With a population of more than 380,000, Tulsa, Oklahoma is the second largest city in the state. Known round the world for its Art Deco buildings dating to the oil booms of the 1920s and 1930s, Tulsa is a striking blend of the modern and the vintage. Tulsa singles of all ages can find common ground and mutual points of interest in this vital community.
Most of northern downtown is occupied by the Brady Arts District. Tulsa singles with a love of Western Swing should not miss Cain's Ballroom, home of the late King of Western Swing, Bob Wills, and his famous band, the Texas Playboys. (One of the group's most-beloved songs, in fact, is entitled, "Take Me Back To Tulsa.")
For more "refined" entertainment, Tulsa singles may choose to attend a performance at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center located downtown. The Arts Center is home to the Tulsa ballet, the Tulsa opera, and various classical music ensembles. (In addition to this strong classical base, Tulsa will soon be home to the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.) For less formal settings, the Blue Dome District provides numerous entertainment venues for Tulsa singles including the Route 66 Diner and the Tsunami Sushi Bar.
Tulsa singles wanting to enjoy the great outdoors can avail themselves of the more than forty miles of Arkansas River shoreline available in their community. Some twenty of those forty miles have been developed into parks with lovely fountains, sculptures, and well-maintained picnic areas. (More rugged landscape can be found at the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area.) Available outdoor activities in the park complex include fishing, water sports, golf, and horseback riding. (On the Fourth of July the parks complex is the site of a huge, free fireworks display.)
Tulsa residents usually enjoy relatively mild winters with temperatures at forty or above. Spring time can be marked by violent thunderstorms and all of Oklahoma is subject to tornadoes. Overall, however, Tulsa's weather is moderate with few days of either bitter cold or blistering heat.
In a city so open and friendly, single residents don't have to resort to placing an ad in the personals. Tulsa just seems to create a climate in which people can meet and interact. In fact, when you talk about personals Tulsa style, you're talking about people not newsprint. Some of the friendliest people in the world live in Tulsa.
While the architectural face of Tulsa was heavily touched by the oil wealth of the first half of the twentieth century and its heart was scarred by a bitter race riot in 1921 that saw thirty-five blocks of the downtown area burned and three-hundred citizens dead, this is a community that looks forward not back. If nothing else, Tulsa is a city where growth and progress are not just words or ideas but a way of life.
A heaven for musicians and a thriving community that has nurtured the best aspects of its past while abandoning the worst, Tulsa welcomes new residents and visitors alike to partake in the vibrancy of its daily life.