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 Post subject: Young, Single and Moving to the Island!
PostPosted: August 3rd, 2007, 3:13 pm 
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Hi Everyone,

I will be moving to PEI in September (Summerside and then likely Charlottetown in the spring) and I am not at all a newcomer, but I do have a few questions as I am coming back from living in the city for several years.
After reading this forum for a while I've learned that decent grammar and specific questions will yield the best answers!

What do the "20 somethings" do on evenings and weekends? Work? Play? Etc.
Is there any tourism (business and pleasure) at all in the winter?
Are there any dating services specifically for the island other than my aunts? Is there even a demand for a dating service on the island?
What is the best way to approach employers for a finance/administration job? Online? In person? Through an agency?

Thank you all and I can't wait to come back to the island!


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Hello and Welcome.

It really depends on the type of person you are. You can be in the biggest city, but still might not do anything. There is always something to do if you look. PEI is normally booming in the summer, tourists are about, beaches are open, events/activities planned etc. There is always something to do in the summer. Unfortunately in the winter most of the Island closes up like a clam. Most people I know just hang out, go to the movies, watch hockey or drink. There aren't a whole lot of events/activities in the winter. If you are into skiing we have a "hill" that takes about 5 seconds to get down lol.

There isn't much of a dating service on PEI that I know of. I don't even think there are personals in the paper. Facebook would probably be your best bet to meet people, I think most of the Island is on there by now. Hard to say if there is a demand for a dating service or not. To be honest, most small businesses/ventures on PEI tend to fail. There isn't a whole lot of demand for anything that isn't main stream because there simply isn't enough people/diversification.

If you are looking for a job, www.jobbank.gc.ca would be a good place to start. Some employers accept resumes by e-mail, and other require you to drop one off. I hope your not expecting outstanding pay rates though :(

BTW where are you moving from? I lived in Houston, Texas for over a year and moved back to PEI. It was quite a difference moving back to one of the smallest cities in the world from one of the biggest.

Why would you move to Summerside if you plan on moving to Charlottetown later on? Wouldn't it be easier to move right to Charlottetown?

Good-luck!


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Personally i find a lot of people i know, meet others on the plenty of fish site. Or a site similar to it. I would have to say at least 90% of the ones that i know that are single , find people to date there.


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Plentyoffish .. yep ... lots of crabs and flounders there .... :wink:


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singlecougar wrote:
Plentyoffish .. yep ... lots of crabs and flounders there .... :wink:


i've met a couple 'partners' there .. Someone elses partner that is!!! .. holibatcrap that site is polluted with marrieds lookin to cheat! .. unreal .. that and people with serious issues .. men who hate women .. women who hate men ..

mostly bottom feeders


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and like a train wreck .. we continue to look .... :lol:


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ya .. scarey isn't it ..

i just keep "amending" my profile! lol ..
(told one Married jerk that I was actually a 67 year old man .. with a skin condition) :shock: why won't he write me anymore? lol ..


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 Post subject: Re: Young, Single and Moving to the Island!
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islandlady wrote:

What do the "20 somethings" do on evenings and weekends? Work? Play? Etc.


Well honestly they pretty much get drunk each weekend, that may appeal to you or not but I'd say the majority do this. There are lots of bands to see these days which is a change from when I was 20, most of the year you can catch a local band playing at a bar mostly at Hunters (a popular pub type bar).

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Is there any tourism (business and pleasure) at all in the winter?


Most tourist stuff is in the summer which means pretty much the end of June to the end of August, most of that is family oriented stuff. Golf is seasonal of course there are lots of courses. The racetrack/casino is a more adult entertainment type of place, sort of touristy and locals. There are lots of small restaurants that have popped up over the last few years; Thai, Indian, Africa etc. going out is a popular thing to do. Some people go to Halifax when they can since it's a much bigger place with more people, 500,000 versus 50,000.

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Are there any dating services specifically for the island other than my aunts? Is there even a demand for a dating service on the island?


There was a person posting here trying to start a speed dating service, other than that I don't know - I'm single if that helps :P

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What is the best way to approach employers for a finance/administration job? Online? In person? Through an agency?


