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Old 06-20-2016, 05:28 PM
 
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It is definitely easy to be a loner in the USA especially in big cities.
Really? I find Americans to be very open and easy to talk with.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:50 PM
 
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I'd think it'd be easier in the U.S. Out in some rural areas, they're used to odd ducks. You can live as alternative a lifestyle as you like. No one would bother you if you weren't bothering them. Probably the western U.S. states more so than the rest of the country, and the same goes for Canada. British Columbia is Canada's "left coast"... there are some alternative communities there. And no doubt mysterious loners off in cabins in the woods, who like it that way.

Toughest place to be a loner? On a small island, maybe? Caribbean?
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Easiest:
Canada, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, New Zealand

Hardest:
El Salvador, Haiti, Nigeria, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:14 PM
 
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Easiest: Large cities in Western countries or large suburban areas in the US. Sparsely populated rural areas.
Hardest: Close-knit communities in non-Western countries
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:04 AM
 
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Easiest:
Canada, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, New Zealand

Hardest:
El Salvador, Haiti, Nigeria, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh
Please tell me how you came up with this list. Especially concerning El Salvador. Very odd choice considering the rest of the countries listed
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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There's a big gender difference as well, put a group of women together and they will all smile and be nice, before later bitching on about each other.

Put a group of men together and they will talk about sport or perhaps the size of some passing womans breasts or something else along those intellectual lines before going for a beer.
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Please tell me how you came up with this list. Especially concerning El Salvador. Very odd choice considering the rest of the countries listed
Most gangs per capita.
A "gang" is a group, a group is not the best fit for a loner.
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:41 AM
 
Location: PHX -> ATL
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I'd think it'd be easier in the U.S. Out in some rural areas, they're used to odd ducks. You can live as alternative a lifestyle as you like. No one would bother you if you weren't bothering them. Probably the western U.S. states more so than the rest of the country, and the same goes for Canada. British Columbia is Canada's "left coast"... there are some alternative communities there. And no doubt mysterious loners off in cabins in the woods, who like it that way.

Toughest place to be a loner? On a small island, maybe? Caribbean?
Generally a big city is the best way to go. This can be a variety of places such as Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, NYC, Rio, etc. You can generally "hide" within the huge crowds, it's easier to detract attention away from you because generally there is someone being weird to grab their attention.

Rural areas I strongly disagree with, everyone in town will know you pretty quickly and they will be more likely to talk to you and so on UNLESS you are so much of an odd ball and you do something that offends them so they won't even look at you. Think of something like a Satanist in an LDS community (which is a lot of the rural Western U.S.). At that point they would be ostracizing you, which can be good for a loner unless they are actively trying to get you to move out, which they could be, and that would just be an annoyance and the antonym of being a loner since you would be consistently pestered.

So if you just want to be left alone but not be ostracized at the same time, you want to go to liberal-leaning big cities. This generally goes for all of Europe, North America, Australia, Japan, and so on.

If you don't mind being ostracized then you can open it up to socially conservative big cities such as Cairo and Karachi. Granted that you won't target or profile you for any laws in these types of places, in ME places being a woman loner is a definite NO-NO along with being a non-Muslim can be bad for an example. There are places outside of the Middle East too but I can't think of one off the top of my head.

If you want to be a loner in the sense you don't want to see people ever and what you really meant was a hermit, not a loner, then you can look into rural areas. At this point it doesn't matter what the town is because you'd probably be buying acreage in the middle of no where and then randomly go into town for some supplies and that's about it.

I don't think it has as much to do with countries as it has to do with the cities.
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Old 06-21-2016, 09:10 AM
 
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Most gangs per capita.
A "gang" is a group, a group is not the best fit for a loner.
Most people in El Salvador are not in a gang. You have no basis on which to base your claim. Curious how you also left out South Korea and Japan, 2 countries where the pressure to conform to the group is among the strongest in the world. Literally in every list you make the whole world sucks except for Scandinavia, Thailand, Japan, and Korea. Could be my imagination, but it's a trend I've noticed for years
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Old 06-21-2016, 09:12 AM
 
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I'm an introvert, so I honestly have no problem being a loner regardless of my surroundings. I can shut the world off fairly easily and keep to myself, even if there were a million people in close proximity.
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