All the single ladies (and the single men, too) in Grand Rapids, listen up: Kara Mc Nabb has asked - and West Michigan's locals have answered - what it's really like to be dating these days. In the first installment of this series, we looked at some offbeat local venues that make a great date destination.
Read on for an honest peek into the ups and downs of the local dating scene in part two of a series. This week, several locals explore how Grand Rapids’ identity impacts the dating scene and share advice on how to meet others in the area.
Now divorced, Jones met her husband in the grocery store checkout lane.
Stocking up on many bottles of liquor and cigarettes, the holiday office party supplies sparked conversation that revealed similarities, mutual friends and led to 17 years of marriage.
C., among other places, before returning to West Michigan.
On finding someone fit for the long haul, she says, “In other cities, people may have a bigger world view, but they’re often jaded. The shelves of Grand Rapids Public Library’s Main Campus are telling, too.
Jones suggests to simply let people know you’re looking to date and are open to introductions. While a long-term companion is the ultimate ideal for most, don’t let “single” define you.