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The Bachelor(ette) lifestyle is harder in certain areas. Kiplinger studied which cities are best for those who are single.

They compared the amount of singles in a metro, the cost of living, the average income, and favored places with highly educated populations. Areas with less than 125,000 people were eliminated.

See which cities are best for dating life.

10 New York, N.Y.
DoctorWho via flickr

Metro population: 19 million



Percentage of unmarried adults: 54.5 percent (U.S. average 51.7 percent)



Cost of living: 129.6 percent above the U.S. average



Median household income:$63,322 (U.S. median: $50,054)



Date-night cost: $46.71 for a pizza, wine and two movie tickets (U.S. average $35.47)

9 Richmond, Va.
jimbrickett via flickr

Metro population: 1.3 million



Percentage of unmarried adults: 54.7 percent



Cost of living: 0.6 percent above U.S. average



Median household income: $54,798



Date-night cost: $35.74

8 Trenton, N.J.
Blake Bolinger via flickr

Metro population: 367,063



Percentage of unmarried adults: 53.9 percent



Cost of living: 29.4 percent above U.S. average



Median household income: $73,890



Date-night cost: $37.50

7 Santa Cruz, Calif.
frankjuarez via flickr

Metro population: 264,298



Percentage of unmarried adults: 54.6 percent



Cost of living: 68.3 percent above U.S. average



Median household income: $62,513



Date-night cost: $36.76

6 Philadelphia, Pa.
vic15 via flickr

Metro population: 6 million



Percentage of unmarried adults: 55.1 percent



Cost of living: 22.8 percent above U.S. average



Median household income: $58,322



Date-night cost: $39.07

5 Los Angeles, Calif.
kla4067 via flickr

Metro population: 12.9 million



Percentage of unmarried adults: 56.1 percent



Cost of living: 31.3 percent above U.S. average



Median household income: $56,653



Date-night cost: $38.06

4 New Haven, Conn.
Tony Fischer Photography via flickr

Metro population: 861,113



Percentage of unmarried adults: 55.6 percent



Cost of living: 31 percent above U.S. average



Median household income: $59,245



Date-night cost: $32.80

3 Ann Arbor, Mich.
Andypiper via flickr

Metro population: 347,962



Percentage of unmarried adults: 55.3 percent



Cost of living: 3 percent above U.S. average



Median household income: $56,612



Date-night cost: $34.53

2 Baltimore, Md.
LakeBarcroftVA via flickr

Metro population: 2.7 million



Percentage of unmarried adults: 55.4 percent



Cost of living: 18 percent above U.S. average



Median household income: $65,463



Date-night cost: $37.19

1 Bloomington, Ill.
Strupey via flickr

Metro population: 195,566



Percentage of unmarried adults: 54.6 percent



Cost of living: 7.1 percent below U.S. average



Median household income: $57,799



Date-night cost: $34.15