Dating new friends
What I'm saying is that its incredibly easy to meet casual acquaintances but it feels near impossible to make meaningful friendships.
People seem to hang out with their college friends and have no interest in integrating new people into their friend groups. Girls seem to date almost exclusively within their social circles and at bars the women all travel in huge groups, mostly from college.
Different regions, cities, countries etc have different cultures and sometimes different approaches to the situation are better in some places than others.
As far as what you said about dating apps, I specifically admitted that its been my only success so far.
I caved and have a decent group of single girl friends that aren't a ton like me. Going out with them for girls night is fun but the selection of guys is not what I am looking for.
I work a lot but I am always down for drinks with a fellow Buckhead ex-northerner.
Up there people would be colder at first and then easier to get close to once they became comfortable. It’s creepy because modern society incentivizes the creepy, sociopathic dudes to make the first moves without prerequisite social information.
It doesn't have to do with being in the south.You need to meet people and hang out dozens of times for a meaningful friendship to take root - it doesn't happen overnight, and many times, it doesn't happen at all.If people are asking you about your frat, its probably either because you're hanging out in the wrong place (buckhead), or you look like a frat guy.Never before have I approached a girl in a major city bar and been asked without initiating college conversation what fraternity I was in.I know the south is more into that stuff than the north and I actually like greek life culture to an extent, but it almost feels like the nightlife here is more like a college town than a major metropolis.