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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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tipster trying to help out the ladies

October 19th, 2009
4:35 pm

ladies complaining about meeting single men have not done at least 2 of these:

1. join an ALTA or other tennis team, or just get out and hit with a girl buddy, watch what happens
2. get a couple golf lessons and get out with friends on Bobby Jones or Charlie Yates
3. grab a drink at The Tavern at Phipps on a Thurs/Fri or at a W bar on a Sat, and get to a place where you like the music and can dance once and a while
4. go early to an Atlanta Falcons / Hawks / Braves game, say hi alot and walk around a little during the game
5. go to the in-town park festivals (like Stomp – Cabbagetown folk fest etc), be sure to hit the beer tents, even if you’re just getting water

and certainly not last (but I’ve got other stuff to do) and certainly not least:

6. church it up & be sure wear your good looking stuff, don’t worry God’s got your back, He obviously understands and is looking forward to your future happy unions

no matter where you are, smile and say hello to everyone, gay, straight, young, old, other women, good things happen to people who spread the love

Jennifer

October 19th, 2009
4:35 pm

I agree with the above comments that Atlanta is not a good city to meet nice, single, straight men. I lived in Atlanta for a couple of years and had terrible luck with meeting and dating men. They just didn’t seem interested in spending any time at all getting to know you. It’s like they’re a kid in a candy store and there’s just too many choices for them to focus on just one person. Or, they were so in love with themselves, what was the point of you being around? And then there were a few that I went out with that I’m pretty sure were gay. I don’t mean to be a hater, as I’m sure there are some guys in Atlanta that are great, but my experiences with men and dating have drastically improved since moving back to Alabama. Don’t get me wrong, I loved living and working in Atlanta, just the dating part really sucked.

MsTee

October 19th, 2009
4:28 pm

What about church? Would you say that’s a good place to meet prospects?

Dwight

October 19th, 2009
4:27 pm

I knew a lady co-worker that hung out at the Cheetah strip club. I asked her why she would go to a bar where women took of their clothes. “Because that’s where all the guys are at night.” Pretzel logic.

Steve

October 19th, 2009
4:27 pm

Even if you are a gay man, this city is full of players and “men” who want to have fun, but finding gay partners to settle down with is a nightmare here.

EJ the Diva

October 19th, 2009
4:27 pm

I think the best places to meet single men in Atlanta are the Home Depot, at your job or at school. You can always try the dating websites too. I always got dates that way.

Keith

October 19th, 2009
4:26 pm

There are some pretty girls at Target…Please don’t knock it until you try it. Target is a great place for men to pick up women.

MsTee

October 19th, 2009
4:24 pm

Jayhorn, perhaps you should give CC and some of the other ladies who posted your number or at least the names of your and your friends’ hangouts. I hope you all can get together!

Dude

October 19th, 2009
4:23 pm

Keith, stock boys & cashiers don’t count! LOL I could see if you said Whole Foods or Publix.

what

October 19th, 2009
4:22 pm

…so if all these women on here know that EVERY man in ATL is gaye….well just f—in leave the state and move to where all the straight men are if its SO BAD here…half the chicks that are complaining are the main ones alone and bitter..