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Old 09-20-2015, 07:13 AM
 
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Take a master gardener's course and evaluate the guys. It is reported that men who garden are emotionally stable.

Volunteer at your local school, the nearest public access TV facility or an age-appropriate group like the area's Young Professionals group, the local nursing home, the local Audubon Society chapter or the nearest country club. Don't look for friends; be a friend.

If you want to build a relationship based on alcohol, go to bars!
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Once you are out of school, making friends is hard everywhere. Co-workers can become great friends (after all, you do spend a lot of time with them!!), as well as neighbors! Otherwise, get out of your house and do what you like (sports, bars, coffee shop, community events, volunteering, etc) and you will meet people
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Vermont is the most boring place on earth.
One of the more insane comments made on this Forum, and the competition for this distinction is quite fierce.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I know right, and I heard it too from a guy that was looking at me in the most pervert way at work!
If nature bores you just go away and never come back lol!

I've been having the best hikes hopping on and off the Missisquoi Valley rail trail!!!!! Everything is so beautiful right now!!!
I'm SO happy we made the move!
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Old 10-07-2015, 06:25 AM
 
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I was living in Vermont for a year, and let's tell you that it was the most horrible experience of my life. On the contrary to what they claim, it is one of the worst place you can live in the US. It is a poor state, the weather in winter is awful, the roads and other infrastructure are so poor, and the people are often into themselves and ignorant. It is a rural state, not developed at all, and it seems the local people want it so, and afraid of change, technology, development and openness.
If you are a new immigrant (particularly a non-white), keep away from Vermont. It is definitely not a place for you. Diversity is almost zero there, and you wish to find someone to talk to!
If you like to be isolated, do not need people, afraid of a diverse society, afraid of development, do not care about modern life and only enjoy of being in a remote natural reserve, then choose Vermont to live, otherwise really keep distance.
I could not survive there, and could not wait to get out! When I had an opportunity, you could not believe how fast I left that crappy state, and I assure you I never get even close to that forgotten land.
Thanks God I could escape after a year, otherwise I was psycho by now!

Sounds like utopia to me!
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:16 AM
 
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Once you are out of school, making friends is hard everywhere.
That really is the truth, everywhere, and I think folks take a long time to accept it. We spend the first 18-25 years of our lives in school, thrust into relationships with large pools of people, so we make friends easily.

Once you are out of school, it gets a lot tougher.

Same goes for dating.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:09 AM
 
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It is a rural state, not developed at all, and it seems the local people want it so, and afraid of change, technology, development and openness.
If you are a new immigrant (particularly a non-white), keep away from Vermont. It is definitely not a place for you. Diversity is almost zero there, and you wish to find someone to talk to!
If you like to be isolated, do not need people, afraid of a diverse society, afraid of development, do not care about modern life and only enjoy of being in a remote natural reserve, then choose Vermont to live, otherwise really keep distance.
It's clear from your post that you don't like rural places and you desire constant change and development. That's fine. But why come to a rural, undeveloped state that many people enjoy for this very reason, and then complain that it is rural and undeveloped? Do you seriously believe that everyplace should be the same, and that people who like rural places should not be permitted to have them or live in them because YOU don't like them? Your tone is very accusatory, as if to suggest that the state and its people should have reconfigured themselves to suit your wishes. No one forced you to come to a rural place. Most people who have sought to live in rural New England are not "afraid" of all the things you've listed; they just prefer something else. It seems you're very determined to live in the kind of place you enjoy, but absolutely intolerant of others' right to do the same.
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:31 PM
 
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To each his or her own, but if you don't do your research before you move, you can only blame yourself. Many people move to Vermont from New York city or other large cities, so it's not that they hate diversity or technology. It is more like, been there, done that, now want to experience a different way of life. The fact that Vermont has an unusually good Internet service is strong evidence against the state being technologically backward.
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Old 11-07-2015, 03:26 AM
 
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I was living in Vermont for a year, and let's tell you that it was the most horrible experience of my life. On the contrary to what they claim, it is one of the worst place you can live in the US. It is a poor state, the weather in winter is awful, the roads and other infrastructure are so poor, and the people are often into themselves and ignorant. It is a rural state, not developed at all, and it seems the local people want it so, and afraid of change, technology, development and openness.
If you are a new immigrant (particularly a non-white), keep away from Vermont. It is definitely not a place for you. Diversity is almost zero there, and you wish to find someone to talk to!
If you like to be isolated, do not need people, afraid of a diverse society, afraid of development, do not care about modern life and only enjoy of being in a remote natural reserve, then choose Vermont to live, otherwise really keep distance.
I could not survive there, and could not wait to get out! When I had an opportunity, you could not believe how fast I left that crappy state, and I assure you I never get even close to that forgotten land.
Thanks God I could escape after a year, otherwise I was psycho by now!
sounds like a dream come true.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:40 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I know, right. Heaven on earth.
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