Best places for the rich and single

We're not saying you're a gold digger. But you could follow the money to these 25 affluent cities, where singles are abundant.

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1. Newport Beach, CA
Population: 79,661
Single: 30%
Median family income: $144,917

This hip coastal town offers the glamour of nearby Los Angeles without the grunge of the big city. Add the sun, surf, and sand to this suburban paradise, and it's no surprise Newport Beach ranks at the top of our list of best places for affluent singles. After you land that date with a wealthy surfer, take a romantic gondola cruise -- or better yet -- shop for yachts which are plentiful here. Afterward, take a romantic stroll along the mile-long stretch of Corona Del Mar with a latte in hand for a day of window shopping at fashionable boutiques, vintage stores and even a doggy spa. --A.C. 

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Last updated July 16 2010: 8:24 AM ET
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