Whether you’ve recently gone through a breakup or have spent years searching for that special someone to no avail, there’s no denying that being a single professional can be a difficult proposition—especially in places where being single essentially means being isolated from the world around you. The good news? There are some places where being single doesn’t have to feel like a life sentence, but rather an exciting adventure—and Los Angeles just so happens to be one of them. So, before you spend another day lamenting your lack of a partner, discover these reasons why L.A. is such a hotspot for singles—and why it might just make those years of singledom feel a bit more palatable.
Amazing nightlife: If you want to find an excuse to meet new people every night of the week, L.A. is the place to do it. The California city is home to some of the world’s best nightlife, making it easier to potentially find that special someone (or at least distract yourself with a whole lot of fun every evening if you don’t). Clubs like Avalon Hollywood, PULSE, Exchange L.A., and bars like the bar at the Chateau Marmont, 1886 Bar at The Raymond, and The Spare Room are all great places to rub elbows with the who’s who of Los Angeles while enjoying a great drink or letting loose on the dance floor.
Endless activities at your fingertips: It can be isolating to be single—unless you’re in Los Angeles, of course. If you’re looking to find ways to fill your time, Los Angeles is the place to be, with virtually endless activities at your fingertips. Take a painting class at the Raminfard School of the Arts, join a local ZogSports kickball league, get involved in local political activism projects, or just hit up your local dog run—no matter what neighborhood you live in, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
Beautiful nature: Who can find their thoughts occupied by their single status when there’s so much beauty at their fingertips? Los Angeles is one of the most physically beautiful cities in the United States, and its temperate year-round climate makes it easy to enjoy nature on a daily basis, whether you’re going for a jog in Runyon Canyon or taking a paddle boat out off Santa Monica Pier.
Tons of jobs: Staying busy is key to keeping single life from getting you down. The good news? California is a hotbed for great jobs. In fact, at the end of 2018, the state added 30,700 new jobs—20 percent of the nation’s total—giving singles a great means of making some cash and keeping their schedules busy.
Affordable apartments: There’s no denying that, in most cities, it’s really only possible to find a great place to live when you have two incomes. However, compared to other major cities, like New York and San Francisco, the city is positively affordable on a single income—as of 2018, the median price for an apartment was just $1,360.
Being single can be a bummer, but it doesn’t have to be. The right location, the right job, the right friends, and lots to keep you busy can make being uncoupled a whole lot more bearable. Luckily, Los Angeles has plenty of great jobs, opportunities for socializing, beautiful parks, and amazing luxury condos to call home—and plenty of other singles to meet when you’re finally ready to give up the single life for good.