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Old 11-21-2010, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:56 AM
 
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Andrewcr1 didn't say or even imply that Tampa Bay doesn't have good nightlife. But the person putting in a plug for the Tampa Bay area did start off by saying, "Do you want nightlife/clubbing or a more well-rounded existence? If the former, Atlanta is probably your best bet."
Someone suggested Tampa Bay, and he said, "Actually, I would like a city with good nightlife". Sounds exactly like he is implying Tampa Bay has no good nightlife. Though, Atlanta probably would be a better choice anyway.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Not being gay, I can only speak from my own experience, but I would say you won't have trouble anywhere you go in the south. I live in a city of 35k in the foothills of the Appalachians in Northwest Georgia, and I know there to be a sizable gay community. I have never heard of any sort of problems. Don't believe everything that you read. Historical problems in the south were generally caused by small extremist groups, and you know how we like to sensationalize things in this country. No, no. Things are quite different in the south these days, contrary to popular outsider belief. We are all very much more alike than different.
I both agree and disagree. For the most part a gay man (particularly if he's single) should stay in the city. Its not a south versus north thing its just that there are more options for dating and socializing in a big city.

I'm from Georgia too and there are some places that I just would not recommend unless you knew someone or had family. Not to knock Rome but its just too darn small. I've passed through without incident but yeah I say stick to the larger cities with the exception of Savannah.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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No offense to the OP, but I really wish people would stop moving to the South simpy because it's "cheap and warm".

Are there any other reasons why you'd like to live in the South?
Why does one need some deep profound reason to move anywhere? I moved to VA because I got a job offer up here. I didn't have some deep love for the DC suburbs, shucks I'd never been up here before exception for stopping at a bus station when I was 17. The section of DC the bus station was in was a pit.

I say that cheap and warm is a good enough reason.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:29 AM
 
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If you are looking for non-stop club life and circuit parties, Atlanta, Dallas, and Miami/Ft Lauderdale are your only real choices. If you are more well rounded but still want acceptable nightlife, then you have many more options as pretty much any city over 1 million metro is going to have an active gay scene as well as gay friendly areas.
I agree.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Someone suggested Tampa Bay, and he said, "Actually, I would like a city with good nightlife". Sounds exactly like he is implying Tampa Bay has no good nightlife. Though, Atlanta probably would be a better choice anyway.
Actually the person he was responding to started off by saying that Atlanta would be the better choice from a nightlife perspective: "What are you looking for? Do you want nightlife/clubbing or a more well-rounded existence? If the former, Atlanta is probably your best bet."
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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Houston or Atlanta. Houston has some very established gay neighborhoods.
Yup, those were the two cities I thought about right away.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Yup, those were the two cities I thought about right away.
yep, so when Bchris said that ATL, Miami and Dallas were the only real choices I thought "what is he, nuts?"
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I say that cheap and warm is a good enough reason.
I understand thinking that the people there and their situation should matter too. If "cheap and warm" was enough than, if one considers outside the US, Albania or French Guiana could be plausible choices. (I picked those two as they look to be relatively liberal, legally speaking, on gay stuff for their development level)
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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I understand thinking that the people there and their situation should matter too. If "cheap and warm" was enough than, if one considers outside the US, Albania or French Guiana could be plausible choices. (I picked those two as they look to be relatively liberal, legally speaking, on gay stuff for their development level)
Well yes quality of life matters but what I meant was that if someone wants to move somewhere for the sake of warmth and affordable housing; then that's their choice and its quite alright.

Albania? Really dude? Albania isn't exactly known for its long history of gay rights. Besides, not everyone wants to immigrate to another country. I did once upon a time but not these days.
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