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Dating: Summer in the city

It may feel like Phoenix outside, but this is Atlanta – a place that offers many options in date destinations. We talked earlier this week about having solid date plans for date night and we are fortunate to take advantage of all Atlanta has to offer! We have activities and locations that are ideal for night dates, daytime dates, lazy dates, adventurous dates…you get the idea.

Our good friends at HowAboutWe.com revealed that Atlanta daters have particular locations that we like to frequent on dates:

Top 10 Summer Date Spots:

1. Piedmont Park
2. High Museum of Art
3. The Tabernacle
4. Museum of Design Atlanta
5. Turner Field
6. Atlantic Station
7. SweetWater Brewing Company
8. Georgia Aquarium
9. Atlanta Symphony Hall
10. Fontaine’s Oyster House

I have only been to 1,2, 3 and 4 on a date. All really fun and memorable outings, and I plan to get to the remaining soon! The destinations helped, but I suspect that I was deeply distracted by my date. When you ask out the right people, your date destination becomes the cherry on top of the already iced cake, am I right??

There were also a few other notable facts about dating in Atlanta during the summer:

The dating site also uncovered the following in their research of Atlanta’s Summer Dating Trends:

-Atlanta singles love going to sporting events when summer time rolls around. Specifically, heading to a Braves game. Atlanta’s sport of choice, with 1 in 4 dates in the “play” category involving Turner Field.

-Another way Atlanta singles get their hearts pumping? Hiking. Hiking dates are suggested 2x more often during the summer.

-Volunteering date ideas are suggested 10% more often in Atlanta during the summer.

-Looking for something a little more unique? Hot air balloon dates also trended throughout June.

-Dates involving Brazilian cuisine are suggested 26% more often during the summer, a departure from winter’s favorite: French fare.

I have done the volunteering date idea and I was pleasantly surprised at my date’s willingness to go and not complain. I think you can tell a lot about a person when you observe them helping others.

Do you change your dating habits in the summer? Do you go to different places and do different things?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

What do you think is the top dating destination?

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Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:05 pm

And really, I’m not the one with issues. I don’t sit on here watching folks and getting worked up at folks on the screen….you know??

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
2:07 pm

BF took a brick for his sister cuz some punk liked her and I took a bat to my hips because some punk liked me. See, young boy all over are idiots!

Blackfoote: I'm The Zinger With A Dinger

June 29th, 2012
2:13 pm

I got another one where this guy was in ROTC in high school and I was in the second grade and every morning I walked to school he would take my lunch money 10 cent and said if I told anybody he would kill me. Every day at lunch time I would burst out crying because I was hungry and didn’t have money to eat with and my teacher asked me why and I told her and she called my grandma. My grandma staked me out one day without my knowledge and she said she saw him stop me that morning and take my money. She said caught his ass by the collar and said don’t you ever stop my grandson again and take his money or I’m going to kill you. After that day I saw him one time and he was walking on the opposite side of the street and I never saw him again.

SlimUno

June 29th, 2012
2:14 pm

So the moral of the story is find an even bigger bully to get rid of your bully? lol

disco

June 29th, 2012
2:16 pm

BF – one question – granted you were 10 and he was high school but did your grandma get at you for not even attempting to get with him?

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:17 pm

Awww man, Blackfoote, dang somebody bullied you?? Go granny!

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:19 pm

That’s why my kid never rode the school bus. Just the thought of a gang of girls beating up on her….

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:20 pm

What about the granny the three boys were picking on and some dude raised over $600,000 for a vacation for her? I think he started out with a goal of about $5000

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
2:20 pm

It doesn’t always happen that way, Celisea. However, the thought did cross my mind. Lil leggs got out of h.s. w/o a fight. Not sure if that’s good or bad (lol).

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
2:21 pm

That granny is now going to retire. Last count I saw $750K.

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
2:21 pm

She even met the 25-year old man who started the campaign to send her on vacation.

i'm swiss

June 29th, 2012
2:22 pm

For $600,000, I believe I’d sit on a bus and let some middle school f__k ups insult me for a couple of hours.

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:22 pm

Leggs – That’s good. I may have sheltered her too much…lol That granny has it going on. She’s going to donate part to charity. I’on know if I could do that…

Blackfoote: I'm The Zinger With A Dinger

June 29th, 2012
2:23 pm

disco this dude was way bigger than me and I was big for my age. I did a side step with him for a minute but he butsed my lip and I tried to hide it when I got to school. So in order not to get my face busted up I relented and gave in.

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:23 pm

Swiss – Me too…lol

Leggs – I saw him on GMA…cool dude

SlimUno

June 29th, 2012
2:23 pm

Leggs – How would that be a bad thing? (to make it out of hs w/o a fight)

i'm swiss

June 29th, 2012
2:24 pm

Yeah, my charity would be to put up a sign in front of each of those kids’ houses that read, “I’M RIIIIIICH, B!TCHES!” :lol:

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:26 pm

Swiss – Okaaaaay…”yeah I gotcho charity”

Blackfoote: I'm The Zinger With A Dinger

June 29th, 2012
2:26 pm

No grandma was more about kicking his ass instead of if I could hold my own or not. She turned 94 last Sunday and still talks about that today.

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
2:29 pm

No experience fighting if she should get into a fight in college. We sparred at home often (lessons), but nothing like a real fight to know what you’re made of. She does know, nothing wrong with cold co*cking her opponent!

