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?
The popular dating app, which is similar to Tinder but connects people via mutual friends, today released its “Most Eligible” professionals list across the country broken down by industry.
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.Education: BA, Colorado College; MS (Comparative Social Policy), University of Oxford. Given that it’s also one of the fastest growing cities, it’s transient by nature with a lot of new people moving into the city, startups popping up, companies expanding, restaurants opening, etc.” What’s the worst part of dating in Seattle?“People in Seattle are laid back, which is generally a good thing, but it can have adverse effects when that mentality transfers into the dating world as well.While I don’t want to make gross generalizations, I find that some men approach dating in Seattle more passively and informally than I have seen in other metropolitan cities where the lifestyle is more fast-paced in general.” Where are the best places to go on a date in Seattle?
“At the beginning of a relationship, I’m more of a traditionalist and like grabbing coffee, a drink, or a bite to eat.
Some of my favorite spots in Seattle are Canon, Black Bottle, and Tavern Law.
For more adventurous dates, I love picking up a sandwich at Paseo’s and sitting on the beach at Golden Gardens, checking out the Ballard Locks and grabbing a bite to eat at Ray’s Boathouse, taking a ferry to a nearby island like Bainbridge, or going on a nearby hike like Twin Falls.” Is the Seattle Freeze real?
“I think the Seattle Freeze is a myth, but my experience may be different from others because I was very persistent in meeting new people and getting involved in the community when I moved here three years ago.
The beauty of moving to a new city is that you’re in control of your social experiences.
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.