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When love comes calling – from another city?

We know Atlanta has the cool dating scene. There are a lot of places to go see and be seen. We have the great looking people and the hottest parties.  What happens when you are ready to get off the dating scene and fall in love? Do you think Atlanta is a city conducive to that happening?

While we rank pretty high on any given best city for singles list, it looks as if the best city for love (you know, grown up, make it work  kind?) is not Atlanta. It’s San Antonio, Texas.  I know! I’m shocked too.  I go there once a year on my trek to do volunteer work in Mexico.  I had no idea I was in the city of matrimony and love. Maybe I should stay in the city a little longer this year!

This list that The Daily Beast compiled pulled the most telling statistics of each city. They looked at which cities had  “a high prevalence of marriage, a low incidence of divorce, a relatively happy population and a wealth of bars and restaurants to meet and woo a significant other”.  Sounds fair right?

Here is how Atlanta scored:

  • Attracting singles: C
  • Social life: C
  • Emotional Health: A
  • Marriage: A
  • Divorce: F

What do you think? Do you think Atlanta is prime location to be in love and happy?

Would you ever consider leaving Atlanta if you met someone great in a different city that is more marriage friendly?

A city of love has the best romantic dining, they named Atlanta’s Wisteria. What are your top romantic places to venture?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

351 comments Add your comment

rainbowmittens

February 9th, 2011
6:35 am

Of all the news topics that could be open for discussion, the AJC chooses this tabloid fodder?? Puh-leeze!

J W Collins

February 9th, 2011
8:07 am

In my age group, and speaking strictly as a man, I find in my Atlanta suburb of Gwinnett that the ladies tend to cut off their hair, put on sixty pounds, go into debt, get a cat, then drift somehow into a fantasy of dating mentality whereby they somehow expect a tall, rich, professional man might fall immediately for a short haired frump wearing a sweater covered with cat hair and demanding dinner. In a sea of supersized “BBW’s” I wonder where this report might be talking about.

Y'all Are Kids

February 9th, 2011
8:18 am

JW, you gotta get outa the ‘burbs man. Everyone knows minivans and SUV’s cause weight gain.

Y'all Are Kids

February 9th, 2011
8:20 am

And the report is right, Atlanta’s the city to get laid. That’s why 3 out of 5 single women in Atlanta have Herpes. You want love, get outta town! S’what I did.

Dan - Simply...Superior

February 9th, 2011
8:39 am

@Yak

For your statement to have any validity, you would have personally had to have encountered 3 of 5 women with Herpes (with or without the deleterious affects). Otherwise you’re just passing out statistics without verification.

mark

February 9th, 2011
9:05 am

WE NEED MORE SEXY SISTAS IN MACON GEORGIA…bLACK WOMEN OF aTLANTA PLEASE mOVE TO MACON right now!! WE NEED YOU!!!

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
9:06 am

Good morning.

I think Atlanta is the City for men and women who want to “play” and not necessarily fall in love or be committed to one another. Just my take on things, but I haven’t necessarily been on the scene for a long time.

Y'all Are Kids

February 9th, 2011
9:08 am

you can read all about it.

I can’t post any websites though, apparently.

HPV (the virus). Approximately 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV. Another 6 million people become newly infected each year. HPV is so common that at least 50% of sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives.

Dan - Simply...Superior

February 9th, 2011
9:14 am

@Yak

Again, that’s 20 million Americans you quoted stats for Atlanta.

I call shenanigans

Fion

February 9th, 2011
9:14 am

I think Atlanta is a Great city to find and fall in Love. Believe it or not it happens everyday. :)
A couple of good dining spots:
Studio 887 and you can never go wrong with Bacchanalia.

Y'all Are Kids

February 9th, 2011
9:42 am

Dan – Seriously? Try the CDC website, Hwerks.com, AtlantaHclub.

The 50% of sexually active people in the US will get it at some point in their lives, I cut and pasted from the CDC website.

