27 yo M living at parent’s in Dallas, TX since August but job out of NYC (haven’t been in person yet since joining). I enjoy time with parents, have a good setup, & saved a lot of $ but eager for independence/be in the city and want to start dating. Have ~$90k in savings/invested with no debt but still hard to justify paying rent w/ uncertainty of covid/back to office. My thoughts were to aim for moving when weather warms (~March) but on fence. Would appreciate thoughts from anyone in same 🛳.

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I’m in the same boat and have always been planning on moving in March - it may not be the ideal time but I’m hungry for the independence and am happy with the savings I’ve been able to accrue. At some point we’ve gotta start living our lives again

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Agreed. And was thinking the savings from waiting till May vs March isn’t a big difference in the grand scheme of things. Just tough with the uncertainty of everything

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OP, I was in the same boat as you and given this advice by a trusted friend/mentor - helped me a ton so going to pass it on. Do your planning around where and how you want to set up your life, all other things held equal. Your office opening is out of your control (and let’s be honest, mostly out of your company’s control given unpredictability of covid) so do not put your happiness on hold on account of an indefinite timeline that is ever changing. Also, don’t worry if you feel like your decision will not “make sense” - the world doesn’t make sense right now, so might as well have a go at what you think might make you happy. If you know that living at home is not it, then you have your answer.

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Similar position, at this point I’m thinking May/June is the reasonable time to move based on vaccine numbers.

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Wait until the summer

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24M currently living in the city and i agree w the majority here. While I get the independence piece for sure, you’re really not missing out on all too much. Dating scene is def not as bad as everyone makes it out to be but it also isn’t enough to bring you into the city. I’m moving out next month and will probably hang out until fomo kicks in

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I’d wait until April to re-evaluate and then potential move in the summer. You’re not missing much (rent prices are lookin like they’ll stay low for a while) and Covid is really bad. Dating is tough as a result based on what my friends have shared 😅

No use blowing money when you have a good setup, the alternative is meh when it’s freezing out and most are staying in, and any savings in rent prices aren’t worth the difference of a few months.

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Same boat, living with family in Brooklyn so I strongly sympathize with going stir crazy at home lol. Things open up a lot in summer - drinking in the park, easier outdoor dining, the weather isn’t crap etc...I’d come up at late April/early May if I were you. Until it starts warming (and opening) up things will be pretty dead here. Fwiw March April get a lot of rain

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Moving this week! Was in a similar boat but ultimately felt like it was time to move on. Locked in a rent controlled apt at below market rate. The competition was fiercer than we thought as we lost out on a place prior to the one we just got, and were up against another application for this one.

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Try to get that vaccine then move immediately. There’s prob an underground element to NUC right now that’s poppin

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