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Best city to find a date?

Thank you Atlanta! You have topped another list of best cities to find a date. This means that if you are dateless in Atlanta – it’s you with the problem! Just kidding – sort of.

Atlanta has been consistently named as one of the best places to land a date. According to the Daily Beast, we have the single people (with jobs!), money to invest in dating costs, and enough mentally and physically healthy people that are out on the dating scene.

This is all encouraging news, of course. You are in the right place to find a date. You only need to put some effort into actually finding a date. Staying home every night is not going to cut it! Just because the city is teeming with single people ready to mingle, does not mean they are going to show up on your doorstep!

What do you think of Atlanta’s ranking as #1 city to find a date? Would you agree? Have you tried dating in other cities?

If Atlanta is the best place to find a date, I wonder what city would be ideal to find a date that is interested in marrying one day? Would we still be the best city? Is Atlanta a great city to be in a relationship and/or married?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

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Celisea

January 4th, 2012
9:54 am

There was a story on GMA this morning of an 18 y.o. new mom (baby 3 months old), husband passed on Christmas where she killed a dude for breaking in on her. They played the 911 tape and she was calm as ever. She told the dispatcher that there was someone coming in on her and asked if she could shoot him. The dispatcher told her not until he actually entered but that she couldn’t “recommend” anything to her. She went and got her guns and sure enough, one foot into her house she killed that joker. Come to find out, one of the men had been stalking her (I think that’s what the story said). It was two men and one had a nine inch knife (they named what kind…can’t remember). I so proud of her. No telling what they would have done to her and that sweet baby. He was soooo cute. Those jokers knew she was there alone. The other dude turned himself in.

Kym

January 4th, 2012
9:55 am

Well what about this events and adventures thing they keep flashing on Q100?

Leggs

January 4th, 2012
9:57 am

There are a lot of beautiful women here, but what gets to me is when men don’t believe that an attractive, single woman isn’t dating someone. They automatically think they’re lying in that someone HAS to be lurking behind the curtains. I called one person out saying it’s not nice to tell someone they’re lying right off the bat. There’s probably someone lurking in every single person’s life waiting to open that curtain, but just because someone is lurking doesn’t mean the woman is dating them. Hell, some of us don’t even know there’s someone lurking. Well, that may not be true (lol).

Into the Light

January 4th, 2012
9:58 am

Thanks, Randy. It was a disappointment, for sure, but hey – a 10-win season is something to be proud of!

@Kym: A friend of mine at work joined. She’s had a lot of fun, and met some cool folks.

@disco: Do you have your dream interpretation book handy? I had a humdinger last night! :shock:

Lady~

January 4th, 2012
9:59 am

Leggs

January 4th, 2012
10:02 am

@Celisea ~ I saw that and noticed how calm she was. She asked if it was within her right to shoot him and blasted his behind. They were callous knowing she just lost her husband and was home alone (or so they thought). She had the company of her shotgun (or whatever it was she used). Good for her!!!!

Randyt (aka, dayum what a time to get a cold, rather get a new t-shirt).

January 4th, 2012
10:03 am

@ Leggs, I remember reading an interview with a top model once who said she never got asked out. Men just automatically assumed that since she could have any guy she wanted, that she wasn’t available. That was an eye opener for me. What was that model several years ago who was in Grady for so long after some average dude asked her out and then wrecked his car reaching for his cell phone. She almost died. I remember thinking dayum, he is a nobody and she went out with him? If I had known that, then I would have asked her out.

M. (pronouced M dot)

January 4th, 2012
10:04 am

Good day everybody and happy new year!

If Atlanta is the best place to find a date, I wonder what city would be ideal to find a date that is interested in marrying one day? Would we still be the best city? Is Atlanta a great city to be in a relationship and/or married?

I think this list should be changed to the fact that Atlanta is a good place to CASUALLY date. The reason I say casually is that most people in Atlanta live through a fantasy in dating i.e., they want what they see on tv and if you are not that, you are just thrown into a rolodex and get called up as a backup plan if someone cancels on them.

