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

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Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I lived in london for over 2 years and I absolutely loved it. It is my favourite place in the world. I dated around a lot while there and I won’t lie it’s a bit of a fickle mentality. My friends there are also having a hard time. Believe it or not I met my husband right when I returned to my 1m people city.

Post # 32
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Blushing bee

I’ve lived here for almost 7 years and I still love it. It is a great place to be dating as there is so much more choice and all the exciting date options to choose from too. The public transport means you can relax and have a drink to calm the first date nerves. 

Also with the public transport people more often go out for drinks after work too, great for socialising, making friends and maybe meeting someone, but most importantly its fun!

Yes the rents are ridiculously expensive, even in flat shares. But with a flat share you’ll have opportunities to make friends and maybe a friend of a friend will be “The One”! I would be carefull with flat shares though, make sure you feel like the people have similar interests, dont just pick any old room. 

 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

DO IT!! As you don’t have to leave a job/find a new job there is really no reason why you shouldn’t try it out. I moved to London with holdall and a floor to crash on with the plans of being there for 6 months and when I finally left last year 15 years had gone by.

I had the most crazy, amazing, funny, outrageous memories from London and it’s where I met my husband and where my son was born. It will always have a very special place in my heart.

 

I dated a lot before I met my Darling Husband, some good, some horrible but the choice is there and to be honest, I lot of them didn’t lead anywhere because I wasn’t ready for really serious relationship. 95% of my friends where all single when we were in our 20’s and all met their SO’s in London. Most are now married or living together with or without kids. I think it’s an excellent place to meet someone, though be aware that most people in London don’t settle down until they are in their 30’s so if you are 23, it’s hard to meet someone serious I think. At 28 – it’s perfect! (I met Darling Husband at 29 FYI ;-))

It’s a tough city, some parts of living there is very expensive, but everyone is in the same boat. It’s also very social, easy to make new friends, always things to do and as the old saying goes “when you are tired of London, you’re tired of life”.

Go for it, I promise you won’t regret it!

 

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Go for it!  I love London.

Post # 35
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

You mentioned the weather.  I’m from NY and have lived in London.  I hate the extremes in NY (too hot now, too cold in the winter and too much snow) and love the weather in London.  Yeah, it can rain often, but most of the time it’s moderate rain and moderate temperatures.  Summers are warm but not too hot and humid for the most part (70s-low 80s as opposed to the 90s in NY).  I love how so much of London is walkable and that the transport is pretty good, although it’s expensive.  If you have the money, why not?

I will say I never was really looking for a boyfriend in London.  I met my fiance when I lived outside of London but not in the city.

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I say go for it! Fiance and I live in Canada and are talking about moving there for in a couple of years

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