Maxim: Atlanta No. 1 city for men

“Every day is an opening day” may have been a bust, but Atlanta has a new maxim, thanks to Maxim magazine, proud purveyors of almost porn.

Atlanta, the epicenter of American sexy.

Atlanta, the epicenter of American sexy.

Atlanta is America’s No. 1 city for men to live in, according to those who keep abreast of such things.

How did Atlanta beat out Miami, Los Angeles, Newark and other party destinations?

Ironically, it’s Atlanta’s beautiful women that makes our clean and safe metropolis such a wonderful place for men.

Here’s how Maxim phrased it:

“Atlanta is the ultimate man city. Why? Well, mostly because of their girls score, which was through the freakin’ roof. And there are good job prospects [and] fun night­- life.”

Thanks ladies. I suggest Mayor Kasim Reed send a “Key to the City” to each and every Clermont dancer.

The NHL may not like Atlanta, but Maxim, which rated cities according to sports franchises, nightlife and regional hotness of its female denizens, certainly does.

As for the women, they’ve always got Climax, Ga.

Here’s Maxim’s Top 10:

1. Atlanta

2. Boston

3. Los Angeles

4. Miami

5. New York

6. Tampa

7. Long Beach

8. Pittsburgh

9. San Diego

10. Chicago

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June 20th, 2011
6:31 pm

bummer! my comp is transferring me to raleigh. anybody know ’bout the ladies up there?


June 20th, 2011
6:34 pm

I have been a happy Atlanta male for a couple decades, moving here from the #6 town, Tampa in the 90s. It isn’t the strip clubs, although they don’t hurt, its the universities. Check out our club most full of college aged people. And now Romeo Cologne on Wednesday. Look out gentlemen…


June 20th, 2011
6:35 pm

What a joke. Lived in Houston, much better city for men than this place.

Atlanta Suxs

June 20th, 2011
6:38 pm

Atlanta is not number 1 in anything!!!!


June 20th, 2011
6:39 pm

Yes there a lot of women here but if you exclude the ones who weigh over 300lbs. that number drops DRAMATICALLY


June 20th, 2011
6:47 pm


June 20th, 2011
6:48 pm

what about VA


June 20th, 2011
6:55 pm

I’m really stunned that Dallas did not make the list at all? Having lived there as a single guy 81-87 then here in ATL 89-present I would compare the cities quite closely in terms of hot women and the M/F ratio.


June 20th, 2011
6:58 pm

LOL…as a long time Atlanta resident but a South West Georgia gal, I will testify that the men in Climax, GA are twice as hot as many of our metro guys. They say please, ma’am, open doors, buy flowers, wear jeans, drive tractors, love their Momma’s and love their families. I had fun dating in ATL but married a South Georgia man.


June 20th, 2011
7:00 pm

#1 in vapid too much make up big hair plastic surgery and will not stfu under any circumstances, maybe. was this the april 1st issue?


June 20th, 2011
7:01 pm

@skinnyboot…if you or your friends would choose a place to live based on whether there is a hockey team…buh bye!


June 20th, 2011
7:12 pm

So this is not about jobs

June 20th, 2011
7:26 pm

Atlanta was traffic free, clean, nice and tolerable; then the northerners came…crime, gangs, fast talking jerks, and hordes of job seekers. If we get rid of ya’ll, we would be nice again…and take that traffic with you.

Harrison Dangler

June 20th, 2011
7:28 pm

Atlanta is perhaps #1 in being overated as good place to live and overhyped. I was born and raised here and cannot wait to leave in 38 days. I have had the good fortune to live all over the U.S. and traveled abroad quite a bit.

I will politely say that unless you are a gay or black man (or both), there are many cities superior to live in for a single heterosexual man. Atlanta is a bit like high school in that it is so class conscious, phony and pretentious.

If you have never lived in NY, LA, Tampa, San Francisco, Dallas, Miami, etc. then you do not know of which you speak. The women are much better looking on average and much more friendly.

I am sure I will not convince any of you, so please keep believing the hype and I will enjoy the rest of the world.

Sarah Palin Bachman Numbskull

June 20th, 2011
7:33 pm

“Clean and safe?’