Also, I have been here for 6 years almost and my theory is that Atlanta is a seasonal relationship city. People want to be in relationships from the fall until around the spring then they are probably tired of who they have been with and are seeking a new relationship, so they use the summer to hit the relationship campaign trail and find someone new to date for the fall…thus continuing the cycle.

Exiled!

January 4th, 2012
10:04 am

Cricket phone?
I was about to ask the sane question Disco! Lol

You have good skills,I must say…

A woman should be able to detect those things,like,if a dude got a ride or not..before accepting a date.

Unless ofcourse she also doesn’t have a ride!

Lol

Lady~

January 4th, 2012
10:04 am

disco

January 4th, 2012
10:06 am

ITL – I’m not home and that’s where my dream books are. try dreammoods.com. they have a dream dictionary where you can look up key words.

Celisea

January 4th, 2012
10:07 am

Leggs – That’s what I was thinking. Just cruel. No doubt was going to do something heinous. A grieving widow with a brand new baby. I don’t advocate killing but I’m glad she did. She said she knew it was her/baby or them.

Leggs

January 4th, 2012
10:09 am

Not sure why men feel all pretty women are dating. Never got that. Should we feel that all ugly men aren’t dating? Not a fair assessment. Not sure, but seems like they’re getting their fair share of puddy (even if it’s from fat, unkempt women). Sorry, I digress….

@ITL ~ I had a humdinger of a dream last night…it was about a table that people lived in for centuries that morphed into anything you needed from it. Different generations lived in this table carved out of big oak tree that was able to provide you with anything you wanted. Weird to say the least….I think I went to bed too early (9:45).

Randyt (aka, dayum what a time to get a cold, rather get a new t-shirt).

January 4th, 2012
10:10 am

@ Mdot Could be. I tend to hide from Thanksgiving until after New Years. Had most of my serious relationships end in December so I am superstitious. Don’t like being kicked to the curb so someone can start the New Year fresh anymore, LOL. Been there done that…

kimmie

January 4th, 2012
10:10 am

Good morning!

Nothing to add to the topic

Disco – Got a dream for ya, but give you a little background first. We had a small wedding in Vegas and the plan was to have a reception dinner back home here in the ATL later in the summer. That never materialized. Summer got away from us and we spent money on other things.

Well last night I dreamed that we had finally planned that dinner and sent out invites to about 100 people. I went out to run some errands and when I came back and drove pass the venue where we were having the dinner, people were lined up early to get in and everyone had brought a few people with them, their entire families in some cases! There was about double the amount we invited. I panicked because I knew I did not have enough food to feed all those people. I went home to get dressed for the dinner, but could not get myself ready fast enough to get there on time.

What can all this mean?

Audra

January 4th, 2012
10:11 am

Yep, Atlanta is a good place to find a date, and I say this coming from the Midwest, where it is absolutely terrible. I have also been unsuccessful in the long-term relationship endeavor, but I haven’t been at it for long. I do think that if you want a date you have to 1) get off your azz – go do something! and 2) be willing to put yourself out there, go on dates just for the sake of having fun. How else will you find out what you do and don’t like, and WHOM you do and don’t like?

disco

January 4th, 2012
10:12 am

ex – yeah I joked that those fellas might want to get a little Verizon/sprint/att sticker to put over that cricket logo. heck even sharpie it out and if they don’t want to go through all that trouble then quit putting their phones all on display. that’s a pet peeve of mine anyway. folks (men and women) be flossing with their phones like they used to floss with beepers back in the day. that cricket logo is putting all your business in the street.

Randyt (aka, dayum what a time to get a cold, rather get a new t-shirt).

January 4th, 2012
10:13 am

@ Leggs, weird dreams must be going around. I dreamed about my transition lover from twelve years ago…woke up pizzed off ;-) …again.

