- How's the Dating Scene in North Carolina???? I have so many questions about NC step inside.
- This is the best city for dating in America (it’s definitely not NYC)
- About This Blog
I'm a senior at NC State and have been in Raleigh for three years now. Grew up in Charlotte and I believe the Night Life in both cities is pretty good, they both offer something a little different.
- Post Digital Network!
- We Can Relate: Singles scene: Raleigh vs. Charlotte.
But yes, the prices in Raleigh are a lot lower on drinks, cover, and other things compared to Charlotte. There is one bar monday through thrusday that has a really good special that draws huge crowds each day of the week in Raleigh. I agree with the poster who commented on the two cities from an African-American perspective.
When I read some of these city rankings for best singles, I often wonder if they think caucasians are the only single people in america; with places like Portland and Seattle toping those lists. As a young single African-American professional who has spent time in Raleigh and Charlotte, Charlotte wins hands down. Raleigh is too small and offers too few alternatives to meet people. Raleigh's ok if you're 18 to 22, but once you reach adult status, its laughable to compare the two cities. Raleigh isn't a college town! Boone is a college town Raleigh is a city with colleges.
If it weren't for my career, I'd move back to Raleigh. Charlotte is generally full of snobs.
How's the Dating Scene in North Carolina???? I have so many questions about NC step inside.
Here- no chance unless you're fake. Charlotte is all about the status quo. Yes it seems that the girls here that get all the attention from te eyuppies are the fake blondes with plastic tits and orange tans who think wearing jeans and a slutty top is being fashionable.
Please they look nothing more than. Anyways I prefer Raleigh because being such an educated population there seems to be a feeling going around the male population; They really take a liking to different types of beauties. From the ethereal waifs, goth, rock chicks, glamazons, minimalist artsy types etc. I was hoping to get some insight for some good singles spots in both cities.
My single friend just moved to Raleigh from CA.
She is in her 40's, professional, fun, loves sports and no ties. She is looking to meet professional men - any ideas??? Charlotte atleast feels like a city.
The Triangle is so spread out. If we could only take the educated people from the Triangle and plop them down in a somewhat real city like Charlotte, then it would be a lot better here. And the tale of two cities rolls on! Historically, Raleigh and Charlotte have always tried to one up each other!
They both seem to be fairly safe and offer a wide variety of social activity, depending on what you are looking for. The people are friendly no matter your job or background, unless you are a one of the annoying tourists that can't drive. I used to think Raleigh had a better social scene than Charlotte - back when I was in college 10 years ago. Now that I'm a little older I have a greater appreciation for Charlotte's more upscale scene.
Raleigh's relaxed friendliness seems more appealing at first, but after a few years the frumpy atmosphere gets boring and repetitive. Charlotte may not have as much variety as larger cities, but if you try you can always find something new to do. In Raleigh, after a while you find yourself doing the same things over and over, and the RTP area starts feeling very clausterphobic.
Although I've been married now for seven years, I can tell you that the singles scenes in both Charlotte and Raleigh are for the birds. I was born in Charlotte, raised in Gaston County, went to college in Raleigh, and have lived in Charlotte most of my post-college life. I met my wife at a place you wouldn't typically think of for blossoming romances--the Post Office. We've had ups and downs, but I wouldn't trade her for anything. Heaven forbid anything happen to her or our marriage--I'd just assume head back to Gaston County and join the monks over at Belmont Abbey.
I am a 30 year old African American female with a professional career. I recently moved here last August from Durham. I lived in the RTP for 6 years. I have noticed that many of the people here are very "cliquish" and "snooty". I've tried to experience everything that I can in Charlotte from the nite clubs, parties, games, and other social events, but haven't had any real luck in meeting too many new people and making new friends which is hard in your 30s.
I think that Charlotte is great compared to Raleigh-Durham, but I can't find the single men anywhere. However, the ones I do find seem to be very snotty acting and I'm a down to earth, can shop at Wal-Mart and Nordstroms kind of girl. R-D is great for your college years and focussing on the medical profession for sure. But, Charlotte is definitely more corporate oriented and grown up. West Raleigh, really captures the "college town" atmosphere. Keg parties, football games, young college students living out all of their early life lessons the hardway..
This is the best city for dating in America (it’s definitely not NYC)
Center Raleigh, NC is really the heart of The city with the "Artspaces" coffee shops, hemp furniture? East Raleigh is slightly more urban, but with a middle class twist. So it really depends on what you're interests are, and where you think you might find people you can relate to. But finally as for the "Single scene" you just have to find the neighborhood bar, club or grocery store that fits.
Thanks for all of your comparisons! It's interesting to see how everyone views Raleigh and Charlotte, with some vast differences in opinions. I lived in the Raleigh area since college for 15 years. Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Cary. It's a great place to go to school, have a career in high-tech field or medicine. Then I moved to Charlotte, which has a bigger diverse feel. But along that comes with more crime. So Raleigh has fresh young innovations while Charlotte has more older sophisticated feel.
That's probably about right. Both are great places. If anyone lives in Charlotte and they are single www.
About This Blog
Okay first, I've never lived in either city. However you people are sadly confused, I live in Charleston and I am in my late 20's, I do not go out to bars looking for my wife, I go there because it's a meat market just like in every other city in americe. I'm going to help all you people out, especially the women in there 30's that move to Charlotte and go to the night life scene and then complain because you cant get a date.
Theres a reason your surrounded by Pam Anderson types and the guy's there aren't interested in you, you simply can't compete. Furthermore, why would you, get out of that, go places that display your common interest's that you would look for in a suitable mate, I for one meet women at the dog park. I love animals, I want a woman that loves animals, wow what a concept. However after spending 5 years as a bartender in Charleston's meat market for the 18 to 28 year old demographic, I have learned that your going to the wrong place and then downing the city for it's lack of a social scene.
Let's review, bar's are meat market's, guess what, a guy isn't going to hit on a girl in a bar that he doesn't think is attractive, he doesn't know you, he doesn't know you make mean banana pancakes while listening to Elvis Costello, naked on a Sunday mornings. All we know is were drunk and if we'd like to be inside of you or not.
Does that sound like your soulmate, hell no.