Single In 2009? Move To Atlanta


Atlanta is, per word on the street, the best city to be single. I'm skeptical.

ESPN's Sports Guy (Bill Simmons) has been harping lately on the idea that Atlanta is a sweet city to be a single dude (he says something about purchasing a plane ticket and a 50 rack of condoms, little does he know that a Southern gentleman would never use them, relying instead on the good virtue of the young lady he is on top of). Evidently, there's some combination of Southern, blonde, boozy and nice weather that makes Atlanta a great place to pick up ladies. Outside of the Southern, blonde and nice weather parts, isn't every city kind of an awesome place to be a single dude? Since I've lived in New York, I've constantly heard that it's hard out there for a single gal but I haven't heard much complaining from the menfolk. Is it possible that we're just living in an unprecedented time of easy tail and empty promises? I've spent a lot of time in Miami and it seems like every woman down there (in addition to being really, really ridiculously good–looking) seems to think that there is a shortage of good men. The men, for their part, must think likewise because being an OK guy seems to get the job done. Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the city may soon be way less fun as laws are knocking the wind out of the sails of the beverage industry.

I've no doubt there are some totally dateable people in Atlanta (like my buddies PJ and Jason), but I'm starting to think that the phrase "it's a good city to be single in," only really applies to the dudes. Thoughts? Any Atlantans out there feel strongly one way or the other? Check out the Lemondrop article if you get a sec. Their choice for international city to be single in may surprise you. Plus they throw in a nice Top Gun-era joke.

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