City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

Atlanta tops Daily Beast list of places to meet single men

hotelbars.0918 HS04 (Small)

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?

For instant updates, follow @insideaccess on Twitter.

106 comments Add your comment


October 19th, 2009
7:26 pm

I’ll probably be bashed for this BUT, I disagree with a lot of comments on Atlanta not being a good place to meet single straight men. I am 27 and earn a decent living. I don’t compromise on my standards and meet very good guys here in Atlanta. I believe a lot of us women are drawn to, and settle for the irresponsible men who want a woman to take care of them, and/or are…well…dogs. Let’s face it, they are the ones that are bolder and know what we want to hear.
Our instincts are so strong and we ALWAYS can sense the red flags with undeserving men but we choose to brush them off hoping things change later.
I have found that the best way to meet men is simply by doing the things you love. You don’t have to go to the museum to find a guy if visiting a museum bores you. You don’t have to go to home depot if you don’t need anything from there. Neither do you have to go sit in front of a bar if you don’t even like that scene, or drinking. Just remain prayerful, genuinely get out there to pursue your interests, and try HARD to do things because you want to NOT JUST because you want to meet a guy. You may succeed in landing a guy at a museum or bar but end up not being compatible at all
I haven’t inquired but actually believe a man can tell when a woman is at a venue for the sole purpose of meeting a guy. And I’m sure it’s a turn off to the “good men” and an attraction to the “wrong men”
It’s definitely harder finding a good guy now because a lot of men have become lazy and some given up on finding a good woman BUT, there are still good men out there, even in Atlanta.


October 19th, 2009
6:57 pm

The key word here is “meet”. Ladies, if you are just going to sit there and act all coy and disinterested, playing the game and waiting for a man to approach you then you get what you deserve. If, on the other hand, you spot someone who is not playing the field then go up and “meet” him. It just might be me! Decent guys are out there. We are just not hitting on everything on two legs. Learn to spot us and your luck will change.


October 19th, 2009
6:56 pm

Tipster u are so, just be open minded ladies. I’m single n beautiful myself but everytime l leave the house l always make sure l look good, and say hello to every guy that speaks. Alot of guys try to holla, but just waiting on the right one to holla….The other thing is to take care of ur bodies ladies special when u are on the market l mean come it’s hard enough in Atl to find a great guy but look good and love ursel first. No man wants a lady with no confidence! Come on Ladies step up ur game……..


October 19th, 2009
6:10 pm

The headline is right “BEAST” place to meet men!

October 19th, 2009
5:54 pm

Dwight, they dont want a clean cut dressed man, they like for thier guy to look like young jeezy, hip hop gear, sagging pants and doo rags..

Stop all the BS

October 19th, 2009
5:38 pm

The ATL is a great place to be a single man should be the article if your straight you have an unbelievable range of women to choose from if your gay you have an unbelieveable range of men to choose from. So the article should be Atlanta is a great place to be a single man!!!


October 19th, 2009
5:32 pm

@MsTee. Witness the new dress code instituted by Morehouse college. Maybe these young men can lead by example.Droopy pants and exposing one undershorts does not look good no matter the what color your skin.

Ol Girl

October 19th, 2009
5:30 pm


October 19th, 2009
5:23 pm

This is off-topic, but Steve, describe “thug”. I hear that term thrown around on this board so much. I’m starting to think it is simply code for “black man” as opposed to “criminal”–which is the traditional definition of thug. It seems that so many people on these boards see “thugs” everywhere. How can you know if someone is a criminal (the traditional meaning of “thug” merely by seeing them? If your definition of thug is “casually dressed (big shirt, baggy pants) young black men”, and you assume that all of these guys are criminal as a result, you could be mistaken. Some of them simply like to dress that way b/c its popular but they are actually decent kids. Just a thought…

California transplant

October 19th, 2009
5:18 pm

HEARTY LAUGH from the comments in this in thread. Whew! Kudos to Reign, tipster, and Samantha. It seems the consensus amongst the group is that this is no place to look for a spouse, orientation notwithstanding. When everyone is constantly reinventing themselves in this city, it’s hard to tell the real from the fake, and this is from someone who is FROM the real deal Hollywood. It’s amusing, and yet sad all the same. Godspeed to everyone looking to settle down, He will give you what you need when you need it.