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Old 11-01-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Yeah, I used to be one of those, and I know some of them now. They definitely try to get out of their little apartment complex/burb and into the city when they're trying to meet people-- nearly every weekend, and some week nights.



Most have a combination of the two. Not everyone can afford to live in a house, and not everyone even wants to, especially if they're a single person. Even the more affluent suburbs around here have apartment-living options.
Is Rush street still active like in the earlier times ( after the civil war anyway) ? I will never forget hitting the bars on St Patty day, always had an sweet Irish las along, they sure knew how to party !
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:25 AM
 
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I've never heard of a "singles apartment complex" but I when lived in the East Village of NYC it was pretty much the same thing, I guess. Some urban neighborhoods just have really young demographics.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:31 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Living in the burbs as a single person looking to meet people? I'd recommend gouging out your intestines with a rusty spoon before I'd suggest that to anyone. (Kidding....kind of...)

Been there, done that. Even in the suburban apartment complexes I've lived in and/or known about, though, the residents were just like any other segment of the population, meaning some were single, some were in relationships, some had spouses or other live-in partners, and some even had full-blown families. In fact, a much lower percentage of people I met in the burbs were single than in the city. I've not heard of these "singles apartment complexes."
Not the way I saw it. Many two bedrooms had 3 or more school teachers , airline Stu's , young professional ladies who never wanted to get married....Times we a changing , equality was in Voge for the sexes. I got a lot of knocks on my door from loanly ladies, at lest twice a week.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Europe
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I have been hitted at coffee shop, food store, post office, library, on road etc. where ever you see a female, lol
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Is Rush street still active like in the earlier times ( after the civil war anyway) ? I will never forget hitting the bars on St Patty day, always had an sweet Irish las along, they sure knew how to party !
My dad talks about how it was the place for young people in the late 60's and early 70's. There's still a little bit of that, but it's primarily known as The Viagra Triangle, where wealthy old men and hot young golddiggers go to find each other. That makes me think that some of the guys hanging out there are the same guys who were hanging out there 40-45 years ago in their 20's.

The hip areas for young people have moved a little further out from downtown as the city has gentrified over the years. They're still well within the city (not the suburbs), but not as much right downtown as they apparently used to be.

Come join us on the Chicago forum for any other questions.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Not the way I saw it. Many two bedrooms had 3 or more school teachers , airline Stu's , young professional ladies who never wanted to get married....Times we a changing , equality was in Voge for the sexes. I got a lot of knocks on my door from loanly ladies, at lest twice a week.
Are you talking about decades ago? That's the population that generally lives in cities nowdays. Suburbs are full of families who are there for the "good schools", churches, parks, etc., not so much the single party people. (Yes, this is a huge overgeneralization, but it's generally true.)
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I've never heard of a "singles apartment complex" but I when lived in the East Village of NYC it was pretty much the same thing, I guess. Some urban neighborhoods just have really young demographics.
Yeah, there are neighborhoods in Chicago like that, too, but not really apartment complexes.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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Yeah, there are neighborhoods in Chicago like that, too, but not really apartment complexes.
Yup, I have friends in Bucktown, Wicker Park, etc. And I agree that apartment complexes really aren't the norm in a lot of cities (NYC, Boston, SF, Philly and Chicago come to mind)--most people live in buidings.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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How do you know he's good-looking? Have you seen photos? Even if he is, why is his comment less valid than those from the scores of dudes with zero interpersonal skills who are always posting here?



Guys who are unable to get dates are no more "average" than super attractive guys who get hundreds of dates. Those are the two extreme ends of the spectrum. Average falls in the middle.
When a lot of the worst morality guys have no problem getting ladies but others struggle, I can believe it is a lot of average guys who have the greatest struggle finding dates.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: palmsprings
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Its sad seeing posts like this . Op what race are you ?
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