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Old 10-02-2014, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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Eh, I'm not an OSU fan and I haven't had problems making friends or advancing in the workplace. That said, I don't tend to hang around boring people whose lives revolve around a sports team. I'm a huge sports fan, but there's way more to life than OSU...
Blasphemy

Of course if you are a huge sports fan, it does help make life interesting no matter who you cheer for.


To the OP...get out some...go to a local bar in your neighborhood...if that's not your cup of tea...try and join a gym...or get involved in charity events that peak your interest, volunteer w/ an organization that you are interested in...or get on meetup, and see if any groups peak your interest...Columbus is far from a religious city...you just need to get out.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:40 AM
 
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I have lived in Cbus for less than a year and I find that it is difficult to make friends if you are not part of a church or some other religious organization and if you are over 40. The people that I work with think that it is odd that I do not go to church and have told me on several occasions that everyone goes to church. I know Cbus is an extremely conservative city but I didn't think it was this conservative. I also find that people are not as friendly if you don't have family here or are a native to Cbus. Is anyone else having the same experience?
I sympathize with your situation. Where did you move from? We just moved back to Columbus over the summer and have experienced the opposite. We moved from Franklin, TN (Nashville suburb) where the level of religious engagement was multiples higher than we have experienced in Columbus. In Tennessee we dealt with what you seem to be going through (we are not religious). People there were generally polite to us, but so much of the social live was wrapped around church it left little opportunity to become more than acquaintances. So far that is not what we have seen since moving back, but that does not help you much. I agree with others that OSU is the biggest religion in C-Bus. Good luck.
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Booth Texas
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I tried to live in Columbus Ohio and found out I couldn't live there. I was in love with a lawyer there and Columbus was the strangest city that I had ever lived in. I would pick her kids up from school and there was nothing but white children and I had never seen that before but then I am from Houston. I was surprised at just how segregated a city it really was, and I couldn't get used to the atmosphere, or the moods of people there, I felt like I was an alien from a different planet but the thing I couldn't handle the most was not knowing where I was or where the weather was coming from. If I am in Texas, I know exactly where I am all the time, and I know what the weather is going to do days before it happens, and I couldn't do that in Ohio, I felt lost. Turned out, O''' girl broke up with me anyway because we had went out dancing and we ran into her old boyfriend and he just walks up to our table and begins cursing my girl with things that couldn't be repeated and all I did was stand up and slap him a couple times and everyone gasped and got this fearful look on their face. So this guy runs out away from me, and I turn around and she is leaving in disgust because she had never seen anything so violent and I am left there scratching my head cause where I am from, people just don't walk up and say what is on their mind without getting slapped, and to walk up on a woman and call her all kinds of bad names and a man just sits there and watches, I wouldn't understand that mentality. Where I am from, if a man was with a woman and her ex boyfriend came up cursing her and the man she was with did nothing, well, that woman wouldn't want anything to do with that guy again.
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Old 03-01-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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I tried to live in Columbus Ohio and found out I couldn't live there. I was in love with a lawyer there and Columbus was the strangest city that I had ever lived in. I would pick her kids up from school and there was nothing but white children and I had never seen that before but then I am from Houston. I was surprised at just how segregated a city it really was, and I couldn't get used to the atmosphere, or the moods of people there, I felt like I was an alien from a different planet but the thing I couldn't handle the most was not knowing where I was or where the weather was coming from. If I am in Texas, I know exactly where I am all the time, and I know what the weather is going to do days before it happens, and I couldn't do that in Ohio, I felt lost. Turned out, O''' girl broke up with me anyway because we had went out dancing and we ran into her old boyfriend and he just walks up to our table and begins cursing my girl with things that couldn't be repeated and all I did was stand up and slap him a couple times and everyone gasped and got this fearful look on their face. So this guy runs out away from me, and I turn around and she is leaving in disgust because she had never seen anything so violent and I am left there scratching my head cause where I am from, people just don't walk up and say what is on their mind without getting slapped, and to walk up on a woman and call her all kinds of bad names and a man just sits there and watches, I wouldn't understand that mentality. Where I am from, if a man was with a woman and her ex boyfriend came up cursing her and the man she was with did nothing, well, that woman wouldn't want anything to do with that guy again.


And you were in Columbus, and not even Cleveland, which is impacted more significantly by Lake Erie and other Great Lakes!!!

Ohio weather is extremely variable as it often is a border area for fronts, jet stream activity, etc. A couple hundred miles north or south can make a big difference on any given day, or even during any given day. Temperature swings of tens of degrees within 4-12 hours aren't that unusual.

