It’s 20 miles through one of the most car-jammed concrete jungles on the planet, with no efficient public transport to speak of. And so the activation energy of meeting someone not nearby goes up.
Physics tells us that the higher the activation energy, the less frequent the event.
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 higher energy required for making a date means that it happens less often. Transportation challenges make even the best-intentioned people flaky.
Traffic in LA is unpredictable; as a result, even the best-intentioned people end up being late more often than they wish.
That casual contact is missing in LA, because we spend a lot of time in our wheeled steel cages.
I looked forward to perpetually sunny climes, rollerblading on the boardwalk, and the general openness of the people.
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