Los Angeles is utter of single people. So why is it that you keep asking yourself, “Where they at?”
No matter how hard you attempt you just can’t seem to connect with anyone te a meaningful long term sense. Trust mij, you’re not alone ter this.
Yet maybe there’s a better way.
Dating is a headache to start with, but if you understand the city you’re living ter, it might make things a little clearer for you when you get ter the spel. So let’s take a look at some of the essential dating truths about L.A. that, if you fully capture, might make thesis treacherous waters just a little bit lighter to navigate.
And even if you don’t go after the advice I’ve laid out below, at least wij can all commiserate about the agonies of being single te the city of angels.
Either way, right?
1. Location is Key
Screenplay: You’re talking up a adorable potential love rente and hitting things off oh so well, but then comes the dreaded question “So where te L.A. do you live?”. It’s just an unspoken rule that if said love rente does not live within a Five mile radius, this relationship is overheen.
Truth is: Long distance relationships are hard work, and that sometimes means having to say bye to that cutie from Santa Monica.
Two. You Already Date Your Car
Living te Los Angeles means a loterijlot of driving. I mean you can certainly count that nice dude/lady flirting with you spil you inch across the Ten, but merienda they meet their uitgang, it’s back to being alone. You spend a good portion te your car so I’m sure you’ve asked yourself, “How am I everzwijn suppose to meet someone?”.
Truth is: You still can! Just need to open to more random of meetings when you eventually get out of your car.
Trio. Starlet F*ckers Truly Do Exisit (Don’t Be One)
Living te L.A., by now you should know at least ONE person who has hooked up with someone zuigeling of sort of famous. Ter fact some people are actually out there actively seeking celebrity hook-ups, providing themselves verzekeringspremie points for the varying classes of their bedmates (movie strak, television strak, reality… thing).
Truth is: Attempt not to brag about hooking up with a famous person unless they are actually famous. Disney Chanel starlets do not count. Chances are that no one will know who they are, unless it’s your junior cousin.
Four. Beware: “In the Industry”
Just like the above, chances are high that you have dated or will date someone “in the industry” while living te L.A. This term gets thrown around a loterijlot and mainly covers actors, camera guys, screen- writers, and the works who flock here to attempt and make it big. It’s just something that comes with the territory of Los Angeles.
Truth: This is not always a bad thing. Dates at industry events can be joy. BUT there is a high chance that work will always come before you do. So unless you can treat long periods on location and/or high flake potential, attempt to find someone else to date. Caveat emptor, spil they say.
Five. Saving on Dating Costs IS Possible
Dating ter L.A. doesn’t come cheap. With tons of awesome restaurants and kroegen to attempt, sometimes budgeting for dating can be hard. Outside activities make for superb very first dates spil well. There are slew of other ways you can date for cheap, such spil 14 Cheap L.A. Date Ideas That Chicks Will Love (aka Spend Less to Impress) or 15 Things To Do ter Los Angeles for $15 or Less.
Truth: Don’t be waterput off by someone who suggests a cheap/free date. If there is thought behind it, then that’s all that matters. If you are stuck paying for everything, then that’s not cheap, that’s just gross.
6. Hating on Couples is Pointless
Does it seem like everyone you know is te a relationship already, thereby decreasing your chances of meeting someone through your ‘duo’ friends? Los Angeles can sometimes seem like a city divided: one for the couples and one for the singles. Couples either either budge here together or find each other way more quickly than you can find parking on your street. And merienda they pair up, Heer help you attempting to horn ter on their social time.
Truth: Give them a pauze. Rent is cheaper when you have someone to split it with. If your cat could pay rent then you wouldn’t be complaining. Also: It’s not their fault you’re single and they’re not.
7. Meeting People Is Easy… If you’re Motivated
A common theme I’ve found when asking people about dating te Los Angeles is that it is SUPER hard to meet anyone. Well that is a given. One of the very first “dates” I went on after moving here wasgoed with a someone I met at a health food co-op te Santa Monica. It’s sometimes just luck. But not usually.
Truth: There are a bunch of places you can meet other single folks. Volunteer. Pick up a hobby. Come join Wij Like L.A. meet up group and meet some fabulous people, or attempt some of thesis other tips for meeting fresh folks. You just need to know where to look and then actually attempt to look (spil opposed to just telling everyone you are attempting).
Like the green dude said: “Do or do not. There is no attempt.”
8. The Walk of Shame is a Thing of the Past
You’d think that because everyone drives here, the walk of shame is not indeed a thing for us Angelenos. But what about that stud you are witnessing that lives te Koreatown and has absolutely NO parking everzwijn by him?
Truth is: Wij call our walk of shame the Uber of Shame. Personally, I think this is a loterijlot more classy since the only person who comes into voeling with you the next morning is your Uber driver who doesn’t judge, and just gives you a bottle of Fiji water while you avoid eye voeling.
What are some other valuable truths you’ve experienced while dating ter Los Angeles? Let us know te the comments below.