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
9:51 am

Morning…

Good call Dano….LOL

Dan - Simply...Superior

February 9th, 2011
9:51 am

Nope. You made the statement, the burden of proof is on you sir/madam.

the truth hurts

February 9th, 2011
9:56 am

Thank you City of Atlanta for killing what was once a great nightlife scene.
The heart of Buckhead is now nothing but an undeveloped hole, and our Convention business is half of what it used to be.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
9:59 am

@tth ~ I’m still a little sad they closed Bell Bottoms!

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
10:00 am

YAK – Most of your posts seem angry. You okay?

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
10:07 am

What makes a city marriage friendly? While it may work for some, I won’t be traveling to find a mate. There are plenty of potentials right here.

HPV (the virus). Approximately 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV.
Ya’ll Your first post referenced herpes, but HPV is not herpes. Also, you have to be more specific. Are you talking genital herpes, oral herpes, both, some other kind? Genital herpes affects about 17% of the population, while oral herpes affects anywhere from 70-80% of the population. There are other herpes viruses that affect 100% of the population.

Y'all Are Kids

February 9th, 2011
10:08 am

Not angry. Just not a morning person. You should see me at 21:00. I’m funnier’n Larry the Cable Guy. Maybe this perpetual job search thing is wearin’ me down. Studying for drug tests all the time is killin’ me!

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

February 9th, 2011
10:08 am

Atlanta is a great city in which to be single because it is very easy to get some from as many attractive, young, s3x toys as you like. It’s a tough place to be married because it is very easy to get some from as many attractive, young, s3x toys as you like.

Oh, and morning all…

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
10:10 am

Then YAK – Not angry. Just not a morning person.

Lighten up chief, you’re in the land of the living :) You shouldn’t make us suffer though. Hop on after you’ve gotten over the morning blues…LOL

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
10:14 am

I don’t really get pegging any city specific to any outcome. I would think that’s more to do with a person rather than locale. There are hots spots and not in every city. No? Good prospects as well as bad in every city.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
10:16 am

@i’m swiss ~ I have to agree with you. Atlanta is a great place to be single and a nightmare if you’re married. A nightmare, I tell ya!

@DreamsM ~ I’m with you. I won’t be traveling to find a mate. Doubt very much I could do a LDR.

Fion

February 9th, 2011
10:18 am

@Celisea
I hear ya. That’s my thinking as well.

Dan - Simply...Superior

February 9th, 2011
10:21 am

Yeah, the demolition of Buckhead was a really short sighted move.

With the city so spread out, people don’t want to have to figure out east, west, north, south. And it may have affected convention business.

But there’s always, always Magic City

Y'all Are Kids

February 9th, 2011
10:22 am

C – Tried travelling to find a mate. Russian border patrol wouldn’t let me bring her back though

SexyCool

February 9th, 2011
10:23 am

I don’t trust the statistics about herpes.

As one who received a *FALSE* positive result on the standard HerpeSelect ELISA test that most doctors typically use for HSV2 as a part of *routine* STD testing, I was devastated as I had not ever and have not ever had an *outbreak* or any symptoms similar to those associated with the genital disease.

It is not common knowledge that anyone who has HSV-1 (cold sores) and/or who has had chickenpox will test positive for the antibodies. The HerpeSelect ELISA test is not specific enough to differentiate between the specific strains of the virus.

It was not until I had a test called the Western Blot (which is a more accurate test) that I was able to rest assured that I did not and do not have genital herpes.

All that being said, I would advise ANYone who has tested with a low positive range on the HerpeSelect test to go back to your doctor and demand a Western Blot to be certain of your status.

SexyCool

February 9th, 2011
10:24 am

YAK – HPV is not herpes. It’s HSV, dude.

kimmie

February 9th, 2011
10:24 am

Good morning all!

I don’t really get pegging any city specific to any outcome.

