Single in This City
As Kendall pointed out in this blog, Forbes magazine has named Atlanta one of the “Best Cities for Singles” and if you’ve ever read my Dating Blog, you know I agree with that. Yet, a lot of people I know complain that they never meet anyone. Therefore, as a public service, I’m giving away my two best tips to help my fellow Atlantans meet that someone:
- Get Out of the Car: Atlantans love their cars, (just look at any of the traffic related posts below) but until they invent a car seat with a vibrator, your car wonít love you back. And unless youíre Brittany Murphy or hometown girl Julia Roberts, you won’t meet that someone in some fated car crash. So walk around your neighborhood or (dare I say it) walk to the market. That person who you say “hello” to today, may be saying “good morning sleepy head” to you later.
- Shut up and Listen: OK, so you’re successful and while running down your list of accomplishments may work in other cities, it won’t work in Atlanta. Why? Because many people in Atlanta are successful. (One day I actually counted the hooptie cars that went pass my house and there were only 3 out of 50). Therefore don’t waste someone’s time running down you’re resume. Everyone loves an audience, so when chatting, actually find out about the person you’re trying to get to know. And, if you can listen and mimic the lovelorn look of a Black & White movie star, even better.
Maybe you can even use these at “Greenwood Stock ’04” on my street (Greenwood Ave.) Saturday, and meet that someone.