I grew up in Arizona/California. Got my masters over in the UK.
I'm still relatively new to DC. Came here for work like most other people. Looking to meet new people, but something serious would certainly be a nice change, especially in a city where I don't know many people yet.
I absolutely learned to love living in a city after living in London for two years, but I think If I could have a pair of dogs, a park, a trail, or a slice of beach, I wouldn't have much to complain about, if anything at all. Right now, I feel bad about getting pets and have them live in the city, I would just feel bad that they wouldn't be able to run around as much as the are supposed to.