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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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jayhorn5

October 19th, 2009
3:40 pm

I suppose I’m one of those elusive single males. If you can’t find one, you need to be introduced to my crowd. And whether I’m in Buckhead, Midtown, Virginia-Highland, East Atlanta, every bar I go to has an over-proportionally male ratio. Good thing I don’t go to bars to meet girls. I totally agree with this ranking.

ATLshirt.com

October 19th, 2009
3:28 pm

Glad I am not apart of any demographics explained in this article LOL

Jamie Gumbrecht

October 19th, 2009
3:26 pm

Jodi & JT, I giggled to myself, too, when I looked for images in our archive. All the Glenn Hotel images and Graveyard images had only men in them.

Dude

October 19th, 2009
3:26 pm

LOL!! Best piece of fiction I’ve seen in a while. Next thing you know, they’ll say there are two single straight men for every woman here. And the water in Lake Lanier is ours for the taking.

Reign

October 19th, 2009
3:25 pm

Atlanta is NO PLACE for single, intelligent, successful women! There are plenty of men, but they’re not looking for these types of women. There’s a HUGE gay population and then you have men who are non committal because they know they outnumber the females. I’m sure there are straight men who are looking for good relationships with women, but all of the other “stuff” is in the way so the men and women can’t find each other. I wish I had enough space here to tell you about the men I’ve met, they’ve been freaks or married. I hadn’t dated in a looooong time and decided to get out and the guy I met that looked nice, dressed nice, and seemed nice turned out to be the biggest freak I’ve ever encountered. Our first conversation, the introduction conversation, was lewd and inappropriate and I told him so. I was extremely disappointed. He had to be at least 45 years old. He apologized but he was way out of line and I did nothing to warrant such ugly behavior. My friend recently met a guy, found out a month later through “his” friend who called the guys’ “wife” who called my friend to let her know, he’s married!!! She thought he was so nice. I can run down many incidents of b/s with men and women. I think women need to travel outside the country and outside their states. But Atlanta shouldn’t be on this list as a good place for women to meet men because it isn’t by no stretch of the imagination. It’s a cesspool of sick and lewd behavior (men and women). I like the energy here and I like the geographical location, but it’s definitely not for finding love…

AMBER

October 19th, 2009
3:22 pm

This is the absolute worst city to meet down-to-earth, hard-working, straight men. I moved down here one year ago thinking it was a vibrant city with many young professionals, and I have yet to find a descent guy to even “get to know” … this city is just not for all my single ladies!

Jodi

October 19th, 2009
3:18 pm

I just noticed what JT said….all men talking to each other in that photo.

Jodi

October 19th, 2009
3:13 pm

LMAO….this is the worst city to meet eligible “treat you right” men.

Dwight

October 19th, 2009
3:13 pm

“Not that there’s anything wrong with that”…. from Seinfeld.

Ashley

October 19th, 2009
3:08 pm

Best city to be robbed or murdered, then yes.