1. The people can be more choosy based on status,name etc....
In the old small town I was from having a certain last name or being from a certain bloodline meant you pretty much had it all. Dating was no exception. If your family owned the bank, ran the major industries in town, was a well known ballplayer in school, your family name was on businesses etc... Then you are likely to have all the friends and companionship you want. If your family was not well known if you didn't play sports,participate in civic/school pride events etc.. It seemed like your choices were few and far between.
2. If you do not want kids, aren't Christian or don't attend services,or have even a slight moderate or liberal mindset,you're gonna have a rough time.
In my small town almost everybody was Republican,Christian,and wanted kids. I don't dislike or hate kids,but I really dont want one. It seems like if anyone was slightly different then they dont want anything to do with them. At one time I tried to fit the mold the so called church going teen. But honestly it got me nowhere. I'm sure it doesn't really work with many others either.
3. It's better to look in surrounding bigger towns for dating options
In bigger towns there is a lot more choice of dining, movie theaters, parks,bookstores, fun centers, coffee shops, concerts etc... Plus the dating pool is way bigger. People aren't as judgmental for having different views, opinions, tastes etc...People also dont gossip around town as much so the
rumors don't run as rampant. In a small town you run the risk of everyone knowing your business.
Have you ever dated in a small town? If so how did it work out?