(Closed) Am I crazy for considering to move to London for a while?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

You’re definitely not crazy. If i could afford to just try out a new city, i would in a heartbeat! If you can, without sacrificing your career, then you should absolutely go for it! Life is too short

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I live in London. Yes it’s expensive, but if you’ve lived in New York you’re used to that. 

There is no city like London on earth, so yes you should spend time here if you can. I moved here 12 years ago and it still amazes me. I would say that it’s a young persons city…. if you’re under 40 you can flat share and it’s considered perfectly normal. Otherwise housing is too expensive. 

You’ll never get bored here if you’re the type to want to be a part of it. I wouldn’t say the dating thing is that great, idiots are still idiots, but if you want recommendations for dating sites let me know!

Post # 4
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Busy bee

28 is young!  Go have fun. Enjoy it!  

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

“exclusivity” was never really a thing here until recently. It’s still not much of a thing. The implication is mostly that exclusivity is implied until stated otherwise, not the other way round.  If you were dating more than one person for more than a few dates, it would be considered pretty poor. 

That said, it’s the same old same old when you’re dating in a big city – too much choice can be a bad thing when you’re trying to actually have a relationship. I met my husband on a very London-centric site, which does seem to have a lot more like-minded people. At 28 you’ll have tons of options. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Go for it if you’re flexible and don’t mind the crazy prices.

I will say that all of my London friends have struggled with dating, London has a very transient population so people often aren’t looking for something long term. As it’s a huge city there’s always someone else out there and its easy to date but that makes it easier for people to be very casual about the person they’re seeing. 

The only couples I know moved there together or are born and bred Londoners, other friends have left as they were sick of guys just wanting a hook up and nothing more. That is only a handful of people out of millions though so may not be standard at all! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m a uk bee and have lived in london for about 8 years. Like any big city, it’s easy to romamticise it  when the realities are that rents are atrociously sky high, travel is quite grim (although very plentiful with a mix of tubes, trains, busses, night busses etc) and sometimes it can get lonely ifyou’re  working full time and coming back to either a crammed flat share or tiny studio. However, you have obviously moved around before so know the realities of setting up home in a new place, and if you’re a cultural kind of person london really is the place to be for theatre and art. Dating wise I don’t think Londoners quite do that whole ‘dating’ thing like New Yorkers to quite such a degree. Of course casual relationships can be the norm but it’s always slightly frowned upon to be actively ‘dating’ more than one person past the first or second date stage. Also if you’re young (or even not so young) there are still lots of places doing fun speed dating kind of things. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

If you have the means, why not?

One could always settle down during or after this next adventure! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I lived in London at 21 and loved it! You’re young, you have nothing holding you back. I don’t see why not. Life is short. If you hate it you can always go home 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I personally don’t like London’s weather, but if you have an opportunity to travel I say you should do it! It’s better if you go now while you’re not settled than regret it after you have settled and being unable to travel.  Since you’re self-employed there’s no harm in going there and seeing if it’s really something for you.  You never know, you might find something you like or make really great friends and find the one!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Honestly …it sounds a lot like you are moving to find a man…he is probably living around the corner from you now it’s just not the right time. That’s how life works. If that is your major motivating factor for moving ? don’t. 

 

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