Now after six years of being in this town, conducting dating seminars, answering thousands of readers’ letters and writing , I’m pretty sure that Los Angeles is a particularly tough city to be single in – perhaps the toughest in the US.Here are one man’s observations on the challenges of socializing and dating in LA: 1.The perceived abundance of friendly, fit women didn’t hurt either.However, the quality of my love life was worse than it had been in any other city.The higher energy required for making a date means that it happens less often. Transportation challenges make even the best-intentioned people flaky.
This statistic alone may be the single biggest cause of the lackluster love lives of singles in LA. Large distances in the world’s biggest city create a real barrier to intimacy.A peculiar energy permeates a town when so many people are trying to advance an ego-based agenda – – which may not be the most conducive energy for building meaningful, lasting relationships. I’ve already written another article about dating actors, so I’ll make this brief: dating people with uncertain finances, erratic schedules and fragile egos is a challenge requiring saintlier patience than most people possess. Nightlife shuts down at 1am and you have to drive your own butt home afterwards.Last call being 2am in Los Angeles, most establishments start kicking you out at 1am.So just when things have started to get interesting, the party shuts down.In cities like Berlin, New York, London, Barcelona and Paris, people often going out at 1am, and the social life is correspondingly more raucous.Lack of public transport also means that people stay sober enough to drive back home.