I've been in Van for long enough to notice being out at community events; people don't really engage or strike up conversations. In NY people do, and other places I've travelled, there's more connection. Don't get me wrong I chat with people and there are good ones out in the city, but it's still very different. Not sure why I stay, like are there other people out there who moved here years ago and don't really have that many friends? Just kind of acquaintances where you're not let into their circle? It's tough when you're an introvert on top of that, but still a cool person, but no one really seems to care. Friends I have made have moved to other cities and don't come back, it's tough sometimes.