Ways to Meet People in Atlanta
May 11, 2017

Where can you meet people in Atlanta? Everywhere!

This is a topic of discussion among many of my friends: Where, oh where, can you meet that person of substance—someone you would consider dating long term?! The best places to meet are sometimes the unexpected. Imagine any of these scenarios for finding people to meet.

Play ball! Your friends go to the park for a game of softball and, between the innings, you start talking with one of the other players from the opposing team. You hit it off and, bonus points, you have both seen each other sweaty and with layers of ballpark dirt all over your bodies. It only gets better. Go have a beer or a cool beverage after the game and get better acquainted. Extra points for the fact that you both like sports—at least, baseball!

Flirt the lighthearted way! You shop for fun, and you can shop for flirts. There really is an art to flirting. Done right, and with style, it’s a great way to meet people who catch your eye. When you meet someone new, and you want to make a memorable impression, don’t let the moment pass you by. Try out a witty remark instead. Something like, “If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?” Or, “Should vegetarians eat animal crackers?” Or, “Why do people who know the least declare it the loudest?” Okay, you get the point. Humor in flirting goes a long way.

Volunteer for one of the many great causes in and around the Atlanta area. There are so many opportunities to help feed or clothe the homeless. To help the people less fortunate and give back to others, charitable organizations and groups are helping to build the community in a positive way. Do a little research and find a few to which you would like to contribute your time.

Attend a festival—there are so many throughout the year all around Atlanta. You will find something for everyone. A few favorites: the Atlanta Dogwood Festival; Georgia Renaissance Festival; Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival; Atlanta Food & Wine Festival; Atlanta Jazz Festival; Atlanta Ice Cream Festival; Piedmont Park Arts Festival; Children’s Christmas Parade; Callanwolde Arts Festival; Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration; and the Atlanta Film Festival.

Take a tour anywhere in the Atlanta area. Check the list of tours around the great city of Atlanta, and you will find a variety of interesting, educational, or plain kooky fun tours. A few favorites are the CNN Studio Tours; Atlanta Brews Cruise; Porsche Experience Center Atlanta; Sweetwater Brewery; Pop the Cork Wine Tours; Biplane Rides Over Atlanta; Sweet Peach Tours; Atlanta’s Haunted History Tour; Great Exploration Tours Atlanta; Taste of Atlanta; and Foxes in the Dirt—Atlanta’s Off Road Experience.

Become a fan! Sports players and the games that they play attract a large audience. This is a fun way to see a game and meet a lot of people all in one place. Consider going to a few of the games—all sports are covered. You have the Atlanta Braves for baseball, the Atlanta Falcons for football, the Atlanta Hawks for basketball, and the Atlanta Silverbacks for soccer. Take in the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-Fil-A Fan Experience while you are at it.

Love the arts, a good museum or a unique Atlanta attraction?! Atlanta has a wide selection of culture to choose from for every taste. Enjoy the Atlanta Symphony; High Museum of Art; Zoo Atlanta; Alliance Theatre; Atlanta History Center; Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta; Center for Civil and Human Rights; Center for Puppetry Arts; Children’s Museum of Atlanta; Fernbank Museum of Natural History; Georgia Aquarium; Margaret Mitchell House; Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum; Six Flags Over Georgia; Skyview Atlanta; and the World of Coca-Cola.

Go shopping or sightseeing and find some hidden treasures—these are great places to meet someone new. The Shops in Buckhead offer a variety of retail outlets, including superb eateries and unique boutiques. Take a walk around any of the parks or find a place, take a seat, and begin to people watch. Remember to smile when you meet someone new—that can go so far. Smiles can take you miles, and it opens the door for that other someone to say hello!