I left the area to get my masters in Public Policy (why leave where it all happens?), but since my focus is local government policy, I felt it would be good to get out of the area to get a different perspective (plus the cost of living was so much cheaper!)
After graduating, I stayed in Texas where I found a great opportunity in San Antonio, but after a few years I was looking to come back to be closer to friends and family (I am from Pennsylvania originally).
I lived in DC for about 5 years before leaving and know the area well. I am looking to meet someone to explore the places I knew back then, and see how much has changed (or hasn't!)