For those of you who are having difficulting finding love in your town, particularly if it is in competition with a much more singles-friendly town like New York City, Norah Collard from Buffalo News has some advice. From her article:
"I am 26. I belong to the generation of twenty- and thirtysomething professionals who are visibly absent from Western New York: the missing generation. We're not all missing. Many twenty- and thirtysomethings succeed here; however those who do are far outnumbered by their peers who are working and playing elsewhere.
Those who choose to stay in Buffalo acutely feel the absence of their peers. How could they not? The disproportion is no longer limited to the intangible, like the economics of a shrinking tax base; it has crept into the most personal arena of their lives: their ability to date and eventually, meet a potential mate.
The missing generation haunts more than the dating scene in Buffalo.
"The loss of our educated youth is the loss of a vital natural resource," says Chris Jacobs, owner of Avalon Development Company, active in redeveloping Main Street and a member of the Buffalo Board of Education. "It is this component of society that will create new businesses and reinvest in our community."
Collard tells singles to first realize that they are not alone in feeling like their city is slowly loosing all of its 20 and 30-something singles. And to move on from there, trying nontraditionlist approaches to finding dates. For the full article, click here.