Celisea

January 4th, 2012
10:14 am

Imma have to cosign the cricket phone thing. I look at stuff like that too. It might seem shallow but IMO it’s indicative of what’s going on…OR NOT I get turned off easily but that sort of thing.

Into the Light

January 4th, 2012
10:16 am

@Leggs: That was a weird dream. Let’s look it up on dreammoods.

I dreamed that I was riding in a car, talking to family and friends. The only problem is that all the folks in the car (except me, of course) are deceased. Kinda gave me the shivers….

Exiled!

January 4th, 2012
10:20 am

Cel!

no,don’t get turned off like that but it just means he ain’t in ya league! Lol

it’s like a short short,thick,rickety dude trying to holla at a tall chic. Lol

Kym

January 4th, 2012
10:20 am

@disco…somedays I think will we ever ever ever get out of high school? Flossing with your phone….You know what..I would love for suppose to be grown tail men or women, for that matter… to just once instead of playacting at being so fly..to try playing acting at just being adults. To quote from the book of Prince..”Act your age..not your shoe size.

Sorry slight Vent.

M. (pronouced M dot)

January 4th, 2012
10:21 am

@Randyt

LOL yup a lot of people hide because they don’t want to date along with the stress of the holidays. I know some guys that get real serious about dating right around February 15th lol

Kym

January 4th, 2012
10:23 am

@ITL..okay call me weird but I always look at the visit from the dead as a good thing. Like they are trying to warn or pass on some wisdom to me. Lately I haven’t had any dreams..or maybe I am not really remembering them.

Celisea

January 4th, 2012
10:23 am

Mark Wahlburg has a new movie coming out January 13th…I’m there front and center. I love anything he plays in…

Why are all the talks shows (so it seems) only focused on weight loss and the anti-aging process?? That’s all I’ve heard today and all of December.

I’m just posting randoms….ohhh, now “The Doctors” are talking about “why is it white” and we’re heading towards the vagina…brb

Celisea

January 4th, 2012
10:25 am

MMeello – LOL..I agree

Okay The Doctors have moved on to talk about semen. If your semen is white you have more sperm cells. If it’s more clearer, you have less.

kimmie

January 4th, 2012
10:26 am

Light – I have dreams about family bbq’s and outings where the people are deceased all the time!! Strangly though, I often find comfort in them. In the dreams, I’m in the kitchen cooking with my mom or clowning with my younger brother or uncles or grandfather, who are all gone. But in the dreams we are always having fun.

Celisea

January 4th, 2012
10:27 am

They’re doing “white” things…

Now it’s the white tongue, breast milk and white noise…

Carrie

January 4th, 2012
10:28 am

Yes, you can date very well in Atlanta but actually finding a mate is HARD! Where are those cities? I’m just afraid after soooooooooooo many dating experiences, I just might need dating Re-hab to actually be able to eventually identify and settle down with one person….don’t judge me.

/

Lady~

January 4th, 2012
10:29 am

lol Carrie…..

Into the Light

January 4th, 2012
10:31 am

@Kym and Kimmie: I like what you said. I’m going to look at it that way!

Randyt (aka, dayum what a time to get a cold, rather get a new t-shirt).

January 4th, 2012
10:35 am

Carrie, that doesn’t make you the exception, it makes you the rule. One of the problems with dating is that if one has to have all the questions answered correctly before committing, then guess what… Not easy. Throw in the fact that seldom are two people at the same place at the same time in a relationship and again the “meal” becomes over or under cooked. Timing and a willingness to take the plunge are key…and frankly I seem to have neither most of the time LOL.

So, welcome to the club. ;-)

Celisea

January 4th, 2012
10:36 am

Ice: for manscaping (per the doctor), shaving, removing splinters (also sterilize) numb the area with a bit of ice…another tip from The Dctors

Randyt (aka, dayum what a time to get a cold, rather get a new t-shirt).

January 4th, 2012
10:37 am

So we have decided that dreaming of dead people is good, but what about dead relationships, LOL?

