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Old 04-02-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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That question is subjective. How can we possibly answer that without knowing you? if you're a nice person, it'll be much easier to meet people than if you are a total jackass.....
I hope I haven't come off as a "jackass" as you have said, but sorry if I did.

I'm a really nice person, very loyal to those who are authentic. Thanks for your help!
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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When I first got here I met some people on OKcupid.com ... It's the only dating site I have ever heard of that's free. I met lots of friends, and am now in a relationship with a girl I met up with there. My best friend and I went on a double date with her and her best friend. We're all happy.

Just for background we're young professionals and they are active military. We're very normal, fun loving people. We just chose the internet route to avoid blind dates with weirdos. Generally, we have found that when people try to hook you up with their friends it because they feel sorry for that person - or for you - which is not a good start. I just put up a profile that was not at all desperate, and very honest. I suggest you try it.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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I hope I haven't come off as a "jackass" as you have said, but sorry if I did.

I'm a really nice person, very loyal to those who are authentic. Thanks for your help!
txdave - you absolutely didn't come off like a "jackass". I continue to be amazed at poor manners demonstrated by many foks on this board.

SA's much different than Dallas (where I'm from). The pace is slower, social/cultural options are more limited (that's not to say they're inferior; they're just fewer of them), and the city is just smaller.

But the people here are much more authentic than Dallasites. It's a much more "informal", laid-back place, where you'll find a refreshing lack of $35k/year millionaires and plastic people.

That said, everything outside of Loop 410 isn't really San Antonio. It's mostly generic suburban stuff you could find in any city. So I obviously disagree with most of the reccomendations you've received so far. The Medical Center, for example, is a really ugly part of SA, and it's no closer to your workplace than many of the cool neighborhoods listed below. Think of it as living in Farmers Branch/Carrollton. Yikes.

Some folks will tell you Stone Oak, or the area near Loop 1604 & I-10 (The Rim) but that's the equivalent of Plano or McKinney (just not as nice). Fine, I guess, if that's what you're looking for.

My advice is to look around for the following neighborhoods: Southtown, King William, Lavaca, Mahncke Park, Monte Vista, Alta Vista, Alamo Heights, Olmos Park. They all offer different things, but in each you'll find lots of professional/educated people, independent restaurants and bars, musuems, art galleries & performance spaces, great historic architecture, parks, etc. These neighborhoods would most closely resemble M Streets, Oak Lawn, Know-Henderson, Bishop Arts, Munger Place, etc. (we don't have anything even slightly resembling Uptown, but we're working on it).

There's a great sense of "community" in these neighborhoods, so if you put yourself "out there", you shouldn't have a problem finding lots of great people and lots of cool/fun things to do.

Oh - SA isn't that much less expensive than DFW, but it's a bit cheaper (across the board). Most importantly.......you won't have to worry about looking like a millionaire to impress anyone here!

Good luck.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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I hope I haven't come off as a "jackass" as you have said, but sorry if I did.

I'm a really nice person, very loyal to those who are authentic. Thanks for your help!
Hi Txdave.....sometimes there is more of a reading comprehension problem than an issue with manners. He said it was a subjective question.........and it is. If you're mean to people it may be a little harder to make friends, no?

That said, dvlpr nailed it. The dt locations/neighborhoods he mentioned are tops!

Good luck!
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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I live and work east of the airport, and am a professional as well with a college degree. I am looking to meet some like minded individuals too. Good luck in your search.

Here are some suggestions for apartments:
Lakeside Villas
Villas of Oakwell Farms
Newport Apartments
I'll add Oakhampton Place in Oakwell Farms to that list.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Thanks, I appreciate all the input! Keep the suggestions coming!
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