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Old 05-25-2007, 12:35 AM
 
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I'm looking to relocate to either Austin or Dallas later this year from the SF Bay Area. I'm trying to decide between these two cities.

Where is it easier to meet single, marriage-minded women? I'm a 23-year-old male -- evangelical Christian, so I'd be looking for Christian women my age.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:30 AM
 
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Looking for marriage-minded Christian women in Austin is like looking for them in Berkeley.

Austin has a reputation of being a Texas haven for the radical, the bizzare, the unconventional.

More to the point, the Austin area is just a fraction the size of DFW. Dallas has over 6n million people, while Austin has a little over 1 million... hence, a vastly larger pool of single women to choose from.
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:52 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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I'm looking to relocate to either Austin or Dallas later this year from the SF Bay Area. I'm trying to decide between these two cities.

Where is it easier to meet single, marriage-minded women? I'm a 23-year-old male -- evangelical Christian, so I'd be looking for Christian women my age.

Thanks in advance!
There are two colleges you need to check out. One is DBU (Dallas Baptist Univ) and the other is Arlington Baptist (this is where the women that are looking for their MRS go).
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:19 AM
 
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I'm looking to relocate to either Austin or Dallas later this year from the SF Bay Area. I'm trying to decide between these two cities.

Where is it easier to meet single, marriage-minded women? I'm a 23-year-old male -- evangelical Christian, so I'd be looking for Christian women my age.

Thanks in advance!
I would say that the Dallas area would be best for what you are looking for.

Good Luck in your search.
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:59 AM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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There are two colleges you need to check out. One is DBU (Dallas Baptist Univ) and the other is Arlington Baptist (this is where the women that are looking for their MRS go).
You missed SMU the biggest MRS university in possibly the south.
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Old 05-25-2007, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Like the others I would vote for Dallas simply because it has in general, reputation for being more conservative I think. I'm sure there are some good little evangelical Christian girls down in Austin but I think there would be more in Dallas.
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:33 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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You missed SMU the biggest MRS university in possibly the south.
Yeah, but at least many of those girls also get their BA or BS and not JUST the MRS.
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Absolutely Dallas would be the better fit for you. Austin is great for singles, but most of them want to stay that way (at least the younger ones). Also, I don't think there is much of an Evangelical community here (Austin). But, we're pretty tolerant and laid-back about almost anything, so you'd be fine here too.
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Old 05-26-2007, 06:21 AM
 
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I wouldn't use the images of downtown Austin to paint a picture for the entire City and associated suburbs.

I believe alot of people in Austin attend Church on a regular basis. I have a branch there and most of my colleagues attend church, same as Dallas. I find much of the same characteristic southern charm there as I do here....people there are just much more relaxed, which is why I think many compare it to CA. It's also home to alot of new money, so it eminates a feeling of optimism that we seem to lack here.

Here, it seems the world evolves around everyone measuring themselves to some ideal, competing to validate either the existence/lack of the ideal. Austin skips that feeling (and from what many say here, Fort Worth seems to also). I mean, they compete there, but competition seems to take a back seat to living, so maybe they seem more rounded to me ?

It's a much smaller city than the Metroplex/MSA, so some of these small town chars are expected to some degree. It's like comparing San Diego to Los Angeles. They're different.

From a religious perspective, what's different from DFW is that's not one of the first things you thing you notice or think about in Austin, it's just there as a subtext.

In Dallas, religion 'feels' much more engrained in the culture, however, as we discussed in other threads, that may be based more on past perception than actual practice.
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