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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

4 Comments so far

  1. PAUL (unregistered) on August 25th, 2004 @ 1:38 pm

    Yeah, those hints could apply anywhere, but what sucks is how many people are afraid to even talk to someone else, much less, god forbid, walk somewhere.

  2. The Mad Dater (unregistered) on August 25th, 2004 @ 3:37 pm

    That Atlantaan’s don’t wal is an understate,ment. When I first moved to Atlanta (from nyc) I thought I’d do what I do in any new city- walk around and get to know it. As I walked down Peachtree from downtown to Buckhead I only saw afew other walkers and the people in cars looked at me k=like I was crazy!

    Paul, you know that even though I may chat alot, I’m inwardly shy. But so is just about everyone else. Which is why people welcome people coming up to them and starting a conversation. But someone has to start the talking.

    Thanks for the comments, Paul.

    BTW – spell check, “I don’t need no stinkin’ spell check” -lol

  3. tournament (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2005 @ 1:05 am

    You are invited to check the pages on reviews .

  4. Cully (unregistered) on November 30th, 2005 @ 4:30 pm

    It always baffles me when articles come out about where the best places to live for singles are. I’ve lived in every single one of them! and there really is no difference between them, in my opinion. Sure, some people have a better time in certain cities, but it happens to be because of their personal experience, not everyone as a whole. I guess demographically the odds of you doing well in once city over another should be common sense, but from my experience, I simply don’t follow what people write on the subject…although it does make for interesting reading.

    Cully Perlman

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