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

193 comments Add your comment

Let's laugh

June 21st, 2011
4:05 am

What a joke ESP if you are white and live in Sandy Springs. Women here are either brown or old. Maybe Vinings, but not here.

Hater City!

June 21st, 2011
5:14 am

Yeah, best city for sexist prix and, thus, worst city for women with brains. Can’t wait to get out of Dodge!


June 21st, 2011
5:39 am

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June 21st, 2011
5:43 am

Its incredible how many people who live here seem to hate the place. There is nothing holding you people here

Harrison Dangler

June 21st, 2011
6:06 am

Many of us are just waiting for the house to close to get out and then we are done. Then we will be delighted to leave Africa, I mean Atlanta.


June 21st, 2011
6:58 am

Its amazing how race entered in this topic. Anytime a racist feels he doesnt have the upper hand he inserts race. Lets see I guess the phrase white supremacy comes to mind. As far as the undue gay comments on my city. If your from Atl you know most of the gay people that are here are from New York, Chicago, DC, Texas and every small town in the southeast. They come here because guess what? Nobody care like in those cities previously mentioned that they will get beat to a pulp. I am Atlanta born and gay people dont bother me. I am not gay so who cares about them. Now I can say it is sad to see people hate themselves so much they try to dress and look like the opposite sex but hey its there money there hair and I dont sleep with them so more power to them.


June 21st, 2011
7:17 am

If you doubt the ranking, you are probably one of the men that doesn’t get very many women anyway. More for me. And the women here are more natural than the rest of the cities. Southern and sweet.


June 21st, 2011
7:18 am

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June 21st, 2011
7:30 am

I can believe it because most of the men are either too short, ugly, gay or married acting like their not gay or married. I did say “most”.


June 21st, 2011
7:34 am

Leave if you don’t like it. Take control of your destiny and move to the city that you think is truly #1.


June 21st, 2011
7:41 am

I was born and raised in GA and having traveled in 40 states in this nation and also in several countries, I must say that GA and the southern states in general has the most beautiful women as I’ve ever seen. ATL definately has its fair share.

That being said, I now have the misfortune of living of living in New Hampshire and just spent the past 5 yrs, living in Boston which has the ugliest women that I’ve ever seen. The northeast is filled with ugly people.

Latina & Legal

June 21st, 2011
7:52 am

I agree it’s number 1 for men, but at the bottom of the barrel for women. The men here are mostly gay, ex convicts, rednecks, illegel immigrants, married,very unattractive and very broke. The South may have the prettiest women, but the North has the best looking MEN who REALLY have money and know how to DRESS.


June 21st, 2011
7:55 am

Yes, there are women and fun things to do, if you have disposable income, but the economy and job market is horrible.


June 21st, 2011
8:16 am

If you are a single man who just arrived in Atlanta, it’s good, but yes, come with game. Attitude is everything. It ain’t all about the “club”. Fine honeys are everywhere including the nooks and crannies you wouldn’t expect. There are lots of woman (fine) that are transplants from other cities. They gravitate to Atlanta for the same reason as some of you single guys. Word to the wise-woman are clever-way more than men. Check the merchandise very thouroughly before you committ. Beware of the “Spanks” and the fake hair fellas. Um just sayin…


June 21st, 2011
8:25 am

I agree with Fox News Hater.. Someone in Atlanta paid for this… probably Kasim. Check the books Atlanta…there’s a check with Maxim’s name on it.

Vick=Dog killing thug

June 21st, 2011
8:26 am

I have to say that I’ve lived in Atlanta 20 years and I hate it. Not sure where all these good looking woman are but I do see a lot of attitude bytches who act mostly like men cussing and acting the fool.



June 21st, 2011
8:40 am

I’m a black female and I think Atlanta is awesome. I live downtown and have very easy access to all the nightlife, clubs, bars, and culture. I was able to get a steal when I bought my house, due to southerners not fully understanding the theory of gentrification. I will say, however, that if you are a woman and you’re not beautiful, or a guy, and you don’t make a nice amount of money, downtown Atlanta’s pretentious climate will eat you alive. Personally, I love the rat race; it fuels me.


