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.
And they may be right, but a more charitable explanation may have something to do with Seattle's traditional Northern European reserve; the fact we're simply too polite to aggressively approach women; or that we are too busy enjoying the great outdoors to date. It's a myth that there aren't any attractive women in Seattle, BUT it certainly seems true until about late April when the weather starts to get nice, at which point they start to do things like wear make up/heels/something other than jeans.
And it's not just because of people working in tech - gentrification of all kinds and increasing rent and property values make Seattle hospitable to ever fewer types of people.
less Big block of tech bros As the tech industry continues to funnel people into Seattle, it waters down the dating pool here.
From Seattle Freeze to the influx of brogrammers, meeting people sometimes seems an impossible task in our fair city.
Nobody hits on you unless they're drunk beyond belief, nor can they initiate non-awkward casual conversation. Or women are elegantly hit on so little in these parts that they automatically assume a strange man talking to them just wants one thing and don't want to lead you on.
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.
less 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. more Big block of tech bros As the tech industry continues to funnel people into Seattle, it waters down the dating pool here.
It seemed as though there used to be more artists, weirdos and free spirits here, if that's you're thing.