The amount of ink and virtual space dedicated to the nuances and pitfalls of 21st-century romance is overwhelming. And yet here we are, watching films like Begin Again and TV shows like Girls or Togetherness, which focus on love-seeking adventures in the Big City—or, rather, one of two major ones.Heartbroken musings in New York City and frantic flirtations in Los Angeles always prove to be photogenic, but for some reason nobody portrays the love chase in a semi-rural area where almost half the population is married. The percentage of married family-type households is 47.29 percent, 1 percent under the national average.A quick look at Sonoma County 2013 statistics, courtesy of and the U. The percent of never-married individuals, 25.25 percent, is almost identical to the nation at large.It gets interesting when you compare counties: Sonoma to San Francisco.According to Tallman, Sonoma County's "dating affordability" can't be beat. Sonoma County has some of the best dates [that] are low-budget and fun.
Some didn't spend too much time thinking what they want, in life, in a relationship or both.
"I tried to date traditionally—be more sociable, volunteer, go out, but that kind of fell through," he says.
"I think country life has fantastic virtues to it, but living in rural towns and areas, you become isolated—there are not enough cultural and social networks to rely on.
recent KZST radio commercial proclaimed Sonoma County as "the best place on planet Earth." Very true, especially if you're a hiker, a wine enthusiast or a farmer.
But if you're a single hiker, winemaker or farmer looking for love? Dating—and finding a life partner—is a tricky and highly popular subject.