It took me about five minutes to realise that you can quote Germaine Greer till you’re eleventy shades of purple, but when it comes to men and courtship (yes, we are still in the fifties) well… All that stuff about equality of the genders is deeply true and correct, but it doesn’t help a sister one smidgen of an iota when she is Dating Seriously and trying her damnedest to not fuck it up with The Guy.Through the one decade older and entire lives wiser women I worked alongside I learnt some deeply important truths, truths that have, over the decades, proved themselves to be truly true.
Get a good book and wait for people to approach you, or go up to people yourself while you're out and about!
Most cities have adult leagues you can sign up for and meet like-minded people. Concerts in the park, art exhibits, and plays are just the beginning.
Ask your current friends if they know anyone in your new city. Most people understand that big moves can be daunting and will be willing to meet for dinner or a drink.
It can be scary to go out on your own in a new city, but you're less intimidating when you're alone.
It kind of stays like that forever (sorry, boys, and also sorry for what’s about to come, I know you’ll tell me off properly in the comments section).