U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Colorado Springs
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-31-2013, 02:12 PM
 
6 posts, read 7,359 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

As a family we've lived in Michigan, Tennessee and Minnesota. I do have to say I love the Midwest! We will miss the "Minnesota nice." Colorado has always been my husbands dream location!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-31-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Colorado
10,097 posts, read 6,424,244 times
Reputation: 18080
People are nice here, too...I just feel that after a while it's easier to really engage in meaningful friendships if that makes sense? Most of my contacts in Iowa, after 8 years, never really passed the "friendly acquaintance" stage. It's allowable to discuss even controversial topics among people, to really connect with who they are and what they think. I felt like in Iowa that was frowned upon. People were nice, they just seemed to shy away from that deeper level of interaction that I was wanting, and coming from Virginia it sure was hard to respect that and censor myself...in Virginia we're pretty brutally forthcoming with our opinions. But of course I also think that Virginia was a lot less friendly.

I feel like I've got the best of all worlds here.

The only reservations I sensed were that a.) my acquaintances didn't understand my snarky sense of humor at first. They seemed to have a hard time telling when I was joking...until they got to know me. I've never encountered that before. b.) My neighbors took a while to get around to talking to me, but eventually they were quite friendly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-01-2014, 12:28 PM
 
6 posts, read 7,359 times
Reputation: 10
I understand what you are saying. The town we live in, seems like everyone was born here, and have stayed here. So they all know each other. They would be more than willing to help out when needed, but are nothing more than "just friends." I grew up in California, so being around friendly people took some getting used to!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-01-2014, 02:34 PM
 
5,039 posts, read 6,757,826 times
Reputation: 4585
Yeah as a local/native of this area, I've found we have a hard time at first understanding certain personality types - the New York/Boston type vibe being one of the hardest - they always seem to come across as rude/mean/crass to us at first but eventually we get it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Colorado Springs
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top