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Hinge Dating App Launches in Atlanta

Hinge

As seen in Mashable, Washington Post and TechCrunch, Hinge Dating App Launches in Atlanta.

Being Single in Atlanta JUST got better! New dating app connects Singles with friends of friends. Hinge is a next-generation dating app, stemming from the belief that technology should enhance our real-world lives, not displace them. By sifting through your extended social network, learning your “types” overtime, and making warm introductions, Hinge offers an authentic dating alternative to a historically contrived experience. Led by founder Justin McLeod, venture-backed Hinge is already live in NYC, DC, Philly, San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston- seeing consistent 25% monthly growth and unheard of engagement with the average member logging in 45+ times per month.

HOW IT WORKS:

1) Every day at noon, receive a batch of potential matches. They’ll all be friends of friends, or their friends.
2) Favorite people you’re interested in, pass on the ones you aren’t.
3) When you favorite someone, you’ll secretly appear in their batch. If they favorite you too, we’ll provide a clever introduction.

Your favorites are always anonymous unless there’s mutual interest – so there’s never any rejection.

Atlanta Private Launch Party February 27th at Whiskey Blue at the W– INFO.

Article and Logo courtesy of Hinge

 

And The Best City For Dating In America Is………

 

Men’s Health ranks the best places for dating and relationships.

If you live in Atlanta and your name is Ted Turner, you don’t need help finding a girlfriend—or four, the number Turner was juggling last May. Alas, Atlanta singles without billions aren’t so lucky.

“The city is very spread out,” said Janet Page, Ph.D., a relationship therapist in Atlanta. “It can be hard to break into the social scene.”

This may be why Hotlanta is a hotbed of online dating.

“People here are almost never members of just one site,” Page said. “They’re on two or three.”

Here are the top 100 cities in America for dating:

