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Old 09-03-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Default Scary ------Moving to Colorado

With a pocket full of money and nothing holding me back, I have decided Colorado is the place for me. I Love the mountains and all the adventures they have to offer: Mountain biking, hiking, trail running, white water rapids.

I'm tired of boring Florida where it's only one season> Hot and Humid. I'm done with the beaches and I want to be somewhere that has four seasons and scenery.

I see that Colorado Springs and Denver are listed in the top five "Fittist Citties" in the United States. Thats a major incentive because I like to get out and do something active. And that also means the girls around Colorado should be in good shape and like the outdoors as well? Thats what I'm guessing anyways.

I don't have any family or friends anywhere near Colorado and I've never really strayed away from Florida except for where the Army has stationed me.

I've been to Tennessee and Washington State. The mountains in Washington were amazing... like something out of the movies. The mountains on the east coast are lame and a disappointment.

I have no idea where I should live? I want to be close to the outdoors and also be near the nightlife. Wouldn't mind being close to a college where alot of singles would be.

What are your thoughts?
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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I have a Serious question that pertains to the social aspect of where to live in Colorado.

Your profile says your married but it sounds like your looking to date girls in good shape. (This is not a trap or a judgement call)

If you are going to be dating, then Colorado Springs being more conservative than Denver, may be a consideration when determining the best fit.
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Your profile says your married but it sounds like your looking to date girls in good shape.

Ha... looks like i need to update my profile. I was suppose to be getting married, but she called off the engagement.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:16 PM
 
Location: 80919 Rockrimmon yO!
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I live in Colorado Springs, and I keep hearing everyone saying it's the fittest city in the nation, but I swear to god, I all see are fatties everywhere. Where are the athletic girls? Not to discourage you, the Springs is awesome.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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ryanek, head south and you'll change your mind. When I visit my family in Texas it is always a big shock to me and I come back to CO marveling at how skinny everyone is in comparison.
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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If dating girls are a big priority for you I'd move back to DC (that's what it says on your location profile, though you say you are in Florida now). The whole western half of the country is very dudes-oriented compared to the east coast. Washington DC is actually one of the best metro areas in the country for single guys, with a more favorable male-female ratio (from a straight male's p.o.v) than just about anywhere else and a huge population of highly educated single women in your age bracket. It also has the best job market in the nation right now. Of course it's also an extremely expensive place to live. I have at various times in the last few years thought about moving there for these two reasons alone.

Within Colorado, the only places you should even consider are Denver (big city, a little bit of everything), or Boulder & Fort Collins (fun college towns with a lot of young people). Colorado Springs is a great town, and could be a good place to live if you're married and have a good job there or you're stationed there and don't have a choice. But for a young single guy out bird dogging, it would be a pretty dismal place to live. And pretty much all of the mountain towns in Colorado are extremely, disproportionately male-dominated. You can look up this data on the US Census' website if you don't believe me.
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Old 09-04-2011, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Centennial State
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Boulder is the town that comes to mind when someone asks for close proximity and the night life. Denver has the night life but not so much the close proximity as Boulder does. I'm not sure but I think the night life in Denver would suit you more. ;D The college kids don't get to stay up as late as you'd like in Boulder. It's a trade off basically; night life from Denver or close proximity to the mountains in Boulder? Taking US-36 from Denver to Boulder is quick and easy when it's not rush hour.
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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If dating girls are a big priority for you I'd move back to DC (that's what it says on your location profile, though you say you are in Florida now). The whole western half of the country is very dudes-oriented compared to the east coast. Washington DC is actually one of the best metro areas in the country for single guys, with a more favorable male-female ratio (from a straight male's p.o.v) than just about anywhere else and a huge population of highly educated single women in your age bracket. It also has the best job market in the nation right now. Of course it's also an extremely expensive place to live. I have at various times in the last few years thought about moving there for these two reasons alone.
From what I hear from the women around here (Northern VA), the guys are seriously lacking and lazy, due to the fact that there are so many single gals to choose from. If you want high quality dates, DC is the place for a guy.
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: 80919 Rockrimmon yO!
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Colorado Springs is kind of a man-fest cause there's so much military there lol.

Last edited by Mike from back east; 09-04-2011 at 09:18 AM..
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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Here's another for Boulder-!
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