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1. Houston, TX

Nickname(s): The Space City (for NASA and other space activity), the Bayou City (for its winding waterways ) and H-Town
Population: 2.1 million

Houston is a fun city to live and play, Rent.com says. It’s affordable and there are a lot of great date spots. Plus, there’s roughly an equal amount of men and women.

Date spots: African Forest at the Houston Zoo, Houston Aeros hockey game, Pinot’s Palette (refreshments + painting + music), Discovery Green (park)

Sources: U.S. Census, Rent.com, Yelp.com

Photo: erion shehaj