Celisea – Me either. All this “women in Atlanta this, men in Atlanta that”. Don’t get it.

kimmie

February 9th, 2011
10:26 am

Do we have to start the morning talking about diseases? I mean, it’s a beautiful day outside.

Y'all Are Kids

February 9th, 2011
10:27 am

SexyCool – Absolutely spot on. The Western Blot test is the only test worth a shiite. And most Dr’s who know anything about the disease (Which are few and far between) will only recomend the newer test.

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
10:28 am

Kimmie/Fion – I would think in order to make that kind of assessment, one would have to go to try every city….which is not likely.

Y'all Are Kids

February 9th, 2011
10:28 am

YAK – HPV is not herpes. It’s HSV, dude –
It’s 10:28. The caffeine is helping.

Y'all Are Kids

February 9th, 2011
10:31 am

HPV is only the cause of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer only runs in the women in my family.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
10:37 am

@YAK ~ you must be sleeping. Cervical cancer doesn’t only run in the women in your family. :wink:

SexyCool

February 9th, 2011
10:39 am

Sorry, kimmie, but the whole HSV statistics and all that really ticks me off. Having been a victim of a false positive was really, really ugly.

I’d had NO symptoms. My doctor just ordered it as a part of my yearly physical. Three days later, I get a call to come in because she needs to discuss something on my results. She gave the news to me like it was a death sentence and like it was the final word on the subject. I had to do my own research and go to another doctor to get the correct test with the accurate result.

SexyCool

February 9th, 2011
10:45 am

I do have to say that when she told me, I laughed. She was speechless. She said that this was the first time she’d ever told anyone that news and they’d reacted in that way. I told her that it was funny to me because I knew the test had to be wrong.

And now, I’m done talking about that.

kimmie

February 9th, 2011
10:46 am

SCool – I’m so sorry. One of my aunts got a false positive on a cancer biopsy and it was devestating until we found out the truth!

SexyCool

February 9th, 2011
10:52 am

One last word – this incident taught me to ALWAYS get retested and/or a second opinion on matter of medical importance.

SexyCool

February 9th, 2011
10:53 am

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
11:08 am

I don’t trust the statistics about herpes.
SexyC all of the people reported in the CDC statistics on herpes underwent seralogic testing which is type-specific. It is true that many doctors don’t know how or when to use such testing. Glad you did the research though ’cause there’s probably a ton of people out the misdiagnosed.

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
11:13 am

Yeah, the demolition of Buckhead was a really short sighted move.
Dan The Buckhead Alliance had been planning that move for a long time. They bought out those establishments and then only sold to investors who agreed to set up businesses that they thought were appropriate for the neighborhood (boutiques, etc). They want it to be like Rodeo Dr. I sat in a few of their meetings when I lived in Buckhead…lots of power in there.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
11:17 am

@SexyC ~ glad you now do that.

Dan - Simply...Superior

February 9th, 2011
11:22 am

@DM

I know that there’s power there. But financially, they were able to have lower taxes because of the revenue streams generated by the businesses there.

That they wanted Rodeo Drive South wasn’t a secret, but it was nonetheless shortsighted.

Then again, Atlanta is the city that shuffled off $3 Billion dollars in revenue weekend becuase of “element”

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
11:26 am

Then again, Atlanta is the city that shuffled off $3 Billion dollars in revenue weekend becuase of “element”
Dan This is really the key right here. People with extraodinary financial means don’t mind having higher taxes if they can get rid of that “element”. For them, higher taxes are a small price to pay for exlusivity/exclusion.

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
11:34 am

Ok so what is everyone doing this weekend? It’s supposed to be pretty nice.

SexyCool

February 9th, 2011
11:35 am

House hunting….still.

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
11:39 am

I’m going dancing.

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Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
11:49 am

Hopefully…

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
11:51 am

House hunting….still.
How’s that going? Seeing anything you like out there?