For better or (much, much) worse, dating in Seattle isn’t like dating in any other city.
Seriously, whether it’s the constant single shade of gray or the fact that we’re just too laid-back, there’s no place tougher to find the one…
As an increasing number of people -- from teens to seniors -- get comfortable with this mode of interacting, the numerous meet-and-greet sites are serving singles in unprecedented ways.
Because they sometimes have millions of participants, online dating sites offer users a comforting sense that they are not alone.
Between 20, the number of people using online dating sites doubled, from 20 million to 40 million, and about one third of America’s single people participated in some sort of online dating last year.
But despite these numbers, it’s unclear if online dating is any more effective than, or really any different from, meeting someone offline.
well, the universe probably, and the weather will affect your personal life in several ways: the lack of sunshine can make you depressed; studies suggest people in warmer cities are more friendly, which certainly helps when you're looking for someone to get "friendly" with; and it's hard to meet anyone when most of the city will be at home in sweat pants watching According to women, it's because Seattle guys are all awkward, passive aggressive losers who don't know how to talk to women.
To explore this topic, I pulled aside two individuals who I knew were hunting for a long-term relationship using online dating websites, and asked them about their experiences with the services.More than two-thirds of Amazon's employees are men, and the company is in the midst of adding tens of thousands of workers in Seattle, which is just one reason why the number of single men per 100 single women in the city has gone from 119 to 130 in the last four years.Here's the good news: Seattle has more breweries than anywhere (even Portland depending on how you add 'em up), and they make a for sweet/low-key date spots, so why not hit a few without leaving the same neighborhood. It's not like you can get MORE depressed than you are already, so who cares if they blow you off?With some goading from a friend — who somehow convinced me that the stigma against online dating was no more — I joined Ok Cupid and started scanning the thousands of matches that popped up on my screen.Apparently, I wasn’t alone in my Valentine’s Day depression-induced hunt for Prince Charming.