Oddball date: Head to Wabasha Street Caves, a Prohibition-era club built into the sandstone, for live music and dancing.Insider tip: Compared with the Coasts, it's a "friendly dating culture," says Laura, 30. If things are steamy, head to a campsite post-sunset.Little-known fact: From 2008 to 2010, Denver gained the most 25- to 34-year-olds of any large U. Where you'll hang: Breweries like Wynkoop, concerts at Red Rocks, or bars like Williams & Graham in the Lo Hi neighborhood.Oddball date: Escape the city for a dip in the natural spring waters at Eldorado pool.
Insider tip: Don't fret about missing a blowout: Denver dudes like ladies who aren’t "super-concerned" with their appearance and "who dress for the weather," advises lauren, 28."The creative community is booming," says Kristin, 28.Where you’ll hang: Catch bands at the Slowdown and sip craft cocktails at Boiler Room in the Old Market District.Ratio: 1.096 men per 1 woman Well-being: 27th out of 189 metro areas Unemployment: 3.8 percent Wage gap: –21¢*Violent crime: 5.95 per 1,000 people *Omaha's wage gap is based on the state of Nebraska.(The study we referenced did not have Omaha-specific data.) Claim to fame: Down-to-earth residents and a plethora of lakes.