Being Single In Atlanta: How Did I Get Here?

  • by Yoey
  • 3 Years ago
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Article Written By: Fallon “Purpalator” Antoinette

Single (adj): only one in number; one only; unique; sole. (n) one person or thing; a single one.

It was two and a half years ago when I decided to move back to Atlanta. Why did I move? I was born and raised in the 3rd ward of New Orleans and when Hurricane Katrina hit, my family relocated to Atlanta. It was then I realized that there was more to the world than what surrounded me in the city I love so much. I moved back to New Orleans to finish college after that, I decided that I needed to move back to Atlanta to change up the scenery for my ventures in adulthood. Moving back to Atlanta meant leaving a few things behind and my relationship with my long time boyfriend (we will call him “Famaro”) was one of them. It was a hard thing to do, being that we were in a relationship on and off since we were about 15 years old. I love to tell the story of how we met and what happened throughout the years, but that would be like a book so I’m going to save that.

Let’s fast forward to August 2013, when I moved back to Atlanta. Famaro didn’t put up any kind of fight for me to stay so I took it as an indication that I was doing the right thing by leaving, turns out I was right. Here I am in this big city, freshly single, but not so ready to mingle. I wasn’t quite done with Famaro, I thought our relationship could be saved, maybe he would move to Atlanta and we start a new life out here; these were things we discussed regularly. As time went on, those discussions became far and few and soon I was a fully single gal.

Being single forced me to really get to know myself. I learned that before I could possibly know what I wanted from another person, I needed to know what I wanted from and for myself and also what it is I have to offer.

Which brings us to the current state of my dating life.

Personal Dating submissions should be sent to fantoinette@gmail.com

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“Live good Drink good Eat good” Graduate of Dillard University majoring in Public Relations/Brand Imaging. A New Orleans Native but born in Memphis,TN. Was raised as a Air Force brat having lived before in Germany and visited frequently to countries like England and France. While living in Europe a love for fashion and all things extravagant became a lifestyle easy to embrace. Returning to New Orleans fashion still played a major role in life for him. Now partnering with long time friend Nick to create the chic cultural blog site Myhellofalife.com Yoey is focused more than ever on making his dreams a reality, while doing what he enjoys the most; enjoying a hell of a life.

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