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Old 02-12-2008, 11:03 PM
 
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Ahhh..just kidding. You're looking more at lifestyle than politics.

Well, regardless of what side of town you're in, try to join some sort of recreational club or group. There are plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities out here; bicycling is big, especially around Summerlin. Tennis too. It'll be a good way to meet people without having to go out clubbing.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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just wondering...how does being Catholic equate to being conservative? I would think that there are many non-Catholic conservative people in LV. Also, many Catholics who would be on the wild side. When the LA diocese pays out $660 million to 500+ clergy members for sexual abuse...it tells me that there's quite a few Catholic priests who practice non-conservatism.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:43 AM
 
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Folks...more so than politically conservative, I meant someone who is low-key, not a big party-goer and not into drinking, smoking and stuff like that. I still like restaurants, movies and swatting around a tennis ball. I'm Catholic, so that stuff isn't forbidden...I just don't partake. So Summerlin, huh? It's nice out there. Henderson is nice, too, right? My friend lives in the new SW area, immediately outside 215.
A lot depends on what your career is as well. If you're in a blue- or grey-collar position, it's likely that the majority of the folks you meet will be more of the "hey let's go down to the bar and play video poker- the drinks are free" crowd (which was what I encountered when I lived there), while in a white-collar position you're likely to encounter more folks like yourself.

Olecapt will disagree with me, of course but that's what I encountered in the 5 years I was there- my wife and I really only met two couples that we'd seriously consider spending any time with outside of work- the rest were of the "smokin' drinkin' gamblin'" persuasion in the construction industry segments that we were in.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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A lot depends on what your career is as well. If you're in a blue- or grey-collar position, it's likely that the majority of the folks you meet will be more of the "hey let's go down to the bar and play video poker- the drinks are free" crowd (which was what I encountered when I lived there), while in a white-collar position you're likely to encounter more folks like yourself.

Olecapt will disagree with me, of course but that's what I encountered in the 5 years I was there- my wife and I really only met two couples that we'd seriously consider spending any time with outside of work- the rest were of the "smokin' drinkin' gamblin'" persuasion in the construction industry segments that we were in.
Not neccessarily...there is the pickup truck culture. Tends to be young and blue collar. Often has a little redneck about it. Easily escaped though...Neighborhood groups, school groups, take a course at CSN, or, hell, go to better bars. The crowd is a lot different at Becker's than Timbers.

I am a retired engineer and live in an upper middle class area. Some of us may occasionally put in a quarter or two but it is certainly not central to anyone's life.

This neighborhood is fiercely conservative. And it is next to Sun City which is even more so.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:04 AM
 
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just wondering...how does being Catholic equate to being conservative? I would think that there are many non-Catholic conservative people in LV. Also, many Catholics who would be on the wild side. When the LA diocese pays out $660 million to 500+ clergy members for sexual abuse...it tells me that there's quite a few Catholic priests who practice non-conservatism.
Spare me. I didn't say I'm Catholic therefore conservative. I said I'm conservative. Then I said: I don't drink and smoke, even though I'm Catholic, which doesn't forbid it. I know the "abuse sacndal" is the church's big black eye...still, most of us don't plan to abandon ship. That's not what the thread was about.

All I was trying to get at is that I'm a product of Catholic school (16 yrs. including college), a "student council"/strong academics type of person who isn't into drinking, smoking and gambling and would hope to meet similar white collar people to hang out with. It doesn't mean I'm boring...I have other interests. I've been to Vegas (I'm originally from Southern Cal), looked around and don't see many people fitting that bill...even in the far-flung suburbs. There's kind of a jaded or hardened shell to many of the people I saw, even in the newer far flung suburbs.

I was just looking for feedback. That's why I'm not chomping at the bit to throw my resume into the pile.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Centennial Hills
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Spare me. I didn't say I'm Catholic therefore conservative. I said I'm conservative. Then I said: I don't drink and smoke, even though I'm Catholic, which doesn't forbid it. I know the "abuse sacndal" is the church's big black eye...still, most of us don't plan to abandon ship. That's not what the thread was about.

All I was trying to get at is that I'm a product of Catholic school (16 yrs. including college), a "student council"/strong academics type of person who isn't into drinking, smoking and gambling and would hope to meet similar white collar people to hang out with. It doesn't mean I'm boring...I have other interests. I've been to Vegas (I'm originally from Southern Cal), looked around and don't see many people fitting that bill...even in the far-flung suburbs. There's kind of a jaded or hardened shell to many of the people I saw, even in the newer far flung suburbs.

I was just looking for feedback. That's why I'm not chomping at the bit to throw my resume into the pile.
Please realize that the poster you responded to is not a Las Vegas resident as far as I know. There are plenty of people out here that are not into the whole "Sin City" thing. I personally do not drink, do not gamble (with the exception of the occasional Texas Hold 'Em home game, tournament style), I've never been to a "gentlemen's club" in my life, or any night club for that matter, and I guarantee you that there are other like minded individuals out here. I am agnostic so my lifestyle has less to do with religious affiliation or upbringing and more to do with what I like to do and what makes me happy.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:11 AM
 
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All I was trying to get at is that I'm a product of Catholic school (16 yrs. including college), a "student council"/strong academics type of person who isn't into drinking, smoking and gambling and would hope to meet similar white collar people to hang out with. It doesn't mean I'm boring...I have other interests. I've been to Vegas (I'm originally from Southern Cal), looked around and don't see many people fitting that bill...even in the far-flung suburbs. There's kind of a jaded or hardened shell to many of the people I saw, even in the newer far flung suburbs.
Your observations were correct- I saw the same thing with alot of the people out there. To me it was almost like many folks had moved to LV to "get away from something/someone/someplace", and it reflected in their attitudes. As the poster above said, you'll find folks that share your views/interests, but they're fewer and farther between than in many towns. If you're willing to put alot of effort into meeting friends, you can do it in LV- if you're looking for them to fall into your lap, you'll have a tougher time.
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:46 AM
 
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Actually, where I live, I know more people like you than people who do drink and party every weekend. Summerlin South is pretty white collar - people play tennis and golf, and hang out by the pool. There are some partiers, but if you join clubs and try to meet people, you'll find plenty who just like to chill.
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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Your observations were correct- I saw the same thing with alot of the people out there. To me it was almost like many folks had moved to LV to "get away from something/someone/someplace", and it reflected in their attitudes. As the poster above said, you'll find folks that share your views/interests, but they're fewer and farther between than in many towns. If you're willing to put alot of effort into meeting friends, you can do it in LV- if you're looking for them to fall into your lap, you'll have a tougher time.
Sounds as tough as here to meet singles my age. Older men just don't have the fire lit under them anymore to meet women.
It seems it is up to the women to try to find the men!
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:32 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Sounds as tough as here to meet singles my age. Older men just don't have the fire lit under them anymore to meet women.
It seems it is up to the women to try to find the men!
I sell a lot in a senior community. The mean time to a new relationship for a single male without one is weeks...not months. The Ladies are both skilled and organized.

It is actually amazing to watch.

I disagree strongly with Bob K. There is a small part of the society that is heavily involved with the "sin" part...but they are few in number and mostly blend in. The vast majority is simply the population of a large SW city. Maybe even better than some by substantial Catholic and Mormon population segments.
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