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Old 12-29-2019, 11:45 PM
 
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Hi I am looking for info on the social scene in San Angelo.I live in Midland.My family is considering moving to the Austin suburbs and I am trying to decide on places that would be close to them but still have a good social scene and are smaller areas than Austin. My sister does not think dating would be good for me in the suburbs of Austin.I am in my 20's.Im not really the party type.My dad thinks San Angelo would really suit my needs well and idk which is why I am asking y'all.lol.

Jobs are not a issue since I would work from home.How is the dating scene in San Angelo for millennial's and Gen Z'rs?I am not real into the bar and nightclub scene so I dont care about the nightlife.I have a friend who went to college in San Angelo and found his wife there.I will not really be looking for casual dating if and when I move to San Angelo.....I will be looking to get married.Thanks in advance y'all.

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Old 12-30-2019, 06:05 AM
 
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You have been evaluating a variety a midsize areas in Texas for dating purposes for an extended amount of time now, while remaining in Midland, a city with an horrid surplus of men due to the presence of the energy industry, primarily petroleum.

I sense that you have some analysis paralysis.

San Angelo is ok, but all the options you've explored such as Amarillo, Lubbock, San Angelo, and Abilene are all essentially the same for dating.

While there are some desirable aspects about dating in any midsized metro (150,000 - 700,000 metro size) as compared to cesspool big city dating markets, the people who tend to do best in midsized metros are people who have remained in that midsized metro their entire lives and have a strong social circle. If you move, you don't have that.

I still think Amarillo and Lubbock are the best midsized options for you. They are larger than Abilene and San Angelo, which you'll need a little bit due to your limited social circle. In theory, a population in a metro area of 200-500k is sort of a sweet spot. Large enough to have some choices, but small enough that the women are not overloaded with choices and write off numerous men for the most trifling of reasons.
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Old 12-30-2019, 07:22 AM
 
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You have been evaluating a variety a midsize areas in Texas for dating purposes for an extended amount of time now, while remaining in Midland, a city with an horrid surplus of men due to the presence of the energy industry, primarily petroleum.

I sense that you have some analysis paralysis.

San Angelo is ok, but all the options you've explored such as Amarillo, Lubbock, San Angelo, and Abilene are all essentially the same for dating.

While there are some desirable aspects about dating in any midsized metro (150,000 - 700,000 metro size) as compared to cesspool big city dating markets, the people who tend to do best in midsized metros are people who have remained in that midsized metro their entire lives and have a strong social circle. If you move, you don't have that.

I still think Amarillo and Lubbock are the best midsized options for you. They are larger than Abilene and San Angelo, which you'll need a little bit due to your limited social circle. In theory, a population in a metro area of 200-500k is sort of a sweet spot. Large enough to have some choices, but small enough that the women are not overloaded with choices and write off numerous men for the most trifling of reasons.
You received a rep, plus, your first sentence is correct and is "the" issue, plus he is waiting, apparently, on where his parents move first, then he will make his decision, maybe, lol. The rest of what you say, IMHO, is right on as well. This really should really "capture" in totally his situation on where to move, IMHO, unless there's?
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:17 AM
 
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During the 4 years I spent in San Angelo, I only dated ONE man who was not a fellow ASU student. The man I married was a fellow ASU student, and most of my friends did the same. Aside from ASU, there are not a lot of young women in San Angelo. It is not a major commerce center, and the industries that are there tend to me male-dominated (farming, ranching, oil/gas). Also, there is a decent-sized Air Force base in San Angelo, which tips the balance of male/female further away. Most of the people who live and work in San Angelo are families, and there is a also a large retiree population.

I will agree with everyone else: Lubbock will likely be your best bet. Second choice would be Abilene since there are 3 church-based colleges there. Maybe you should look at taking some graduate classes to get yourself involved on a campus?
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Old 12-30-2019, 12:05 PM
 
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Thanks for your advice everybody.I got the sense that San Angelo would not work because the industries are mostly men but for some reason dad thought San Angelo was better than Abilene and Lubbock.

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Old 12-30-2019, 12:10 PM
 
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During the 4 years I spent in San Angelo, I only dated ONE man who was not a fellow ASU student. The man I married was a fellow ASU student, and most of my friends did the same. Aside from ASU, there are not a lot of young women in San Angelo. It is not a major commerce center, and the industries that are there tend to me male-dominated (farming, ranching, oil/gas). Also, there is a decent-sized Air Force base in San Angelo, which tips the balance of male/female further away. Most of the people who live and work in San Angelo are families, and there is a also a large retiree population.

I will agree with everyone else: Lubbock will likely be your best bet. Second choice would be Abilene since there are 3 church-based colleges there. Maybe you should look at taking some graduate classes to get yourself involved on a campus?
There's no point in me taking grad classes since I would not need it for my career.

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Old 12-30-2019, 03:45 PM
 
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There's no point in me taking grad classes since I would not need it for my career.
You could take an elective PE type class for exercise to meet women. Plenty of people have taken community college or university classes to find dates after graduating from their primary education course.
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Old 12-30-2019, 05:09 PM
 
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You could take an elective PE type class for exercise to meet women. Plenty of people have taken community college or university classes to find dates after graduating from their primary education course.
Okay good point,RJ312.
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Old 12-30-2019, 11:13 PM
 
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You have been evaluating a variety a midsize areas in Texas for dating purposes for an extended amount of time now, while remaining in Midland, a city with an horrid surplus of men due to the presence of the energy industry, primarily petroleum.

I sense that you have some analysis paralysis.

San Angelo is ok, but all the options you've explored such as Amarillo, Lubbock, San Angelo, and Abilene are all essentially the same for dating.

While there are some desirable aspects about dating in any midsized metro (150,000 - 700,000 metro size) as compared to cesspool big city dating markets, the people who tend to do best in midsized metros are people who have remained in that midsized metro their entire lives and have a strong social circle. If you move, you don't have that.

I still think Amarillo and Lubbock are the best midsized options for you. They are larger than Abilene and San Angelo, which you'll need a little bit due to your limited social circle. In theory, a population in a metro area of 200-500k is sort of a sweet spot. Large enough to have some choices, but small enough that the women are not overloaded with choices and write off numerous men for the most trifling of reasons.
ya your right that Midland has a terrible glut of men in the dating pool.
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Old 12-30-2019, 11:16 PM
 
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You received a rep, plus, your first sentence is correct and is "the" issue, plus he is waiting, apparently, on where his parents move first, then he will make his decision, maybe, lol. The rest of what you say, IMHO, is right on as well. This really should really "capture" in totally his situation on where to move, IMHO, unless there's?
your right Mark Senior that i am waiting on my parents to make a decision to stay in West Texas or go to Central Texas/Hill Country and i am also waiting for the family business to get off the ground before i can move to Lubbock or wherever.
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