Bastille District of Paris

Bastille District of Paris

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Apr 9, 2013 —  As both Wilson Pickett and the Blues Brothers once sang, “Everybody needs somebody to love.” For all the happy couples in the world, there are probably 10 loners looking for some action.

Thankfully, the single-friendly neighborhoods around the globe help those flying solo find a match, be it for a long-term relationship or one night of companionship.

Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C., is the city’s LGBT capital, but provides opportunities for available men and women of all sexual orientations to meet, greet, and hopefully hit it off. Beyond the area’s bars and clubs, there are a plethora of coffee houses that offer the chance for rom-com-like first encounters, where the main character bumps into his counterpart, spills her coffee, and buys her a new cup to enjoy over conversation and a budding romance.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles' Westside hood of Santa Monica, post-grads and late-20s denizens with a healthy, pre-game buzz head into fratty bars like Finn McCool’s and The Victorian. With enough conviction – or a substantial amount of liquid courage – they can participate in a dance-floor make-out session with a sexy stranger that may lead to a sleepover.

Across the Atlantic in Amsterdam’s Red Light District – known for its sex shops, adult entertainment theaters, and legal prostitutes in brothel windows – the unattached are dared to get caught up in the city’s lascivious mood. 

Whether it’s America or Europe, stags and hens of all sorts have plenty of places to check out. After all, everybody needs somebody to love – even if it’s just for a couple of hours.

  • Red Light District


    Red Light District, Amsterdam.
  • Port Olimpic / Barceloneta


    Port Olimpic / Barceloneta, Barcelona.
  • Cambridge / Somerville


    Cambridge / Somerville, Boston.
  • Gold Coast


    Gold Coast, Chicago.
  • Clapham


    Clapham, London.
  • Santa Monica / Westside

    Los Angeles

    Santa Monica Pier
  • Bastille / Oberkampf - 11eme


    Bastille / Oberkampf - 11eme, Paris.
  • Trastevere


    Trastevere, Rome.
  • Marina / Cow Hollow

    San Francisco

    Marina / Cow Hollow, San Francisco.
  • Dupont Circle

    Washington, DC

    Dupont Circle, Washington, DC.

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