Any Palm Springs men here?

  • RickRick23

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    May 16, 2011 3:13 AM GMT
    I'm looking into moving out there from The High Desert (I.E. Victorville, Apple Valley...Dullsville)

    I'm wondering how life is in comparison to a hustle and bustle type places like Los Angeles for instance, I'm a server at a restaurant up here and will most likely be pursuing work as a server at a restaurant out there...Typically how is the crowd are there many guys around my age 21-25 ?

    I'm super anxious to get my ass out there, but very nervous as well.

    I know a couple of people out there that make moderate incomes, and say it's as affordable as the area I am in now....But I dunno give me some down and dirty 411 please.
  • Webster666

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    May 16, 2011 4:06 AM GMT
    Over 50% of the population is gay.
    Over 75% of the gay population is somewhere between retirement age and death.
    The weather is extremely hot.
    It's very, very, very, quiet.
    Housing is cheap.
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    May 16, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    Approaching my fourth summer here. It does have an 'older' population feel to it, but the median age is 47 and only 26% of the population is over 65.... despite Webster's hyperbole.. See Wikipedia for more details (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Springs,_California).

    Having said the above, the area is very slow/laid back/'boring'. I work all the time so don't really feel like I'm missing anything, but nightlife shines only on special occasions or party weekends. And business has been slower than usual in the past recession. It's now waking up a bit. I don't think housing is affordable but them I'm originally from Georgia and lived in Atlanta for 22 years. By comparison to the south and east, housing is expensive here.

    I truly think you'd have more fun and opportunities in a bigger city like LA.
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    May 16, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    Move to Long Beach. It's pretty chill compared to LA and WeHo. More variety of gays. Affordable rentals by the beach. Plenty of restaurants to apply for server jobs.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    May 17, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidOver 50% of the population is gay.
    Over 75% of the gay population is somewhere between retirement age and death.
    The weather is extremely hot.
    It's very, very, very, quiet.
    Housing is cheap.


    With the exception of the hot weather, I might enjoy it there!
  • RickRick23

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    May 19, 2011 3:13 AM GMT
    Friendsrbetter said
    xrichx saidMove to Long Beach. It's pretty chill compared to LA and WeHo. More variety of gays. Affordable rentals by the beach. Plenty of restaurants to apply for server jobs.


    Affordable rents?? Dunno where you live, but I just checked this last weekend and couldn't find a one bedroom for under $975 per month. I am currently leasing a two bedroom, two bath HOUSE in Palm Springs for $900 per month.
    On a hillside, over looking the valley and VERY quiet!!



    See that's why I mean the price and nice areas are what call my name, I'm paying $550 for a master bedroom in some 1970s shit shack in a retirement community, I'm 22 miles away from real civilization and the people that live here think they're the shit, but they're really not. The thought of even walking down the street is tiring, it's a small town and everyone wants to know your business.

    Quiet, affordable and fun at the same time sounds like a good time to me.
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    May 19, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
    RickRick23 said
    Friendsrbetter said
    xrichx saidMove to Long Beach. It's pretty chill compared to LA and WeHo. More variety of gays. Affordable rentals by the beach. Plenty of restaurants to apply for server jobs.


    Affordable rents?? Dunno where you live, but I just checked this last weekend and couldn't find a one bedroom for under $975 per month. I am currently leasing a two bedroom, two bath HOUSE in Palm Springs for $900 per month.
    On a hillside, over looking the valley and VERY quiet!!



    See that's why I mean the price and nice areas are what call my name, I'm paying $550 for a master bedroom in some 1970s shit shack in a retirement community, I'm 22 miles away from real civilization and the people that live here think they're the shit, but they're really not. The thought of even walking down the street is tiring, it's a small town and everyone wants to know your business.

    Quiet, affordable and fun at the same time sounds like a good time to me.


    It might be a little too "old" for your tastes... then again, it might not. I love the place myself.