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Old 07-15-2015, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Moscow
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...Now, from reading your previous thread with same complaints I have discovered you live in some backwoodsy...
I just had to say how much the description of the Hi-Line as "backwoodsy" makes me laugh. I assume the poster has not been anywhere near.

Any sort of "woodsy" area is far, far, far from the Hi-Line. The Hi-Line is better described as barren.
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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I just had to say how much the description of the Hi-Line as "backwoodsy" makes me laugh. I assume the poster has not been anywhere near.

Any sort of "woodsy" area is far, far, far from the Hi-Line. The Hi-Line is better described as barren.
Absolutely correct. The Hi-line is 100% prairie. That being said, there are Hi-Line communities that are close to beautiful Glacier National Park.
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Moscow
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Absolutely correct. The Hi-line is 100% prairie. That being said, there are Hi-Line communities that are close to beautiful Glacier National Park.
Yep, Browning is near Glacier. It's the only one near anything woodsy-and even then they are on the relatively dry and barren eastern side of the park.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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I just had to say how much the description of the Hi-Line as "backwoodsy" makes me laugh. I assume the poster has not been anywhere near.

Any sort of "woodsy" area is far, far, far from the Hi-Line. The Hi-Line is better described as barren.
The Hi-Line 'barren'? It's not barren by any means. It's actually very fertile and quite diverse. What it's not is heavily forested. I hunt in Malta and Glasgow, Plentywood and Westby. Wheat, peas, lentils.. Pothole lakes, CRP, thick brush- it's pretty diverse and teeming with wildlife. What appears to be 'flat' is generally a series of low, gentle, loping hills. In a lot of cases you look 'over' those depressions so it appears quite flat from that perspective.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Moscow
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I lived in Havre. Very familiar. All you say is true. I couldn't come up with a better one worddescriptor.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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Sorry, for those who were dismayed at the "backwoodsy" comment. The term "backwoodsy" actually was just a figure of speech representing a place that is more off the beaten path and doesn't actually refer to a place deep in the forest.


backwoodsy - definition of backwoodsy by The Free Dictionary

I grew up in Oregon and there was many places we referred to as backwoodsy that were very out of the way, rural places, that could be deep in the forest or out on the plains or desert. Yet, we would refer to these towns as backwoodsy or the backwoods.

My point was that the OP is stuck in some very small area that is far from civilization. The place is probably mostly populated with people who grew up there and have settled their roots and is not the easiest place for an outsider to both break in and get involved in dating.

I think living in major towns, that have over 30,000 people that are more "on the grid" (should I use that term?), would be a better option for him.

I still think he should consider Missoula. Maybe, there is a bit of liberal pretentiousness in Missoula, but I bet it would be a much better place for the OP to break in than in some small, rural, out of the way town. I was also trying to say the fact that he is Montana is irrelevant compared to the fact that he is stuck in a small, rural town far from population centers.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Moscow
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Sorry, for those who were dismayed at the "backwoodsy" comment. The term "backwoodsy" actually was just a figure of speech representing a place that is more off the beaten path and doesn't actually refer to a place deep in the forest.


backwoodsy - definition of backwoodsy by The Free Dictionary

I grew up in Oregon and there was many places we referred to as backwoodsy that were very out of the way, rural places, that could be deep in the forest or out on the plains or desert. Yet, we would refer to these towns as backwoodsy or the backwoods.

My point was that the OP is stuck in some very small area that is far from civilization. The place is probably mostly populated with people who grew up there and have settled their roots and is not the easiest place for an outsider to both break in and get involved in dating.

I think living in major towns, that have over 30,000 people that are more "on the grid" (should I use that term?), would be a better option for him.

I still think he should consider Missoula. Maybe, there is a bit of liberal pretentiousness in Missoula, but I bet it would be a much better place for the OP to break in than in some small, rural, out of the way town. I was also trying to say the fact that he is Montana is irrelevant compared to the fact that he is stuck in a small, rural town far from population centers.

Yeah, I knew what you were getting at. Just gave me a good chuckle. Wood is a scarce resource on the Hi-Line.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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Yeah, I knew what you were getting at. Just gave me a good chuckle. Wood is a scarce resource on the Hi-Line.
Wood is scare in Prineville, OR too, yet it tended to be considered the "backwoodsy" town of the area and butt of all jokes. The irony of it all is there is a lot more wood in Bend than the prairie town of Prineville, yet everyone in Bend would call Prineville the backwoodsy town. The joke was that in Prineville everyone is related. Sorry, I know it's a bit inappropriate.. Oregonians enjoyed trashing the neighboring towns. To all surrounding towns in the area, Bend was the yuppie, snobby hellhole. Living in Eugene, it was like the neighboring town of Springfield was in an entire country completely. People in Eugene hated the mean, conservative , rednecky people of Springfield and people in Springfield hated the more liberal-minded, hippyish people of Eugene. IN all honesty, both towns have quite a few things in common and both had a mixture of rednecks, hippies and backwoodsy types . I lived 30 miles out in the McKenzie River valley in the forest.. It was nice hearing the banjos playing when hiking down the river.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Reno
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Maybe the OP is looking in the wrong places, what about joining a hiking club, volunteer work, work at a stable, etc instead of scoping out the bars/casinos.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Locust Fork, AL
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I wouldn't hate on the divorced mother's out there. My son plays youth football, I have met a ton of very attractive, divorced mother's in their early 30's who have awesome personalities, great jobs, and love their kids. They have usually made the mistake of getting married to their "highschool sweetheart" who turned out to be an idiot. I don't know what type of youth activities they have where the OP lives, or if the OP played sports as a kid, but there should be some type of activity that you can do that will get your "foot in the door". As far as them being selective, I would hope that a mother with children is selective.

Now if you are looking for a single woman in her late 20's to early 30's who doesn't have children and hasn't been married, good luck. Every one of my wifes friends who meet that requirement are self centered, have horrible personalities, and are more high maintenance than an italian sportscar.
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