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In the 1960s and '70s, San Francisco achieved mythical status as the land of free love.
Fast-forward 40 years: Social mores have changed, but San Francisco still reigns as a bastion of active dating across all demographics.
We also kept an eye on health care resources and costs (although in some cases — notably San Francisco and New York — the sheer single-friendliness of the city trumped its admittedly steep cost of living).
Read on (the 10 cities are in no particular order), and let us know from your experience what other cities and towns are particularly single-friendly, and why.
The smaller places range from 17th-century villages (Plymouth) to some of the oldest suburbs in America (Brookline and Braintree).
Many area towns were built in the 18th century and most feature central squares surrounded by small businesses and residential neighborhoods.
The metro area has a high proportion of population age 65 and older, and the age-adjusted health status of that population is among the best in the United States.
Still, some cities are better than others for older singles, especially those who are seeking some place to retire.
We plied the country to find 10 great cities in which to retire for older singles, focusing primarily on places with convivial locals, a solid percentage of AARP-age residents and, of course, a lot of things to do — either solo or with a date.
Baltimore doesn't make a lot of top 10 lists, overshadowed as it is by the powerhouses of the Northeast Corridor.
But once you experience the easy pace, historic neighborhoods and waterfront establishments, you'll get Baltimore's nickname: Charm City.