In 2010, clothing manufacturer Dockers named Atlanta the most chivalrous city compared with Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Dockers staged a scenario in which a man or woman was in distress and needed help. Carry this chivalrous attitude with you on a date in Atlanta, the largest city in Georgia and a major hub for entertainment and cultural events.
Enjoy live music together on a date at Eddie’s Attic in nearby Decatur, an east suburb of Atlanta. Eddie’s Attic has concerts each night of the week. Mainstream acts have included John Mayer, Sugarland, Sheryl Crow and India. Arie have performed at Eddie’s Attic. The $5 Songwriter’s Open Mic, which takes place on most Mondays, was named best of its kind in the Atlanta area in 2008 by “Sunday Paper” newspaper. A food and ticket combo for Monday’s open-mic night costs $20 per person.
Atlanta Station is a residential, retail and restaurant development in the midtown neighborhood. It’s filled with dating options that you and your partner can explore on foot. Park in the development’s garage and walk around. Dine at one of the 20 restaurants there. After eating, walk over to Regal Cinema and catch a movie. Bowl at Ten Pin Alley, an upscale bowling alley with a restaurant, lounge and private lanes that are available to rent for exclusive parties. Most of the businesses in Atlanta Station validate parking, too.
Atlanta has professional football, basketball, baseball and hockey teams. Attend a Falcons, Hawks, Braves or Thrashers game on a date. Purchase tickets for you and your date in advance, either through the teams’ websites or at the venue box office. Crowds at Atlanta sporting events can be large, and you don’t want to miss the game by waiting in line to purchase tickets. Grab a bite to eat at the venue while you and your date watch the game.
For couples on first dates, comedy shows could help break the ice. Older couples will enjoy sharing a laugh together. The ATL House of Comedy produces weekly comedy shows at different venues around town. The shows are free for those with printed e-tickets through the producer’s website. Without a ticket, it’ll cost you and your date $10 per person. On Sunday nights there is a comedy show at Allure Lounge. Monday night’s comedy shows take place at Cloud IX. The Wednesday night comedy show is at Perl Bistro. Thursday night comedy shows take place at Taboo 2. On the last Friday of each month, there’s a comedy show at Apache Café.
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