June 21st, 2011
8:45 am

Ok, I thought this was an article about Atlanta being the #1 city for GAY men. If so, I agree, but for straight heterosexual men…ummm, yeah, I think you mean Atlanta in some other country….Atlanta, Georgia is the GAY MAN’S PARADISE and the DL MAN’S WET DREAM C*M TRUE! I am a straight female and all I see are gay guys all over the place. As for women, they’re average. It doesn’t matter where you go, there are gay men everywhere! “Clean and Safe”? Is this a joke? Where exactly did these people get this information? I’ve lived here for over 22 years and yes back in the ’80’s this was a great place for men, well for women because the men were HOTTER THAN HOT! Now you’d be lucky if you could find a man that was born a man….a lot of the “beautiful women” are actually men in drag or trannies…, again, is this a joke?


June 21st, 2011
8:54 am


June 21st, 2011
9:03 am

northbound – I lived in Atlanta for 30 years and Raleigh for 2. You should be pleasantly surprised with the amount of well educated single ladies in Raleigh, good transfer! Less traffic, great nightlife!


June 21st, 2011
9:06 am


I can’t imagine why you’re having trouble attracting men.


June 21st, 2011
9:09 am

ATL has NeNe Leakes the housewife…enough said…Miami hands down…


June 21st, 2011
9:12 am

@Keepin It Real: Hilarious comment. U say most of the women you see are do u look? (lol). But Im just wondering where all these men are and to what percentage are they “good men”?


June 21st, 2011
9:13 am

These comments are hilarious!! I’m sitting here literally, LOL’ing and I agree whole-heartedly that this is a terrible city (for anyone)! Reading all of these makes me SOOO SOOO appreciative — 1. That I’m a happily married female and 2. That we are MOVING the heck out of this town in September!! Atlanta most definitely IS the next Detroit.
PS — I feel very sorry for all decent, single women trying to find a husband in this city. My advice? Move the heck out! You’ll only find gay men and ugly white, arrogent men who think that they’re God’s gift b/c there are no men in this city. Leave while you can!


June 21st, 2011
9:19 am

Did the author of this article actually list Newark, NJ as a party destination?


June 21st, 2011
9:28 am

married men double dipping atlaliens


June 21st, 2011
9:37 am

Atlanta is number one in strip malls, chain restaurants, and kitchy, cheap buildings. That is it.

ATL 2 Baltimore

June 21st, 2011
9:41 am

Born and raised in the burbs outside of ATL and earning my undergrad at Ga Southern(kah kaw), I’d have to say that Georgia in general has an awesome mixture of both southern belles and city girls. Baltimoree….not so much. I miss me some southern belles! ATL, will you take me back?


June 21st, 2011
9:47 am

They truly cannot be serious? Atlanta is good for men if they are gay or on the down low. Hell, take a ride to Little 5 points, the dude with the slurpee cup is just cleaning up for the next one. Atlanta is nasty and so are a lot of the people. These people seemed to have never left high school and women having babies with idiots they know have about 5 or 6 other kids that he is not taking care of.

Carjacking, home invasion, smash and grab, drive by, and crooked politicians..what a place!!


June 21st, 2011
9:54 am

everyone knows the hot chicks are in north fulton, not atlanta.

Latina & Legal

June 21st, 2011
9:58 am

Northeast here I come!!!


June 21st, 2011
9:59 am

It’s only a man city because damn near all of them are openly gay or on the downlow! D.C. isn’t much better. Ladies beware!!


June 21st, 2011
10:03 am

I’m Live In Birmingham, Just 150 Miles West Of ATL. Been There Many Times. Not Impressed. Too Much Traffic, Crime And Bad Schools.There Are Nice Looking Women Everywhere. I Do’nt See ATL As Having More, As A Percentage, Than Birmingham Or San Diego(another place I’ve lived). Sounds Like Gay Guys Rule The Place. I’ll Stay Here. Thanks…….


