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You Came To Kansas City For A Job, But You Stayed For Love

Lasse Fuss

You like Kansas City’s cost of living.

And many of you came to enjoy the arts and entrepreneurship scenes after relocating here for a job.

But when we took to social media and asked you what brought you to Kansas City and why you stayed, we were inundated with love stories that led to KC roots.

Such was the case for Dave Shuck, who moved to Kansas City in 2002 from San Jose, Calif., after tracking down a former friend from high school.

“I looked her up on Classmates to ask if she was still single and wanted to go out to dinner with me,” Shuck tells us on Facebook.

“’Sure,’ she said. ‘When will you be in Kansas City?’ Long story short, I have been here ever since and we have a wonderful 7-year-old-daughter. The Bay Area to Belton was quite a shock, but I'm glad that I made the move.”

On Twitter, Moti Rieber (@rebmoti) tells us, “I married a KC girl. I started rooting for the Royals to have something to talk about with her father & rest was history.”

See highlights of the Twitter conversation below.

For the full Twitter stream, follow the #TellKCUR hashtag.

Read other feedback we received in the comments section of this KCUR report or the comments on this Facebook post.

These stories represent the beginning of Going to Kansas City, a new KCUR series that takes a look the tales behind Kansas City transplants.

If you’re interested in talking to a reporter about your coming-to-Kansas City experience, email your contact information to goingtoKC@kcur.org.

Tell KCUR is part of a new initiative to engage the community and shine a light on your experiences and opinions. We’ll ask a new question every week and then share your feedback on the air and online.

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