I'm at a point where I am considering making a major (to me) relocation. I turned 30 years old in October. I am single with no kids. Currently I like in Wisconsin. I am 2+ hours away from any major city. I have lived in my current city for about 10 years. Pros: Stable job I have been at for 3 years with a company I really love I own a decent house I have a small but good core group of friends Family lives about 2 hours away Cons: COLD 4-5 months out of the year The job I have is good, but I'm not exactly lighting the world on fire. I work at a credit union and I make $40k/yr Very thin/shallow/weak dating pool where I am at (college town of about 70k people) Basically NO culture/diversity Bars/drinking is the primary form of activity/entertainment here I could add on to these lists, but that is the bulk of it. I'm at a point where I feel like I could use a change of scenery. I live in this town where everyone seems to know everyone else. I have dated a lot around here and nothing has seemed to work out. As I mentioned, it's mostly a college town. Two great women that I dated ended up moving away for grad school. I'm a decent looking guy, smart, athletic, blah blah...and I find myself in this place where I'm 30, single, making a mediocre income, and feeling like I'm living in this place that I've outgrown. I am thinking about moving from WI to Phoenix, AZ. I have a couple friends that live there, so I wouldn't be flying in completely blind. The weather is vastly better there, more things to do, places to go, people to see, MUCH better dating pool, etc etc. But of course I would also be leaving a couple "best friends" and my family would be much farther away. However, I only see my good friends maybe once a month? And my family once every 2-3 months? And it would only be a $250 flight back home to visit. I'm trying to be rational about it and take my time. Don't rush it, get a job lined up, make sure it's a good fit, etc. Even though I know 30 isn't "old", I feel like this is the type of move someone in their early-mid 20's would make. Someone who is still trying to figure out who they are and where they belong. Maybe I still fall into that category. Has anyone else on here made this type of move? Any insight/advice/comments on my idea of moving or the situation as a whole?