The Surprising Pleasure Of Dating In A City Where You Know No One

In Los Angeles, I had a cozy little group of friends, most of whom I’d known since childhood, and a wonderful, supportive boyfriend whom I’d been with for almost as long. But I knew if I wasn’t careful, I could jump from one bubble to another, never truly pushing the limits of my comfort zone — I’d never lived alone, explored a new city, or truly experienced adult single life. It was easy to stay where I was — but I told myself that if I didn’t take the opportunity to go out into the world on my own, beyond the confines of California, and focus on my writing, I’d always regret it.