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Old 08-29-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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Default Seattle vs Nashville, for single women?

I would like to hear opinions from people who have lived in both areas, or any other opinions are welcome. I had a choice of moving to Seattle or Nashville. There are two things I need to consider:
1. Job market. I am in the business field (finance, marketing). I know there are more jobs in Seattle but there are also more competitions there. With a decent degree and few years of experience, which city would have a better prospect of jobs?
2. Dating scene. As a 30 year old single women, I am looking for something serious. I like that both cities have great music scene and night life. However, I have had enough 'just have fun and hang out'. I am looking for a place easy to make friends and meeting serious normal guy. I also have to consider the factor of people's open-mindness since I belong to the minority group (I am neither white nor black).
Any stories? I would love to hear from you :-)
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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As a minority, I think automatically that Seattle would be a better fit.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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Well, I'm neither single nor a woman but I spent 8 years in the Seattle area and I live in Nashville now. The cities are similar in some regard but Seattle is much bigger and it's very obvious. I pretty much spent most of my 20's near Seattle (I'm 36 now) and I loved it. When we were looking for a place to settle and find a practice (I'm in medicine), Seattle and Portland were very high on the list. Ultimately though, the cloudy days and drizzle are still too fresh in my mind. Raleigh, NC and Nashville were the other two cities that made the cut.

This is a great town that is all about music. I'm not a country fan but there is plenty of Indie stuff too, which is what made Seattle famous in the early 90's. Seattle is more liberal and Nashville is definitely more conservative as a whole but Vanderbilt is here and it brings with it the liberal college vibe. All in all it appears to be a very live and let live atmosphere. The cost of living is a lot lower here although this is a professional town and there is a lot of money. I see more BMWs here then I ever did out there. If you want to live close to downtown it's going to cost you; I'm staying in a 2400 sq ft home that is attached to the one next door and it's valued at 400K.

One edge Seattle has is the outdoor life. You just can't beat that part of the country and middle TN doesn't come close. I do miss that aspect a lot.

As far as being a minority, it definitely won't make a difference in Seattle. The only thing I can offer regarding Nashville is that I'm white and my wife, while technically Canadian, was born in Bangladesh. There is a decent sized Indian community here that her sister-in-law is part of and she has never had a problem with a lack of culture. As far as eastern Asian or Hispanic, I really don't know.

I am definitely not the person to ask about job prospects but the economy didn't hurt Nashville as bad as other southern towns. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:17 AM
 
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I came upon your posting and wondered where you ended up? If Nashville, how do you like it?
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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If you're non white, looking to date, Seattle is by far the better choice, I've lived in both. While it's not non existent or dead in Nashville (interracial dating), it's still the South.
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:11 AM
 
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I have lived in Nashville and now live in Seattle. I am a minority woman.

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I would like to hear opinions from people who have lived in both areas, or any other opinions are welcome. I had a choice of moving to Seattle or Nashville. There are two things I need to consider:
1. Job market. I am in the business field (finance, marketing). I know there are more jobs in Seattle but there are also more competitions there. With a decent degree and few years of experience, which city would have a better prospect of jobs?
There may be more competition in Nashville. The medical field and country music are just about the only things that Nashville has going for itself. I think you would have trouble even finding a job. Nashville's economy has been in the toilet since 2000.
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2. Dating scene. As a 30 year old single women, I am looking for something serious. I like that both cities have great music scene and night life. However, I have had enough 'just have fun and hang out'. I am looking for a place easy to make friends and meeting serious normal guy. I also have to consider the factor of people's open-mindness since I belong to the minority group (I am neither white nor black).
Any stories? I would love to hear from you :-)
The 30 something women I knew in Nashville had a hard time. That's because men in the South tend to get married sooner so the dating pool is even smaller there. The flip side is that it is much easier to meet people and make friends in Nashville, especially if you go to big churches or shoot pool. That said, I found that southern hospitality only goes so far. I had very negative experiences dating a white man in Nashville (like having a waiter who refused to take our order, having total strangers come up to us and tell us what they thought of our dating, and angry stares from older, disapproving people of all races). Nashville is a HORRIBLE scene for interracial dating. As someone who lived there and did that I cannot stress that enough. Seattleites don't seem to care. Best of all, the 30 something men in Seattle are more likely to still be single!
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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Dam Vandy Girl........that's pretty sad.....
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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There are a lot of singles in their 30s living in Seattle. If I'm not mistaken, Seattle women complain that all the guys are underemployed hipsters, overly-shy Microsoft techies, or gay. I know a lot of couples who met via online dating sites and it seems like a lot of girls and guys in Seattle do the outdoorsy lifestyle thing, so I expect a lot of people meet during group kayaking excursions (or whatever). Seattle guys appear to like the outdoorsy tomboy types and I would say 90% of Seattle women look like tomboys. From a male perspective, I know quite a few guys who live with their girlfriends but privately tell me they are uninterested in getting married and say they will break-up with her when she begins to pressure marriage. Me, If I meet a really cute girl who wants to get married, I'm good to go! But I'm not sure if that will ever happen since I absolutely hate tomboy-looking girls, am uninterested in kayaking, and would rather die alone than use an online dating site. Seriously.

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Old 11-30-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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But I'm not sure if that will ever happen since I absolutely hate tomboy-looking girls, am uninterested in kayaking, and would rather die alone than use an online dating site. Seriously.
Dam masterman........that's pretty sad.....
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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Dam masterman........that's pretty sad.....
Hey. Don't feel sad for me. I'm too picky and I know it.
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