You'll hear this a million times so I'll say it first - a lot of people get a job through local politicians or knowing someone who can slip them in somehow. It's not such a bad thing depending on how it happens, most people anywhere get a job by networking. It's who you know that helps you get the job and here on the Island it's very true!

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Thank you all and I can't wait to come back to the island!


I bet we all can't wait either, we need more people!


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In my experience, POF=Plenty of Freaks.

Gave up on the site.

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 Post subject: Re: Young, Single and Moving to the Island!
PostPosted: August 3rd, 2007, 9:40 pm 
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islandlady wrote:
Hi Everyone,

I will be moving to PEI in September (Summerside and then likely Charlottetown in the spring) and I am not at all a newcomer, but I do have a few questions as I am coming back from living in the city for several years.
After reading this forum for a while I've learned that decent grammar and specific questions will yield the best answers!

What do the "20 somethings" do on evenings and weekends? Work? Play? Etc.
Is there any tourism (business and pleasure) at all in the winter?
Are there any dating services specifically for the island other than my aunts? Is there even a demand for a dating service on the island?
What is the best way to approach employers for a finance/administration job? Online? In person? Through an agency?

Thank you all and I can't wait to come back to the island!


geeze i dont know why i didnt remember, but i was taking applications for one of my sons.

Age?
etc etc??

please, fill me in.......if it all lines up, i'll introduce ya's :)


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PostPosted: August 3rd, 2007, 9:48 pm 
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jfall wrote:
Hello and Welcome.

It really depends on the type of person you are. You can be in the biggest city, but still might not do anything. There is always something to do if you look. PEI is normally booming in the summer, tourists are about, beaches are open, events/activities planned etc. There is always something to do in the summer. Unfortunately in the winter most of the Island closes up like a clam. Most people I know just hang out, go to the movies, watch hockey or drink. There aren't a whole lot of events/activities in the winter. If you are into skiing we have a "hill" that takes about 5 seconds to get down lol.


Thanks for your reply. I have spent every summer of my life here until I was 20, so I know summers are fun and busy and touristy. But I will admit during my school years on the island I never paid much attention to the tourist industry or how much shut down suring winter. Skiing, movies, hockey even drinking - sounds like a typical Canadian cuty I can handle that!

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There isn't much of a dating service on PEI that I know of. I don't even think there are personals in the paper. Facebook would probably be your best bet to meet people, I think most of the Island is on there by now. Hard to say if there is a demand for a dating service or not. To be honest, most small businesses/ventures on PEI tend to fail. There isn't a whole lot of demand for anything that isn't main stream because there simply isn't enough people/diversification.


After reading everyones response regarding internet dating, I am more turned off than I was already. I was thinking speed dating or matchmaking or an 'it's just lunch' set up. I might just give my aunts a call. :) It is premature to think of what business I would like to start as I need to immerse myself in the culture and find opportunities. Dating service might be it though!

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If you are looking for a job, www.jobbank.gc.ca would be a good place to start. Some employers accept resumes by e-mail, and other require you to drop one off. I hope your not expecting outstanding pay rates though :(

I have checked out every possible website I can think of. And the jobbank site is a gold mine all things considered. It seems to be one of the more active sites and I agree it is a good place to start for every islander. I will be keeping my eyes on it. Should I be unsuccessful in securing employment before moving East, I will brush up on my networking skills and try the neighbourly approach. Personally I have always found this to be easier than summarizing myself in .doc format.

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BTW where are you moving from? I lived in Houston, Texas for over a year and moved back to PEI. It was quite a difference moving back to one of the smallest cities in the world from one of the biggest.

Why would you move to Summerside if you plan on moving to Charlottetown later on? Wouldn't it be easier to move right to Charlottetown?


I am moving from Toronto. I have been here since secondary school and have started my career here. I am currently working for a large ad agency, so I know whatever I end up doing PEI will be nothing like the hustle and bustle of downtown. And I am fully aware that my salary will not be anything like what I am currently making now either (my job interview this morning confirmed that beyond speculation). Thankfully there will not be a Starbucks on every corner either!

