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Old 04-11-2021, 04:30 PM
 
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I've only been to Manhattan on a layover and I thought it was fascinating, coming from Chicago. This was in 2019, so prepandemic. Seemed like the opportunity to strike up conversations with strangers was just far greater in NYC as compared to Chicago.

Chicago in my experience seems to be insular; it's hard to generally chat up a stranger and ask them to do something later on. As if they are comfortable with their social circle and aren't looking to branch out. Is that generally the same in NYC?

From what I've heard, people in NYC are generally more transient than Chicago so while it may be easy to meet people, those friendships will be short lived?

I'm debating between these two cities and while my savings would be terrible in NYC, I'm tempted because I've already been in Chicago for 8 years. I am planning on traveling down to Manhattan in the coming weeks and seeing what the vibe's like, as I'm fairly close to just deciding to go back to Chicago.
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Old 04-13-2021, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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You can definitely meet people easier in NYC.
The two good cities to meet new people in my opinion are SF and NYC. In the rest, people either just sit in their own cars all day, or are too insular and mind their own business.
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Old 04-13-2021, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Addison, TX
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You can definitely meet people easier in NYC.
The two good cities to meet new people in my opinion are SF and NYC. In the rest, people either just sit in their own cars all day, or are too insular and mind their own business.
This has to be the most "NYC" comment I've seen on this forum.

I can even hear the strong Brooklyn accent in my head when I read it.

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Old 04-13-2021, 04:23 PM
 
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Chicago.......... farrrrrrrr easier.
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Old 04-13-2021, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Rahway, NJ (Prv. NC, SYR, BOS, NYC, GSO, MCO)
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You can definitely meet people easier in NYC.
The two good cities to meet new people in my opinion are SF and NYC. In the rest, people either just sit in their own cars all day, or are too insular and mind their own business.
You dont get out much Im assuming.
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Old 04-13-2021, 04:57 PM
 
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NYC by a mile. Completely opposite ends of the spectrum anyone who doesn't know this has never spent any time in the midwest.
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Old 04-13-2021, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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You can definitely meet people easier in NYC.
The two good cities to meet new people in my opinion are SF and NYC. In the rest, people either just sit in their own cars all day, or are too insular and mind their own business.
I thought “minding their own business” was a point of pride for New Yorkers?
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Old 04-13-2021, 06:52 PM
 
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Probably NYC, you have so many people from so many walks of life and so many transplants from everywhere.

Chicago probably is a little tougher. Chicago attracts a lot of transplants from other parts of the Midwest that already have a lot of friends or family that moved from other parts of the Midwest. So people are already pretty well connected to others in Chicago already. People are probably nicer and friendlier in Chicago but it’s probably easier to make friends in NYC.
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Old 04-14-2021, 11:52 AM
 
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NYC by a mile. Completely opposite ends of the spectrum anyone who doesn't know this has never spent any time in the midwest.
Completely true.

Having lived in both NYC and Chicago, the latter was much more unfriendly than NYC....despite the myth and reputation that Chicago is supposed to be ''midwest friendly with midwest values''...lol...and Chicagoans promote this false myth as well...lol.
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Old 04-14-2021, 12:11 PM
 
Location: SF/East Bay
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DC is also very easy to meet people because so many educated transients. I met people very quickly when I moved there.
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