Top 10 Cities for Dating and Real Estate
Minneapolis win this unusual category
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2016 9:47 AM CDT
The Minneapolis skyline rises in the distance from the headquarters of the Star Tribune newspaper.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

(Newser) Realtor.com has come up with a unique twist on the usual "best cities" format. This one ranks the top cities for singles who are looking to meet a soulmate but who are also looking to buy a home in the meantime. Factors including affordability, things to do, and the city's percentage of singles come into play. The upshot? Forget huge metropolises, where the price of a home is out of reach. Think smaller, suggests CBS News: Take your date out "ice skating in Minneapolis, on an art tour in Indianapolis or to the symphony in Raleigh." Here's the top 10:

  1. Minneapolis
  2. Indianapolis
  3. Raleigh, NC
  4. Birmingham, Ala.
  5. Atlanta
  6. Denver
  7. Nashville
  8. St. Louis
  9. Orlando, Fla.
  10. Pittsburgh