The beginnings of Richardson are inconspicuous enough – the 1840s saw an influx of early settlers, and in 1873 the town had grown to include a post office, drug store, as well as a general store. Fast forward to the year 2006, and you will see a booming city that is home to the Telecom Corridor which hosts more than 5,700 electronics and technology companies. The arrival of the technology sector in the Richardson economy has heavily influenced the standard of living and it is not surprising that many professionals frequent this area on a regular basis for business, travel, and also leisure. Add to this the fact that the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas is actually located in Richardson, and you will quickly see a harmonious mix of young singles, professional singles, and those who are in between or on the road to entrepreneurship.
The Richardson singles scene thrives on this mix of young professionals, seasoned business tycoons, as well as young students who will be the up and coming professionals of tomorrow. Add to this the fact that the median income is relatively high, and it is not surprising that this singles scene is hopping! While other cities have a variety of attractions to call their own, Richardson is more concerned with the classy forms of entertainment, such as the arts, culture, and shows.
Take for example the Huffhines Art Trails, which is the official arts and craft show the city puts on. Hosted in October, this show brings more than 200 artisans from the surrounding areas together and helps them to showcase their talents and their wares. Since this show also features live entertainment and great food, this is a prime destination for singles who might be meeting for the first time. Add to this the fact that visitors to this show come from as far away as Oklahoma, and you will understand how dating vacations come to be. After all, where else will you have the chance to “dip” into the singles pool of another state?
If you prefer the musical arts to the visual arts, you will be delighted to hear that the resident Chamber Music International stages concerts every so often at the Eisemann Center. The tickets are very reasonably priced, and this is the kind of venue that some of the artistically inclined university students may choose for a perfect date day. Another art form that is welcomed in this city is the ancient art of story telling. Did you know that the Heritage Farmstead Museum hosts monthly storytelling contests and events? What a great time for the technology buffs and English majors alike to connect and meet one another!
Perhaps the latter – the opportunity for singles from different walks of life to connect – is what makes Richardson such an attractive venue for singles and singles events. After all, by its very nature, the city already seeks to embrace all different backgrounds and yet provides opportunities for singles to come together and find common ground that might be different from simply being a university student or a professional in the technology sector.