Small-town Britain is the home of romance. The birthplace of nervous, Lynx-scented meetings in pleather-upholstered bars. The natural habitat of lingering eye-contact over uneaten olives and awkward half-snogs next to the pay-and-display machine.
In my experience, London is a heartless town of workaholics and commitment-phobes. Often it feels like people living inside the M25 are no more Small town dating impossible to identify as single and looking for love than we are to share a toothbrush with a stranger on the tube. Oh sure, they might download Happn or swipe their way through Tinderbut lay their heart open to possible commitment or rejection?
The possibility of finding love is inversely proportionate to your choice of places to eat lunch.
We have been spoiled by choice. We have been undone by the search for something special. The people in my Facebook timeline who are buying puppies and having babies are the ones who stayed in their small town nest.
When you can afford a home, drive a car, have a choice of four restaurants and can name every single person in the pub, maybe settling down seems like a natural next step. So you sign up to a dating site and look for someone to start sharing cereal with.
In London you can live like a student into your 40s. In this environment, the panic to sign up to a dating site and settle down is muted, muffled, even silent.
We can act like children — bewildered by choice and blindly grabbing what we want before dropping it on the floor and moving on to the next. Romance lives in the family butchers and local buses of small town Britain, not in its throbbing, sweaty cities. Their names alone read like love poetry.
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Dating in a small town is almost a guarantee you're going to run into people. Small towns are harder to date in and impossible to cheat in. Online dating for rural and small-town settings sounds like a clever idea in principle, but if a potential mate is difficult to find in real life, what.