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Old 07-06-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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I constantly hear that Atlanta is the "black mecca," but it certainly doesn't seem like the black dating mecca. Are there plenty of suitable dating options for professional black women?

 
Old 07-06-2013, 08:00 PM
 
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I constantly hear that Atlanta is the "black mecca," but it certainly doesn't seem like the black dating mecca.
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Are there plenty of suitable dating options for professional black women?
...Not necessarily.

As far black professionalism goes in general, Atlanta is likely overall as good as it gets for professional black women, especially in terms of upward mobility and career opportunities (Atlanta is likely unparalled in this regard).

Unfortunately for black women, when it comes to dating, professional black men have a distinct advantage in the dating game as black women outnumber black men by noticeable margins in many, if not most, situations in Atlanta.
 
Old 07-06-2013, 10:30 PM
 
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The ratio of men to women in Atlanta is even. Everybody that says that it is 20 women to 1 man doesn't know what they are talking about. As long as you a decent woman that brings something to the table you should do ok here. Plus you must have realistic expectations. A woman with 5 kids by 5 different men, with 100 tattoos working at the Waffle House can't expect to date a preacher or a NBA Player. A man that is 5'1 and weights 500 pounds working at Burger King can't expect to date Miss America. Let's keep it real.

BTW, here are the real stats of the local male female population

Atlanta Georgia
Female persons, percent, 2010 50.2% 51.2%

So if there are 50.2% women in Atlanta that means it is 49.8% men. Pretty even to me. Someone will say "All the men are gay or in jail" but if you take away the lesbians, the crazy women, the strippers or the women who do not bring anything to the table it basically evens out 50/50

Atlanta (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
 
Old 07-07-2013, 06:52 AM
 
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The ratio of men to women in Atlanta is even. Everybody that says that it is 20 women to 1 man doesn't know what they are talking about. As long as you a decent woman that brings something to the table you should do ok here. Plus you must have realistic expectations. A woman with 5 kids by 5 different men, with 100 tattoos working at the Waffle House can't expect to date a preacher or a NBA Player. A man that is 5'1 and weights 500 pounds working at Burger King can't expect to date Miss America. Let's keep it real.

BTW, here are the real stats of the local male female population

Atlanta Georgia
Female persons, percent, 2010 50.2% 51.2%

So if there are 50.2% women in Atlanta that means it is 49.8% men. Pretty even to me. Someone will say "All the men are gay or in jail" but if you take away the lesbians, the crazy women, the strippers or the women who do not bring anything to the table it basically evens out 50/50

Atlanta (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

Why would you not include strippers?
 
Old 07-07-2013, 07:00 AM
 
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Also, as far as finding professional black men for the number of professional black women that is a issue everywhere.

The best way professional black women to resolve their dating issue is

1. Date outside your race.

2. Date good black men who aren't what you consider "professional" but have decent jobs and goals.

3. Date older black men ready to settle.

4. Redefine or reevaluate your standards to see how important they are.
 
Old 07-07-2013, 10:06 AM
 
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I constantly hear that Atlanta is the "black mecca," but it certainly doesn't seem like the black dating mecca. Are there plenty of suitable dating options for professional black women?

No.
 
Old 07-07-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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I constantly hear that Atlanta is the "black mecca," but it certainly doesn't seem like the black dating mecca. Are there plenty of suitable dating options for professional black women?
Definitely, not in Atlanta.
 
Old 07-07-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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The ratio of men to women in Atlanta is even. Everybody that says that it is 20 women to 1 man doesn't know what they are talking about. As long as you a decent woman that brings something to the table you should do ok here. Plus you must have realistic expectations. A woman with 5 kids by 5 different men, with 100 tattoos working at the Waffle House can't expect to date a preacher or a NBA Player. A man that is 5'1 and weights 500 pounds working at Burger King can't expect to date Miss America. Let's keep it real.

BTW, here are the real stats of the local male female population

Atlanta Georgia
Female persons, percent, 2010 50.2% 51.2%

So if there are 50.2% women in Atlanta that means it is 49.8% men. Pretty even to me. Someone will say "All the men are gay or in jail" but if you take away the lesbians, the crazy women, the strippers or the women who do not bring anything to the table it basically evens out 50/50

Atlanta (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
C'mon, you know this is flawed. You're only using city stats when most people who move here head straight to one of the 'burbs. And that stat is for the female population, not the adult female population. Even then you have to narrow it down to a certain age range and, according to her preferences, certain race, income level, educational attainment, etc.
 
Old 07-07-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: ATL
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http://www.census.gov/compendia/stat...es/12s0133.pdf

Here are the marriage rates in our state. I would say it is average. You will do good here but you can't sit home every weekend and expect for future husband to knock on your door. Join a church, go to networking events, join Meetup.com and get out your house and meet people. Statistically it doesn't get any better than here expect for a few other cities.

BTW, southern men love soul food so being able to cook collard greens/etc will put you a step ahead of everyone else
 
Old 07-08-2013, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I would say Atlanta is easily a top city for single black professional women. I really don't think you will have a problem finding a man who is husband material, but you have to remember women are graduating at a higher rate from college so there will probably be a smaller pool of qualified men. This is especially true in the black community.

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