Where the Black Men Are

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Looking for a few good brothers? We've got you covered on top cities and surprising hot spots in your town.

Looking for a few good brothers? We've got you covered on top cities and surprising hot spots in your town.

GRAB A DRINK AT A FANCY HOTEL.

"I have met handsome doctors and entrepreneurs for clients in hotel lounges. Mr. Right may be at the bar between meetings or after work," says Jasmine Diaz, a Los Angeles matchmaker and author of Dating Like a Superhero (Malachi Media Group).

BECOME A COMMUNITY ADVOCATE.

"I discovered many sexy, single, intelligent men in political and social organizations such as Young Democrats of America and the National Urban League," shares Ebony A. Johnson, a Laurel, Maryland, dater. "I met my boyfriend while volunteering with Blacks in Government."

GET YOUR CLUB ON.

"There is an abundance of single Black men on the many beautiful golf courses across our nation. Black women need to know this—other women already do," says Debert Cook, publisher of African American Golfer's Digest. Visit your local course to learn about lessons and galas, where the only skill you need is small talk.

DIAL YOUR MARRIED FRIENDS.

Brides can make great matchmakers. "Married women like to match women they like with nice men," shares psychologist and New York dating coach Paulette D. Murphy, Psy. D. So turn the wives in your circle into wing women.

TOP CITIES TO MEET A BLACK MAN ONLINE

10 Humble, TX 9 Homestead, FL 8 Duluth, GA 7 Lancaster, PA 6 Yonkers, NY 5 Spring, TX 4 Suffolk, VA 3 The Woodlands, TX 2 Seminole, FL 1 Largo, FL Source: plentyoffish.com, the world's largest dating site

VISIT THE MEN'S SECTION

Before treating yourself to fab new shoes, head to the menswear section of your favorite department store. "More men still shop offline," says matchmaker and ESSENCE.com columnist Paul Carrick Brunson. "Ask a guy for his opinion on something you're considering purchasing for a male relative. We love to help."

SNUGGLE ON THE COUCH WITH YOUR COMPUTER.

Monday is the most popular day for men to visit black peoplemeet.com, the largest dating site for African-Americans. So after live-tweeting Sleepy Hollow, log in to your profile and say hello to a few cuties.

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