Misadventures in Atlanta Blog 

An Atlanta dating scene blog, as only our Wise Diva can describe it

Before you settle down…

  • 5:00 am Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 by Wise Diva

I met up with some friends for dinner recently and one of them brought up his pending nuptials. He said that when he met his now fiancée he already knew he was ready to settle down. There was not much left for him to explore, discover or conquer.

Get your mind out of the gutter, kids. He wasn’t only referring to sexual conquests. Generally, he doesn’t feel like he will miss anything after he gets married. He traveled, jumped out of airplanes, and drank a lot.

This made me think of all the advice well-meaning people [More]

Jumping the broom!

  • 7:27 am Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 by Wise Diva

I had a wonderful time attending my cousin’s wedding this weekend. When you go watch a couple who genuinely love one another get married, it reminds you of true love. Also, for what it’s worth, knowing that people still want to marry is reassuring!

Single life is awesome and fun (mostly) but when you meet someone you can’t live without, jumping the broom seems like the most natural thing to do. For all the reasons people site to stay single, you could counter with
valid reasons that marriage is good for you.

I think our perception of [More]

Marriage: Husband qualities?

  • 7:11 am Monday, August 18th, 2014 by Wise Diva

There are important things that married couples I know say helped them in their first years of marriage. You are adapting to one another and learning more than you ever did though dating. It helps when you are both mature and good communicators. My friend Chris said a man should possess certain “husband” qualities too.

Chris told me that until he got married, he didn’t know how important it was to be humble. Admitting when he was wrong was not something he was used to. He thinks his ego and pride had to get checked. I [More]

Does it matter who proposes?

  • 6:50 am Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by Wise Diva

There is a photo that keeps popping up on social media that generated a little buzz. The image shows a young African American lady bending down in front of her man with a ring… proposing in front of a lot of people. The guy seems shocked and somewhat pleased. I wondered if he said yes, and if so, was he truly ready for this huge step in a relationship.

The reaction to the photo ranged from humor to outrage. I saw blog posts and memes that basically implied that a woman who has to propose to her [More]

Are they marriage material?

  • 5:00 am Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Wise Diva

I have heard some men state that part of dating is determining if a woman is marriage material. The men who want a wife seem to know if the women they meet exhibit qualities a wife should have. Generally speaking, I think women also view romantic prospects through a husband-father prism.

So how would you determine if someone is marriage material? I’ve heard one man say her alcohol intake, amount of partying, and cooking skills lets him know a lot. Women probably don’t even realize the level of scrutiny they are under during dating! [More]

‘The Great Love Debate’ comes to Atlanta

  • 3:48 pm Monday, May 19th, 2014 by Elizabeth Montgomery
Panelist L-R Janis Spindel, Ellen Smoak, Sara Kathryn Smith, Josh Maverick, DeJuan Miller and Stephan Labossiere

Does the Atlanta scene leave you frustrated and loaded with questions about how single men and women relate to each other? “The Great Love Debate,” a national tour of relationship experts, stops in Atlanta to solve dating problems at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at King Plow Arts Center (887 West Marietta Street).

The tour was created four years ago by author Brian Howie to provide men and women of all ages and backgrounds a chance to voice their opinions about relationships and to have their dating questions answered in a town hall-style discussion.

The audience is split with men on one [More]