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Old 09-13-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC missing home Reno NV
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Funny cause I was just driving my sister crazy telling her I CAN'T move to Las Vegas, how would i EVER meet a guy there? And she tried to be like, there are professionals there too, they aren't all party guys. Yea.... well. Needless to say, my hopes of finding a guy are NOT high on my list if I end up moving. It's really easy to meet people sure, but to actually find someone that is interested in more than hooking up with some tourists at the clubs on the weekends im pretty cynical about.... So good luck to you!! and hey let me know if you find any cool local spots away from the strip.

 
Old 09-13-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Funny cause I was just driving my sister crazy telling her I CAN'T move to Las Vegas, how would i EVER meet a guy there? And she tried to be like, there are professionals there too, they aren't all party guys. Yea.... well. Needless to say, my hopes of finding a guy are NOT high on my list if I end up moving. It's really easy to meet people sure, but to actually find someone that is interested in more than hooking up with some tourists at the clubs on the weekends im pretty cynical about.... So good luck to you!! and hey let me know if you find any cool local spots away from the strip.
I wouldn't move to LV with a negative attitude about meeting people. There are going to be people as you described (i.e. only wanting to hook up on The Strip), but that's not everyone (and perhaps not even the majority).

I lived in DC for a bit where the rep was that everyone was an A-hole workaholic Type A whose only concerns were what people did for work/who they know and where they went to school.

With so many out of towners in the area, there are opportunities to meet people. It's easier to meet people in a place like that than in places where a large percentage of locals have been in the area a long time.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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Funny cause I was just driving my sister crazy telling her I CAN'T move to Las Vegas, how would i EVER meet a guy there? And she tried to be like, there are professionals there too, they aren't all party guys. Yea.... well. Needless to say, my hopes of finding a guy are NOT high on my list if I end up moving. It's really easy to meet people sure, but to actually find someone that is interested in more than hooking up with some tourists at the clubs on the weekends im pretty cynical about.... So good luck to you!! and hey let me know if you find any cool local spots away from the strip.
I looked at your profile picture, and as an attractive woman, you will not have any problem meeting guys. The men are the ones who have the problem. I am a party guy, but most guys here are not. There are many younger professional men here. The building where I work are mostly young IT guys. Also, my former roommate was an IT tech at the MGM Grand. He did not drink or smoke either. You will be ok.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC missing home Reno NV
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I looked at your profile picture, and as an attractive woman, you will not have any problem meeting guys. The men are the ones who have the problem. I am a party guy, but most guys here are not. There are many younger professional men here. The building where I work are mostly young IT guys. Also, my former roommate was an IT tech at the MGM Grand. He did not drink or smoke either. You will be ok.
Well. I am not sure how you can tell what I look like from that goofy picture but thank you for the compliment. And my problem is not meeting guys... you are right, I do not have that problem... it is the could this ever be serious thing. Luckily, I don't really care right now but in the future I am assuming I might!

And don't get me wrong, I love going out very much but I like staying at home too. I dont mind someone that likes to have a good time, it's just finding that balance!
 
Old 09-13-2009, 11:53 PM
 
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I don't live in Vegas, but have dated a few there.

Honestly, I'd use online dating services like eharmony.

Its not too hard to meet people...even as a single guy, if you hang out at the same locals casino bars/nightspots you will meet someone as long as your standards are lax. But I would not want to seriously date most of those women.

I think that social organizations and churches and so forth are too limiting.

So I'd try the online sites.

One more thing...at your age, a decent income/lifestyle helps a lot. Any woman making x amount of dollars is going to want a guy making somewhat the same income(or more). If you make a marginal income, you probably should work on that.

One more thing about women in vegas...the quality ones...the ones with a brain, decent career, good values, etc....have just as much trouble finding a quality guy as we do finding a quality woman. When you do find one....handle the first date right...open doors for her. Don't bring up dumb topics. Find out about her, ask her what her interests are and so forth. I've never found a city that has more inexpensive romantic spots(dinner for two under $75 total including wine, tax, tip) and an easier place to be secluded amist a crowd of people. Point is, Vegas is an easy place to make a very good first impression, so long as you stay attentive and handle yourself like a gentleman.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 12:27 AM
 
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With so many out of towners in the area, there are opportunities to meet people. It's easier to meet people in a place like that than in places where a large percentage of locals have been in the area a long time.
The underlined is very accurate and I'll rep you. People in Vegas are no different than any other large city in the US. Vegas has an "image problem" because of the gambling, however, people who live there are EXACTLY like everywhere else in terms of personality.

