You want to know what happens when two single women stop being polite and start getting real about men? Well, if the two women are dating bloggers “Single Gal in NYC” and yours truly, only great things! I managed to catch up with the fabulous and brave Melissa aka Single Gal in the City. We met up for a quick bite at the beautiful Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.
We both swapped stories of our dating misadventures – some side-splitting recounts of good guys gone wrong, and bad choices we have both made. I couldn’t wait to ask her “what are you thinking!?” Only I was much more polite, and I asked her what made her decide to go on a dating blitz in different cities.
She was very open and candid about reaching the point where she was growing weary of her dating experiences in New York. Basically, it was either do something that would move her closer to finding the one, or risk turning into a bitter New York dater.
I also asked what she has learned about herself in this experience so far. She said that she discovered how happy she actually is and now she is ready for the next chapter. She couldn’t have reached this point without this experience and I say good for her!
Now as for the Atlanta dating scene, I think she got a good sense of what its like already. She has spoken to some great people who told her what it’s like for them. She had a lunch date so far with a nice divorced man and she had a date last night.
Atlanta, much like New York has many transplants. You have a mixed bag of people with different perspectives about dating. In both cities, the men know the odds are in their favor as far as numbers go! When I was in New York, I had a great time meeting men.
For some reason, New York men really dig southern chicks. Of course, I played it up even more when I realized this! I met a really cute and smart young guy at a party Friday night. He kept me laughing! Mr. Hershey Goodbar has my email and we will probably be good friends. Saturday night I met Harlem Hottie. He was just my type, brainy, stylish and a little snarky – in a good way. We stayed up till the early morning talking and he has already been in touch. New York men get an A in my book!
Have you ever considered doing something drastic to mix things up in your love life? Do you think leaving your area code would be worth the effort? When was the last time you dating out of the city, or out of your neighborhood?
What do you have planned for this weekend?
P.S. I promised Melissa I would rally everyone to go to her blog and weigh in on the best city to end her dating blitz tour. Please go vote!