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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

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
2:33 pm

OMG, Blackfoote, I just laughed out loud at you and fighting off sleepiness. You are a mess!

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
2:33 pm

MMEELLOO – We’re hanging on until your return

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
2:33 pm

Yes, Blackfoote. Finish your story. That should get us talking.

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
2:35 pm

Can anyone copy and paste a link to what got him kicked off the island?

Blackfoote

February 9th, 2011
2:40 pm

Hey Purp:

I was trying to help dude get back on his feet. He talked about getting back with ex wife for about two minutes the rest of the time I was giving him information and addresses to agencies to help newly released inmates get to productive citizens again. It’s my humanitarian side of me I was a pshycology major in school. I don’t have to know you to help you.

Simple Man!!!

February 9th, 2011
2:41 pm

Soooo based on the lack of Drama, maybe we should send out an SOS for Dirty Diana or I AM……

BTW..What up folks??

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
2:41 pm

Blackfoote, that was mighty nice of you, good job.

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
2:42 pm

Simple Man, that would make it lively in here!

Blackfoote

February 9th, 2011
2:46 pm

Thanks Man I do shd like that for anybody.

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
2:49 pm

Either they don’t know, don’t show, or don’t care about what’s going on in the hood…I mean blog

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
2:52 pm

I Am said she wasn’t coming back!!

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
2:52 pm

Looks like snow (is coming) weather

Blackfoote

February 9th, 2011
2:53 pm

Leggs:

Of all the places he could have sat it’s next to me when I’m trying to get a nod.

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
2:54 pm

PR ran her away…I would either :(

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
2:54 pm

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
2:56 pm

How did I run her off?

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
2:57 pm

oh is that right sir?
BMW come on now. I’m trying to get you out of the fish pool…dang! lol

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
2:58 pm

PR – I’m only kidding…you did crack a number of jokes though…at her expense.

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

February 9th, 2011
3:00 pm

“How did I run her off?”

Purple — Did you take your horse to bible study? :lol:

Simple Man!!!

February 9th, 2011
3:08 pm

Ok….Purple ran off I am…Who ran off Dirty D???

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
3:08 pm

She got a beatdown and left on her own

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
3:09 pm

LOL, Swiss and Celisea I have always been the same

BlackMagicWoman

February 9th, 2011
3:09 pm

“Purple — Did you take your horse to bible study?”
LAWD Jesus I just died! :lol:

DREAMS…quit trying to sweet talk a girl! ;-)

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
3:11 pm

PR – Swiss and Celisea I have always been the same

Precisely

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
3:13 pm

quit trying to sweet talk a girl!
BMW I’ll quit if it’s not working. ;-) I promise I’m not a mutant, although I distinguish myself from most guys so much that I might seem like one. lol

Randyt (aka "tired of this coolie work, need to get on a plane somewhere)

February 9th, 2011
3:14 pm

Late to the party I know, but have to say that an LTR would be like a hot dog from the Varsity without the dog or the bun…just the abuse. Ambiance (aka small talk on smartphone for this question) without the physical nearness only goes so far and at least for me is somewhat unfulfilling.

Would I leave town for the right person? What is the old rhyme? Hmmm, maybe…

“I’ll look and look until I find,
the girl I’m looking for,
she’s deaf and dumb and oversexed,
and owns a liquor store”

Okay, just kidding, I do like relationships with more depth, truly. But lately, I never know where I’m going to be and when I will be home long enough to properly give a lady the attention she deserves (and don’t want some BSD taking care of that “for me” when I’m gone). That is one reason my love life is somewhat lean right now…I spend more time in Marriott concierge lounges than I do at home. I could do the phone thing, but I like physical touch and proximity. Anything else seems too much like a dry hump (can I say that?)

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
3:17 pm

I bet people who leave here or are banned still read what is typed.

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
3:17 pm

Anything else seems too much like a dry hump (can I say that?)
Randyt whoaaaaaaaaa watch out now. you’re flirting with banishment!

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
3:19 pm

Randy, you can not speak that type of filth on here.

SexyCool

February 9th, 2011
3:19 pm

Guess I never addressed the actual topic of the day.