Experienced Ohioans pay very close attention to the weather, with favorite weather forecasters, and especially favorite sources for local Doppler radar (accuweather.com in my case). Many of us enjoy knowing when exactly a rain or snow storm will begin or end, exactly how much and what type of snow we'll receive, etc. There's nothing unusual about humans emphasizing their interaction with their climate or environment.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.c102d64f5be7

Admittedly, those who enjoy Ohio embrace our weather and are even invigorated by it. It's a very different experience than in other states where weather is much more constant, sometimes with no distinct, even exaggerated four seasons of weather.

As for your justifications for physical violence, I've known several persons from Texas who would never look for any pretext short of self defense to engage in physical contact, although they were very capable in that regard, and I've known Ohioans who actually looked for fights, much like English hooligan soccer fans (I have some great stories from my bar-hopping days and even from my own family). When I was younger, I could have offered you some specific suggestions for Ohio locations where you would have felt culturally comfortable. Candidly, your ex-girl friend likely was a good judge of character.

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Old 03-01-2018, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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The weird, completely baffling stories in this thread- which didn't need to be brought back to life- don't deserve a serious response. If living in Columbus is difficult for someone, it's not the city with the problem.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The weird, completely baffling stories in this thread- which didn't need to be brought back to life- don't deserve a serious response. If living in Columbus is difficult for someone, it's not the city with the problem.
Sometimes true, sometimes false. Different cities present different challenges. It doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad place or it's the city's fault. Where you come from also determines a lot of that. That doesn't mean it's "Your fault" either. None of that invalidates an individuals' experience. Though sometimes I would say focusing on negatives only serves to exacerbate discomfort.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Sometimes true, sometimes false. Different cities present different challenges. It doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad place or it's the city's fault. Where you come from also determines a lot of that. That doesn't mean it's "Your fault" either. None of that invalidates an individuals' experience. Though sometimes I would say focusing on negatives only serves to exacerbate discomfort.
In this case, definitely true. Columbus as a conservative, religious town? Shared strange views on relationships? These are just so random and so out there from reality. Even the one about how everyone has to be an OSU fan to have friends... nope. It's clearly a case where some people just couldn't adapt to living in an unfamiliar place and were looking for excuses, because the cited reasons are nonsense.
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Old 03-02-2018, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Booth Texas
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And you were in Columbus, and not even Cleveland, which is impacted more significantly by Lake Erie and other Great Lakes!!!

Ohio weather is extremely variable as it often is a border area for fronts, jet stream activity, etc. A couple hundred miles north or south can make a big difference on any given day, or even during any given day. Temperature swings of tens of degrees within 4-12 hours aren't that unusual.

Experienced Ohioans pay very close attention to the weather, with favorite weather forecasters, and especially favorite sources for local Doppler radar (accuweather.com in my case). Many of us enjoy knowing when exactly a rain or snow storm will begin or end, exactly how much and what type of snow we'll receive, etc. There's nothing unusual about humans emphasizing their interaction with their climate or environment.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.c102d64f5be7

Admittedly, those who enjoy Ohio embrace our weather and are even invigorated by it. It's a very different experience than in other states where weather is much more constant, sometimes with no distinct, even exaggerated four seasons of weather.

As for your justifications for physical violence, I've known several persons from Texas who would never look for any pretext short of self defense to engage in physical contact, although they were very capable in that regard, and I've known Ohioans who actually looked for fights, much like English hooligan soccer fans (I have some great stories from my bar-hopping days and even from my own family). When I was younger, I could have offered you some specific suggestions for Ohio locations where you would have felt culturally comfortable. Candidly, your ex-girl friend likely was a good judge of character.
Do people in Ohio know how the weather moves? I mean when the clouds pull back, I know a cold front is coming. It seems like Ohio is just wind moving in a freaking circle or something, there is no east, no west lol.
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Kansas City MO
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It's easy in Columbus to tell where the weather is coming from:


- Wind from the West or Southwest- Weather will be the same or getting warmer
- Wind coming from the south, probably going to rain soon
- Wind coming from the northwest- Cold front is coming through, rain/snow for a little while then clearing and colder.
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Old 03-05-2018, 01:37 PM
 
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It's easy in Columbus to tell where the weather is coming from:


- Wind from the West or Southwest- Weather will be the same or getting warmer
- Wind coming from the south, probably going to rain soon
- Wind coming from the northwest- Cold front is coming through, rain/snow for a little while then clearing and colder.
Add strong wind out of the South means a cold front within the next couple of days.

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