What are the qualities you require a person to have before considering a relationship with them? (employment, education, a pulse, etc.)
What qualities will you NOT accept? (unemployment, illiteracy, room temperature liver, etc.)
(Both questions should be related to what you consider 'show stoppers'.)
What's your definition of "cold"?
Parts of the SF bay area never get below 45 degrees, year round.
I live in the northernmost major city in the continental US, and the average daily winter temperature here is 51 degrees. Plus, we get less rain than NY, DC, Boston, Miami or Philadelphia.
So it IS possible to get a long ways out of the south and still not freeze your butt off.
I'm originally from the Chicago area. If it's not below freezing, I'm unimpressed.
Holding up the San Francisco Bay area isn't a great example. San Francisco is insanely expensive.
That's an amazingly irrelevant statement... she was saying that she'd move north, but for the cold. No mention was made of prices, number of species of reptiles present, which constellations were visible, or any other criterion. I addressed what she said, and left it at that. Texas is pricier than West Virginia, but that has nothing to do with anything, either.
It's not irrelevant, no, just off on a very slight tangent. Most of the areas further north with better weather are on the west coast. The west coast has cost of living issues that would make it a problem for her. I gathered, from her comments, that she was talking about moving further north into the Midwest.
Also, if you were aware of a lot of the additional factors, as I am, it would be even less irrelevant.
Anyway, moving somewhere as insanely expensive as San Francisco isn't something that people do unless they have a very specific reason for moving there. I'm just saying, you could have come up with a better example.