The city has a diverse and tolerant population, with a strong gay and lesbian community and more than 100 distinct neighborhoods. In 2010, Foreign Policy magazine ranked San Francisco as the world's 12th most important city.
San Francisco also ranked ninth on the 2011 list of America's Most Literate Cities.
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.
One downside is that Bumble only lets you pick from two gender options at the moment.
For those who identify with a different label, or prefer not to identify their gender at all, Bumble doesn’t provide that option yet.
It helps, of course, that the city has a fairly compact center loaded with date-friendly diversions — indoors and out — to suit most tastes.
San Francisco is among the top 10 metro areas for population density, with more than 800,000 people packed into a central city the size of Disney World. is well known for its eccentricities, but it is also a high-functioning city.
The city's parks are big and exceptionally good, with several designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
Let's start with a caveat: Trying to rate places on how they appeal to older singles is like picking a vacation spot for someone else.
You could roam the hot spots of a town for months without meeting that special someone, then find a soul mate in a chance encounter at the post office. Meet new people and find love with help from AARP Dating.
If you’ve never heard of the dating app Bumble, you’ve most likely heard of the concept behind it, at least: Download an app, make a profile, then swipe through photos of potential mates.
If you’re interested, you swipe right – if you’re not, swipe left.