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Old 07-22-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Memphis tn
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Hello I'm from Memphis tn and have lived here all my life. I just turned 28 and ended a long term relationship and I desperatly need some change. My friend Melissa is from rhode island and getting ready to move back and loves it there. I've done a lot of research and found that providence has a lot of culture which is what is lacking in Memphis. I'm a makeup artist and will be transfering with my job... I hope. I know the winter can be tough but I'm up for the challenge. I'm wondering if it will be hard to meet new people and if I would even be excepted living there. Like I said I just turned 28 and I need change. Something new...a new adventure. I love the charm and history of new England. Any advice on moving and where to look would be great. Thanks in advance!!
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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I think you would find a lot to do here and meet a lot of people! Providence is great, I live on the East side, not to be confused with East Providence, and it is a very diverse neighborhood!
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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The East Side of Providence might be ideal as already mentioned. Pawtuxet might fit the bill too. I wouldn't really worry about being accepted or finding new people to hang out with. If you work at it you'll meet others, we aren't _that_ reserved up here.

Do worry though about the job situation in RI. These are tough times and while I have no clue if makeup artists are in demand at the moment I'd wager they aren't doing so hot either right now. Nobody is, unfortunately.

Good luck.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Memphis tn
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Thank you for your response. I am hoping to transfer with my job but I'm also able to do other things beside what I do now.how is the cost of living there? I will be renting
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:34 PM
 
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You should be able to find a nice place between $700-1000. Providence has a lot of nightlife, for a city its size it has a lot of gay clubs.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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I would say RI is definitely gay-friendly. My sister in law is always going to clubs, shows and parties in Providence with her girlfriend. Hopefully soon we can follow in MA's footsteps as far as marriage, too!

One bedrooms are pretty affordable, you can take your pick of studios at 800-1000 in the city and even better outside it- avoid Pawtucket and Woonsocket at all costs, though.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Memphis tn
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I'm totally for gay marriage! Lol getting out of the south is the best part. I can't wait to come visit this fall! The rent is a little bit more than Memphis but not much. I found a few places but with out being there its hard to know if its a good area or not.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Providence has an excellent gay scene for its size. many bars, clubs, block parties, events. The mayor (very nice guy) is gay you will see him out regularly for pride and block parties. The scene is also very friendly and approachable as can be an issue in other cities. You shouldn't have a problem making friends/meeting people. Also, Boston and NYC are fairly close. But yeah, I can answer your questions concerning that area for sure.

PS. My good friend is a makeup artist for MAC cosmetics here in Prov.

As far as living here, Check out the east side. Great shops, cafes, book stores ect around Brown University/Thayer St/Wickeden St areas.

Here are some websites for info.

http://www.edgeprovidence.com/
http://www.prideri.com/
http://mysite.verizon.net/respu91r/index.html
http://www.marriageequalityri.org/
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Memphis tn
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That's cool your friend works for Mac! I work for sephora. I love what I do so really hope I can transfer or find another position hehe maybe even with Mac. I think it is so cool that the mayor is gay and that he comes to events. I can't wait to move!
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island (Splash!)
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...avoid Pawtucket and Woonsocket at all costs, though.
Why? More crime? Different social scene? Why?

Valkyri, you made a very strong statement there...so give us your reasons, please...
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