Most Helpful Guy
Small towns makes it easy to kind of get to know everyone and become close friends, repeatedly seeing each other, and dating among them. However, selection is quite limited. That said, you tend to have the benefit of knowing each other more upfront.
Very dense urban populations are far more impersonal but crowded to the brim with people. It's easy to find all kinds of people to date there. However, with the busy lifestyles and everything, it can be harder in my opinion to find people with whom you really connect and can get to know well. I find a lot more casual relationships going on in big cities as well.
I prefer big cities for that maximum variety but it took me a long time to find love in it. Only two women I dated in Tokyo made me fall in love with them out of dozens. Perhaps in a small town I wouldn't have had so many lovers, but it might have been easier to fall for them.1
Most Helpful Girl
A difference? Sure. A lot of people here incline that it's harder to connect in bigger cities but really that's not so. Sure you don't tend to connect with many in a clubbing scene but we go to school here and have those same things too... with a bigger pool of people to run into. And there are things like Meetup that make it easy to find people with similar hobbies... and lots of groups and communities to be part of. City life is not all about clubbing and fast paced date scenes... that's only for the people to opt for it that way. I love knowing that I've met enough people to know what I wanted and how hard it was to find it. It makes me content to know that I didn't settle for someone in a very small fraction of people. What's more... living in a big city like Houston means you run into people who travelled here... so you're even more so not limited. We could get into the psychology, sociology, and philosophy of it all... but bottom line... as someone who dated in the city and has experienced small town life elsewhere... I'm satisfied with my experience and can't truly say I'd change it.1