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Old 04-27-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Reno, Nevada
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Hi All,

I'm recently divorced, and looking to relocate from Reno, Nevada to somewhere more cosmopolitan with an (ahem) deeper dating pool of suitable men.

On my "short list" are Dallas and Austin, Texas and Tampa and Palm Beach County, Florida.

I'm graduate-school educated, cultured, love architecture, art, and design and looking for someone similar. So chances of finding Looooove in Austin? Any other thoughts?

Thanks for all your replies...

Besos,
Pilar
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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Austin. Though either come with $$ or a job.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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Hi All,

I'm recently divorced, and looking to relocate from Reno, Nevada to somewhere more cosmopolitan with an (ahem) deeper dating pool of suitable men.

On my "short list" are Dallas and Austin, Texas and Tampa and Palm Beach County, Florida.

I'm graduate-school educated, cultured, love architecture, art, and design and looking for someone similar. So chances of finding Looooove in Austin? Any other thoughts?

Thanks for all your replies...

Besos,
Pilar
it only takes one. I would say austin has a lot of high tech and high tech related people, maybe not as artsy and cultured as you would want. But, since people are from everywhere you can find all kinds. There is a pretty big party scene so a lot of guys arent willing to commit until their early 30's. We know a lot of cute, educated women in their late twenties/early thirties who have had problems finding guys to settle down with.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I would pick Dallas over Austin as it's a much larger city with more amenities.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Broomfield, CO
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Austin is a good city for singles and people who like to party. Dallas hands down for quality of life (for mature people) Avoid Florida at all costs. Have you checked out Denver?


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Hi All,

I'm recently divorced, and looking to relocate from Reno, Nevada to somewhere more cosmopolitan with an (ahem) deeper dating pool of suitable men.

On my "short list" are Dallas and Austin, Texas and Tampa and Palm Beach County, Florida.

I'm graduate-school educated, cultured, love architecture, art, and design and looking for someone similar. So chances of finding Looooove in Austin? Any other thoughts?

Thanks for all your replies...

Besos,
Pilar
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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OP - At first I was tempted to say Austin is not an obviously cosmopolitan city like New York, LA, or Paris and Sydney. We don't have renowned museums nor famous buildings like NY's Chrysler building.

But your short list of cities includes nothing like the traditional "world class" cities.

There are MANY educated people in Austin. Some of it due to UT. But Austin is a professional town - not a blue collar or working town. Lots of its business is driven by brains - software, hardware, semiconductors, social networking, etc. I think the city is more educated nerd than educated preppie.

Add that it is a state capitol which adds its own mix of personalities. I have no data to prove it but I think there are lots of lawyers in Austin.

Since you're in Reno I have to believe that Austin would feel vastly different and "cool" compared to Nevada's #2 gambling city.

You should come down for a visit and see for yourself.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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You might also check out Houston

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So are you also looking for a home and job or just a man ?
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Austin is a great city for the arts, and a great city for singles.

Aside from the obvious and celebrated live music scene, with over 200 live performances every weekend:

Live theater is abundant in Austin, with several large venues, several medium sized venues, and a ton of small theater and dance and improv and puppetry and cirque troops. On any given weekend one has a choice of a dozen or more live theater performances, plus periodic symphony and opera works.

Fine art is thriving in Austin. At the high end The Blanton Art Museum offers a permanent collection of modern art centered around the renowned James Michener collection, a deep collection of prints in rotating display, a special competancy in Modern Art from Latin America, and excellent special curated exhibits. They also do great monthly mixer activities, like Yoga in the Galleries, and the b-Scene, a consistently great cocktail party. In addition AMOA, Austin Museum of Art + ArtHouse have two facilities, one in a downtown building, one in a historic residence NW of downtown.

In addition, there is a very well attended Art Tour every fall called EAST - East Austin Studio Tour, at which over 60 artists and art collectives open their studios for two weekends of showings and parties and receptions that is a lot of fun. And now, this weekend, after 10 years of EAST, they're premiering WEST, for the artists on the west side.

Film is big here, not just showings and screenings, but all kinds of peripheral activities, like script readings and writer's workshops and actor/director workshops and mixers, almost all of which are open to public attendance. Great places to mingle with creative folks.

And there's more. Two great resources to check out what kind of things are going on here are:

The entertainment section of the Austin Statesman Austin TX entertainment, events, food, movies, music | Austin360.com

The alternative paper, The Austin Chronicle Austin News, Events, Restaurants, Music - The Austin Chronicle
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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I second the recommendation of Houston!

But you may want something different, I cannot imagine any reason to ever live in Tampa or Palm Beach County!
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