1.    Atlanta, GA

2.    Denver, CO

3.    San Diego, CA

4.    Orlando, FL

5.    San Francisco, CA

6.    Las Vegas, NV

7.    Miami, FL

8.    Seattle, WA

9.    Charlotte, NC

10.  Minneapolis, MN

11.    Austin, TX

12.    Tampa, FL

13.    Portland, ME

14.    Pittsburgh, PA

15.    Raleigh, NC

16.    Houston, TX

17.    New York, NY

18.    Dallas, TX

19.    Indianapolis, IN

20.    Chicago, IL

21.    Jacksonville, FL

22.    Salt Lake City, UT

23.    Louisville, KY

24.    Washington, DC

25.    Baltimore, MD

26.    Cincinnati, OH

27.    Colorado Springs, CO

28.    San Antonio, TX

29.    Philadelphia, PA

30.    Boston, MA

31.    Phoenix, AZ

32.    Columbus, OH

33.    Los Angeles, CA

34.    Omaha, NE

35.    Kansas City, MO

36.    Cleveland, OH

37.    Columbia, SC

38.    Sacramento, CA

39.    Virginia Beach, VA

40.    Lexington, KY

41.    Tucson, AZ

42.    Nashville, TN

43.    San Jose, CA

44.    St. Louis, MO

45.    Boise City, ID

46.    Madison, WI

47.    Birmingham, AL

48.    Baton Rouge, LA

49.    Tulsa, OK

50.    Milwaukee, WI

51.    Oklahoma City, OK

52.    St. Paul, MN

53.    Charleston, WV

54.    Fort Worth, TX

55.    Buffalo, NY

56.    Greensboro, NC

57.    Albuquerque, NM

58.    Des Moines, IA

59.    Manchester, NH

60.    Honolulu, HI

61.    Anchorage, AK

62.    Plano, TX

63.    Portland, OR

64.    Lincoln, NE

65.    Fort Wayne, IN

66.    Aurora, CO

67.    Providence, RI

68.    Reno, NV

69.    Cheyenne, WY

70.    New Orleans, LA

71.    Norfolk, VA

72.    Riverside, CA

73.    Memphis, TN

74.    Toledo, OH

75.    Fargo, ND

76.    Jersey City, NJ

77.    Wichita, KS

78.    Winston-Salem, NC

79.    Wilmington, DE

80.    Durham, NC

81.    Billings, MT

82.    Little Rock, AR

83.    El Paso, TX

84.    Fresno, CA

85.    Anaheim, CA

86.    Corpus Christi, TX

87.    Oakland, CA

88.    Burlington, VT

89.    Bakersfield, CA

90.    Lubbock, TX

91.    Chesapeake, VA

92.    Detroit, MI

93.    Bridgeport, CT

94.    St. Petersburg, FL

95.    San Bernardino, CA

96.    Jackson, MS

97.    Newark, NJ

98.    Sioux Falls, SD

99.    Stockton, CA

100.  Laredo, TX

Courtesy of MSN Living

Uber + Grouper = A Winning Combo

Grouper is an invite-only social club that sets up drinks between two groups of friends, who don’t know each other, at some of the hottest spots in the city. You and another member get matched up, you each grab two friends, and Grouper throws in the first round of drinks. Three new friends+two buddies+one round of drinks = an epic story. Only thing that could make that experience better? Some luxury transportation to arrive in style! So, we got to thinking… how about an #UberGrouper!?

Over next week we’ll be giving away an #UberGrouper in eleven cities! If you’re in New York,ChicagoBostonLos AngelesPhillySeattleAtlantaDallasWashington DCSan Francisco or Toronto, use these links or tweet the hashtag #UberGrouper and apply for Grouper membership at joingrouper.com/uber, and you’ll be entered to win the Ultimate UberGrouper on the house:

  • VIP matching from Grouper
  • Two rounds of drinks at one of the hottest spots in your city
  • Round-trip Uber rides for all those attending

Not feeling lucky, but still want the hookup? Uber’s got an exclusive deal for you to check out Grouper in your city. Sign up now at joingrouper.com/uber to receive the Uber VIP social club hookup. Plus, if you’ve never tried Uber before your ride to your date is on us!

Post By: Uber Atlanta Blog

Single in Atlanta Featured in Essence Magazine-OBAMA Issue

 

“Don’t worry about women-to-men ratios. If you go out more, have fun and smile more, men will approach you.”

It’s a great honor for Single in Atlanta to be a part of the July 2012 issue of Essence Magazine under “Secrets of Successful Daters” section, especially since it’s the President Obama issue. June 12th is when the issue hits stands. This presidential special issue will also feature a salute from Michelle Obama to military families.

We’d like to especially thank TV producer and beauty blogger Alexis Felder for the support and opportunity. Thank you so much!

Dating In Your 30s vs 20s

In your 20’s   You accept an at home FIRST date at his house.
In your 30’s   That’s a negative and you’ll think he’s crazy and cheap.

In your 20’s  He’s broke, but he’s in school.
In your 30’s  He’s broke so you stop wasting your time on a guy that perceives to not have his ish together.

In your 20’s  His apartment is awesome.
In your 30’s  You wonder why he doesn’t own a home.

In your 20’s  You can drink unlimitedly on a first date.
In your 30’s  It’s a two drink max to see whether or not you even like this guy.

In your 20’s  You don’t mind that he has children when you don’t.
In your 30’s  You think to yourself, “That’s too many children to play step-mother to.”

In your 20’s  You communicate only via text.
In your 30’s  He’s just not that into me, NEXT!

In your 20’s  Not concerned about credit scores.
In your 30’s  Not dating anyone that has HUGE debt.

In your 20’s  Looks and materialistic things matter.
In your 30’s  Is this a person I could see being a parent to my child?

In your 20’s  He’s always “THE ONE”.
In your 30’s  You keep your options open and keep dating until you’re sure.

In your 20’s  It’s more care less.
In your 30’s  You learn to be care free.

Pic From Indie Wire.

Buckhead Church Copes With Growing SINGLE Adult Population

“The last census did show that singles ages 25-34 actually outnumber married adults in that same age range by just a slight margin,” – Ashley Reccord of Christianmingle.com.

