I read the forums on different cities in the US and the "feel" of them, but I'd like to know which are very focused on "status" and "prestige"
1. New York City-very hierarchical, most chicks looking for older guys with a penthouse and prestigious job. Which building you live on the Upper East or West side, what firm you work at, etc. You can hardly get into a conversation with a girl that doesn't involve your job. One of the only cities where it is commonplace to wear business casual to a bar. People don't care about what car you drive because you probably don't have one.
2. Los Angeles: Pretentiousness comes with the celebrity-crazed town. Paparazzi, Beverly Hills, etc, lots of snobbery. Gold diggers and aspiring actresses wanting to get their name on a newspaper somehow. I almost feel that the people are naturally stuck up, even if they don't have loads of money.
3. Miami: Definitely different than New York city (LA is more of a blend.) Miami reminds me of the "bridge and tunnel" crowd of NYC (Jersey, Long Island, Staten Island.) Expensive, gaudy clothes, jewelry, and cars. Gold diggers galore, but moreso checking out the rides and bottles on your table than your job (no one seems to care about job prestige). Nouveau riche mentality for sure.
Chicago, San Diego, Austin seems to be chill and less status oriented? Not really sure. Sound off on what your take is.