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Old 11-02-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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Hi everyone.

I'm 26, female, have been living in NYC since college for graduate school and getting my career started, but am ready to leave the city for many reasons, one being that while dating is great, most aren't ready to settle down. I want to be in the SE (my company is letting me work remotely so job is not an issue), I have family in GA, and while I don't necessarily see myself living in ATL, CLT seems a good alternative, and is close enough to drive.

Having said that, I posted another thread about finding a city to move to and one of the responses was that most people in CLT are married or in serious relationships by my age. I figured there would be an element of that, but do you think the majority of people by 26 are already married/coupled up?

Thanks for any insight
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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In my somewhat limited experience and knowledge, i would say the answer is no. There is probably a higher percentage of mid-20's getting married in Charlotte (and the South in general) than in NYC, but I think Charlotte is also experiencing the nationwide trend of later marriages.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Hi everyone.

I'm 26, female, have been living in NYC since college for graduate school and getting my career started, but am ready to leave the city for many reasons, one being that while dating is great, most aren't ready to settle down. I want to be in the SE (my company is letting me work remotely so job is not an issue), I have family in GA, and while I don't necessarily see myself living in ATL, CLT seems a good alternative, and is close enough to drive.

Having said that, I posted another thread about finding a city to move to and one of the responses was that most people in CLT are married or in serious relationships by my age. I figured there would be an element of that, but do you think the majority of people by 26 are already married/coupled up?

Thanks for any insight
I am 28 and married. Most the people I know my age are either married, in a relationship, or are looking to settle down.

Hope that helps!
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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I am 28 and married. Most the people I know my age are either married, in a relationship, or are looking to settle down.

Hope that helps!
Thank you! Would you say that at 26 then I'm probably too old to find someone in CLT then?
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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There are plenty of singles in Charlotte at every age.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:59 AM
 
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There are plenty of single women in Charlotte. Loads of them actually. You will not be in bad company. Whether the competition for a single man is high, i'm not sure. I would assume so since Charlotte has a nice supply of single women, but I would also assume that there are plenty of single men as well. Any bar in Charlotte will give you an idea of what you can expect, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Church and social media/social meeting sites will also point you in the direction of single people. I personally don't think finding single people will be a problem.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:04 AM
 
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Plenty of single people, plenty of married people, plenty of people in one situation wanting to be in the other.

At 26, you are not too old to find someone. Just move where you want to move.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:41 AM
 
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Thanks everyone!
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:57 AM
 
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In my somewhat limited experience and knowledge, i would say the answer is no. There is probably a higher percentage of mid-20's getting married in Charlotte (and the South in general) than in NYC, but I think Charlotte is also experiencing the nationwide trend of later marriages.

This all depends on ethnicity and other factors. There is an incredible number of unwed mothers living in all places where benefits are best, both north and south. I am white (European) and most of the people today that I have known in my ethnicity have gotten married are in their late twenties to early forties. I'm pretty certain that it isn't any noticeable difference in the ages of marriage in Charlotte than it is in Denver, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, or Tampa.
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:10 AM
 
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This all depends on ethnicity and other factors. There is an incredible number of unwed mothers living in all places where benefits are best, both north and south. I am white (European) and most of the people today that I have known in my ethnicity have gotten married are in their late twenties to early forties. I'm pretty certain that it isn't any noticeable difference in the ages of marriage in Charlotte than it is in Denver, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, or Tampa.
Well, traditionally, southerners have married at an earlier age than the rest of country. Still true today? i don't know. My guess is yes, but its a guess. Trends like that take a long time to change, typically.
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