Boston's coastal location means it does get severe storms, including nor'easters, blizzards and the occasional hurricane.
That's when it's time to curl up on the couch with that special someone and watch the weather roll in.
Baltimore doesn't make a lot of top 10 lists, overshadowed as it is by the powerhouses of the Northeast Corridor.
But once you experience the easy pace, historic neighborhoods and waterfront establishments, you'll get Baltimore's nickname: Charm City.
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.
Both San Francisco and its huge woodsy park, the Presidio, have been honored as bicycle-friendly locales.
San Francisco's universities are yet one more place for older singles to meet up.
The region is also an extremely healthy place to live.
The metro area has a high proportion of population age 65 and older, and the age-adjusted health status of that population is among the best in the United States.