I've lived there twice, and the people are very friendly. The drawback to the town is there aren't really areas of town for dating and socializing with "young singles," and not really much of a "University district," find groups of people over the Internet, etc. who share your interests, beliefs, and issues (cars, hiking clubs, bicycling, boating on lake mead (highly recommended), NASCAR, toastmasters, Churches, Synagogues, LDS stakes, Depression support groups, GLBT community centers, cactus gardening clubs, book clubs, etc. etc. etc.).

The Strip is an alternate form of reality set apart from the rest of the town, just as the Vortexes are in nearby Sedona. The Strip is for tourists and many people in Vegas never even visit the strip. The last time I lived there I drove through it twice to get to a meeting and to the Chamber of Commerce but didn't even set foot on it once LOL
 
Old 09-14-2009, 12:47 AM
 
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First of all, from your original post, it doesn't really seem like you have a positive perspective on the women here to begin with.

Even with more guys than girls (from what another poster said), I dont think it is easier for girls to find someone. My family moved here my senior year of high school and I spent 8 months in vegas before going to college. 8 years later, I am back and a little sad that I have to be single in this town.

Let's cut to the chase. This is Sin City and it's no surprise that there is sex everywhere. When a man can have unlimited access to naked women, adult stores, swinger's clubs, etc, how can a girl (like myself) find a guy who respects God, himself and women?

I'm not saying it's impossible, but, for now, I am just putting dating on the back burner. Especially being a model and actress, I know that all sorts of phoneys will be around every corner trying to "play" their "game" on me.

Ugh, I'm tired just thinking about it lol.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I've been living here for 10 months now, have gone out on probably 6 dates and have to say that I need to write a novel about my dating experiences thus far. I'm a single 32y/o female with a job, waiting for the casinos to start hiring again so i can get some part time job experience. Here's what I encountered:

One guy I met at Roadrunners, played two games of pool, I bought the first round, and after finishing that round, asked me if I was ready to go back to his place. Really? We were there for maybe 30 minutes and he already wanted to have sex with me? Sorry Charlie...not that eager!

Second date, the guy told me he was in a relationship at which point I became pretty irate because I am not a homewrecker. Come to find out, he's married....to a lesbian!

Third date, the guy said he was great at karaoke, for the record, he could not sing to save his life, and was quite embarassing on stage. When he wasn't singing, he was chomping/grinding his teeth the whole time, and smacking his lips as if he was constantly parched. Someone had mentioned, this is usually a sign of meth withdrawal.

Fourth date, met a bartender who works on the strip, we hit it off, went out twice, and then he vanished. I never heard from him, until about a month ago, which is approximately 6 months after our last date.

Bottom line, there are a lot of crazy people out here, and I seem to be the lucky one dating all of them. They all seem normal at first glance.

I cannot believe there is actually one single guy out there that believes that women that look/dress like supermodels, are probably pretty high maintenance. Kudos to you!!!
 
Old 09-14-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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If you are looking in clubs/bars for dates & or LTR you are almost always going to be disappointed.

Why not look for people with similar interests on meetup or a site like it?
 
Old 09-14-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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One of the only bad things about Vegas is the dating scene is terrible. Unless you are a hot guy, 6 foot 2, in great shape with a lot of money, forget about it. You will have way too much competition that does fit that bill. I have not ever even gotten one date in this town, unlike Phoenix, and I have lived here 3 and a half years. However, I have met lots of girls on the strip who did like me, but they were always from out of state. I answered all your questions above in bold print.

LVD, now you've got me curious as to how dating in LV compares to LA. Cause I've been in LA for 3 years (looking to move to Henderson), am not 6 foot 2 with a lot of money, and LA has been just a dating pit of either the unattainable (as in your post above) or girls who are scary, and not in the fun way.
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