Dion Beary
Columnist writing on Charlotte

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,...

Charlotte’s #1 fave selfie spot may be in danger, so I want to investigate

A great selfie mural is an important part of being a city full of young people. Nashville has that WhatLiftsYou mural you see on every girl’s Bumble...

Just like Seinfeld had Monk’s, I’ve got Billy Jack’s

I’ve always been obsessed with the idea of having a “spot.” I think it’s because I grew up on 90’s television. Seinfeld had a...

5 best local craft beers to drink in the shower

From time to time, everybody loves a delicious shower beers. The shower has long been the ideal spot for shame spiraling, existential dread, exfoliating, and...

5 quick things I learned when I took a baby to a brewery

I’m anti-kids in breweries. Call me old school, but I believe in adult spaces and child spaces. A giant building literally meant for drinking beer is an...

30 signs you’re a Charlotte “elder millennial”

Not all millennials are created equal. In my last full calendar year I’ll spend in my twenties, I just do not relate to millennials who are 22 or 23. I...

Why I removed the Elevation decal from my car

It’s a Friday night and I’m at The Hop Shop in Plaza Midwood. I’m “getting drinks,” or what Baby Boomers used to call a first date. Things are going...

OP-ED: Are self-serve bars cooler than breweries? I’m now starting to think so

Pour Taproom, Hoppin’, and soon Pinhouse have brought the pour-your-own beer craze to Charlotte. Initially I was concerned that the self-serve concept...

In defense of ghosting

This might sound like a stupid question, but what is so wrong about ghosting? After some great Bumble conversations and one or two awesome dates, you think...

6 basic driving skills Charlotteans can’t figure out

Charlotte drivers are the worst. I end up doing way more cursing in my car than anyone with an Elevation bumper sticker should be doing, and it’s thanks...