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Old 05-27-2009, 12:31 PM
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While GR is not the best place to be single in (unless you love to meet folks in church, occasional random bars, or some sort of sporting event) I think it is great if/when you finally do meet someone.
Try joining a gym and stay around healthy, outgoing people. Do something active that gets you involved with a group of folks. Sometimes those young professionals groups are good, and in other cases not so good, as everyone has known everyone for years.
If specifically looking to date or get to know someone, being a business person yourself, ask another one in the area out to lunch. Go from there. =) GR is safe enough that doing this is not something to be too concerned with, besides, your the one making the judgement call.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:29 AM
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I realize this post is a little old, but I think I have some good input. I just moved from GR area, so I have some comparisons. I think it is a GREAT area, if you don't mind a little cold in the winter, and you have a job all ready. As far as meeting people, I am not exactly sure, cause I grew up there, but there are always tons of events going on around town. If you are into bars, I Ionia st has some really nice bars, I would definitely check out the Black Rose, its more of a restaurant most of the time then they have live music latter. Just don't stay inside in the winter, bundle up and get outside and do something. My wife never wanted to go out in the winter, so we became hermits. Learn to ski if you don't already. There is more to do there then some much larger cities.

good luck!
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:50 PM
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Move now! If you haven't already. I was relocated away from Grand Rapids about a year ago, and miss it tremendously!
Now I am facing Fayetteville, NC...Yuck!
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:38 PM
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Thanks again for all of the advice!!! See my newest post for my newest question regarding the move...
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