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Old 10-27-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I agree with the Seattle suggestion. Or Portland. People there won't tend to get into your business unless you invite them in.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: sumter
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What's a good major city for a shy/socially anxious person who wants to live in a big city but still have the comfort of being alone? And no suburbs, I hate suburbs.
not sure you can have it both ways or in this case three ways, every major city have suburbs. cant imagine what a city would look like with no surrounding suburbs. maybe it will be easier for you to get to the root cause on why you feel this way instead and work your issues from the inside out with professional help.
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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I would think NYC is a good option. Almost everyone is up and about doing busy stuff. No room for chit chat. You would simply be ignored. That's how I kind of see it.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:00 PM
 
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NYC or the Pacific Northwest (general disposition)
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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What's a good major city for a shy/socially anxious person who wants to live in a big city but still have the comfort of being alone? And no suburbs, I hate suburbs.

Sounds like you need to be on a different planet.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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Just move to New Orleans, have some drinks, and learn to love people...
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Ok, despite some obvious deep-seated issues that's not the case for most people living there as I and most of my friends living there would attest. Your case in point about NYC subways is a miss as well in the post 9/11 world.
Exactly!
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:47 PM
 
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Seattle. There are pages and pages written on the forum about how people are polite but not friendly or open to new friends. We are a city of introverts and we keep importing more techy introverts. Just remember to bring a big bottle of vitamin D for the 9 months that you won't see the sun.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:51 PM
 
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What's a good major city for a shy/socially anxious person who wants to live in a big city but still have the comfort of being alone? And no suburbs, I hate suburbs.
DC, its very easy to rarely speak to anyone. As someone who is a tie between a introvert and extrovert, I can find it difficult to find people to speak to here sometimes, but I'm not sure if that's exactly what you want.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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I can't speak from personal experience, but I hear the "Seattle Freeze" is pretty palpable...
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