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Old 10-23-2017, 10:47 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Virtually every place has been mentioned in this type of a thread so it's key to find the places that are less represented in these, possibly scaled by its population.

For example, I have a feeling NYC is overrated in its unfriendliness simply because so many people have lived there and said it's unfriendly.. I do think it's more unfriendly that average but not as bad as the collective masses may make you think it is.
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:22 AM
 
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Virtually every place has been mentioned in this type of a thread so it's key to find the places that are less represented in these, possibly scaled by its population.

For example, I have a feeling NYC is overrated in its unfriendliness simply because so many people have lived there and said it's unfriendly.. I do think it's more unfriendly that average but not as bad as the collective masses may make you think it is.
NYC really isn't unfriendly, maybe businessmen who are rushing through FiDi or Midtown but New Yorkers tend to avoid those places (the overly crowded parts at least) when they don't have to be there.

For what it's worth, I drunkenly lost my wallet in the LES the other night at 4:30 in the morning, and some dude messaged me on facebook and returned it to me.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:13 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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People in <city/state> are unfriendly.

is in contention with

OMG!! <city/state> is the ABSALUTE WORST <city/state> EVER IN THE COUNTARY/WORLD EVAAARR!!!
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:21 PM
 
Location: North America
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The people in California are NOT unfriendly!!!

You know who is unfriendly. People from ***attle, ***cago, New Yawnk, Philee and Miami. But others in those states not so much so I cant say the state. They are nasty and unfriendly. They brag too much how their cities are amazing and look down on visitors.

How come more people are filling in the blanks?
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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It's posts like that which make me wonder if the poster never even read my first post?
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:21 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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The people in California are NOT unfriendly!!!

You know who is unfriendly. People from ***attle, ***cago, New Yawnk, Philee and Miami. But others in those states not so much so I cant say the state. They are nasty and unfriendly. They brag too much how their cities are amazing and look down on visitors.

How come more people are filling in the blanks?
Simply saying people from California are not unfriendly, is totally inaccurate. Sure there are some nice people, but like every city, state, town, etc...there are indeed bad apples.

I moved to the Bay Area about 2 years ago, and it still surprises me how unfriendly & smug people are in the area.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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*sigh*

It looks like I need to bump my own OP because people haven't read it.
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I think one of the most common types of threads I see on this forum are threads where somebody comes by and complains, "Why is everybody in [insert city/county/state] so unfriendly?" Then they proceed to lodge complaints which invariably go along the lines of: They moved here sometime recently but have not made friends. Their neighbors don't talk much to them. Maybe they don't even smile at them or wave to them. Their kids are having problems making friends with other kids. Or their co-workers don't want to go out and do beers with them. Or something along those lines.

The reason these kinds of threads are so completely ridiculous is because EVERY city/county/state has somebody lodging such complaints. To wit:

People in northern Virginia are unfriendly:
NoVa Unfriendly?
People in Oregon are unfriendly:
Tired of the constant gray and unfriendly atmosphere
People in Miami are unfriendly:
Is Miami really America's most unfriendly City?
People in Venice, FL are unfriendly:
Venice unfriendly
People in Bend, OR are unfriendly:
Why are people in Bend so unfriendly?
People in Port Aransas, TX are unfriendly:
Port A - so unfriendly!
People in Florence, SC are unfriendly:
florence: unfriendly? race problems? dangerous?
People in Florida are unfriendly:
Florida unfriendly to people wanting to move there?
People in Sacramento are unfriendly:
"Unfriendly People" Is this true???
People in Maui are unfriendly:
Why do people from Maui tend to be "cold" and unfriendly?
New Yorkers are unfriendly:
New Yorkers unfriendly?
Laurel, MD is unfriendly:
Laurel - Most unfriendly place I have ever seen!!
People in Dallas are unfriendly:
Why are People in Dallas so unfriendly?
People in Minnesota are unfriendly:
Minnesota: Unfriendly, with lots of bad drivers.
Philadelphia is unfriendly:
Rundown and unfriendly, is this the real Philly
Seattle is unfriendly:
Why is Seattle so unfriendly?
Newark NJ is unfriendly:
Newark NJ named the most unfriendly city on the entire planet!
Women in SF are unfriendly:
Why are the women in SF so unfriendly?
Kansas Citians are polite but unfriendly:
Is it true that Kansas City citizens are polite but VERY UNFRIENDLY to Newcomers?

As I said ... Pretty much EVERY city/county/state has somebody complaining that the people in that city are unfriendly. Since it is extremely unlikely that the people in EVERY city/county/state are unfriendly, clearly something else is going on. And what that something else is, is obviously a case of many people having unrealistic expectations of how people around them are supposed to behave. If you're expecting perfect strangers - even if they're your new neighbors - to go and greet you like you've been best buddies for years, then all I can say is, you have unrealistic expectations. Most people already have circles of friends and lives that are busy with other things, and you just can't expect them to suddenly go out and invite you to watch football games with them, or have a bake sale. Friends take time to develop. It's also possible that, if you find your neighbors unfriendly, maybe it's you, and not them.
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:41 PM
 
Location: DFW
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The people in California are NOT unfriendly!!!

You know who is unfriendly. People from ***attle, ***cago, New Yawnk, Philee and Miami. But others in those states not so much so I cant say the state. They are nasty and unfriendly. They brag too much how their cities are amazing and look down on visitors.

How come more people are filling in the blanks?
Agreed. A lot of Californians even in big cities like LA and SF will greet and say hi to strangers, something I don't see as much of in urban areas on the East Coast.
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