With the number of SINGLE adults outgrowing married adults, Buckhead Church is forced to change how they reach out to this growing population. History has shown that Buckhead Church, which is one of seven campuses of North Point Ministries in the Atlanta area, is in fact a popular place to meet that special someone. Interesting enough, they even have a SINGLE ADULT section on their website.  Continue Reading

10 Dates in 10 Days–Date #1: The Hot Doctor

Date #1: The Hot Doctor

Date number one! I’m meeting a beautiful tall (6’4″) doctor who I’m going to call……..WAIT FOR IT….DRUM ROLL PLEASE…… “sexybeautifultallhotdoc”…ok how about just “hotdoc”! SERIOUSLY, ladies, I couldn’t stop staring at him all night!!! He is BEAUTIFUL, but beautiful in a manly, strong, Paul Bunyan type way….the kind of guy you just want to watch paint your house with his shirt off….NOT the type of guy that’s going to hold your purse for you, that’s for sure!! To give you a little background on this date, I met hotdoc for lunch last week and decided that, based on his hot looks and well, his degree :), he was worth some more of my time……however, this time we met for drinks, which was exciting to me because I had a BIG plan……. get him drunk and make him paint my house….hahaha, no, I’m kidding, but I was hoping he would have a couple drinks and tell me how he likes to take off his shirt and flex his muscles on dates! LOL! Sooo according to the Millionaire Matchmaker, I am now in the “audition” stage of dating hotdoc and, THANK YOU GOD, I have moved past lunch AKA the “interview” stage (although, side note, I have always enjoyed interviewing so there are worse things). I did go against my rules and accept the audition by responding to a text. Now, I don’t normally respond to real date requests by text because I think 1)it’s too easy for guys (why are guys getting so lazy?) and 2)it’s not romantic or chivalrous. That being said, THIS time I decided to give him a pass, even though he didn’t pick the restaurant…I had to pick it because he has only lived in Atlanta for a month and he, apparently, wasn’t up for doing research before our audition….although, to his credit, he does work like 80 hours a week and is a HOT DOCTOR! :) I arrived and he sat there looking like a Roman statue with muscles POPPING OUT (not really, but in my mind they were) and I sat there drooling and starring……the next three hours he proceeded to talk about his job, his hours, his school, his workout, his muscles, his ENTIRE LIFE!!! He seriously didn’t ask me ANYTHING about myself……not about my job, not about my condo, not about my family, not about my hot shoes………NOTHING! Now, as many of you know, I’m not shy at all and as always I volunteer information about myself and contributed to the conversation, probably way TOO much, but it would definitely have been nice if he showed less interest in HIMSELF and more interest in ME! Although, I will say that I did like that he was a good talker and that he really open about his past and himself!!!! Also, he was a gentleman and payed for everything, and even drove me to my car!! Once we arrived at my car, I patiently waited for him to say that he wanted to see me again OR take his shirt off and flex his muscles. LOL! To my surprise, he said that he has the BEST “ab workout video” (no, I’m not joking this is really what he said) that we should “hang out” at his house next time and do the video together….OK, REALLY? Can you think of anything LESS romantic?!?!?! I can’t and, while I’m sure my abs could use the workout, I want to have a REAL dinner date where he actually plans it and uses GOOGLE to pick a restaurant. EVERY girl, even those that said they don’t, wants to be courted, especially when you first start dating someone!! NO EXCEPTIONS!! Sooooo…..I’m waiting and hoping that hotdoc gets the courage to CALL (not text) and ask me out on a REAL date (not to do a “workout video”). Until then, I have to keep looking……… ;)

@ Lisa Beckham

Pic: How To Meet Men

3 Ball Productions now Casting “Save the Date”

3 Ball Productions  (the ones that brought you ABC’s The Revolution and Extreme Makeover )  brings a new docu-series about women setting the date, but are still looking for their mate.

They’re seeking dynamic, ambitious, outgoing, SINGLE women who are determined to find Mr. Right and get married! If you are ready to take matters in your own hands, here’s the casting information.

Atlanta Ranked by Washington Post as #1 Most FUN City in America

 

So not only is Atlanta ranked the #1 City To Get Engaged by Mashable and also ranked the #1 City To Find a Date In 2012 by The Daily Beast, we recently now have been ranked by The Washington Post as the #1 Most FUN City In America. With all the fun stuff to do here in Atlanta, this definitely doesn’t surprise us. Continue Reading

Pic: Creative Loafing- Music Midtown 2011