While attendees range in age from teens to septuagenarians, the average age is between 35-55.About half of the crowd is divorced and half have never been married.Since almost nobody in Atlanta is actually from Atlanta, we spend most of our time telling out-of-towners why they can't go about finding attractive, eligible people to mate with the same way they did back home, because dating in the ATL isn't like anywhere else, and is downright mysterious for the uninitiated.
Atlanta has all the elements to be the best city for dating in America, but instead it is one of the worst.
“Atlanta is a mess,” says Brian Howie, creator of the Great Love Debate world tour which seeks to answer the question, “Why is everyone still single?
“She said, ‘I’m exactly that and you didn’t want it,'” says Howie.
It was kind of like the Jerry Springer show, Southern style. Then I get there and I’m scared to death,” Howie says.
This is true both in geographic and romantic senses.
Thousands of divorced cougars and silver foxes descend on Buckhead every night, locked in eternal competition for dominance of the ATL’s romantic, midlife-crisis dating scene.Atlanta women have convinced themselves there are no good guys in the city and none are coming. “People move to Atlanta all the time, the weather is good, there are tons of places to go.All the pieces are in place for Atlanta to be the best dating city in America,” he says.If you’re under 40 and not rich, they are a real threat to you. Your new female love interest is either related to Julio Jones or has dated him.That means she can definitely get you into the club, but you’d better believe she’s gonna drop you just as quickly when her famous friends tell her she’s invited to VIP.“In every city in America, there are thousands of possible matches for you and you have to learn how to recognize it.” For now, Howie’s picks for the best dating cities are Washington, DC for single women and Charlotte for single men.