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Old 01-12-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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I have plenty of success in my dating life, but that does not negate the noticeable imbalance of males to females. Yeah there are a lot of good looking ladies running around, but there are far more men.
I guess have really never noticed that imbalance.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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I guess have really never noticed that imbalance.
Maybe it is because you live way out in Highlands Ranch, the ratio may be a bit more even out there. In most of the Denver metro it is quite noticeable though, and heavily supported by census data.

Denver is a wonderful place, but every wonderful place has its pitfalls, this just happens to be one of Denver's.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Maybe it is because you live way out in Highlands Ranch, the ratio may be a bit more even out there. In most of the Denver metro it is quite noticeable though, and heavily supported by census data.

Denver is a wonderful place, but every wonderful place has its pitfalls, this just happens to be one of Denver's.
Makes sense since HR is mainly full of families. Not a very big single community.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Single scene not good if you're a guy, but good for a girl of course.

One thing I've noticed and it may not represent everyone, but girls here seem like insanely materialistic vs what I'm used to, not sure if that's just me
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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Default Single for a Reason

I moved to Denver a couple years ago from Chicago and also found people to be conservative and not very warm or friendly. I also noted that the majority of people I met were in a relationship. I'm originally from the south and am super social, have no problems interacting with strangers, and put my self out there to meet people. I eventually made friends here, but the conversation isn't very in depth. Someone finally clued me in that people move to Colorado for the mountain sports, not for the social aspect. Ah-ha!

As far as dating, I avoid it like the plague! I'd rather have a root canal than go on one more terrible date! Guys come on super strong (I'm a mountain girl who can also look bangin' in heels) and then try to dominate with their arrogance and ego. I find that having an opinion or sending 5.11s climbing are not a wanted quality for CO men (not natives, ps). And I've dated all sorts of men ranging from 25-45 and all different personalities.

Here's how my last 4 first dates went: First guy I met rock climbing and he asked me, over sushi, my thoughts on him urinating on me. Second guy, I met at church, asked my thoughts on a certain Pulp Fiction style sex toy (again, over sushi and on a first date), third guy I met through friends and he asked if we could go camping on our first date and bring his daughter along (who he then left me with, in a bar, while he flirted with girls at the bar), fourth guy asked me, on our second date where he cooked, to clean the dishes and then asked if I'd come over the next day and help him do yard work ("it'll be a great way for us to bond!")

In Chicago, men treated me like a lady! In Colorado, I'm put off sushi!
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:44 PM
 
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Single scene not good if you're a guy, but good for a girl of course.

One thing I've noticed and it may not represent everyone, but girls here seem like insanely materialistic vs what I'm used to, not sure if that's just me
I've had a string of women ask me if I own a house right away - sometimes on the first date. This has never happened in any other city. Everyone is entitled to their requirements, but I'm beginning to wonder if I need to accessorize with an iPod cued to Kanye West.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vwNcNOTVzY
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:19 PM
 
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Ha! this is some good stuff! thanks for the laugh!!

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I moved to Denver a couple years ago from Chicago and also found people to be conservative and not very warm or friendly. I also noted that the majority of people I met were in a relationship. I'm originally from the south and am super social, have no problems interacting with strangers, and put my self out there to meet people. I eventually made friends here, but the conversation isn't very in depth. Someone finally clued me in that people move to Colorado for the mountain sports, not for the social aspect. Ah-ha!

As far as dating, I avoid it like the plague! I'd rather have a root canal than go on one more terrible date! Guys come on super strong (I'm a mountain girl who can also look bangin' in heels) and then try to dominate with their arrogance and ego. I find that having an opinion or sending 5.11s climbing are not a wanted quality for CO men (not natives, ps). And I've dated all sorts of men ranging from 25-45 and all different personalities.

Here's how my last 4 first dates went: First guy I met rock climbing and he asked me, over sushi, my thoughts on him urinating on me. Second guy, I met at church, asked my thoughts on a certain Pulp Fiction style sex toy (again, over sushi and on a first date), third guy I met through friends and he asked if we could go camping on our first date and bring his daughter along (who he then left me with, in a bar, while he flirted with girls at the bar), fourth guy asked me, on our second date where he cooked, to clean the dishes and then asked if I'd come over the next day and help him do yard work ("it'll be a great way for us to bond!")

In Chicago, men treated me like a lady! In Colorado, I'm put off sushi!
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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The single life for a senior, I can attest,
is best because I do not have a wife.
NO whines, no complaints do I endure for rest of my life.
When I was young the single life was one I though I would detest,
But today I know that being single is very much the peaceful best.

Livecontent
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:30 AM
 
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For the guys complaining about the materialistic women, what kind of women are you targeting? No offense, but I've found that the guys who complain the most about gold-digging women also tend to be the guys who fixate on the prettiest woman in the room. I've also found as a general rule of thumb that the shallowest men tend to gravitate towards the prettiest women, and the shallowest women tend to gravitate towards the richest men. I'm NOT saying you guys are shallow, but I am wondering what your criteria are for selecting these feminine prizes in the first place.

All of that said, I do feel like there's a weird cultural/class divide in Denver that I didn't run into a lot in my particular part of Jersey. Here I feel like the white-collar professionals hang out mainly with other white-collar professionals, and the blue-collar folks hang out with other blue-collar folks. Back home, my friends are all over the socioeconomic board. I don't know if that might be because of my particular background though, and maybe the scenario I'm observing here has something to do with all the white-collar transplants here. It's just something I've been noticing, but I'm not sure it would hold true in a larger sample size.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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I am planning to relocate to Denver in a couple of months. Single, 31 year old woman, no kids. I am very hopeful to meet a good guy there. So seems like it should not be a problem.
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