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Atlanta tops Daily Beast list of places to meet single men

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Is it the company, the view or the booze? The Daily Beast gave the Glenn Hotel's rooftop bar a nod as it lists top places to meet single men. AJC file photo

After The Daily Beast crunched the numbers on population, eligible guys, four-year college degrees, nightlife and the number of gyms, Atlanta topped its list of best and worst cities to meet men.

As with any of the lists Atlanta shows up on, data rarely equals reality. This list mentions single gals who are searching, but doesn’t seem to consider Atlanta’s significant gay population, or how it could affect the data it used. It weighs all the bars, restaurants, clubs and theaters  — much of what we do for fun — as equal to places where we sweat on the treadmill. To keep the list tidy and uncomplicated, they couldn’t consider that where you meet people in Atlanta might be different than where you meet them in Columbus, Ohio or Los Angeles. Really, if I had to recommend a place in Atlanta for the single-and-searching, I’d instruct them to put Bella or Buddy on a leash and head to a dog park.

Then again, the Daily Beast only promised that you’d meet single men, not that you’d date them.

So, why Atlanta this time? Our Census data, and a social scene that “cooks.”

Whether it’s the Southern hospitality or the sub-tropical breezes, something about Atlanta is attracting all the right men: the doctors training at Emory, the junior executives at Coca-Cola, and the musicians and artists that make up one of the country’s most vibrant music scenes.

The list gives nods to the Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta Village and downtown’s Glenn Hotel Rooftop Bar.

Rounding out the top 10 are Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Washington, D.C., Austin, Miami, San Diego and Denver. Last on the list: El Paso, Texas.

So what do you think? Where are the best, most fun places in Atlanta to meet singles?

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106 comments Add your comment

Wow, Just Wow

October 19th, 2009
2:24 pm

The editors obviously never visited Atlanta.


October 19th, 2009
2:23 pm

not trying to meet men; am trying to be first.

Jamie Gumbrecht

October 19th, 2009
2:22 pm

Steve, the list does seem to be about gals meeting men, but the number of single men here who are gay wouldn’t necessarily be clear in the Census data. I can’t criticize — there’s no great way to create these lists. But for our purposes, these lists can generate helpful discussion for folks who are looking for fun ideas of where to meet people.


October 19th, 2009
2:21 pm

Very funny! Where do they get this stuff?


October 19th, 2009
2:21 pm

Where is the best city for Women to meet Straight Men? When you get a true article on that question, then I will be back to read. PEACE!

VoiceOf Reason

October 19th, 2009
2:18 pm

I’m sorry, did you say ATLANTA???


October 19th, 2009
2:02 pm

Must be the wrong city, last I heard all the men in Atlanta were gay or married. I am married.


October 19th, 2009
1:59 pm

This seems to be about gals meeting straight men, if you read the article.


October 19th, 2009
1:52 pm

Is this list for Gay men? If you are Gay this is the best place to meet successful single men.


October 19th, 2009
1:51 pm

The Heretic.