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Old 10-25-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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My company is relocating me to DC but Ive finally found a place in Arlington. I was wondering what are my chances of find someone in Arlington. And where can I go to meet them?...

Has any one found their 'other' in arlington as well?
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:54 PM
 
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Where in Arlington are you living? How much money are you gonna make?

Are you ugly?

The first two correspondingly intertwine. A proportional amount of people here are well-educated. Money doesn't mean everything but hey it doesn't hurt when you're going up against others. Some parts of Arlington like Clarendon/Ballston area are a beacon for young professionals freshly minted from college; 22-30 crowd.

If you can't find quality there then it's probably a YOU problem. Hence my inquisition about your attractive level.
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:24 AM
 
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Back in 2006, I met a Nursing Professor out in front of 7-11. She was putting the coin in the pay scale out front to weigh herself. As I walked by, I guessed her weight (in her language) 48 Kilograms, 106 pounds. She must of thought it was real cute, because she took my number, and called me before I was even home. It worked out good. But hey wait a minute. That was Chiang Mai, Thailand, and you're talking about Arlington. First I doubt that 7-11s have scales in front. Secondly, if you blurted out "172" or something like that, you might a) be arrested b) get hit upside your head. Something to think about, though.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:25 AM
 
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Back in 2006, I met a Nursing Professor out in front of 7-11. She was putting the coin in the pay scale out front to weigh herself. As I walked by, I guessed her weight (in her language) 48 Kilograms, 106 pounds. She must of thought it was real cute, because she took my number, and called me before I was even home. It worked out good. But hey wait a minute. That was Chiang Mai, Thailand, and you're talking about Arlington. First I doubt that 7-11s have scales in front. Secondly, if you blurted out "172" or something like that, you might a) be arrested b) get hit upside your head. Something to think about, though.

Too Funny! Nice to see a sense of humor here!

Arlington is just like any place, you just have to get out there. Of course I have been married 20 years..and met my husband in a bar..people thought it wouldn't last!
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:22 AM
 
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back in 2006, i met a nursing professor out in front of 7-11. She was putting the coin in the pay scale out front to weigh herself. As i walked by, i guessed her weight (in her language) 48 kilograms, 106 pounds. She must of thought it was real cute, because she took my number, and called me before i was even home. It worked out good. But hey wait a minute. That was chiang mai, thailand, and you're talking about arlington. First i doubt that 7-11s have scales in front. Secondly, if you blurted out "172" or something like that, you might a) be arrested b) get hit upside your head. Something to think about, though.
lol

As a person who lives in Asia...pretty much true as well. (Not that it matters, I'm married anyhow).
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Has any one found their 'other' in arlington as well?
I met my husband in Arlington, but it was two decades ago, so I'm not sure that's much help. We both belonged to a church singles group.

IMO, your chances of meeting someone in Arlington are as good as your chances of meeting someone in any other city with lots of young singles. Some people find dates easily, others don't. It's mostly a matter of luck and (to some degree) your personal characteristics. As far as places to go, there are a lot of good suggestions in this thread:

Recommendations/suggestions on where in NOVA are good places for the straight male love-shy to find nice girls?

Good luck, and remember you're most likely to make new friends when you don't try too hard.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Just because you live in Arlington doesn't mean your future SO will. My friends who have met boyfriends/girlfriends since college met them by participating in activities. One played kickball with friends on the mall, and was introduced. Another went line dancing in Alexandria. A third met at a bar prep class the summer after law school. The majority were introduced through friends of friends from work or met online.

If you are proactive and social, you will likely find someone. If you go to work, come home, and bemoan the fact that you're lonely, you probably won't.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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Sure you can. I met my husband 10 years ago in Arlington through a Catholic singles group. We got engaged in 5 months and married 8 months after the engagement. Two kids later, we have been happily married for 9 years. He thought he would be in DC for 6 months and return to his home state (WA). Instead, he went home for the holidays to put everything in storage and his house up for sale to relocate to DC permanently.

You can meet people anywhere in the DC metro area. Although my dating experience is somewhat dated, I don't think some things have changed much. Finding nice people to date in DC wasn't hard--finding someone who didn't make career the number one priority was.

I agree with what the PPs have said about being social and open. Try not to view dating as solely a means to a long-term relationship or marriage. You can learn a lot about yourself and others through dating. But I think in the end, you need love, commitment and compatibility to make it work. GL
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Be very outgoing, be funny, be high status, be wealthy, and you should have no problem.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Be very outgoing, be funny, be high status, be wealthy, and you should have no problem.
LOL, although you don't need to be high status or wealthy, IMO. (Of course, it won't hurt!)

Being funny works... and so does being the person who laughs at other people's jokes. A date who's an appreciative audience is a wonderful thing, indeed.
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