Spending your whole life in the same place you grew up?

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    May 30, 2013 2:40 PM GMT
    Just curious as to what people think about staying in the same general area where you grew up, especially if you don't live in a major gay-popular metro area.

    In my case I grew up in Connecticut but lived in Florida for a year only to find myself back here again. I like my state. The only thing I don't like is the market of guys is somewhat limited. Which brings me to my personal crisis:


    If I like everything else about where I live is a better market for men to hookup with or date really worth leaving everything behind for?

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    May 30, 2013 2:56 PM GMT
    I moved from DC to Hawai'i. I don't regret it even if I did decide to move back a few years later.
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    May 30, 2013 3:01 PM GMT
    Nowadays it's easy to connect with people online all over the world. If you're happy in Connecticut then that's all that matters.
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    May 30, 2013 3:06 PM GMT
    I moved from Florida to California and am so grateful for the experience.
    While I have similar family and friends connections in Florida like u do in CT, I've met a lot of great people in san diego and do not regret it in the least.
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    May 30, 2013 5:29 PM GMT
    Import saidI moved from Florida to California and am so grateful for the experience.
    While I have similar family and friends connections in Florida like u do in CT, I've met a lot of great people in san diego and do not regret it in the least.


    Did it take awhile before you became at ease in San Diego?
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    May 30, 2013 11:37 PM GMT
    I'm the opposite. I can't imagine staying in one town my whole life. I've travelled all my life to the point where I cannot answer the question, "Where are you from" without a long spiel.

    My life history in brief.

    Born to Aussie Dad and English Mum, and subsequently lived in....

    Pre 18yrs:
    London > The Hague > Houston > Rangoon > Islamabad > (just outside) London
    Post 18yrs:
    (all UK) Coventry, for university > Buckinghamshire, with parents to save money > Shropshire, to live with b/f > Buckinghamshire, with parents after breakup > London, to live with boyfriend > Bristol, to escape London life

    I don't hold roots anywhere, which makes moving pretty easy for me. I make new friends fairly well, and get on with almost anyone. My employment history means I can adapt skills to most industries.
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    May 30, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    Grew up on the Westside and now work in the same area. I have to admit I've been curious about what it would be like to move to one of the states that don't have any income tax though. Seattle would probably work well for me cause it's a great food city.
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    May 31, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
    I don't know about your situation but here is mine.

    I've grown up in socal all of my life. If someone has to stay in the same state all his life, caly is certainly one of the best choices (in terms of the things to do and diverse population). Pretty much everything I could ever want is in this state.

    But there is a certain fascination with travel and relocation that anyone would have.
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    May 31, 2013 12:25 AM GMT
    I was in my early 20's when I left for Florida to work at Disney's internship program. I went to Orlando not knowing a single person. I left gaining confidence, friends from all over the world and an appreciation for conquering the unknown.

    In my early 30's, I moved to Charlotte NC in the same situation as Orlando. Within a year, I made a circle of friends that keeps expanding to this day.