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Old 09-09-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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I am a single young woman (late 20s) thinking of moving to Maine. My question is, first, is it safe for a single 20-something female with no connections in the area? My second question is, would it be easy for me to make friends up there? Are there other young people? How is the dating scene/social scene for young people? What do people do for fun?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I perceive crime in general to be lower in Maine than it has been in most places where I have lived previously.

Are you a college student? If so there would be communities of other young people near to each campus.

Are you active with any hobbies? If so there may be groups in the area where you may find immediate friends.

I know of three young ladies through my Grange who each moved to Bangor/Brewer from other states, and who were able to find socializing and find friends in the area. Though I truly do not know much about their social circles.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:24 PM
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Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Maine is a big state, with lots of space where there may be no people at all for miles around. If you choose to live in one of these areas, and you are not a criminal, then there will be no crime and you will be quite safe except for the occasional bear or ticked-off deer pummeling you with his hooves if you don't feed him. However, you will also have few choices for dating and friends, and 'fun' may consist of tweezing your nose hairs on Saturday night.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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It might be a good idea to visit first and line up a job before taking any permanent leaps. You might find some of this information helpful.
//www.city-data.com/city/Bangor-Maine.html
//www.city-data.com/city/Portland-Maine.html

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Old 09-24-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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Portland Maine is a real happening place for younger folks such as yourself. I highly recomend a visit there. Lots going on there. There are pockets of activity throughout the state, but this does depend on what you are looking for. If you are farmiliar with urban living, Portland is as good as any city and very safe as well.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:38 AM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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Maine is a big state, with lots of space where there may be no people at all for miles around. If you choose to live in one of these areas, and you are not a criminal, then there will be no crime and you will be quite safe except for the occasional bear or ticked-off deer pummeling you with his hooves if you don't feed him. However, you will also have few choices for dating and friends, and 'fun' may consist of tweezing your nose hairs on Saturday night.
Now that right there is a good dose of "Maine Humah." Unfortunately, I have to spread rep, or I'd rep you for that.

I'd advise visiting. Definitely visit and get the feel of Maine before you move. Oh, and also DO have a job lined up. That's very important.
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