From housing to leisure activities, singles have different needs than their married counterparts when they move into unfamiliar territory. And local businesses are finding a way to tap into the relocating singles market by providing more personal assistance to help new residents settle into the area.
A relocation provides an opportunity to rethink who you are
and what you want in your life. It's a chance to dump old baggage and recreate yourself.
No one who knows you is around, so you can change your hairstyle, lifestyle, behavior and
even your nickname if you choose. The old script is gone. It's a great time for renewal,
so make the most of it.
The bad news is you'll eat alone, not know how to find your
way around, have no close friends nearby and dwell daily in the unfamiliar. At times,
you'll feel uncertain and ungrounded. Moving is difficult at any age, but it becomes more
challenging the older you get. You have more to leave -- friends, memories and comfortable
routines. In your present locale, you know how to get everywhere and where to find
everything. You fit in and belong. All that will change when the movers arrive.
It's a new beginning, but not always an easy one. Life can feel exciting and fulfilling -- and isolating and lonely. It takes moxie to lessen your difficulties and enhance your opportunities. Social groups and dating clubs catering to the need of the growing number of relocating singles to make new friends are also gaining steam. Whatever your romantic goals, the great thing about online dating is that singles aren't just "out there" — they're right here in your PC, just waiting for you to take notice.