June 21st, 2011
10:21 am

After living in Atlanta for 20 plus years I can concur to Maxims summary. I’m not a hockey fan however am a female fan and know for fact there are plenty of beautiful women all over the Atl area and OTP. And you don’t have to be rich to enjoy the benefits.


June 21st, 2011
10:27 am

the friends with benefit capital


June 21st, 2011
10:29 am

There are sexy ladies all over Atlanta, but just like every other city the fuglies will always be abundant, especially at the Clairemont Lounge. Not sure what the author was thinking by choosing this place to showcase, this place really is more of a novelty then a strip club you go to to see hot naked babes dance around. (Unless I am just lucky enough to go there when the D squad is out. I like my strippers stretch mark free, with hair on there head, and with matching size boobs…just saying)


June 21st, 2011
10:56 am

The Clarmont is one step above prostitution. Just stating the obvious.

Grounded in Reality

June 21st, 2011
11:02 am

Gotta love the ladies who insist that any guy who’s not attracted to them is gay. Lose some weight or lower your standards, and you’ll find you have more options than you thought.

You all are dumb

June 21st, 2011
11:07 am

How in the HELL is Atlanta the #1 for men because of the beautiful women? I mean the best times in Atlanta were 1998-2004 when all the clubs and lounges were in Buckhead and Peacthree St areas. Now, it’s dead as a doornail!! Idk about you all, but MIAMI has some of the most SEXIEST WOMEN I have ever seen–black, white, Cubanas, Domminicanas, Boriquas..OMG PLASE- ATL ain’t got NOTHIN’ on MIA!!

Whiskey Breath

June 21st, 2011
11:15 am

I think you guys have bigger problems than Atlanta being tops on the list.
You guys need to get some help. Maybe you need to join a church and find out how to attract women.


June 21st, 2011
11:19 am

the comments are HILARIOUS! If you cant get/keep/screw a quality woman in Atlanta, you need to look deep within yourself and upgrade you!

As for the comments about the supposed low quality of women, open your eyes..or go to Buckhead where the fellas with their sh*t together will be hanging out at Nikko’s, The W, Twist, The Martini Bar, etc. We will be picking up beautiful women with good educations, career-minds, slim fit bodies, black/white/asian/hispanic…ALL beautiful.

If you are a loser in Atl who cant get a woman or bash the women here and try to make them all seem ghetto or rednecks, trust me its not the ladies…its YOU.

Bruce Bandit

June 21st, 2011
11:35 am

The ADVOCATE also said that ATLANTA was the Gayest City in the country…gimme a fricken break!

booty bandit

June 21st, 2011
11:38 am

I love atl I’m never leaving!!!

Cujo Bendi

June 21st, 2011
11:40 am

Who gives a FLIP about whether we have a hockey team or not??? I’ve also so done a great deal of traveling and Atlanta is very much up there with places like Miami and L.A and Paris. The midwest and most of the NE is filled with a bunch of homely chubsters. Not many pretty girls in E Atl but the rest of the city has that covered. If you’re not getting laid in this town you must not have any balls in your fruit-of-the-looms.

This is a joke

June 21st, 2011
11:45 am

Atl should actually be #1 for the lamest women in the US, fake and materialistic


June 21st, 2011
11:50 am

Yeah, if you’re a single black male then you’ve got it made. This happens to be the WORST city for black women. Even the groupies are competition for the real chicks. I need to move.

Where do all the good white guys hang out? I’m ready to switch it up.

Mary Ann

June 21st, 2011
11:50 am

#1 men for men!!!!!!!!!


June 21st, 2011
11:58 am

@gagirl lmao, i hear ya


June 21st, 2011
12:09 pm

Maxim is a sleazoid magazine. Atlanta is filled with sleaze. Therefore, Maxim likes Atlanta. Duh.


June 21st, 2011
12:14 pm

yeah, Atlanta is a good place to live… I have no complaints!!!!