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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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October 19th, 2009
3:08 pm

Hi CC,

are you ever in the Roswell or Alpharetta area.


October 19th, 2009
2:55 pm

The article says it is a good place to meet men (whether or not they are eligible for dating is another story). The city of Atlanta is not the place to meet men for long term dating or relationships. Hook-ups, ABSOLUTELY. One-night stands, NO PROBLEM. But, (sounding horribly politically incorrect) you better have your gaydar on full blast. Because, I can assure you, the only people that have their pick of eligible men in this city are the gay ones. Most heterosexuals looking for relationships are having to go outside the city.


October 19th, 2009
2:49 pm

Best laugh I have had all day. This city is really hard to meet decent straight guys. I am in my 30’s, college educated, and have a respectable income. I also own my own home, car, and have a hefty portfolio. Yet, meeting men is about impossible it seems. So, I would love to hear new ideas of where to look.

Also, if you are thinking “oh, she must be a dog” I am a retired model and I love the gym. So, why not give us gals a list of new places to check out the opposite sex.


October 19th, 2009
2:48 pm

I can’t judge whether it’s the top spot. I will say that ratio of 10/1 or 8/1, whatever it is – Is Hype!


October 19th, 2009
2:43 pm

I relocated here in 1992 from Chicago, where a successful female would have no problem finding a date with a straight guy or just a great straight friend. When I came to Atlanta I didn’t realize what was going on with the men here untl all of the articles about a lot of the men being “undercover” started coming out…it explained quite a bit… So far we all seem to be in agreement. I wish I could move somewhere else to be honest Atlanta is just not doing it for me.


October 19th, 2009
2:41 pm

How about INTELLIGENT period….there are some very unintelligent remarks made here. That’s not to say that some of what you ALL say here has some truth to it. But to make a general assertion that “all men in ATL are gay” is not so intelligent….AND it’s some bs. Now, one can look at the picture and the first thing that I noticed, is there are no WOMEN in the image, but to say that every man in that image is gay would be assanine. Everybody’s entitled to their opinion, but if you don’t have anything to say, shut the hell up is all i’m sayin’. And to ‘Fred’, like saying you’re married would have anything to do with whether you’re gay or not……


October 19th, 2009
2:38 pm


October 19th, 2009
2:34 pm

I was a single, in shape, affluent, reasonably attractive male for several years in Atlanta, and I had a horribly difficult time meeting women, so, yeah, gay or not, this is apparently a great place for a woman to be extremely picky. Any woman here that complains about meeting men either needs to hit the gym or the psych couch.


October 19th, 2009
2:32 pm

Any single male, over-30 with a college degree and decent income that lives inside the city limits of Atlanta is most likely going to be gay. How do I know?..well it takes one to know one as they say. Now there are plenty of single guys under 30 that are straight but most of them are only recently out of college..or they still act like they are in college. If they have gotten themselves together at all, they have most likely already been snatched up and looking at their future out in the burbs. And just since Atlanta’s gayness is part of this discussion, it should be noted that Atlanta is a great city for single gays…but it has little to offer for long term gay couples.


October 19th, 2009
2:27 pm

Ha! Wrong list, wrong city…