Wondering if I should try to move to Austin
January 26, 2013 10:30pm CST
I'm originally from Texas but haven't lived there for a very long time. I really enjoyed living in Austin when I was in graduate school but that was a long time ago. I'm sure Austin is much larger now and has changed a lot. The tech industry apparently is really big there now and so is the music scene. I've done a minor amount of looking on line for housing but nothing appeared that I liked in the parameters I put in. I'm single and would like to be in an area where there might be single women perhaps in the age range of 28 to 38 who would of necessity have to like much older men since I am much older than that and, as is obvious, very optimistic. But I want a family. Of course Austin could have changed so much that I might not like it as much, etc. For instance when I was there, I liked to go to the UT intramural tennis courts, there were 40 of them, on most weekends. Now I don't know if they even still exist or if they do whether alumni can use them. Views on Austin, etc. would be very helpful.
• United States
28 Jan 13
I didn't know you were single - stealthy... I also didn't know you were originally from Texas - wow! You should know that I'm in Austin, tho I'm not in the age parameters you were interested it, but that doesn't mean we couldn't still meet - as fellow mylotters. The tennis courts are still there to the best of my knowledge - not that I get down to campus much these days. I don't know about alumni using them because 1 - I'm not an alumnus and 2 - I don't play tennis. There are lots of other things here as well. The big drawback to Austin is the cost of living, the tech companies have caused the costs to skyrocket, and housing is expensive.
• United States
28 Jan 13
Thanks for the information. I'm in Albuquerque and in spite of NM being one of the poorer states, the cost of living in Albuquerque is fairly high, too. My age parameters are mainly because even at my age, I would like to have a child and a family. I am healthy and believe that is still possible for me but being realistic, a woman would need to be in the parameters I gave in order to have time to fashion a relationship and be sure of it and still be able to have a child and be a family. I know I am being very optimistic and expecting a lot. I am relatively financially secure and feel I have a lot to offer to a career minded woman in those age parameters who is interested in having a family. Since I have degrees in science, a woman in the tech industry would probably be fairly compatible with me. No matter what field she might be in however, I am somewhat choosey when it comes to looks, etc. I am thinking about Austin because I liked it when I was there and there are several things here in Albuquerque that I have come to dislike.
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