Using suggestions from staffers, readers, and thinkpieces from locals, we explore some of the ...
more Tech bros Of course we've always had geeks here from Microsoft and Boeing.
If people are separated by West Seattle/the rest of Seattle or Seattle and the Eastside, the idea of schlepping that far for someone we don't yet know that well makes us want to swipe left. less Traffic I once dated a guy who lived perhaps three miles from me as the crow flies, but because we were separated by the Mercer Corridor with no good transit options, it would take up to 45 minutes to reach his ...
more Nobody wants to travel And what if you live outside the Seattle metro area?
more The lesbian club Lesbians say that they all know each other in Seattle, so it can be hard to date someone who's not a friend of an ex or something. Or, if you're new to town or "coming out" later in life, it may be hard to penetrate that bubble. Or considered promiscuous because they "can't pick one side."Seriously, people, bisexuals have every capability of both cheating and fostering monogamous, committed relationships just like everyone else. Bisexual people are sometimes maligned by others from all points of the sexuality spectrum -- a closeted gay person to straight people or a reckless experimenter to gay people. more Money as a badge of honor We now have a lot of people with a lot of disposable income, but that's not what makes anyone interesting.
less The lesbian club Lesbians say that they all know each other in Seattle, so it can be hard to date someone who's not a friend of an ex or something. However, a bunch of Teslas and fancy craft cocktail lounges have flooded a city formerly marked by flannel and dive bars. Sure, a lot of us have our twee diets (vegan here), which I guess makes us precious snowflakes that can make agreeing ...
From Seattle Freeze to the influx of brogrammers, meeting people sometimes seems an impossible task in our fair city.
Using suggestions from staffers, readers, and thinkpieces from locals, we explore some of the reasons dating in Seattle just sucks. less From Seattle Freeze to the influx of brogrammers, meeting people sometimes seems an impossible task in our fair city.
This may be because we're too attached to our gadgets and steeped in our inner worlds. As writer Jeff Reifman wrote in 2015, "Straight flirting seems dead in Seattle."Did it ever thrive? more So many men Reifman also wrote that according to the 2010 Census, there were 119 single men for every 100 single women in Seattle -- and in Bellevue, it was 144 men.
But we're socially awkward here, too, and less genuinely open to talking to strangers. less Women are standoffish We also hear that men are disheartened when they try to talk to a Seattle woman and they automatically raise their guards. In 2012, Pay Scale indicated that 75 percent of Amazon's workers are men.
They make up the fabric of this city and we love them. But, at the risk of painting brogrammers with too broad a brush, they can be excessively work-driven, entitled, listless in their dating approach and not very well socialized.
But the rise of Amazon and the Google and Facebook outposts and the startup culture have brought in a different flavor of smart people: the brogrammers. Also they're part of the gentrification and transplant culture that natives fear are killing Seattle.
One could easily be a misfit here and find others to hang with.