Love is fun, love knows no limits and love knows no boundaries… These are all puns that you hear from love infected individuals around the world. But lets get real here people. Love should come with two Soul-o-ers who speak the same language (it doesn’t matter if that language is the first, second or third in your repertoire), love should come along with two Soul-o-ers with the same values in life and love should come along with two Soul-o-ers who are attracted to each other. For this reason, as an Australian who wants to travel to find love, the big cities of London and New York would be the best places to go (as long as you’re not the ‘Farmer Wants a Wife’ type).
I can hear some of you scoffing about me choosing these two great cities. Where is Rome? What’s wrong with Johannesburg? I found love in Rio de Janeiro. Paris is the city of love you idiot. But please, hear me out.
The first reason why London and New York are the best cities to find love is sheer numbers. Both cities have populations of 8.4 million people! 50% of each gender leaves 4.2 million of each male and female. Take out under 20’s and over 50’s and you are left with 2 million. Take out married and homosexuals and we have 1 million. Take out 3/4 for the people that are not your type, and you are left with 250,000 people to fall in love with. Surely there is 1 person in 250,000 that you are capable of falling in love with who is also willing to fall in love with you.
The second reason (being that I and readers of this blog are English speaking) is that both London and New York City are both English speaking cities. The number one most important thing about finding love and staying in love, is communication. And speaking the same language is the first step to communicating.
The third reason is the multiculturalism. Big cities like London and New York have a large multicultural and diverse population, so if White guys/girls aren’t your type, then there is plenty of African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Arabs that you can choose from. Or if you can’t choose between a hot surfer in board shorts or a hot lawyer in a suit, no need to worry, London and NYC have them both.
The fourth reason is the endless supply of dating opportunities big cities have to offer. Restaurants, pubs/bars, nightclubs, art galleries, community sports, music gigs, sporting events and markets all create a perfect blend of background setting and atmosphere to help you fall head over heels in L O V E. Big cities have it all, and these two delightful cities of London and New York do it better than anyone else.
The fifth reason is the people. People generally move to big cities to either develop career opportunities or enhance life opportunities. Love included. This is probably why it seems to be easier to meet people in big cities. People are willing to stay and converse (step one for relationship), because they also don’t know many people or they have been in the same position as you- fresh to a new big city. Rarely do you find and meet somebody who has been purely born and bread in London or NYC. Which means that the majority of people you’ll meet are on the same quest as you. In search of something. Whether that be adventure, money or love.
Finally, even if you sell everything you own and go ahead and either travel or completely move to one of the big cities of London or New York and you don’t find love…at least you will have had a blast trying to find it.
Good luck Soul-o-ers……
This blog post is a part of a series called “Where a flying Soul-O-Sista (or Mister) should go when……..” Other posts in this series can be found below
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4. Where a flying Soul-O-Sista (or Mister) should go when…..They want to find Happiness
5. Where a flying Soul-O-Sista (or Mister) should go when…..They want a Working Holiday
6. Where a flying Soul-O-Sista (or Mister) should go when…..They want to Give Back
7. Where a flying Soul-O-Sista (or Mister) should go when…..They have never traveled before
8. Where a flying Soul-O-Sista (or Mister) should go when…..They want Extreme Adventure