If that means dating a techie who loves what they do, then I’m totally open to it.” Has the growth of and other tech companies in Seattle helped or ruined your dating life? Plus, if it’s meant to be, then a little competition doesn’t change anything.” What’s the best way to find a date? “Elegance that comes from how well put together she is — I usually put an effort into my appearance on dates and appreciate it when it is mutual.
Do you like dating apps, or do you prefer meeting someone in person first? As the date progresses, I look for a sense of humor (I mean, they need to have a really low bar here) and openness, which are great signs of chemistry. “Sophisticated, intelligent, open, kind, jokes.” Work: Timberlands Analyst, The Weyerhaeuser Company.
While most of my friends are transplants like myself, I think we gravitated toward each other because of common interests, not because we couldn’t meet Seattle locals. “Although I technically work for a tech company, I don’t consider myself to be a ‘techie’ in the traditional sense because I’m in a business function and don’t actually build products.
I encourage people who truly subscribe to the notion of a Seattle Freeze to melt it themselves by volunteering in the community, joining a sports league, or spending time at a local coffee shop rather than waiting for it to thaw! I’m certainly open to meeting people who are in tech and am more concerned with surrounding myself with people who complement and challenge me over what industry they might be in.
That being said, I’ve found that one of the negative effects of dating someone in tech is that the scene for young professionals in Seattle tech is pretty small and interconnected, meaning there’s a high likelihood that you might meet two people who know each other.” Has the growth of and other tech companies in Seattle helped or ruined your dating life? I wouldn’t go so far as to echo the sentiments raised in this popular post claiming that Amazon has ruined the Seattle dating scene (ruined is a strong word in my opinion), but its growth has changed the overall profile of young professionals in the city.
That’s often perceived as negative, but when you think about it, any company that brings more people into the city, regardless of the industry, is helping to grow the pool of people that you can meet, which is ultimately a positive thing.
Education: BS, Stern School of Business; Executive Program, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. “Seattle is full of driven people accomplishing great things. “Men in Seattle are pleasantly unique and eccentric. So far, the best part about dating in Seattle has been the exposure to new restaurants, friend groups, and musical talent.” What’s the worst part of dating in Seattle? It’s fairly difficult to date in Seattle, especially if you aren’t from here. “Eye contact, cleanliness, and confidence.” Tell us, in five words, your “ideal” type. In general, Seattle outdoes the craft cocktail, gastropub, and obviously, coffee scene better than most other cities *rap air horn*” Is the Seattle Freeze real? If anything, I feel it’s easier to make friends here than elsewhere — there’s a more laid-back and open-minded approach people have to life here than in other cities that makes getting to know someone initially a lot easier. But seriously — I’ve dated fellow people in tech and non-tech alike, and they’ve all been great. Do you like dating apps, or do you prefer meeting someone in person first? Work: Senior Financial Analyst – Global Sourcing & Supplier Relations – Direct Spend & Commodities Forecasting, Starbucks Coffee Company.
Work: North America Business Development Manager, Microsoft Financing. “Being a metropolitan city that is surrounded by nature, Seattle attracts a unique mix of people who are active and adventurous yet grounded and driven, which is the best of both worlds.
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“I am not unlike other hopeless romantics, so ideally I’d like to meet someone in person by offering to share a brolly (umbrella) with a handsome gent when caught in a classic Seattle Storm … I am not opposed to dating techies in Seattle.” Has the growth of and other tech companies in Seattle helped or ruined your dating life? I’ve been on some awesome dates with men from different parts of the country who moved here solely for new job opportunities. ” — Women it didn’t work out with Where are the best places to go on a date in Seattle? Needle & Thread: Intimate speakeasy located through a phone booth within another equally great restaurant.
but the reality is, I’ve met some good guys using various dating apps. I notice his smile, the cut of his jib, and if his conversational repertoire extends beyond professional topics. It’s refreshing to meet men who are intelligent and focused on their career.” What’s the best way to find a date? “Seattle draws transplants from all over the country so you get to enjoy a unique slice of life when you meet someone new — where they’re from, the school they went to, which Real Housewives show they binge watch. My date and I had an earl grey-infused gin & tonic with a splash of absinthe, caramelized sugar, lemon juice, orange and habanero bitters that rocked our world.
While I naturally prefer to meet someone in person first, I think it’s important to be open to a healthy balance of both. Civilized Dinner: Damn the Weather in Pioneer Square. Nightly outgoings: *Bespoke* cocktails at Needle & Thread followed by rhythmic gymnastics/dancing at R Place.” Is the Seattle Freeze real?