SlimUno

June 29th, 2012
2:32 pm

Leggs – A self-defense call maybe good for her if you can swing one this summer before she leaves off for Statesboro. When I went the guy showed us a move in the case a chick grabs your hair in a fight, which they always do.

Robert

June 29th, 2012
2:32 pm

“Do you go to different places and do different things?”

I have lived in ATL know for a couple of years I am ashame to admit it but last week was the first time I visited the Dr. Martin Luther King Center and his grave site. It was a very emotional experience for me. It made me made as hell to see all the graffiti on the walls of the King Center and no one gives a damn if they clean it up or not. People just like me from all across the USA and the world have a different opinion about what the King Center stands for and his legacy. I am glad I saw this piece of American/Black History and will take my family the next time they visit ATL.

disco

June 29th, 2012
2:33 pm

BF – I just had to ask. I could just see me getting in trouble one way or another in that scenario. even if for nothing other than the fact that granny had to hear about it on the streets. lol.

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:34 pm

I think I’m calling a day at 3:00

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:34 pm

calling IT a day

i'm swiss

June 29th, 2012
2:35 pm

“in the case a chick grabs your hair in a fight, which they always do.”

Girl fights are vicious. I would never break up a chick fight (might get an eyeball gouged out). Guy fights, on the other hand, more often that not, end up like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcfyqO-8JoI

Blackfoote: I'm The Zinger With A Dinger

June 29th, 2012
2:36 pm

Leggs I can see you and lil leggs sparring and you teaching her how to cold cock. Too Funny…….LOL

SlimUno

June 29th, 2012
2:36 pm

meant class, not call oops

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
2:39 pm

That’s an excellent suggestion, SlimUno.

Blackfoote: I'm The Zinger With A Dinger

June 29th, 2012
2:43 pm

Cely 3 is my usual time out, what happened to Lady I miss walking her to her car?

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:45 pm

Blackfoote – What time do you go in? I haven’t talked to lady in a minute.

SlimUno

June 29th, 2012
2:45 pm

swiss – You’re right and if anyone ever actually makes a move, it just turns into a grappling match…sort of like in boxing when they keep leaning and hugging each other, no blows thrown. lol

When girls fight, eyes, face, shirt and bras are always ripped up and not to mention hair flying everywhere

Into the Light....Celisea and Blackfoote - the Zinger Triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:45 pm

Okay, I’m back. Went to Tar-zhay during lunch break (big shoutout to Kendra, winner of the b*thcy cashier of the week award) and came back to a computer crash.

I’m up and running now, though, and ready to roll….

@C: Those shoes are HAWT! What size you wear??? LOL

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:46 pm

I was waiting on Belks to call me about my shoes. I was gonna swing by and grab a bit and head home. Heck, I think I’m rolling out in 14 minutes, grabbing a bit and heading home. If they call me while I’m enroute that would be even better.

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:48 pm

ITL – (big shoutout to Kendra, winner of the b*thcy cashier of the week award

OMGosh…that was a riot…lol

Thanks shug for liking the shes. 8.5 is my shoe size…heeey that rhymed.

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:48 pm

Blackfoote: I'm The Zinger With A Dinger

June 29th, 2012
2:49 pm

Cely I’m up early I come in the office at 6:30 that is unless I’m having to do an overnighter when I have an employee off sick or on vacay.

Into the Light....Celisea and Blackfoote - the Zinger Triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:51 pm

Dang! 8.5 might be a little snug on me. Can you get a 9?!?!? Just in case I need to borrow them, you know???? :lol:

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:55 pm

Blackfoote – At 6:30 my alarm clock is just going off. I usually take my bath around 7:30ish

ITL – I can’t do a 9…my twink. I have some 8s. Mostly 8.5 but if the shoe runs big it’s gonna have to be an 8.

Blackfoote: I'm The Zinger With A Dinger

June 29th, 2012
2:55 pm

LOL…….@Light a 9 not good enough.

All of y’all are 10’s.

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:56 pm

I won’t say never but I’m not sure I can be up and out and walking in the job AT 6:30

ATL Guy

June 29th, 2012
2:56 pm

Celisea – do you work around N. Avenue? What kind of work do you do?

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:56 pm

Blackfoote – You hit the top of the scale for all of us ladies…you’re a 10 dude…you too Swiss and some of y’all other blogmen

SlimUno

June 29th, 2012
2:58 pm

Have a good safe pre-4th weekend folks and try not to beat too many people up over the next 2 days ;-)

ATL Guy

June 29th, 2012
2:58 pm

Thanks for the Compliment

Into the Light....Celisea and Blackfoote - the Zinger Triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:58 pm

Awwww, Blackfoote. You are the sweetest. I heart you. :)

@C: Well pooh. Guess I’ll have to buy my own pair. Unless HST is lurking…. BWAHAHAHA

Into the Light....Celisea and Blackfoote - the Zinger Triplets

June 29th, 2012
2:59 pm

You out, Slimmy? Have a good one!

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
3:00 pm

ITL – Go now while they’re having the red dot clearance. There’s another fifty percent off the sale price. I got those for $25 bucks!!

Into the Light....Celisea and Blackfoote - the Zinger Triplets

June 29th, 2012
3:01 pm

THIS JUST IN: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing. (no shocked face here)

Into the Light....Celisea and Blackfoote - the Zinger Triplets

June 29th, 2012
3:02 pm

@C: SAY WHAT???? Gurl, you know my favorite designer is Clearance. And his sister, Take Another Percentage Off, I love her too!!! :lol: :lol: