I just recently spent a couple weeks in London. I do this every year, usually in May or October. And the funny thing is, whenever I leave London, I feel like I'm leaving one of the best relationships I've ever had.
From the moment I land to the second I leave, I plug into the energy of the city. I plug into the people, the food, the culture, the architecture -- everything. There's just something about London resonates with me down to my core.
I find London a place where you don't have to try to meet people. They're just there -- always open, always willing to stop and chat.
It's a city that makes it very easy to connect, sit down, talk to people and get back in touch with them immediately. The follow-up with people who live in London is superior to just about anywhere else in the world.
Dating in London is also amazing. Once again, I never have to try to meet women there -- it seems as if they just appear when you're ready for them. I can have an incredible conversation with a woman in a coffee shop, get her number and she'll actually follow up.
We meet, we enjoy each other's company, we text afterwards, we email, we call -- no pretension at all.
London, to me, is also the most culturally diverse city in the world. On every street corner, there's different food, different nationalities and different people.
You can walk into a coffee shop and hear the three people in front of you in line speaking three different languages to each other.
Everything mixes so well together.
Not only that, but the police don't even carry guns. You feel safe on the streets at night. Granted, there are a lot of men who are full of testosterone, drinking way too much and yelling and screaming about some football club on the streets.
But even that can be amusing.
London is by far my favorite city in the world. And one day soon I'm going to make it my home. I'm going to spend at least a summer there, just to get a real feel for it.
I've traveled the world; in fact, my travel resume is very extensive. So I often feel like a gypsy when I'm in these different cities. But with London, I feel like it's my second home. Like L.A., you can be whatever you want and do whatever you want without being judged, but you also don't have to deal with the douchebags.
The pride that people have, the humor, the openness -- I love it all. I can't wait to go back.
So for all you Londoners reading this, I just want to tell you to appreciate what you have. I'm sure you do, but I know how easy it is to take a place for granted when you've known it all your life. I just want you to look at your city again and realize how rich it is with adventure.
I am never bored when I'm in London.
All I am is stimulated, excited and full of life.