These are some of the juicy questions we asked some of Seattle’s “most eligible” singles — according to Hinge, at least.
Has the growth of and other tech companies in Seattle helped or ruined your dating life?
Read on to see what they think of Seattle’s dating scene, and see all the “Most Eligible” singles from Seattle below.
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.
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.
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.
It’s what I love most about Seattle’s culture and what keeps bringing me back here. “Funny, stylish, athletic, ambitious, and adventurous! By contrast, the busier the city is, the more harried your life is, the harder it is to really get to know someone and eventually mess up their Netflix recommendations.” Do you date other techies? Has the growth of and other tech companies in Seattle helped or ruined your dating life? It’s a little awkward, for example, to see someone you’re no longer dating appear on the CC line of an email or show up to a meeting. “Honestly, I’m not great at online small talk with strangers, which is maybe the exact opposite of my overly-enthusiastic self in person, so if I like someone on the app I opt to meet up pretty quickly!
“Romantic; Spellbindingly handsome; Well-traveled; Dignified; Cher.” Work: Director of Global App Marketing, Microsoft. Dating is a great opportunity to explore what the mountains and water have to offer with a partner in crime.” What’s the worst part of dating in Seattle? It’s nearly impossible to move to Seattle and break into a wolf pack.” Where are the best places to go on a date in Seattle? But to meet new men who have moved here recently from out of state for job opportunities or from out of the country traveling, I prefer dating apps.” What type of things do you notice about your date the first time you meet? Corretto: Patio seating with the best Italian espresso cocktails. Work: Corporate Development and Strategic Investments at Amazon. 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. In a group, there’s no pressure, everyone relaxes, and you can be yourself.Each month is packed with 30-50 great event choices: foodie, night out, active adventure, casual hangout…“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.