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Messages like this reinforce that being part of a pair is superior, if not an expectation—and put the pressure on to find that better half.

Describing Grand Rapids For Linda Tellis, 28 and engaged, moving to Grand Rapids a few years ago has been life changing. The next it’s reality,” says the former resident of Georgia, West Virginia and Ohio.

“You have the opportunity to make an impact here.” Tellis glows as she discusses empowering others through music, environment and education. When asked to characterize Grand Rapids, a sense of pride accompanies her descriptions of community-oriented, entrepreneurial and kind West Michiganders.

Tellis says, “The most sincere people I’ve ever met in my life live here.” For others, the descriptor most mentioned is "conservative." Go to college, get married, start a family—growing up, that’s how Carola Carassa, 25 and single, imagined her early 20s would pan out.

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.

When it comes to finding a significant other, newcomers and boomerangs agree: it’s easier to meet people in bigger cities, but it’s harder to keep them, because there’s always the next best thing. and a former Baltimore and Seattle resident, Henian Newsome, 29 and in a relationship, knew Grand Rapids was going to be different when he moved here more than a year ago.

Here, they said, it may be harder to meet people, but it’s easier to keep them. “There were no hip-hop stations, no professional sports teams.

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The minority young professional community is small,” he says.He acknowledges that dating would have been hard, had he focused solely on that.