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Old 12-15-2014, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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What city do you think has the most relaxed, leased conventional attitude toward life? This is not a "where should I live" thread; I'm posting this because I got into a debate with my brother on this topic. I was arguing for Tucson, AZ; he was arguing for Portland, OR. I'd be happy to hear what others have to say. Some factors that came up in our discussion...

- Not having to dress up for work or special occasions
- Ability to get away with dropping f-bombs at work
- Being able to go grocery shopping in your pajamas
- Not being expected to be on-time anywhere or for anything
- Relaxed gender roles
- Non-religious
- Lax laws pertaining to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex, nudity, gambling, and firearms
- People with a generally a happy, even-keeled, non-stressed demeanor
- Limited racism, classism, sexism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, or homophobia
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Eugene, Oregon
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:52 PM
 
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Los Angeles. Some people don't even wear business suits for interviews there.
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Central Texas. Wait, I mean South Texas. Actually, both Central and South Texas
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El Paso, Texas fits your criteria perfectly, except for the non-religious category. I would categorize El Paso as moderately religious, most people are Hispanic so you are obviously going to have a lot of catholics. However, most El Pasoans aren't pushy about religion.
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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El Paso, Texas fits your criteria perfectly, except for the non-religious category. I would categorize El Paso as moderately religous, most people are Hispanic so obviously you are going to have a lot of catholics. However, most El Pasoans aren't pushy about religion.
I was actually thinking El Paso too, but since I've only driven through I wasn't sure. Albuquerque and Billings could be some other contenders.
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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Ithaca NY?
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I was actually thinking El Paso too, but since I've only driven through I wasn't sure. Albuquerque and Billings could be some other contenders.
Albuquerque definitely fit most of your criteria in spades.
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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Maui, HI. A Hawaiian shirt is formal wear.
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:46 PM
 
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Portland, Oregon
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Denver
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How has New Orleans not been mentioned.
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