Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?
My impression is that it's a good place for everyone. If you have kids, you will instantly become friends with all of the parents in your kids' classes. For singles, this also appears to be pretty good, whether you're male or female, straight or gay. Several people have come here single and left here married. - Aug 2020
Great for families (Brazilians love kids and they can go just about anywhere!) and couples (my case). I came here with my husband, and we both love it. It seems more difficult for singles. It is a lot of fun living here once you have a group of friends, but it can be slow to establish that group, and Brazilians can be very clique-ish, so in the mean time it can be a hard adjustment for singles. The northeast is still a very traditional culture, and dating can be surprisingly difficult for an outsider. - Jun 2014
I would say it's great for singles and couples with the beach, variety of dining options, and a healthy night-life. For families it's a mixed bag. The beach is a positive, but there are very few parks within walking distance and many parks are not safe. The shopping malls have movie theaters with the latest movies and game areas for kids as well. All in all, the city is sprawled out making it difficult to get around very easily. - Jan 2011