Beast Analysis: The Land of 10,000 Lakes might safely be renamed the Land of 10,000 Dates. The Twin Cities' chilly climes gave us Al Franken, Jesse Ventura, and Thomas Friedman—a comedian/legislator, a wrestler, and a well-known intellectual—which says something about their ability to produce desirable men of all types. Minneapolis ranked high in all our criteria.
Popular Meeting Spot: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Museum
What the Locals Say: "Minneapolis has exceptionally wonderful, intelligent, cute, and very sweet guys. There's simply a lot of people doing progressive and artistic things, and surprise, surprise, half of them are male. However, the Midwestern reserve tends to seep into the dating scene in unfortunate ways. Honestly, people can be pretty awkward."—Lisa Johnson, 24, nonprofit professional.