I didn't use it to date guys from my town (already knew them, didn't need a web service to find them).
I used it to date guys from OTHER surrounding small towns.
I'm sure North Dakota is beautiful, but there are upsides to living in a place where independent women exert a great deal of influence over the culture.
Having to deal with flaky artist types is better than having to deal with this: It's not surprising that women would rather have fewer opportunities for dates than have dates that talk about them like this.
My boyfriend, Greg, had started a new job in Houston, Texas (population 2.2 million), right around when I began mine in Hudson, and the distance sucked, but we were making it work. And I realized, perhaps for the first time, how small Hudson actually was.
In the summer of 2013, I moved from Boston, Massachusetts (population 4.5 million), to Hudson, New York (population 6,600).
I made the move for a job, to become the managing editor of a startup print magazine and website called In the beginning, I was all about the rural. I liked all the empty space in my bigger, cheaper apartment. I was working all the time anyway, so I barely registered the lack of people or bookstores or choice of restaurant when I went out to eat with my small band of colleagues.
In big cities, it's easier for women to simply avoid the places where gross misogynists hang out, but in small towns with only one bar and two restaurants, the only escape is to become a hermit.
Eligon did find one group of single women that was happy about the gender-ratio situation: sex workers, who have flocked to the area after hearing about how much money they can make there.