Seriously, George. Get out of the suburbs. Better yet, stay there. You’re less likely to get shot while stepping into a pile of chicken wing bones.


June 20th, 2011
7:39 pm

ATL is fantastic. Lots of gay men = they are not interested in women!! Good more for me. Women are begging for a real man = good here i am! Plenty of beautiful women here covering different nationalities!! This is a guys playground. You don’t need to be rich! Women are begging for real men in ATL…you just have to have a little game. No guy should be sleeping womanless in ATL!!!

Ps: who cares about Hockey?? If a city has the big 3 (basketball, baseball & football) I’m cool. The PGA tour comes here annually….ATL is a great big/little city. Doesn’t get much better than that.


June 20th, 2011
7:43 pm

Why are black men in such demand in ATL? Why is ATL such a bad place for a hetero single white guy? I really don’t get it? I’m not white but America is made for the white guy (and that includes ATL).

So this is not about jobs

June 20th, 2011
7:50 pm

Bologna! Born here too! Been all over the world, almost every continent…zzz, NY, LA, Rio, Dakar, San Fran, Montreal, Lancaster, PA; Vermont, Quebec, London, Belize, Mexico City, Paris, South Dakota…been there, done that. Missed about 30 or 40 and I am not military. Still prefer the ATL, met my hubby in Philly…sent him back; prefer southerners or Chicago.

Lantiki Jones

June 20th, 2011
8:11 pm

Atlanta, land of the chunky bottle-blonde cows who think they are “hotter than Georgia asphalt.” Either that or the black ghetto mamas with their enormous butts, who have countless kids and little idea on who “they baby daddy be.”

My wife and I just laugh when we go out on the town. Even worse, few stores even sell small sizes because the women here are such chubbos. Atlanta, murder capital of the US, no telling how many are killed by fat chicks rolling on them.

Paul (You doesn't have to call me Johnson).

June 20th, 2011
8:11 pm

Thanks to Delta Airlines Atlanta is the Gay capital of the USA. Gorgeous women, gorgeous men.
Fortunately the Center for Disease is located here.


June 20th, 2011
8:13 pm

If you can’t score in this city then you are ugly or a lame azz.

Jayson's Disease

June 20th, 2011
8:26 pm

Jayson, I think we were discussing quality women, not the low standards in Atlanta. How’s the drip, drip, drip working for you?


June 20th, 2011
8:28 pm

I’ve read each comment…some of them are so funny that im nearly in tears!!!


June 20th, 2011
8:36 pm

lol!! these comments are hilarious..anybody know what the no.1 city is for women???

Good Neighbor

June 20th, 2011
8:36 pm

It’s the #1 city for men precisely b/c it caters to women! They have better jobs, get TONS of night club perks, and are worshiped CONSTANTLY. Word spreads about these advantages and women flock here by the thousands…..every woman I know LOVES this city.

It’s just one big night club where it’s free for women all night……just to bait men.


June 20th, 2011
8:49 pm

All black all gay……all black all gay……all black all gay…..all black all gay…….all black all gay…..if you are not normal,ATL is the perfect fit for you.
The world wasn’t created for ATL to fit into normal society.
All black all gay….all black all gay.
And this place is supposed to be a cool place ?
Uh uh……sorry.
Can’t be.

Stay Classy

June 20th, 2011
8:50 pm

Atlanta girls come from sh*tty state schools and consequently can’t hold a conversation, but they’ll perform unspeakable acts for a ride in a Bimmer and dinner at Bacchanalia.


June 20th, 2011
8:56 pm

Atlanta area has some hot women, but then again people in Atlanta are from all over the world. As you know, most of the people in atlanta are not from here in the first place. I can say that I have never seen so many gay black men in one city in my life, what’s the deal with these guys. As good as the nook nook is, those boys don’t know what they are missing.

Sarah Palin Bachman Numbskull

June 20th, 2011
9:18 pm

“As good as the nook nook is, those boys don’t know what they are missing.”

Bend over. I’ll show you what you’re missing.

