If you want to combine your vacation with your search for love, you need to know which are the cities with the best chances for you to hook up with a hottie. See the top 10 cities for falling in love below:
1. Falling in Love in Miami
Miami has got to be one of the best cities for singles in the US. Feast your eyes on the lovely locals, dance the night away in an abundance of nightclubs and chat up beach babes on miles and miles of glorious fine sands. Trendy spots like The Wall at the W South Beach or Cavalli, an Italian restaurant and cocktail bar, are magnets for celebrities, from George Clooney to Justin Bieber; they all come to party in Miami. Wynwood Art Walks, held on the second Saturday of the month, is a great place for meet other singles.
2. Smart and Stylish Houston
If smart and stylish turns you on, Houston is one of the best cities for falling in love with locals. World-class art, scrumptious barbeques and excellent wine bars, what more could a gal need to catch her Prince Charming? Sing along to old jukebox favorites at the city's oldest bar, La Carafe, or sip a delicately flavored glass of Scottish whiskey at the downtown's new Public Services Wine and Whisky bar, housed in the old 1884 Cotton Exchange building. Art lovers meet at Catherine Couturier Gallery or Hooks-Epstein in Gallery Row.
3. Food and Festivals in New Orleans
New Orleans is one of the best cities for singles, for nowhere else are there so many bars, festivals, live music venues and wild parties to be had as in New Orleans. Leave the tourist trail and join the locals at the Saturday night dance party at the Hi-Ho Lounge located in the Marigny or sip a glass of wine with locals at Bacchana in Bywater Wine Bar, and tap your toes to live music performances in the courtyard.
4. Be Hip in Austin, Texas
Austin is a young and hip city thanks to the high proportion of college students and techno nerds working there. Cool dudes abound here and as one of the best cities for falling in love Austin offers plenty of singles meeting places, such as food trucks and cozy bars, for example at Wonderland on East 6th, a stylish and quietly trendy bar, where you'll find the East Side King food truck serving up great Thai food just outside.
5. Coffeehouse Culture in Atlanta
Coffee shops have always been great places for singles to find their love match. Atlanta seems to have taken this one step further: try the Dancing Goats Coffee Bar, a doughnut and single-origin coffee bar in Ponce City Market where the air is filled with cheeky pick-up lines.
6. Go Lose Your Heart in Las Vegas
Slot machines and one-arm bandits will take your money, and you'll lose your heart in Las Vegas into the bargain, one of the best cities for singles to let their hair down and abandon inhibitions. Great for people-watching and dancing the night away in nightclubs like Drai's at The Cromwell, Las Vegas can also offer sophisticated gals a great night out at the LINQ's BLVD Cocktail bar, which comes complete with piano, craft cocktails and views of the High Roller observation wheel.
7. Sing Your Heart out in Nashville
If you cannot fall in love to the tune of a Dolly Parton song, there's probably something wrong with your heart strings. Nashville is one of the best cities for falling in love - and staying in love, after the holiday is over. At the standing-room-only Marathon Music Works or Mercy Lounge you can get very snug and friendly with other singles.
8. Meet Your Guardian Angel in Los Angeles
At first glance Los Angeles seems a surprise entry for a list of best cities for falling in love - everybody appears far too self-obsessed to care about forming human relationships. What chance have you got to meet Mr. Right or your guardian angel, when everybody around you looks like a movie star? Head downtown and join the dance crowds on the roof of the Ace Hotel or pretend you're a real LA gal and sip a cocktail at The Varnish, a speakeasy-type bar lurking behind the famous Cole's French Dip on E. 6th Street, where ordinary mortals go.
9. Take a Bite out of the Apple in New York City
New York is one of the world's best cities for singles - its cosmopolitan, life-embracing, 24/7 culture make it easy to discover other singles. It must be said though that New Yorkers, outspoken and stylish, can be quite intimidating. Overcome your fears of locals and high prices and head to the clubs and galleries of SoHo or hang out at the Brooklyn Museum. During the day, visit the tavern-style Randolph at Broome, a great meeting place with comfy seating, delicious coffee and afternoon happy-hour cocktails to mellow your mood sufficiently so you can take a love bite out of the Big Apple.
10. Anything Goes in Minneapolis/St. Paul
Minneapolis relaxed attitude to gender-bending relationships means this is one of the best cities for falling in love, no matter what your sexual orientation. Smart, fit and friendly, Minnesotans allow you to mingle with them in their lovely parks or at cozy book stores like Uptown's Magers & Quinn without prejudice. Enjoy a glass of beer at the micro pub Freehouse or at the Surly Brewing beer hall on Malcolm Avenue and you'll discover all hearts are welcome in Minneapolis.
What are your views on vacation romances? Are you in a relationship with someone you met on holiday or while traveling?