Dating in santa monica
Let’s say you meet someone you like -- cute, fun, smart, funny.
You ask where this person lives --“Silver Lake.” You live 20 miles away in Santa Monica -- and that’s not just any 20 miles. 20 miles is a perfectly reasonable distance to travel in the 5,000 square miles of Los Angeles to get somewhere. It’s almost twice the length of Manhattan (13 miles) and enough distance to cross a couple of national borders in Europe.
So when I found myself back in LA after a long hiatus, it was a bit of a homecoming.
I looked forward to perpetually sunny climes, rollerblading on the boardwalk, and the general openness of the people.
-- We're just going to close our eyes and type very fast through this part: men want to date models, actresses, and personal trainers; women want to date "high-powered entertainment executives" and, somewhat oddly, personal chefs.
Men want women who drive Civics or Priuses and women want dudes in Range Rovers.· Presents: L.
A quarter of people like going to the beach in Malibu, which sounds fine.
Fewer than 6 percent prefer hiking to the Hollywood Sign, which is probably all right with the neighbors.
This statistic alone may be the single biggest cause of the lackluster love lives of singles in LA. Large distances in the world’s biggest city create a real barrier to intimacy.
For the first two years, I just assumed I had suddenly gotten ugly and stupid.
Then I heard multitudes of other people voicing similar experiences.
According to the Singles Map, the sex ratio in LA sucks.
Anthropologists have noticed a statistic that correlates nicely with the social and sexual permissiveness of a population.
That casual contact is missing in LA, because we spend a lot of time in our wheeled steel cages.