Celisea

January 4th, 2012
10:39 am

Throw in the fact that seldom are two people at the same place at the same time in a relationship and again the “meal” becomes over or under cooked.

Good point. I’m finding more and more, older men (say late 30s early 40s) are the main ones not wanting to commit. Most want to go out and hang out and get intimate but many like the “option” of several women. I don’t think venues and cities are the issues. It’s always the people. People do want they REALLY want to and what they don’t want to do, no matter what they say their actions will state otherwise. I say live life and dont’ lose any sleep over it. Can’t make folks be where they don’t want to be.

Leggs

January 4th, 2012
10:39 am

@kimmie ~ your dreams speaks smack of disrespect to me. Your moving slow to get ready is because you are pissed with people thinking they can ignore your wishes and thinking you’ll sweetly continue to oblige them. You’re trying to say “no more walking over me,” but I know that’s not really the case. You want to not even show up for your own dinner celebration but you already paid.

Also, you moving slowly could be your way of formulating a plan on how you can tell the people who came uninvited to eat for the plate of the person who brought them.

Celisea

January 4th, 2012
10:40 am

Peppermint foot baths with condensed milk…you can also add menthol

Leggs

January 4th, 2012
10:41 am

@Celisea ~ EVERY time I see Mark Walberg I know the movie is going to be excellent. Who would have thunk he would have turned into such a dynamic actor after coming from that boy group (lol).

Celisea

January 4th, 2012
10:42 am

Coming up next: White foods to avoid

Y Carrington

January 4th, 2012
10:42 am

You are kidding right! Now that is a joke if there ever was one. LOL

Celisea

January 4th, 2012
10:43 am

Leggs – I cannot think of one single movie he’s been in that I saw that I did not like. Yes ma’am a very good actor. I’m going to be there front and center when this next movies comes out. That’s what next week?

Celisea

January 4th, 2012
10:44 am

Y Carrington – Welcome!

You’ll find here….”to each his own”

Carrie

January 4th, 2012
10:44 am

@Randy – I just don’t want all of this dating to leave me twisted and unable to know whats real. I think if we don’t change it up or a least fall back for a moment of reflection we can become twisted dating victims with a series of misadventures rather than people who have actually grown by those experinces and can translate them into something more meaningful eventually.

Lady~

January 4th, 2012
10:48 am

C Good Post 10:39!

Randyt (aka, dayum what a time to get a cold, rather get a new t-shirt).

January 4th, 2012
10:51 am

Good point Carrie. I know some people who never get over the rejections instead of learning from them. I mourn for a day or two (usually with several glasses of Maker’s ark, my oldest friend :-) then I back off and reflect on what I could have done better or different. I don’t waste my time trying to blame the other because if it is not right for one it is not right for either. No matter how good or how painful, I value all for what I learned…and try to remember the good. The ones I pity are the ones who think that they are failures or victims and won’t let it go, because that just gets in the way of the good and the learning…and potential success the next time around.

Randyt (aka, dayum what a time to get a cold, rather get a new t-shirt).

January 4th, 2012
10:52 am

Maker’s Mark…sorry.

Exiled!

January 4th, 2012
10:52 am

Kimmie?!

I think ur dream is a joyful dream!

Anywhere where there is food and lots of people(no chaos) gotta be a good thing,never mind you were worried that the food won’t be enough.

You are a giver(food) and it comes thru in your dream.

Off topic: I hate good folks,smart,witty, nice etc but with ,spanking clean but Cold, no activity kitchens! Lol

kimmie

January 4th, 2012
10:53 am

Leggs – I think your 10:39 is right on the money!

Leggs

January 4th, 2012
10:54 am

@Randyt ~ nice post in that you’re learning, moving on, no longer engaging in bitterness. If that’s the case, why were you pissed after dreaming about your transistion lover 12 years ago (lol)….I had to mess with you on that one.

Exiled!

January 4th, 2012
10:54 am

No Leggs! U off on Kimmie’s dream