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Old 11-24-2011, 01:22 AM
 
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I'm a recent college graduate of OSU living in Stillwater. I am being offered a really good job in Ardmore, and am looking at moving there.

I really enjoy smaller cities. I love Stillwater, and I've visited Ardmore twice recently to try and get a feel for the place and I like the size of the city and the surrounding country. I'm more of a country guy than a city guy, so cattle country and Lake Murray look awesome, but I also like the entertainment options of cities, so I guess OKC and Dallas can offer options.

But what I'm most concerned about--and this may be stupid, I don't know--is the singles/social scene.

City-size, Ardmore looks great for me. But I have to keep in mind that Stillwater is crawling with single people my age (I'm a 23-year-old guy). From what I've read on some sites, it sounds like Ardmore is not exactly crawling with young single women.

I'm just concerned because I'm not the most extroverted/outgoing type, so dating doesn't come super easy to me. I'm pretty normal though, and I do date, and I'm sociable at my job and stuff, so I get to know people fine. I'm just not Mr. Suave haha.

I'm worried that when I get to Ardmore, I won't know where to meet people outside my job, whether it be girls I'm interested in or just people my age in general to make friends.

This will be my first full-time "career" type job out of college, and I want it to be a good fit. Ardmore seems like a nice size town in a good location, but I'm wondering if I should think twice about this great offer and look for other options in the more "secure" social opportunities of a bigger city like OKC or Tulsa.

Any advice on this, or general advice for moving to Ardmore? I was looking at Stone Creek apartments on Commerce. Anyone know about them? I would prefer to live in the country so I have space for a horse, but that might not be realistic right off the bat.

Thanks! I'm excited and really nervous at the same time.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Muskogee OK USA
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Hello, fellow OSU grad! I don't live in Ardmore, but lived nearby for many years and currently live in a town about like Ardmore. I suspect there are plenty of young women in Ardmore. Do you go to church or bars? Check around at work for which bars are hot. Plus, I'm sure there are probably churches of your preferred denomination. The Daily Ardmorite is the newspaper and most likely publishes a listing each week of various and sundry activities around town. Some churches may even have singles groups. I promise you a single 23 year old educated man will be a prize. Keep you eyes out and you will end up with a prize. I was in Ardmore for a weekend last May and on Friday night had dinner at a restaurant off I-35, south of the new Marriott and we had a party at the Two Frogs Grill, just off I-35. It was a jumping place with lots of young people hanging out. We were in a private room, but, I noticed the others. This was on a Friday night. Good luck.
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