I'm a 39 year old guy living in the Rittenhouse area. I have to say that growing up in New York I didn't think much of Philadelphia. I dated a girl in philly when I was in high school and really didn't like it.. Well that has changed so much. So many great bars and restaurants, and the city is really cleaning itself up. I've been living in the area for 3 years now and I love it. Glad to be here.
I am a physician working in the main line area. I came here after training in Boston for a number of years for some additional training and stayed to start practice. I love my work, but it does get stressful at times so I love to get out and have a drink or dinner. I do the reverse commute every day, and it isn't always easy but beats the alternative (moving to the burbs). Sometimes I think about moving to the burbs, but I'm concerned I might die. Of what I'm not sure. And I bet they will say that it wasn't because I lived in the burbs, but it was.
I have a strong background in music. I studied opera in college and went to Italy after school to consider a career. Ultimately I decided to pursue medicine. I hope to get back to music eventually, but my work is pretty all consuming these days. For now I will settle for the occasional trip to the academy of music or the kimmel center. I'd love to meet someone who enjoys that on occasion. But my usual think is getting out for a drink or two and maybe hitting a BYOB or sushi.
I'm a fairly introspective person. I do tend to over-analyze a bit. I will discuss things in great detail with my friends and they will tell me not to think about it too much. But they're just saying that, and what they really mean is they want me to talk about it some more. So I do.
A relationship should be easy. That's why it's fun. And I don't care too much if you love music or you just climbed Everest. What makes it great is the ability to be together easily and have great conversation, eat great food, and understand each other.