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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
4:59 pm

Nice Single Straight men who are independant, will not approach you in Atlanta, its so difficult for us to walk up to a strange woman whom we feel attracted to and begin a conversation.. we feel like the creeps that you are describing in this thread.. Besides, we constantly see you with those bad boy types, so we have all begun feeling that we are not wanted, we do not bring enough excitement for you, so, we just let you be… good luck with the deadbeats who show extremely large amounts of confidence, who has had sex with every woman that fell for his B.S. if you are so blinded by his sexual appeal, then maybe you deserve to be played, but if you are smart enough to see right through him, and not give him the chance to even know your name, then maybe there maybe some hope for a guy like me afterall!!

ATL Female

October 19th, 2009
4:58 pm

Another publicity stunt?!!!!! Straight single men in ATL?!!! Where?!!!

What your motivation?!! Get straight, single males to move to Atlanta?!!

I’m NOT falling for this one. I haven’t seen a straight single MALE in Atlanta since the 80s!!!

Article MUST be a joke!!! It’s NOT funny Jamie!!!!!

Your columns are boring as [fill in the blank] … I don’t know where you get your facts from!!!


Single, STRAIGHT female

Ol Girl

October 19th, 2009
4:58 pm


They need to stop

October 19th, 2009
4:56 pm

Wow…this article has to be kidding…I’ve been here a little over 2 years and it took forever to find a decent guy who actually wanted to be in a relationship. I agree with most of what is said here…they are either gay, married, have girlfriend(s), or simply don’t want to be in a relationship.


October 19th, 2009
4:51 pm

I’m a straight female, my bestfriend is a gay man. I haven’t been in a relationship in years and neither has he if you exclude the users in his past. Gay men in Atlanta can meet 10 one-nighters within an hour. But don’t get it twisted, that’s ALL it is. They don’t meet long-term boyfriends EITHER. Plus, since I didn’t finish college that’s a huge leperous no-no in Atlanta. The first thing everyone says is “so where’d you go to school? Well, I didn’t but I make more money than most grads and I own my own home, which is not really good enough. You HAVE to have a degree or you’re not wifey material. If you want a long-term relationship you will not find it in Atlanta, unless you have the right resume, don’t ask questions, and put out.


October 19th, 2009
4:49 pm

Thanks Ms Tee

That is the truth!


October 19th, 2009
4:46 pm

Honey, I’ve found that being fat doesn’t matter. If you have a pleasant and happy disposition with men and keep up your appearance, they’ll still be drawn to you. Though if a skinnier + pleasant + happy girl comes around you might have competition. :-)


October 19th, 2009
4:43 pm

My heart goes out to the poor women who read this article and head this way! Someone should sue them!


October 19th, 2009
4:39 pm

I am fat so that may be my problem. Oh well, any dudes looking for a big girl hit me up! LOL!


October 19th, 2009
4:36 pm

This article is sure to get a lot of negative responses from women. I am a newly wed male but vividly remember how hard it was to meet single women. Everywhere I went there were always more men than women. Bars? More men. Run the Peachtree? More men. Place an online ad for dates? LOTS more men. Perhaps if the women in this city got off their butts and actually tried to meet more men, they wouldn’t complain about how supposedly few single men there are.