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Old 08-01-2017, 07:45 AM
 
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I'm suprised so many people are saying no car is needed. Call me old fashioned but as a single man ya gotta have a car. But seriously if you are parents with children you really need a car.
The OP needs a car based on where he is working, sure. A single guy (or single woman, or not-single people) living in certain neighborhoods definitely don't need one, and in many neighborhoods, it's more of a hindrance than a help.

Though I really don't understand the logic that a single man needs a car more than anyone. Then again, I grew up in NYC--my mother schlepped me around on the subway and bus and on foot and in cabs, like the majority of parents did there. We all managed to survive. I've lived in several different Boston/Somerville/Cambridge neighbors without a car (so has my partner), yet I'm not a shut-in.
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:54 AM
 
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When I lived in E. Cambridge I paid to have my car registered there. I used it maybe 3 times a month. If zipcar was around then, i would have sold it.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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From a dating perspective it could be seen as a negative if a guy doesn't own a car.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:47 AM
 
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From a dating perspective it could be seen as a negative if a guy doesn't own a car.
And yet many women are picky and choosy about what their potential date drives, ie. a 10 yr old Hyndai Accent won't cut it. A Schwinn bike will eliminate even more.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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And yet many women are picky and choosy about what their potential date drives, ie. a 10 yr old Hyndai Accent won't cut it. A Schwinn bike will eliminate even more.
Honestly, I think it's better to have no car than a crappy one.

I don't have a car. This hasn't really been an issue. Maybe for the super princessy girls. I wouldn't like them anyway though.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:55 AM
 
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Right a if something is really meant to be a car won't matter...but a car can make things easier especially in the beginning when a girl might have a few options etc.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:57 AM
 
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From a dating perspective it could be seen as a negative if a guy doesn't own a car.
Huh? Not when I was dating. Then again, I would have considered it more of a negative back then if a guy lived in the suburbs and *needed* to drive everywhere.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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And yet many women are picky and choosy about what their potential date drives, ie. a 10 yr old Hyndai Accent won't cut it. A Schwinn bike will eliminate even more.
Men who are actively considering living without a car probably wouldn't mesh too well with the women who judge men by what they drive. This is actually a great signalling mechanism for everyone involved.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:30 AM
 
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Honestly, I think it's better to have no car than a crappy one.

I don't have a car. This hasn't really been an issue. Maybe for the super princessy girls. I wouldn't like them anyway though.
Well realistically, the Boston area is inundated with those sort of women whose one of top 5 questions will be "so what does he drive"?

But it's not alway a shallow/materialistic thing. Some women just want the freedom in a relationship to be able to go for a drive, or go any place at any hour. Some see a guy not having a vehicle as not having their s#:; together. Or they might endlessly ponder "Why?"..."what did he lose his license?" etc. etc.

Also most people these days meet online, and tend to be more spread out than in the past. When I lived in Quincy I once dated a girl from the N Shore who had no car. Me being the one driving back and forth all the time got old. If I didn't drive myself, I couldn't imagine it happening at all.


Then of course there are others who don't care.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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Huh? Not when I was dating. Then again, I would have considered it more of a negative back then if a guy lived in the suburbs and *needed* to drive everywhere.
Case in point, there is someone for everyone.
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