Single women in New York City can be like taxis. Catching one is possible, but it inevitably feels like you're always stuck waiting for one, impatiently staring at your watch as they zip by.

With this in mind, we tracked down a slew of intriguing, independent women, all of whom live in the five boroughs and possess the coveted wifey-material trinity: Each one is intelligent, successful, and attractive. We opted to use the government's criteria for being single, i.e. unmarried, reasoning that boyfriends often come and go, but as long as these women evade marriage, we'll be waiting, watching, and wanting. Here are the city's most coveted single ladies: The 50 Most Desirable Bachelorettes in NYC.

By Shanté Cosme (@ShanteCosme) and Julian Kimble (@JRK316).