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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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GLW

October 19th, 2009
4:20 pm

@ Keith..thanks for that tip hommie….gotta ask my lady to start going to walmart instead

Dwight

October 19th, 2009
4:19 pm

Target? I buy paper towels and tube sox at Target.

Keith

October 19th, 2009
4:15 pm

The best place to meet a great man is Target. The great educated young men who are looking for a great woman shop at Target. I will be there this weekend keep your eyes open ladies.

soulfinger

October 19th, 2009
4:13 pm

Where are all the “regular” men???

GLW

October 19th, 2009
4:11 pm

Honestly, I’m literally afraid to seriously date a women in ATL. It’s so hard to tell who’s who and what’s what in these parts.

Not Disappointed

October 19th, 2009
4:08 pm

Wow wifeymaterial. Sorry about your past, but keep going forward. Press on sweetie!

Not Disappointed

October 19th, 2009
4:06 pm

I never married until 3 years ago. At 44 I know what I want and wouldn’t lower my standards. (No, I didn’t have kids!!!!)

They are some good women & men in the Atlanta. “Good luck to all of you in the future.” Don’t lower your standards & Love yourself.

“Good week to all!”

Wiffeymaterial

October 19th, 2009
4:03 pm

I actually agree with this article some what. When I was single and in the dating pool here in Atlanta, I always had more offers and dates than I had time for. Quantity is plentiful here in Atlanta, the quality is what I found to be lacking. Luckily I am in a happy,commited relationship now for a year and I don’t miss being single at all. But I sure did have ALOT of fun the 4 years I was single in the ATL!

Nad

October 19th, 2009
3:56 pm

They are all single, but have 4 0r 5 baby mamas.

Em

October 19th, 2009
3:55 pm

Atlanta, is a bad place to meet straight men, or real men. It seems like almost everywhere I look they are all gay! or married. and most of them want someone to take care of them! I have been here for 30 yrs, and still haven’t run into a nice decent working men. I am about to give up and move.