As far as why I am moving to Summerside first - my parents and siblings all live there and they just happen to have some space for me. I cannot imagine purchasing a house sight unseen and I am not interested in renting anymore after doing it for so many years with nothing to show. Once I am there I will be house hunting and while I can't say for sure at this point, I am pretty certain that my career will end up taking me to Ch'town. Unless of course I land at the GST centre. :)

I am open to anymore advice! Suggestions! I will be driving in with the clothes on my back and my dog, so this is a brand new beginning for me and I am a bit nervous.


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After living here for seven years and as a twenty-something (for a little while longer anyways) - here's my two cents!

Not a lot to do on the weekends unless you like going out to drink and dance. Right now there's only one real "dance" bar in Ch'town, but if you prefer the live band scene - Hunters is a great place to go (as someone's mentioned).

There's Quebec Major Junior Hockey from September until March (longer if the team makes it to playoffs) which for me is a fun time. Good place to meet some people too - if you enjoy hockey.

Me and my friends play go to trivia too. You can usually find a game of trivia on every night of the week. At least on Thursday night trivia at Hunters I find a lot of 20 somethings are there.

And there's always good old faithful activity of going to the movies.

As for the dating front - it's been slim pickings in my experience - but a lot of girls my age have told me to take a look at online dating - they've had lots of luck there - I just haven't got up the guts to do it!

Other than that - you just gotta make your own fun!


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Hmmm.....I have a single 23 yr old son, handsome (I think so ..LOL) rarely drinks, not a partier but still likes to have fun, has a full time job and loves it....LOL....if he knew I was doing this he would kill me ..hahaha :lol:

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Molly wrote:
Hmmm.....I have a single 23 yr old son, handsome (I think so ..LOL) rarely drinks, not a partier but still likes to have fun, has a full time job and loves it....LOL....if he knew I was doing this he would kill me ..hahaha :lol:


WHAT! a cougar not good enough LOL


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Molly wrote:
Hmmm.....I have a single 23 yr old son, handsome (I think so ..LOL) rarely drinks, not a partier but still likes to have fun, has a full time job and loves it....LOL....if he knew I was doing this he would kill me ..hahaha :lol:


WHAT! a cougar not good enough LOL


LMAO...I was just putting that out there for any takers.. :D

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Molly wrote:
singlecougar wrote:
Molly wrote:
Hmmm.....I have a single 23 yr old son, handsome (I think so ..LOL) rarely drinks, not a partier but still likes to have fun, has a full time job and loves it....LOL....if he knew I was doing this he would kill me ..hahaha :lol:


WHAT! a cougar not good enough LOL


LMAO...I was just putting that out there for any takers.. :D


Meh .. I'll pass for now .. Armetis will be back with the PONY results soon ...


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Ok...I wouldn't want to mess that up for you! :lol:

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Check out Tammy's survey there islandlady - and ask her, she might have some tips for you!!! Hey ..i know .. bribe her .. lol.. tell her you'll do the survey for a tip! ;)
Anyway .. serious though .. Tammy is a very nice young lady, she's hot too (if i was a guy .. ) lol .. anyway .. she is an entrepreneur .. so do the survey .. and you never know .. she just might have 'that' tip! .. of course she just might tell you i'm baked! lol .. either way .. Welcome to PEI! Oh and if you're coming to summerside first .. i think most of the younger crew hang at the Heritage ..


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singlecougar wrote:
Molly wrote:
singlecougar wrote:
Molly wrote:
Hmmm.....I have a single 23 yr old son, handsome (I think so ..LOL) rarely drinks, not a partier but still likes to have fun, has a full time job and loves it....LOL....if he knew I was doing this he would kill me ..hahaha :lol:


WHAT! a cougar not good enough LOL


LMAO...I was just putting that out there for any takers.. :D


Meh .. I'll pass for now .. Armetis will be back with the PONY results soon ...



Where is this Pony thread I keep reading about?


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under less serious .. "I want a pony" ....LOL .. and the bidding has closed ... but I am sure Armetis will allow honorable mentions ...


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