Atlanta Ranked the #1 City For Getting Engaged

Ever thought of when or where you’ll meet that special person? Or let alone, finally get engaged? Well Mashable recently ranked Atlanta the #1 City—according to Facebook—for getting engaged. The company analyzed over 29 million Facebook status updates in their database for excerpts and phrases related to “engagement.” Then created a list of cities mapping the resulting text to users’ locations. Then ordered list according to frequency of occurrence. And there you have, Atlanta ranked #1 as the most marrying kind individuals.

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Dealing With an Ex That’s Getting Married

“Maybe our girlfriends are our soul mates and guys are just people to have fun with” – Candace Bushnell

You come to a point in life where it feels like everyone around you is getting married– and now, so is your ex. For seconds it feels like your entire world momentarily collapses when you hear the news. Even though you and he decided to move on your separate ways, something about the news still stings. Perhaps it’s because your still SINGLE and he’s found love –putting a period on your past relationship. Or maybe it’s the thoughts that arise causing you to question why their relationship resulted into marriage and yours didn’t? Allow your being to reflect and feel these difficult emotions. Any time an ex marries, it usually will hurt.

At this point it’s extremely obvious and necessary to move on. Occupy your time accomplishing personal goals and projects. Surround yourself with love, fill up your social calendar, do something for yourself and perhaps get out there and date more. Find yourself.

You will find some one who will love you unconditionally. Chapters in our lives close to make room for new doors and opportunities to follow with new life. There’s nothing you can do but to try and be happy for them and let it go. Keep the memories and lessons in your heart, but look forward to the future. Life goes on.

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Atlanta Ranks 5th as Best City for SINGLES Over 40

In the Canadian Agora Cosmopolitan, Atlanta was ranked 5th as the “Best City for SINGLES over 40 to date.”

There’s a reason this Georgia city is nicknamed “Hotlanta:” there’s a sexy nightlife scene and it’s not limited to the under-30 set. The dating website HowAboutWe.com reports that it has a more 40-plus users in Atlanta than in any other city, and there are plenty of fish in this sea: newcomers are flooding to the area, resulting in a more than 30 percent population bump since 2000.

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You’re Not Alone In Living Alone

Americans are now within mere percentage points of being a majority single nation: Only 51% of adults today are married, according to census data. And 28% of all households now consist of just one person — the highest level in U.S. history. That second statistic may appear less dramatic than the first, but it’s actually changing much faster: The percentage of Americans living by themselves has doubled since 1960.

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