Small town dating sites
But now that I've temporarily moved back to my hometown, I'm looking back on love in the city with the faintest of rose-colored glasses.Small-town dating is presenting a whole slew of new challenges, such as: Overcoming laziness: In New York, I hated even dating out of borough.Brittany, a 26-year-old waitress, tells me that when she joined Tinder, all her friends called her “Tinderella” because it was so weird to be on it. People love to blame Tinder for hookup culture, but Becky joined because she was looking for the opposite.Her dad even paid for her to try with her location set to Raleigh because he doesn’t like the guys where she lives — but no one wants to drive two hours for a date.After once making a 45-minute trek to meet a guy in Queens, then back to my Manhattan apartment at 1 a.m., only to get dumped like, three days later, I never again felt like traveling out of my way for a guy.However, in a small town, with limited population, it seems like I might have to be open to the possibility of dating in neighboring towns.And luckily, in a city of 8 million people, I didn't have to worry much about running into those guys again.But here in my town of 40,000, there is a decent chance a seemingly random guy will have gone to school with my sister, or that he hangs out at the bar where my brother-in-law works. Really, the biggest issue is that I just haven't seen too many single people out on the town. Anyway, I'm not giving up hope for this small-town romance thing just yet.
Here are some depressing answers I got when I asked them how they meet people to date in a small town: Well then. After jokingly telling them they were not helping my cause at all, they said they felt like losers, and that I had driven them to drink. I'm going to keep an open mind, spruce up my outdated online dating profile, and in the meantime, try not to feel bad that my entire social life currently revolves around my parents. Comparing the dating scene in places around the country: Here Are the 12 Loneliest and/or Mermaid-Occupied Towns In America :(The Top 10 Cities for Dating--Let's All Move to Hotlanta, K?
At least on the subway I could read a book, but on the other hand, a car won't ruin my hair the way a sweltering subway stop always did. Obviously, I'd never advocate getting wasted on a date.
But I enjoy a little social lubrication to overcome nerves on a first date. At first, it seemed like such huge plus that the average drink in my town is about , until I realized, with no mass transit or cabs…how do I get home safely?
But he also lived in the beach town of Morehead City, nearly an hour away from New Bern, and his roommate had the car for the night, so could I drive to him?
We had a great night hopping from a seafood restaurant, to a cocktail lounge, to making out at a bar on a dock so close to the water you could dip your feet in.