So I live 30 minutes away from Chicago and I've been trying to save and move into the city to be closer to work, but it's taken a lot longer than I thought as I already have my own apartment I'm paying for, along with with other bills and expenses.
Anyways, despite that I'm in the city nearly every day, it seems like a lot of the women I meet in the city also expect you to live in the city.
Where I live, although only 30 mins away, it seems like the dating pool is a lot smaller and it seems like the few women on dating sites from ages 26-30 fall into 3 categories.
1. They're either super basic/boring/religious
2. They're a single mom
3. They're very obese/ugly or just don't have their shit together.
There have been a few a good ones out there, but few and far in between. Even when I go out to bars, there's not many single women around my age. Not that I go to bars strictly for that.
What are some good ways to meet women outside of online dating?
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It is a little harder than in the city, but I don't think you have it too bad. As far as bars, I think there would be a higher percentage of single people out on Monday or Tuesday in the suburbs, like 9-5 workers going for a drink after work early in the evening, then service industry workers out later in the night.
For online dating, I would try sites that are aimed at relationships instead of just hookups. A hookup might be about convenience but for a real relationship, people should be willing to date a person who lives half an hour away.