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Old 01-28-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The best advise I ever gave about dating in LA, was stick to the natives.

A lot of people come into LA and try to "act LA". When they do this it comes off as pretentious and plastic. Most natives on the other hand are chill. They dont care and they dont view LA the way the rest of the world does. Angelenos are that different from people from other parts of the US at the end of the day.
I believe you are right on this justme.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I'm honestly not sure what anyone is talking about. I loved dating in LA. I love being married and raising a baby in LA. What's the big deal?

As for pickiness, well... we all have our "things," right? I had my "list" of things (full head of hair, handsome, funny, smart, tall) and someone else might have theirs (thin, big boobs, nice car, great job, etc...)

Is it "picky?" Dunno. Maybe. It's just the way it goes. Personally, money meant less to me than looks & personality. And both of those are subjective. i.e. I don't find George Clooney attractive, but I know most people do.

Maybe all the divorces are happening people people aren't picky enough!
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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Well i'm glad it worked out fore you and hopefully your 2nd marriage lasts forever. But there is a big difference between LA today and LA years ago when it comes to dating. This city just evolves quickly and alot of people come and go more so than before.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:18 PM
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Location: Wasatch Front Leaving for Northern California
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It's not the city, people... it's the ATTITUDE. You've got to be open and not so damn picky.

I met my husband in LA.....25 years ago. Committment-phobes were everywhere. EVERYONE wanted perfection. Superficial ruled the day.

I got lucky. We had alot in common - and both of us were good listeners. I lived in West LA - he lived in the Valley. Distance? Shmistance. We wanted to be together? We found a way. And YES, the traffic was just as bad back then.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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The best advise I ever gave about dating in LA, was stick to the natives.

A lot of people come into LA and try to "act LA". When they do this it comes off as pretentious and plastic. Most natives on the other hand are chill. They dont care and they dont view LA the way the rest of the world does. Angelenos are that different from people from other parts of the US at the end of the day.
Absolutely true. When people have an image of fake people in LA it's a bunch of Okies from small towns who create a persona because they think they need to. Us actual natives are much more chill and down to earth. Unfortunately, natives are not as good looking. Oh well.
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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Why does LA have the reputation for being the worst place for singles? There are plenty of singles that live there, probably more singles than married couples. There seems to be a thriving nightlife, so what is the problem?
For men it's heaven. There are tons of outwardly beautiful women with a high desperation factor. The men don't have to pick up women because women flock to them. Now if you're a beautiful woman with morals and standards you're going to have a hard time because anything you're not willing to do "desperate Delores" will be willing, just to say she has a man. It's actually dispicable. Another huge thing is most men there love each other. They really do. They may date women and some may even like women but they LOVE other men. I say get out if you want a serious meaningful relationship with a real man. The best decision I made was getting out of there.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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My two cents is that in LA people are a lot more out going, they might not be more friendly but you will know what they are thinking so dating and meeting people is a little easier. Especially for me; I have trouble reading people when they are subtle. Although, this is coming from someone who grew up in a small town in the Midwest. You will probably have a lot different of a perspective if you are coming from somewhere like NYC or Chicago. It's all relative.

Either way there are so many different people that you are bound to find someone you like eventually.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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most men there love each other. They really do. They may date women and some may even like women but they LOVE other men.
Might want to date somewhere other than West Hollywood.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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For men it's heaven. There are tons of outwardly beautiful women with a high desperation factor. The men don't have to pick up women because women flock to them. Now if you're a beautiful woman with morals and standards you're going to have a hard time because anything you're not willing to do "desperate Delores" will be willing, just to say she has a man. It's actually dispicable. Another huge thing is most men there love each other. They really do. They may date women and some may even like women but they LOVE other men. I say get out if you want a serious meaningful relationship with a real man. The best decision I made was getting out of there.
That's one of the stupidest things I've read here. Did you live in West Hollywood or something?
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:40 PM
 
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For men it's heaven. There are tons of outwardly beautiful women with a high desperation factor. The men don't have to pick up women because women flock to them. Now if you're a beautiful woman with morals and standards you're going to have a hard time because anything you're not willing to do "desperate Delores" will be willing, just to say she has a man. It's actually dispicable. Another huge thing is most men there love each other. They really do. They may date women and some may even like women but they LOVE other men. I say get out if you want a serious meaningful relationship with a real man. The best decision I made was getting out of there.
Yeah... where is this?
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