I arrived in Chicago as a wide-eyed idiot 2 weeks ago, thinking the world of Chicago realty would immediately hit me up on OKCupid for meet-ups, casual drinks, and the guarantee of a serious future. What I found initially were a number of one night stands that left me feeling empty, cheated, and, most of all, homeless.
I am a twenty-something aspiring "young professional" living in New York City. I squat in the same bar with my only three friends, legitimately look forward to happy hour and have an annoying off and on again best friend/ex-boyfriend who coincidentally lives down the street. Does this plot sound familiar?