I’ll also admit that one of the reasons I’ve let dating fall so low on my priority list is that most of the guys I’m getting messages from live in the burbs (the messages get forwarded to my email, so I know they’re there without having to login to the site). And, as I’ve written about before, I’m a city chick with ZERO desire to move out to the burbs. I don’t see myself ever having a big white house and a white picket fence. So when I get messages from guys who are living the suburban dream, I tend to be unenthusiastic. Or less enthusiastic than if they lived in a cramped studio somewhere in the city.
Which is what it is. Maybe it’s silly that I’m discounting so many potentially great guys. Or maybe it’s practical since it’s unlikely that any of them would want to move into the city and I’m not interested in ever moving to the burbs.
Which leads me to today’s poll question. I know that my situation is specific to New Yorkers and other city dwellers, but that all daters have somewhat similar issues (if I lived in the country I’d have to drive a potentially long distance for dating) – How long will you travel for a date? Whether it be online dating or a friend of a friend or someone you’re being set up with by a matchmaker, what’s your limit? Would it be OK if that person lived an hour away? What about 90 minutes? 2 hours? How far would you travel for potential love? I’m putting these measure in increments of time instead of miles.
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