Sarah Palin Bachman Numbskull

June 20th, 2011
9:22 pm

BTW, I’ve seen plenty of that “nook nook.” Rumps that can barely fit in a MARTA bus, fake nails with leopard spots, 18 chins and and at least that many children.

Yum yum, gimme some.

The number of gay black men in Atlanta is mostly due to the “Miss Thang” attitude and chicken grease physiques of black women in Atlanta. It’s like everyone’s auditioning for “Precious: The Musical.”


June 20th, 2011
9:39 pm

Atlanta also has the best looking gay men in the world. Hands down. Just go to any intown gym and see for yourself. So it is a great city for the other team as well.

meat beed

June 20th, 2011
9:44 pm

So I guess woman with the cancer look is in now. No thanks, I real man can handle any woman and the real men have disappeared or gay. To all you guys who think women in Atlanta are over weight once you get a piece of a think and chucky woman you will never be the same. If you are familar with exponents big women take you to the cube root and beyond.

Meet Curtains

June 20th, 2011
9:48 pm

I have enjoyed the conversate. I think we are in agreeance that Atlanta is a s*ithole of a town. I need somemore welfare and section 8 housing, but I be hot.


June 20th, 2011
10:10 pm

If you’re a Gay Man…!!!! Otherwise the Sexy Single women have to be aware of the DownLow men this city is very well known for.


June 20th, 2011
10:11 pm

2 many gay men in heels and tight shirts for me….


June 20th, 2011
10:25 pm

Having lived in Atlanta for five years, I totally agree that they have some of the most beautiful

Sarah Palin Bachman Numbskull

June 20th, 2011
10:26 pm

No thanks, Meat Beed. I’d rather skip the “cube root” rather than be suffocated by a flabby arm the size of a rib roast while she sucks the last string of meat from a chicken bone while her 17 illegitimate children try to burn the house down.

But, if it gets your motor humming, go for it. They’re plenty of workers at the Fulton County Government Offices who fit that description. Of course, you’ll have to wait for them to acknowledge you after 20 minutes standing in front of their window trying to renew your car registration. Wait, that’s only if you’re white.


June 20th, 2011
10:35 pm

This is the worst place I’ve ever lived in my life. It’s so car centric that it absolutely makes no sense to live in this horrible place. Plus my home’s value has dropped so much that it makes better sense to just walk away and leave the house for the bank. Atlanta is the worst place in the world to live. I’d prefer to live in some little hut in Africa than in this dump.

turkey baster

June 20th, 2011
10:36 pm

If you’re black than maybe otherwise this article is BS

Joe Friday

June 20th, 2011
10:40 pm

“….that makes our clean and safe metropolis such a wonderful place…”

Are we talking about the ATL here? If so, then I guess all that crime stuff on Channel 2 is all made up.

Sarah Palin Bachman Numbskull

June 20th, 2011
10:46 pm

“I’d prefer to live in some little hut in Africa than in this dump.”

What’s the difference?


June 20th, 2011
10:47 pm

Yes, I think Atlanta is #1 is being over-rated and over-hyped. Seriously, good luck finding people who can hold any sort of intellectually stimulating comversation. If you are looking for people who appreciate – ane what to learn about – other cultures and nationalities, you are in the wrong place!


June 20th, 2011
10:52 pm

Atlanta has amazing Black women. Yes sir.

Sarah Palin Bachman Numbskull

June 20th, 2011
10:55 pm

That’s right, Jeff. And if you’re lucky, they won’t run you off the road as they’re driving while doing they’re 30-inch nails and talking on three “ceyull fones.”


June 20th, 2011
11:06 pm

Mike is absolutely right. If you can’t meet a woman in Atlanta then you have a BIG problem.


June 20th, 2011
11:09 pm

I can’t believe you get paid for these crappy articles.


June 20th, 2011
11:11 pm

@Timeless – comversation??


June 20th, 2011
11:23 pm

I have a free Maxim subscription and don’t read it. It’s for 20 yr olds.


June 21st, 2011
12:15 am

Oh, please! Half the men here act like just out of prison.


June 21st, 2011
12:58 am

Atlanta does have hot, smart savvy women with college degrees and good jobs.