Where to find love in Atlanta on Valentine’s Day

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According to the real estate experts at Zillow, Atlanta is the second best city in the country where singles can find lurrve…

After Washington, D.C., Atlanta rated highest on four metrics: Percentage of population who’s single (70%),  percentage of population who’s new and single (9.5%), date spots per 10,000 residents (39) and disposable income ($24.079.)

The thinking behind these metrics goes like this: first you need a large pool of eligible singles and it helps if they are new to town and also looking to connect with others. You must then have a wide range of date spots to meet up and you must have the money to afford them.

So if you’re single, get out and look around this Valentine’s Day. Here are a few options:

The Original El Taco: Hit the annual Stupid Cupid anti-Valentine’s Day party at El Taco to meet up with other fed up singles. The fun goes from 5 – 11 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 14. Enjoy special drinks like shots of Jilted Juice (pineapple-infused tequila) for $4 each and Rebound-a-Ritas (blood orange skinny margaritas) for $6 each or $25 for a pitcher. The “Misery Loves Company” dinner special serves 3-5 people for $60 and includes:

  • Classic Tastes Trio (salsa, guacamole, queso blanco) or Trio Royale (salsa, guacamole, queso royale)
  • 10 tacos
  • two desserts
  • Plus, add a pitcher of Rebound-a-Ritas for $20 more

For reservations for groups of 7 or more, call 404-873-4656. The Original El Taco, 1186 N. Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta.

Whiskey Blue Red Light, Green Light party: Starting at 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, you can join this party where a colored wristband tells your dating status — green is single, red is taken, and yellow is…to be determined. There will be drink specials, a DJ, and party favors. Tickets start at $15. For more information call 678-500-3190 or e-mail wbatl@gerberbars.com. Whiskey Blue, 3377 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta.

Sweet Singles Skate at Atlantic Station: On Friday, Feb. 13, in honor of Single’s Awareness Day, hit the ice rink at Atlantic Station for a singles skating event from 7 – 10 p.m. Admission is $10.

If you’re single and you don’t want to mingle, Valpak blogger Andrew Schrage offers a few suggestions on how to spend your time:

  1. Entertain at home
  2. Treat yourself to an inexpensive dinner
  3. Go to a singles event
  4. Try internet dating
  5. Hit the gym
  6. Binge watch your favorite TV shows

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