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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
10:56 pm

Honestly this is a terrible city for decent normal middle income single men. I wouldn’t even bother going out to bars or nightclubs. Its a total waste of time.

Chief Wiggum

October 19th, 2009
10:49 pm

I’m a divorced man in my 40s outside the Perimeter. We’re a dime a dozen out here. The women don’t want us, then whine that they can’t find any “decent” men in Atlanta. If we all have to be over 6′ tall, metrosexual, and make $100k+, well, good luck with that.

You know, if I said that a lady had to be 5′10″ or taller, have huge ta-tas, a tiny waist, and a graduate degree, think I’d be frustrated? Actually, wait…I’m frustrated, and my standards are nowhere near that.

Dating sites seem to indicate that the male to female ratio around here is like 10 men for every woman (at least on dating sites). If a woman can’t find a man among the many on there, she’s setting unattainable goals, often in an attempt to avoid commitment. Of COURSE he has to be perfect…what would your friends say if he was average? I mean…OMG.


October 19th, 2009
10:10 pm

AJC This is not cool! lol This is absolutely the MOST DREADFUL place for dating. I’ve been here for 3 yrs and I’ve experienced terrible encounters with the most slimiest, conniving, egotistical , overly dramatic males of ALL races. There’s too many weirdos and FREAKS here. Everyone tries to get in ya pants, dont want to get to know you for yourself. I’m a straight chick and I’ve gotten hit on by chicks!! What the hell?Then you got the DL/bi men here trying to camouflage themselves to pass for straight. it is terrible. Alot of people here are putting on a huge phony front. Hell, im scared to go to clubbin/bars is definintely out of the picture for me…you just never know what kind of lunatic you will meet.


October 19th, 2009
10:05 pm

Yep..I am one of the “good” ones. 30 something, tall, attractive, clean cut, 6 figure household income, intellectual, but married.

I only wish I had a “do over” so I could exist in this space and enjoy some of the “fun”, with all these seemingly emotionally frustrated, fine, accomplished, single WOMEN in Atlanta. (LOL)

October 19th, 2009
9:47 pm

Come On Uncle Tom, You know darn well that they do not want a bubba sparxx, why would they want a fat white guy with a grill ??? LOL


October 19th, 2009
9:37 pm

I would like to know who conducted the survey… It is so many leases in Atlanta…..from breasts to Bentleys


October 19th, 2009
9:28 pm

Yeah..then your next question is “Sooo..are you a MAN or a ‘GIRLY MAN’?”

Ms Debra

October 19th, 2009
9:27 pm

Yes…Its 13 women to one man in Atlanta. The men are aware of this so that’s the reason for the doggish attitudes and actions. The women really hate each other too, and the only time there is unity, is when there is a black an white issue.

Atlanta is NO PLACE for anyone really. Lots of crime, especially robbery and murder that’s usually black on black. Numerous down low brothers spreading HIV

Get out while you still can.


October 19th, 2009
8:57 pm

Yes, these numbers are greatly skewed, most of the men are gay, on the DL/BI or married. Try another city, but not DC….same thing!!!

Reading from Ohio

October 19th, 2009
8:50 pm

I hear stories from my college friends that moved atl about the fellas on the dl. There is a shortage of eligible single men all over the country. Lord knows Dayton is no exception. We have to deal with drug dealers and mama’s boys here.

Good luck to the women down there, please stay safe. A percentage of men today have no morals or respect for us. Don’t lower your standards.