"Sounds about right. I'm in North Carolina, although we're only nominally part of the Bible Belt, nowadays. We went for Obama in 2008.
On top of that, I'm in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill), which has three major universities in about a 10 mile radius. This is probably the biggest pocket of liberalism in the Bible Belt. So, we've got much better percentages of open-minded people, but if you wander much more than 10 or 15 miles outside of a major city, North Carolina is Southern Baptist central.
Being black also makes it kind of rough, since I think African-Americans are kind of under-represented, in the Atheist community, relative to the percentage in the American population in general. And then women in general are more religious than men ... and in my personal experience, the two combine to make for a whole bunch of religious black woman. I can only think of one black girl at work who isn't openly, very Christian.
So, I guess my point there is don't strictly stick to black women. I vaguely recall something about interracial marriage being on the decline, lately. I'd work against the trend, if I was you. I mean we've got several black women floating around on here, but playing the odds, you know?"
"I hope it isn't any worst than here in Louisiana. The sole reason I can't find someone is because 'm an atheist, I swear. Meet girl, hang out, talk, all goes well. Then the 'values' conversation happens and that's the end of it."
For starts, women are less likely to be out and out atheists, because they're more pragmatic, and religion is a very useful tool for socialization and coping
That said, less social women are more likely to be atheists, and they're probably just as common as asocial men, haven't seen a study on it. But you'll have to really go our of your way to make those connections. A college town is your best bet for population density.
Hey Silvia, I'm in TN but not far from AL. Is there a calendar of events for your North Alabama Free Thinkers chapter? I can't find an active chapter here so I would be interested in attending. BTW, what is DH? (Sorry I'm a newbie here...lol)