Since no one is from here, so getting set up with mutual friends can be tricky
In your hometown, you have a deep pool of friends and friends-of-friends to consider setting someone up with. The kid from your Sunday School class that you used to have a crush on in middle school. In Charlotte, most people are transplants who are still beefing up their friend groups, so they don’t have as many long-standing connections. It means that everyone is anxious to develop that network, but it also means that they typically don’t have as many eligible bachelors or bachelorettes to throw your way when you’re in the market for a good first date.
People get comfortable in their neighborhoods
When you live in South End, for example, you get caught in your neighborhood bubble and might feel like you need a passport to get out to NoDa. And heading to Ballantyne? Forget about it. You’ll feel more comfortable on dates inside your neighborhood, but beware of bringing in too many strangers and losing your comfort zone. If you happen to meet someone IRL, they probably live around there too and you might date the same kind of person over and over.