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With more and more Americans choosing to wait until their late 20s and early 30s for marriage, it’s no wonder there are an estimated 109 million single adults in America. That’s nearly half the population!
With so many singles on the market, you’d think it would be relatively easy to meet new people, but for many adults, it’s not that simple. In addition to a large portion of time spent at work, many may experience a lack of nightlife and events in their area which allow for opportunities to meet new people. So where should you live in America if you’re looking for love?
As it turns out, the Birthplace of Rock N’ Roll and the BBQ Capital of the World is the place to be - Memphis, TN. What makes Memphis such a great place for singles? From events and entertainment to nightlife and eclectic neighborhoods, there are plenty of reasons to love Memphis.
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As with most metropolitan areas, the heart of Memphis’s nightlife lies in the downtown neighborhood. From pubs and bars to event venues and more, downtown Memphis is the heart and soul of many local attractions, including Beale Street.
At the FedEx Forum, the Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Tigers can be seen, in addition to world-renowned musical and entertainment acts, including Memphis’s very own Justin Timberlake. Downtown also boasts local restaurants and area hangouts along the historic Main and Front Streets, where the most interesting lofts and condos in the MidSouth can be found.
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Midtown Memphis is an eclectic area of the city which offers a variety of local restaurants and bars and some of the best coffee shops and hangouts in town. From art galleries and yoga studios to pubs and farmers markets, midtown Memphis offers a great location for young adults and professionals looking to meet new friends and romantic partners.
Plus, midtown offers some of the most charming historic cottages and bungalows. With some of the lowest average home values in the nation which offer the ability to own a home with affordable payments, it’s easy to see why many young professionals choose to make midtown Memphis home.
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Memphis, Tennessee ranks among the best cities in America for nightlife and entertainment, so you can not only meet your future soulmate, you can have plenty of locations for amazing dates as well! Memphis offers a variety of locations which cater to nightlife and amenities for young professionals as well as great job opportunities, affordable housing, and more.
Memphis offers a variety of pubs and bars for meeting new people. Here are our top recommendations for date night or searching for other singles.
At Alchemy in midtown Memphis, you’ll find some of the most unique cocktails created in-house to reflect the season, such as the Strawberry Basil Smash or the Midtown Sunset, but you’ll also find some of the best food in town, which makes it a popular hangout among those who prefer the chance to mingle with class. Plus, Alchemy offers one of the largest selections of adult beverages in town. Dozens of scotch, whiskey, bourbon, rye, and other liquors are available for your enjoyment.
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Railgarten is one of the most unique attractions in Memphis. With a large open outdoor space for live music and entertainment, ping pong tables, a diner, an ice cream shop, and a tiki bar, Railgarten has everything you need to enjoy a night out on the town and meet new people.
If you’ve ever wanted to taste great beer while also having the chance to see how it’s made, Wiseacre is the place for you. Local brewery Wiseacre offers tours and tastings which make great locations for meeting other singles. Located in the heart of the Broad Avenue Arts District, Wiseacre is both convenient to the best local hotspots and a unique date night for transplants and natives alike. Don’t miss the trivia nights which offer a chance to make new friends and compete for fun prizes.
Celtic Crossing is one of the most unique bars in Memphis. With traditional Irish food and an authentic Celtic flare, Celtic Crossing is popular among locals who enjoy the soccer matches which are frequently streamed as well as those who prefer a cozy and inviting space to enjoy dinner and drinks with old and new friends.