LDR – Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
I’ll pass.

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 9th, 2011
3:22 pm

Howdy doodie folks.

Purp – Did i just catch you channeling Boyz n Da Hood earlier? lol

mytw♥cents

February 9th, 2011
3:23 pm

The overly sanitized not really able to flesh out things in an adult manner monitoring helped me withdraw and sadly, work at work. :) But you know what would bring some of the boys n girls back ot the yard? A week of blog entries revisiting the best smackdowns i.e. meltdowns or whateva so we could reminisce, laugh then sing kumbuyah… I missed the most recent ones, but I’m sure the curtains closed on well executed dramatic performances. Usually, the characters come back to life after a brief hiatus.

mytw♥cents

February 9th, 2011
3:25 pm

SEXXYCOOL Have you revised your stance on homeownership just cuz or are the conditions so favorable relationship wise that it’s full speed ahead? I recall a few of your posts when you explained why you wouldn’t wanna make a go of it alone again. I’m hoping it’s the latter cuz that’d mean you’re in a really happy place…

PrincessNik

February 9th, 2011
3:25 pm

HEY HEy Hey hey…any l.u.r.k.e.r.s out THERE THERe THEre THere There there? Now would be a great time to contribute

Now that was funny! What’s up everybody. I’m still catching work up from my days out with bronchitis once i’m caught up i’ll be back contributing on a more frequent basis……..

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
3:26 pm

Usually, the characters come back to life after a brief hiatus.

Rell did….and can we expect then the return of I AM and Professor aka Dirty Diana?

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
3:26 pm

and Beautiful…you should come back :)

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
3:27 pm

Slim yes you did :)

mytw, I have not had any smackdowns but I am willing to Efight someone to get the entries up.

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
3:28 pm

The overly sanitized not really able to flesh out things in an adult manner monitoring

FREE MMEELLOO, FREE MMEELLOO, FREE MMEELLOO….please remove the rate G restriction Diva

Leggs - "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
3:28 pm

@PR ~ you know they’re still reading. Me.lo reads us everyday and laffs at us everyday.

@Celisea ~ yep, Kym kicked her hard that day!

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
3:29 pm

Celisea no Beautiful shouldn’t, where is AmazonRed?

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
3:30 pm

Leggs – yep, Kym kicked her hard that day!

Yes ma’am, blow by blow, until slowly her light dimmed…then…flatline

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
3:30 pm

Leggs, how does he feel about the “free Me-Lo” movement? And why doesn’t he just create an alias?

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
3:30 pm

PR – Celisea no Beautiful shouldn’t, where is AmazonRed?

LOLOLOLOL….told ya,you can’t help it…nut

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
3:31 pm

This blog is like an old stripper with a killer body and not so great face….it just can’t stop being watched.

SlimDizzyDoodle

February 9th, 2011
3:31 pm

I am appalled that there are only 3 pages, and it’s 3:30…this place is starting to look more and more like Buckhead back when the nightlife started dwindling down due to the bar closings. I’d sure hate to see this place get shutdown with only tumbleweeds rolling by

Celisea (free Me-Lo)

February 9th, 2011
3:31 pm

Bet 2Can is reading too

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
3:31 pm

Celisea, :( I guess that was harsh. Sowry

Randyt (aka "tired of this coolie work, need to get on a plane somewhere)

February 9th, 2011
3:32 pm

Ahhhh PR I stand corrected. How can one describe that phenomenon in another way though and still have it rated no higher than PG-13?

;-) I admit I have been away for a long while, but I seem to remember Freaky Fridays where all kinds of deviations from the norm (or should I say “departure from the mainstream”) were discussed. Fruit plates, whipped cream, cheap sheets from Big Lots so you could throw them away…(even that one dude with the horses, but that one was way way way too far out there).

Okay, lets say it is hard to hold hands long distance. Is that better ;-) ?

SexyCool

February 9th, 2011
3:32 pm

TwoPennies – It’s actually a mix of both, but more the latter than the former.
(Insert big cheese grin here.)

Purple Rain "Free Me-Lo"

February 9th, 2011
3:32 pm

2CPTG is banned also?