- 3 years ago
haven’t posted for a while, but I’m looking to get some opinions on this, mainly from UK bees or bees that have lived in London. Basically, I’m wondering- Am I crazy for considering to move to London?
Some background information: I’m European, and have lived a couple of years in South America. I broke up with my ex this past January and moved back To Spain, where I’ve lived before. I love the city I live in, I really do, but there are mainly two reasons why I feel like I should maybe move to London for a couple of months, to see if I like it.
1. I feel like I need something new. A city I’ve never lived in. I lived in New York a few years ago and absolutely loved it, even though it was expensive. It was exciting and I met so many interesting people, I loved my time there. In Europe, I guess the city that you could compare the most with NYC is London (and yes, I’ve already been there a couple of times).
2. Dating. Okay, yes, it might sound ridiculous for some of you. But I think the dating market is SO much bigger in London than in my city (1 million inhabitants). It’s not just about the size of the city, it’s also about the quality of people. I make pretty good money with my job and I have a strong business background, most people don’t where I live. This is not supposed to be judgemental, but I find it really hard here to find men that are- career-wise- on the same level as I am. Most people here work in low-paid jobs, even the ones that studied. I don’t need a man that pays for my life, but I would prefer one that makes around the same kind of money as I do (and is therefor able to do awesome stuff with me like traveling). The times I’ve been to London I met really interesting people, and as I mentioned, the place is HUGE, while here in my city you often run into the same people again and again.
So, I know that London is ridiculously expensive and the weather is much worse than here. I’m selfemployed, so I could easily go to London for a couple of months to see if I like it or not. Somehow I’m a bit scared though, even though I’ve been moving around for the past six years. Maybe it’s because I start thinking I need to settle down and stay somewhere. Am I crazy for considering a move just for ‘seeing something new’ and ‘having a better dating market’? I’m 28 by the way, if that helps.
Would love to hear your opinions and experiences. Thanks so much!