I work about 20 miles west of downtown Orlando. Orlando's road network is configured in a way that makes accessibility to the western suburbs difficult from the rest of the metro area; to avoid a "commute from hell," I've got to live fairly close to work.
I'll be having a great conversation with a woman ... that is, until I tell them where I live. A couple of seconds later, it's "buh bye."
I have just discovered that what seems like 80% of the "quality" single women in Orlando live north of downtown, in the I-4 corridor -- Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Longwood, Oviedo and thereabouts. It's fairly easy to get from the "north side" to just about every part of the metro area -- except the "west side," where I live. Outside of rush hour, it'll be at least a half hour drive for me to reach Altamonte Springs, which seems to be the epicenter of Orlando's single population.
Singles on the "west side?" Almost nonexistent. Lots of white trash women in one town (I sound elitist, but what would I have in common with a woman that has a femullet and a big "3" sticker in the back window of her truck?); tons of upper middle class families in Windermere, and in Ocoee, a relatively nice suburb where I just bought a house, I'm supposedly one of a very few single folk in a city of 25,000. In Ocoee, the average household size is 3.1, even in apartments.
Just felt the need to vent.