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Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

Families with young kids tend to love it here. Some single members at post (of both genders) have dated, while others find the town to be too small for this. Couples who like adventure sports seem to have fun. It can be a tough place for spouses without work. - Dec 27, 2017
Single people would have a tough time here if you aren't "plugged into" a social group here just because there isn't a ton to do, and the community is quite small. Lots of couples (with managed expectations) do well because there's lots to explore here and on the other islands, and it's easy to get to Europe. Families also seem to do well because of these reasons. - Oct 30, 2016
Great for families with small children and single people seem to do well for themselves. There is a vibrant bar/club/music scene. You would probably have difficulties with older children here. - May 18, 2014
I think this is a great post for couples without school-age children or couples who have already raised a family. Singles have mixed reviews. The city is so small you know virtually everyone, so dating can be difficult. - Feb 2, 2011
Families and couples yes. Singles no. - Sep 8, 2012
If you like peace and quiet, this is for you. I would think being single here would be a little lonely if you are not an extrovert. - May 23, 2012
This is a good city for people (with family members or not) who are pleased by the simple things: eating out, good music, dancing, and friendly folks. People who need lots of organized activities can expect to be bored here. Unfortunately, many of the beaches are not sanitary enough to swim in, so most water sporting is out. - Sep 19, 2009
Married couples as long as the spouse is aware that employment on the local economy virtually does not exist and possible work with the USG is not full-time. Families with small children who are not yet in school might fare well depending on concerns about health care. - Feb 6, 2008