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Old 03-29-2014, 07:16 AM
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Hi everyone!
First of all, these threads are so helpful! All the portland love is wonderful.

I grew up in maine and moved away for school to several big cities, but have had returning to ME on my mind for a few years. I just graduated from grad school, am 28 and female, and in my opinion portland is just the most amazing small city.

My only reservation is about being a single woman in her late 20's in portland -- I'm looking to settle down and worry that portland may have a limited dating pool. Do single people feel stuck without many options?

I hope I don't come off as obnoxious -- but I am educated, have a good career, and am a good catch (or so I've been told!) -- are there good guys in the same situation or should I give up my maine dreams for a few years and move to boston instead (also a possibility). Any thoughts would be SO appreciated.

Thank you all!
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:12 AM
Location: West Michigan
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Hey I'm wondering the same thing! Of course I'm a gay guy...but we are both looking for a man at some point. LOL.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:29 AM
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Honestly, I think a gay single guy would do better here than a straight single woman. It just seems like there are 2 types of young (straight) people here... those who leave the state for college/post-grad and never come back, and those that partner up really young and start families right away.

Gay guys are not necessarily racing against the clock, so they seem to stick around... plus it's very "live and let live" out here, which amounts to gay-friendly. But that's just my limited impression from my own small sampling of friends. I'm sure it's not a hard and fast rule.
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