It’s the 21st century; we’ve got central heating, y’all."(2) your friends haven’t already dated them, and (3) if you’re gonna go out on a date, you’re gonna be seen in public with this person, so it’s a little more like, 'Oh, they’re dating already, they’re together.' It’s a good thing because you take it more seriously."If someone takes you on a first date, it’s more that they’re looking to find a companion and less taking you out just for fun.
But there’s not much to do here — the only thing we have is Applebee’s, and the other closest restaurant is a 45-minute drive away — so guys have to be more creative with dates.
Lesson learned: Always drive yourself or Uber on a first date."The worst [date I’ve been on] was online.
You will not meet them in the grocery store on aisle five.
You have to be more intentional with the places and events you frequent."I feel like for guys there are a lot of options.
I’ve found that guys are intimidated and sometimes lose interest when they find out I go to school full-time and work full-time."I go to the University in Missoula, but even on campus, it’s hard, especially to meet diverse people.
I’m half-Asian, and I was one of the only Asian people at my high school.
It also seems that people are either married or dating someone.
Even if you get Tinder, you run out of people you can swipe through within a matter of days."But my faith is really important, and it can be hard for me to find someone who draws me closer to Christ.
I believe in dating karma, so I lasted the whole date and let him drive me home.
As soon as we pulled up to apartment, I gave him a quick hug and ran to my door.
Most places you meet people around here are pretty centered around alcohol, like country-line dancing places and bars.
You have to really get yourself into faith-based groups to find someone.
It feels like so many people are coupled up or married, and the people who are still single, half of them are looking for women in their 20s, and the other half are just swiping on apps."A lot of young people here relocate to a bigger city [after college], and then come back when they’re ready to settle down.