Atlanta makes Top 10 ‘Handsomest U.S. Cities’

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Another day, another top national ranking for Atlanta and the gays who love it. If we’re not the gayest, kinkiest or biggest bottoms, we’re tops – so to speak – in just all-out handsomeness.

The latest shout-out puts our gaggle of good-looking gays at No. 9 in the nation based on decidedly unscientific but fun methods in a Grooming Lounge survey. The researchers explain while crowning Seattle No. 1.

While handsomeness may be subjective, the criteria in this survey measure the men in each city’s commitment to appearance.

Grooming Lounge found that men in Seattle spent the most, approximately $3,413 on personal care items annually. Seattle men also spent the most on shaving needs and the second most on services and apparel.

You read that right. You may know Atlanta is handsome from your own anecdotal experience – or from galleries of stunning hunks at every local gay event. Joining Hearts hunks, Halloween hunks, Pride hunks, and Speedo hunks to name but a few.

Proof aside, Grooming Lounge uses a different approach. It knows Atlanta is handsome based on the money we spend on grooming products and apparel. Atlanta guys spent about $3,100 a year each on clothes, $2,750 on services like haircuts and facials, and $2,600 annually on counter-filling hair and face products.

Skeptical? Even NBC's “Today” Show is buying it, inviting Grooming Lounge founder Michael Gilman to parse his results.

“You can be a handsome guy, but if you don't take care of yourself, it's hard for that to shine through,” Gilman tells the NBC show. “People who spend time and money and effort on taking care of themselves, they end up looking a little better, a little more handsome. Just like when people get dressed up, they tend to look a little nicer.”

Just keep in mind, guys, all the hair products and shaving cream in the world can’t turn you into Ryan Gosling. But we’ll take the kudos and chalk them up with other results about our boozing and bottoming, shrinking penisesporn habits, daddy issues, and the rest of the data on gay Atlanta’s kinkysluttybutchsize queens in the Best Gay Bars.

So where can you find even more fine-looking friends? Here’s the Grooming Lounge survey’s Top 25.

1. Seattle, Wash.

2. San Francisco, Calif.

3. Washington, D.C.

4. Boston, Mass.

5. Denver, Colo.

6. New York, N.Y.

7. Austin, Texas

8. Nashville, Tenn.

9. Atlanta, Ga.

10. Minneapolis, Minn.

11. San Diego, Calif.

12. Chicago, Ill.

13. Boulder, Colo.

14. Portland, Ore.

15. Philadelphia, Pa.

16. Los Angeles, Calif.

17. Cincinnati, Ohio

18. Tucson, Ariz.

19. Houston, Texas

20. Phoenix, Ariz.

21. Dallas, Texas

22. Las Vegas, Nev.

23. Baltimore, Md.

25. Cleveland, Ohio

25. Miami, Fla.

[Grooming Lounge]


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