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Old 02-11-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Best (And Worst) Cities to Find Love - The Daily Beast

104 of America's largest cities were ranked on the following criteria: singles, social life, emotional health, marriage, and divorce. Apparently people in Lexington don't like to get divorced, but they sure are miserable in their love lives or quests thereof. Ranking: #104 out of 104.

Louisville isn't much better: #92 out of 104.

Nearby cities and their rankings: Cleveland, #25; Cincinnati, #44; Toledo, #55; Nashville, #59; St. Louis, #60; Fort Wayne, #81; Akron, #83; Indianapolis, #90; Columbus, #93; Memphis, #103.

Somehow, folks, this doesn't surprise me, considering that the average age of first marriages in Kentucky is rather young, especially in lower-income enclaves, especially rural, where people haven't invested in higher education and social and career advancement. (Not to sound like a snob, just being realistic.) Plus, folks are overall seemingly miserable compared to many other places in the states, and it's even rubbed off on me some.

Seven out of the top ten cities are in either Texas or California, two states I love and have strongly considered moving to. As a single young male, even though I often take studies and evaluations like these with a grain of salt, this actually gives me something to think about.

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Old 02-12-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Huntersville/Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC
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Best (And Worst) Cities to Find Love - The Daily Beast

104 of America's largest cities were ranked on the following criteria: singles, social life, emotional health, marriage, and divorce. Apparently people in Lexington don't like to get divorced, but they sure are miserable in their love lives or quests thereof. Ranking: #104 out of 104.

Louisville isn't much better: #92 out of 104.

Nearby cities and their rankings: Cleveland, #25; Cincinnati, #44; Toledo, #55; Nashville, #59; St. Louis, #60; Fort Wayne, #81; Akron, #83; Indianapolis, #90; Columbus, #93; Memphis, #103.

Somehow, folks, this doesn't surprise me, considering that the average age of first marriages in Kentucky is rather young, especially in lower-income enclaves, especially rural, where people haven't invested in higher education and social and career advancement. (Not to sound like a snob, just being realistic.) Plus, folks are overall seemingly miserable compared to many other places in the states, and it's even rubbed off on me some.

Seven out of the top ten cities are in either Texas or California, two states I love and have strongly considered moving to. As a single young male, even though I often take studies and evaluations like these with a grain of salt, this actually gives me something to think about.
Some cities I'm considering as permanent homes finished very high on this list.

14. Norfolk, VA
22. Chesapeake, VA
26. Virginia Beach, VA
28. Charlotte, NC

This list wont make or break my feelings on Kentucky. But lately, I'm starting to think that Kentucky may not be a good long-term home for myself. Finding a good bride is important to me. Like I said, this won't make or break my Kentucky feelings but it sure makes Hampton Roads (location of 14, 22, 26) and Charlotte look a little sexier.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I find those lists to be silly. Alan I am sure you'll be fine.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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Best (And Worst) Cities to Find Love - The Daily Beast

104 of America's largest cities were ranked on the following criteria: singles, social life, emotional health, marriage, and divorce. Apparently people in Lexington don't like to get divorced, but they sure are miserable in their love lives or quests thereof. Ranking: #104 out of 104.

Louisville isn't much better: #92 out of 104.

Nearby cities and their rankings: Cleveland, #25; Cincinnati, #44; Toledo, #55; Nashville, #59; St. Louis, #60; Fort Wayne, #81; Akron, #83; Indianapolis, #90; Columbus, #93; Memphis, #103.

Somehow, folks, this doesn't surprise me, considering that the average age of first marriages in Kentucky is rather young, especially in lower-income enclaves, especially rural, where people haven't invested in higher education and social and career advancement. (Not to sound like a snob, just being realistic.) Plus, folks are overall seemingly miserable compared to many other places in the states, and it's even rubbed off on me some.

Seven out of the top ten cities are in either Texas or California, two states I love and have strongly considered moving to. As a single young male, even though I often take studies and evaluations like these with a grain of salt, this actually gives me something to think about.
ok...bu lexington is not rural. so that logic doesnt apply. and none of those cities you'ved named are near lexington
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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My wife and I cannot wait to move because of the unbelievable snobbery

I have thought about why this place is so snooty and may have an answer. Most people don't think very highly of KY, but there are a lot of students who come from other parts of the country to attend UK. I also believe that there are quite a few graduates who for some reason decide to stay. The college graduate rate in KY alone is something like 30% so these people who graduate truly believe they are above the rest of the KY 'rednecks' Also, Lexington and Louisville receive the majority of the state funding because of their universities, while areas like Hazard are absolutely dirt poor. This provides for the snooty attitude that so many 'outsiders' refer to when discussing Lexington. Also, the fact that KY is traditionally a fairly poor region and the select few in Lexington/Louisville have multi-million dollars horse farms, doesn't help. I'm not against people who have a lot of money, just the attitudes that sometimes goes with it...Just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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My wife and I cannot wait to move because of the unbelievable snobbery

