Looking to move, but Im not sure where

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    Jan 07, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    Hey I'm not sure what areas would be right for me, but I can't stand Montana. I like gay guys obviously and would like to find an area that actually has some. Im thinking west coast or maybe Denver, but havn't been anywhere to know what they are actually like. If you have any suggestions on areas that would be great.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Jan 07, 2013 9:07 PM GMT
    You should go cities that have gay guys in them and then decide from there.
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    Jan 08, 2013 12:28 AM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_village#Top_LGBT_populations_in_U.S._cities_and_states

    You should try to find a job in an area before moving there however icon_smile.gif

    I would recommend Minneapolis... no reason why >_>
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    Jan 08, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
    Do what Cher did on "Mermaids" just spread out a map of the US and drop your finger down on somewhere and move there.
  • mv03

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    Jan 08, 2013 12:34 AM GMT
    If you have some money saved, do it and then look for a job. It's easier to network and meet people (and make it to interviews) when you are there. If you don't have money saved, try to do some networking through LinkedIn. I'm actually taking a risk, quitting my job in Chicago, and moving to Denver in February. I figure now is the time to do it, since I'm under 40, have no attachments here, and feel it's time to focus on being where I want to be. If you need to chat, IM or message me icon_smile.gif
  • calibro

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    Jan 08, 2013 12:35 AM GMT
    so not missoula?
  • ohioguy12

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    Jan 08, 2013 12:37 AM GMT
    Maybe you should list your hobbies/what you like in a city/what kind of work skills you have instead of us throwing out random cities.
  • Montague

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    Jan 08, 2013 12:41 AM GMT
    More or less it's going to boil down to the kinds of funds you want to throw around.
  • metta

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    Jan 08, 2013 12:43 AM GMT
    A lot of factors to consider there.....

    - what kind of career/background do you have or want to get into? They may help to limit where you go.
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    Jan 08, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    mv03 saidIf you have some money saved, do it and then look for a job. It's easier to network and meet people (and make it to interviews) when you are there. If you don't have money saved, try to do some networking through LinkedIn. I'm actually taking a risk, quitting my job in Chicago, and moving to Denver in February. I figure now is the time to do it, since I'm under 40, have no attachments here, and feel it's time to focus on being where I want to be. If you need to chat, IM or message me icon_smile.gif


    Did exact same thing and moved to LA and was able to score a decent job.

  • 1blind_dog

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    Jan 08, 2013 12:58 AM GMT
    I did it too. Left St. Louis and moved to Denver (luckily I had relatives to stay with in the area). Took a few months off and ended up getting a bartending gig during ski season at a luxury hotel in the middle of the Rockies. I love it out here
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jan 08, 2013 1:04 AM GMT
    You should come to Chicago so that we can have sex.
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    Jan 08, 2013 1:14 AM GMT
    I am moving to Denver this spring, too. (From Milwaukee)

    Chicago would be great. Seattle, too.

    Try taking an online quiz to help narrow your search and think about what is important to you. Public tranist? Do you want to be on water? A warm climate? A lot to think about, but you'll know your place when yo find it.

    Good luck!
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    Jan 08, 2013 2:59 AM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidYou should come to Chicago so that we can have sex.


    I'm moving to Chicago at some point soon-ish, so if countrynlovinit doesn't.....bahaha.

    But I agree with everyone else. Look at your career/hobbies/climate/etc. and go from there.

    If you have friends in various areas you can do a little couch hopping and explore.
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    Jan 08, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
    Since I notice you are graduating soon, look for jobs and attend college job fairs.

    Pick out some cities you find interesting and see if they have what you want to do. Nearly any major city will have a gay population so there is no need to rush over to San Francisco.

    Also, look at the cost of living in the cities - very important!

    I'm here studying in Chicago, if you have any questions feel free to message me.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jan 08, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    art90 said
    danisnotstr8 saidYou should come to Chicago so that we can have sex.


    I'm moving to Chicago at some point soon-ish, so if countrynlovinit doesn't.....bahaha.

    But I agree with everyone else. Look at your career/hobbies/climate/etc. and go from there.

    If you have friends in various areas you can do a little couch hopping and explore.


    Just let me know...
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    Jan 08, 2013 1:43 PM GMT
    Hey thank you guys for all the responses.

    So I'm trying to figure out the couch hopping with friends, but all my friends are either over seas, sick, or dot have the room for me to stay.

    In regards to hobbys and climate. My all time favorite sport is volleyball and they don't have men's here. Love working out and would like to just experience new things. I've never seen the ocean so obviously that would be nice. I would like to try out a warmer climate. The snow in Montana is killing me plus I'm freakin white.

    Hopefully that helps you help me. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

    Thanks guys
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    Jan 08, 2013 2:13 PM GMT
    Oh for the background info

    I have a degree in biology. Was going to go into pharmacy or radiology but idk if I want to commit to more schooling right now. Umm ill pretty much try any job I've done road construction and oil field work just cuz it pays well. Been around animals my whole life (farm/ ranch), literally grew up in a vet clinic. Umm and I've done some pharmacy internships too.

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    Jan 08, 2013 7:46 PM GMT
    Based on your last posts, it sounds like Southern California would be appropriate for you, perhaps San Diego. Good luck!