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Old 03-17-2013, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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No, don't want to live in a city. San Francisco has too many rules and a high cost of living. Portland has too many homeless. Austin has too many ex-Californians meaning they'll bring those California attitudes with them. Don't know enough about Seattle to comment. Can't remember if it's Portland or Seattle with all of the street druggies. Boston is too expensive.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:02 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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No, not jealous, b/c there is nothing stopping me to moving to any of them. I am jealous of some of my friends who got some jobs in Europe or Australia sometimes though, as it is harder to come by. I've lived in the most expensive place on the list SF, and not jealous of people there nor Boston. I've never considered Portland Seattle or Austin whatsoever. The weather is an immediate deal killer for Portland or Seattle and Austin is too small and isolated from other places in the country I like.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:05 PM
 
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I get jealous. On that list only of those living in Boston or San Francisco. I don't really care about the others.

But I HATE the city I live in currently (Tampa). It isn't small by any means, but I find it to be a completely bland and culturless place. I am 25 now and I worry that I am getting too old to get out. The economy will never get better so just jumping up and moving (as I have done three times now) is out of the question.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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These five cities are arguably the hottest cities in the country right now and possibly the best and most exciting places to live if you are a twentysomething. For those who can't move to Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, or Boston, do you envy those who do live there? What is keeping you from moving to one of the above cities?
yes, I have a great deal of envy and what is keeping me from moving to any of them is the stringent coolness requirements that these cities' D.I.C.s (Domestic Interview Commissions) have put me through when I have applied for admission. Are you a member to any of these D.I.C. organizations and could you perhaps put in a good word for me at your next meeting? Would it help if I brought a bicycle helmet into one of the hearings next time?
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:09 PM
 
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No... I honestly don't. DH & I are in our 20s and we chose to move to St. Louis after he got out of the Marine Corps, mainly due to the low cost of living coupled with wonderful cultural amenities. Although I love Seattle, and it would be my second or third option as a city to live in, the cost of living (mainly housing) almost completely rules it out as a permanent location.

So, no, I'm very, very happy with St. Louis
Just an FYI, people on this message board don't typically use the "DH", "DD", "DS", etc. type of shorthand when referring to significant others. Many find those types of shorthands to be annoying and insincere.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:10 PM
 
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[quote=orzo;28726078]Just an FYI, people on this message board don't typically use the "DH", "DD", "DS", etc. type of shorthand when referring to significant others. Many find those types of shorthands to be annoying and insincere.[/quote]

Actually, I would bet that is just you.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:15 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Just an FYI, people on this message board don't typically use the "DH", "DD", "DS", etc. type of shorthand when referring to significant others. Many find those types of shorthands to be annoying and insincere.
I see it all the time on here, more in the local forums though. Also I've never seen anyone be bothered by it either.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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Just an FYI, people on this message board don't typically use the "DH", "DD", "DS", etc. type of shorthand when referring to significant others. Many find those types of shorthands to be annoying and insincere.[/quote]

Actually, I would bet that is just you.
Actually, this came up a couple of years ago on a General US/City vs. City thread and a number of people agreed that those shorthands were annoying and insincere and really had no place on these boards (Not all city data forums, just the urban/city-planning/city-advice ones). I've never even seen them on the local boards, but I'm sure they exist in the relationship/parenting, etc. ones.

Consider it a social norm, not something that would be strictly enforced.

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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Seattle, Boston and San Francisco - NEVER.

Austin? ALL the time. Without question one of the coolest cities ever.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I don't even know what DD/DH/DS mean... can somebody inform me?
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