Dion Beary
Columnist writing on Charlotte

I’m tired of being judged for being flexitarian

I’m going on seven months of having a flexitarian diet, and I’ve never felt healthier or happier. A flexitarian is someone who primarily maintains a...

Living in a transplant city is hard because people keep leaving

It’s hard living in a city where people keep disappearing. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by the idea of alien abductions. It started at nine years old,...

Grade yourself: How Charlotte Millennial are you?

Just how big of a Charlotte millennial are you? Follow the instructions below and tally up your score. Instructions: Give yourself 1 point for each of the...

12 quick episode ideas if Seinfeld took place in Charlotte

“Seinfeld” is my favorite TV show of all time. The antics of Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine not only revolutionized television, but it also...

10 people you’ll meet at your apartment pool this summer

It’s pool season in Charlotte. That means it’s time to meet these 10 stalwarts of the apartment complex pool community. (1) The group who brought their own...

5 reasons people don’t walk more in Charlotte

Since I moved to Uptown last month, I’ve been walking a lot more. In the past, I’ve been pro-car. I was the type who’d veto a bar in the...

What’s it like being Charlotte famous? 5 local celebs anonymously confess

It’s weird being “Charlotte famous.” The city doesn’t have many real celebrities, like New York or LA. There aren’t a bunch of actors and musicians,...

I did yoga for the first time and had an out-of-body experience

I did yoga for the first time — trying to get better at taking care of myself — and it was a trippy experience. I haven’t always handled stress in the...

Being single is expensive

I’ve spent most of the last seven years in committed relationships. Now ten months into being a swinging bachelor, I’ve learned a few things. For example:...

16 things single people are tired of hearing

I appreciate getting advice from my friends who are in relationships. Seriously, I’m thankful for anyone who takes the time to invest in me. I’ve learned a...

Why I’m leaving Plaza Midwood for an Uptown high-rise

Plaza Midwood was the first place I fell in love with when I moved to Charlotte 11 years ago. It was my first week of college. I’d met a local who took me to...

I use apps exclusively for all my dating now, and I love it

I was discussing the Charlotte dating scene with a coworker the other day. She asked me which dating apps I use, and I ran through my roster: Bumble, Hinge,...