So we rewarded cities with the most gyms per capita, which serves as a proxy for recreational opportunities (and also helps on the eligibility front, assuming fitness is a virtue). And finally, nightlife—specifically, bars, restaurants, clubs, and theaters per capita, as measured by Citysearch—were weighted 10%. With that, here’s where the boys are: America’s 36 biggest cities, ranked from first to worst.1.
Atlanta Whether it's the southern hospitality or the sub-tropical breezes, something about Atlanta is attracting all the right men.2.
New York City Sex and the City tricked a nation of women into believing that New York was the ultimate destination for single women looking for love.24.
Phoenix This nondescript desert metropolis doesn't offer much in the way of meet and greets; it scored low for social life.25.
Baltimore At its heart, "Bawlamer" is still a working-class enclave, where hardy men have lingered to work in manufacturing and shipping.16.
Oklahoma City The Oklahoma Christian University lists Krispy Kreme as one of 76 places to take your date in Oklahoma City.
Philadelphia A major-league city, to be sure, but we're sorry to say that Philadelphia resides in the bush leagues when it comes to men.26.
Charlotte After New York City, Charlotte is the country's banking capital, making it the home to a number of young yuppies in training.27.
San Diego Like Miami's beach bunnies, San Diegans tend to have great tans, great hair, great bodies, and because of the city's high cost of living, lucrative jobs.10.
Denver A growing arts district, top-notch microbreweries, and the nearby Rocky Mountains make the city scenic, fun, and appealing to outdoorsy singles.11.
Memphis You're more likely to find a good BBQ joint here than a guy with washboard abs.30.