Finding love can be tough — if you look for it in all the wrong places.Some cities might encourage dating by offering plentiful nightlife options and daytime attractions.If you’re an outdoorsy person, your chances of meeting other outdoorsy people are greater in cities well-recognized for their outdoor-orientation (e.g., Boulder; Portland, Oregon), which might attract similar, like-minded people.Likewise, some cities are noted for having a relatively larger percentage of single people.In addition to being relatively low-cost, these types of dates also have the added advantage of being easy to end naturally and without the, potentially awkward, requirement of waiting for a check.Alternatively, if you “click,” you can easily extend the date by finding an easy option for a meal or other activity.I think singles would be quite interested in dining establishments, and places where they could go to meet potential partners (so, a thriving night life, but not a nightlife that primarily caters to short-term mating).I've listed things that are psychological and behavioral, but they are also social and economic.
People who are single are more different than they are the same; they vary by age, interests, political leanings, partner preferences, and goals.
The dating apps are largely for people who are looking for short-term hookups.
Some people do find long-term mates via dating apps, but there are lots of people on those sites who are primarily interested in short-term sexual liaisons.
Walks on the beach (or in the park) make for a great first date and provide opportunities for unscripted interactions and conversations.
On our second date, my wife and I went to a bookstore and browsed together while having coffee, which naturally brought up shared interests and opportunities for conversation.