I have thought about why this place is so snooty and may have an answer. Most people don't think very highly of KY, but there are a lot of students who come from other parts of the country to attend UK. I also believe that there are quite a few graduates who for some reason decide to stay. The college graduate rate in KY alone is something like 30% so these people who graduate truly believe they are above the rest of the KY 'rednecks' Also, Lexington and Louisville receive the majority of the state funding because of their universities, while areas like Hazard are absolutely dirt poor. This provides for the snooty attitude that so many 'outsiders' refer to when discussing Lexington. Also, the fact that KY is traditionally a fairly poor region and the select few in Lexington/Louisville have multi-million dollars horse farms, doesn't help. I'm not against people who have a lot of money, just the attitudes that sometimes goes with it...Just my 2 cents.
good points, there definitely are attitudes in lexington thinking they are above the "rednecks". this town has had big money, mint julip, seersucker suit, fancy folks for quite some time. but look at you, blaming them for judging poor folks, you're judging everybody in lexington. there are plenty of non-stuck-up, poor, or "rednecks" in lexington too.

although not sure what this has to do with some survey saying lexington is a bad place for love.
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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The college graduate rate in KY alone is something like 30% so these people who graduate truly believe they are above the rest of the KY 'rednecks'
And they would be 100% correct in that sentiment. Eastern KY is among the least educated and least healthy areas in the entire country. Witness the high smoking rates.
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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Best (And Worst) Cities to Find Love - The Daily Beast

104 of America's largest cities were ranked on the following criteria: singles, social life, emotional health, marriage, and divorce. Apparently people in Lexington don't like to get divorced, but they sure are miserable in their love lives or quests thereof. Ranking: #104 out of 104.

Louisville isn't much better: #92 out of 104.

Nearby cities and their rankings: Cleveland, #25; Cincinnati, #44; Toledo, #55; Nashville, #59; St. Louis, #60; Fort Wayne, #81; Akron, #83; Indianapolis, #90; Columbus, #93; Memphis, #103.

Somehow, folks, this doesn't surprise me, considering that the average age of first marriages in Kentucky is rather young, especially in lower-income enclaves, especially rural, where people haven't invested in higher education and social and career advancement. (Not to sound like a snob, just being realistic.) Plus, folks are overall seemingly miserable compared to many other places in the states, and it's even rubbed off on me some.

Seven out of the top ten cities are in either Texas or California, two states I love and have strongly considered moving to. As a single young male, even though I often take studies and evaluations like these with a grain of salt, this actually gives me something to think about.
Seriously, this is the kind of garbage you read in to? Seems like your priorities in life are a little off track and I kind of feel sorry for you.

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Some cities I'm considering as permanent homes finished very high on this list.

14. Norfolk, VA
22. Chesapeake, VA
26. Virginia Beach, VA
28. Charlotte, NC

This list wont make or break my feelings on Kentucky. But lately, I'm starting to think that Kentucky may not be a good long-term home for myself. Finding a good bride is important to me. Like I said, this won't make or break my Kentucky feelings but it sure makes Hampton Roads (location of 14, 22, 26) and Charlotte look a little sexier.
Finding a good bride consists of what qualities? I wouldn't trade my soon to be wife who is a "Born & Raised Kentucky WOMAN!" for a million dollars for some Mrs. Jones from California or some snob Yankee thing if my life depended on it. I love my Kentucky women and I am so glad they are not like California or New York girls. Thank You Jesus!

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I find those lists to be silly. Alan I am sure you'll be fine.
Agree 100%... they are very silly and just proves once again that people are really concerning themselves with something that amounts to nothing!
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:31 PM
 
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Anyone who puts any stock in something like this probably also calls that 800 number and talks to Miss Cleo about their future...lol. And this from a preson who puts down those in Kentucky as uneducated, rednecks...sheesh.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Seriously, this is the kind of garbage you read in to? Seems like your priorities in life are a little off track and I kind of feel sorry for you.



Finding a good bride consists of what qualities? I wouldn't trade my soon to be wife who is a "Born & Raised Kentucky WOMAN!" for a million dollars for some Mrs. Jones from California or some snob Yankee thing if my life depended on it. I love my Kentucky women and I am so glad they are not like California or New York girls. Thank You Jesus!



Agree 100%... they are very silly and just proves once again that people are really concerning themselves with something that amounts to nothing!
Welcome Kentucky man!
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