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Old 08-01-2017, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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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.
I don't know, nowadays we uber everywhere. Door to door service. No parking and walking 15 minutes. I don't think anyone, man or woman, really minds doing that for dates. Then being able to drink too. I think it's better overall. Though sure, still less flexible than your own car.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:04 AM
 
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Hi all,

I am a 33 year old single professional male moving from Houston to Boston. As part of a inter-company transfer, I am being transferred to Boston, but I quickly realized 120K in Houston is quite different from what it is in Boston.

I obviously want to be in a area that has a good singles scene that is also in my budget. Also, I have couple of Masters degrees in Engineering and want to be in a area that is mostly populated by educated professionals if possible.

So what are my best bets?

Thanks,

Axel
I haven't read through the entire thread but will give my 2 cents re: the original question.

120K actually isn't THAT much money here. Especially if you have large student loan payments, you could have a barely middle class lifestyle in Boston. (I know people will freak but, especially for newbies, this is a VERY expensive city and middle class by some definitions is not spending more than a quarter to a third of your disposable income on housing.) This is the second or third most expensive rental market in the country. I came here from NYC and was astonished that people pay so much for so little in terms of what the city has to offer.

In general, maybe consider Cambridge? Where in Cambridge depends on what amenities you want. Maybe also explore the new developments in South Boston in Seaport and close to downtown? Brookline is a great area if you want more of an upscale, yuppie environment with everything within walking distance that is family friendly. Be prepared for extreme sticker shock when it comes to housing there though. I wouldn't say it has a great dating scene but definitely educated professionals.
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Montreal
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Ahh! Just about now seems like just the right time to make the Houston to Boston move. Lol lapalooza.
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