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Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?
It's a good hardship tour for families because the city is safe. It's okay for couples, but obviously better if you find some of the other expats or even some locals to befriend and hang out with. It can apparently be a good city for single (straight) men, and less so for single (straight) women. From what I understand for singles, it can depend a lot on whether you speak Russian and/or how much you've managed to get out into the expat community. It's easier for a guy to find a woman here than a woman to find a man, from what I've heard. - Oct 19, 2011