Atlanta has all the elements to be the best city for dating in America, but instead it is one of the worst.
Howie's love tour has been to the metro area three times in the past year-and-a-half and after completing more than shows in 70 cities nationwide, the results look pretty bad for the ATL. That doesn't put men on their best behavior," he says. Notrh in Atlanta are a particularly desperate daters.
There are Black women who are totally frustrated with their options and young women who think they should be married by age 30, Howie says. Men in Atlanta take advantage of that desperation and get away with more crap than men in cities like New York, Howie observed.
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During one memorable Atlanta show, a man stood up to share with the audience what he was looking for in a girlfriend when up popped a Average guy in north atl seeks true love he had gone on a date with six months before. It was kind of like the Jerry Springer show, Southern style. Atlanta women have convinced themselves there are no good guys in the city and none are coming.
But Howie sees nkrth differently.
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All the pieces are in place gyy Atlanta to be the best dating city in America," he says. Now, as he says, it is a movement. Inthe tour will go to nine countries and cities it returns to Atlanta on March 2.
Howie has hosted spin-off love debates to address different races, religions and sexual orientations -- Jewish, Christian, Black, Asian, gay and straight. While attendees Average guy in north atl seeks true love in age from teens to septuagenarians, the average age is between About half of the crowd is divorced and half have never been married.
No matter where in the country he is or who he is talking to, singles almost always raise the same issues. For now, Howie's picks for the best dating cities are Washington, DC for single women and Charlotte for single men.
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