Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Don't waste time seeking hubby in CLT, blog says

Faithful reader "Rebecca" shares a link to The Daily Beast's new city ranking, "Best (and Worst) Cities to Meet Men."

Our beloved Queen City ranked 26 out of 36. At least we beat San Jose.

"After New York City, Charlotte is the country's banking capital, making it the home to a number of young yuppies in training," quoth the Beast. "Though highly educated, the city has a serious shortage of available bachelors. You'd be better off hedging your bets on Wall Street."
The posting quotes the editor of Creative Loafing, Carlton Hargro: "The men say the women are difficult to date in the sense that people don’t go out as much, and the women say that the guys are in a perpetual state of adolescence and they’re just trying to get laid; they’re not interesting in wining and dining.” Maybe they shoulda asked our "Paid To Party" blogger Sarah Aarthun?

Quips Rebecca: "Apparently we are not only dumb but our men are cheap and immature." The Daily Beast, you'll recall, ranked Charlotte at No. 16 among what it deemed the smartest cities.

20 comments:

Gold Digger said...

Yea the ole "He doesn't want to spend all of his hard earned money on me and a five star meal" and will spend it all on boozing it up with his friends.

No Fun vs Fun - you pick!

See you guys at Phils.

employed said...

As a single good looking man of 40 something that has never been married I can tell you this is B.S.
The problem in Clt is this, everyone is trying to be something they are not. The whole town is wrapped up in trying to be "world class" when it should just accept that we are a medium sized southern city. See you ladies at Haris Teeter on East!!

consultant said...

Charlotte, your starch is showing.

Anonymous said...

Charlotte is an overgrown family town that *thinks* it's a big city. Unfortunately right now, it's not a place for single people.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for single people here. :-(

Lq said...

As a single, 32 year old professional male living in Charlotte I can attest our populace try too hard to be something they are not.

This is the south, people. Relax.

Anonymous said...

Ah Charlotte
Second within itsown state to Raleigh, which has:

Better rated schools, lower crime and annual murders, a better and more diverse economy, more jobs, is now dependent on one/two industries, more colleges, and a more central location.

So to all comparing Charlotte with real cities, put the rum down. It's expanded the past decade by claiming more county land. People 5 minutes from SC and Concord Mills has "Charlotte" addresses.
Misleading size as a result...

Anonymous said...

People in other cities don't try so hard because they don't care! They have better things to do.

Becky said...

OMG, like I was thinking the same thing. Like I went out with about 30 guys in the last month and not one made over 100K. I was so depressed. They were tall and handsome but just not good enough. My friends say the same thing.

My little sis has a boyfriend, but she weighs like 100 pounds more than I do. What gives?

Anonymous said...

Guess I'm lucky my wife didn't read that blog last year.

Anonymous said...

Becky...you & your friends sound like real catches...

Anonymous said...

to anonymous at 8:49:
i'm going to go out on a limb here and say that becky was being quite out-rightly sarcastic.
calm down.

Pseudothyrum said...

Perhaps instead of trying to meet people in crowded raunchy mega-bars where they sell 5 dollar bottles of cheap beer and you cannot even hear other people talk unless they scream over the blaring music, people might want to try better places to meet potential mates: places like local cafes and pubs, bookstores, churches, neighborhood gathering spots, restaurants, and so on?

I also agree with the other commenter who said that people should just relax -- don't forget that you are down in Dixie, we do things differently down 'round these parts. Charlotte is not a big-time world-class megalopolis, it is a medium-sized city that is more regional in nature. We take things slower, we are more traditional, and we are more polite/reserved people who sometimes resent the overly pushy and aggressive attitudes of the sometimes rude and bossy Yanks who have moved down here.

Anonymous said...

Charlotte is not a mid-sized southern town folks. Winston, Columbia, Greensboro & Charleston corner those markets. If atlanta was a 'slut', Charlotte would be a 'tease', one that talks alot but doesn't do anything. When people around here quit bragging about how rich they think they are and concentrate on other interests, then Charlotte will be 'world class' and have a much more friendly dating scene. go to any other major city, and you'll see how much more honest and comfortable people really are.

Anonymous said...

I concur with the previous post.

Anonymous said...

Now I know why Susan Burgess didn't respond to someone's request for info under Mary's recent topic "Where developer money flows (updated)".

Despite their ready acceptance of developers' campaign money, the Observer today endorsed Burgess, Andy Dulin and Ed Peacock in the general election. Why respond when you know you've already got the Observer in your pocket, too?

The Observer's rationalization for backing them appears to be that these candidates represent the status quo, and that's where Charlotte should be as well.

Please cancel my subscription.

Anonymous said...

Hey Raleigh 8:18 guy, don't you have a college library in RTP/Triangle/RDU/ to go to or something. Raleigh should have better rated schools, because the state government keeps stealing money from Charlotte. Charlotte's economy is more diverse and international than any of the small time businesses in plain-ole Raleigh. Go back to your boring, vanilla Triangle and go watch grown no-name men skate on ice or something.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you really showed them (Raleigh)!

Anonymous said...

Charlotte's problem is that the women think they are all that. Yeah, the guys here are shallow and childish, but the women are petty and I'm sure they would rather bitch about being a victim cause they can't have that perfect 10 that they are entitled too, rather than lower their standards.

Anonymous said...

I think Charlotte is a great place if you are single. Now Pittsburg and Buffalo are bad places to be single.