14. Irvine, CA
Irvine, CA
Population: 197,973
Single: 32.6%
Median family income: $107,546

If geeks shall inherit the earth, then they're biding their time in Irvine. You'll meet tech whizzes, researchers, scientists and doctors in this engineering and medical hub. In addition to the University of California, Broadcom and Allergan are big employers here. Irvine prides itself on its diversity and international food scene. Sample new fare with your beau, or share laughs at the Irvine Improv. Spend all your time in Irvine though, and you might miss the glorious beaches the O.C. has to offer. It's an easy drive to Newport Beach, another affluent town filled with wealthy singles waiting to be chatted up. 

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Last updated August 17 2011: 1:25 PM ET
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