I've finally started to wonder if it's because my life is some sort of Never Been Kissed parody or if the fault lies with the city itself.Maybe Portland isn't the dating mecca I dreamed it would be.I relocated to Portland from my hometown of Syracuse, New York last year as part of a cross-country trip to see America and change my life.While I like the place—there are a lot of cool people and things to do here—Portland is not a city for everyone, and it’s not a place you want to go to get laid. Seeing as I grew up in the snowiest large city in the U.Oh yeah, and there’s the roommate who’s totally just a friend but they share a bed.So you just moved here and think winters are always this sunny and warm? The only way you're getting a sunburn is snowboarding at Mt. Is that a clean shaven dude with a nifty haircut or a really stylish chick? Because dressing for the weather is not only utilitarian here, it’s revered., 'Overly obese' body starts funeral home fire, Who is this DH poster? ), and the whole process usually comes with certain expectations (dude, don't seem so eager for that third date), but in Portland you've got to throw out the old dating rules.
This would be the time and place in my life when I could date freely and successfully. ) Now I find myself back at the crux of perpetual singledom.Another sweet move: catch a matinee at one of our many independent theaters (they serve beer! If you’re not down for skiing or hiking you’re probably not getting down at all. Oh, and we're definitely judging you by what you order. Soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, definitely meat-free, and "have been known to break out into hives if the onions were picked on a weekend." Luckily most restaurants are used to this sort of behavior. Everyone has a garden, brews their own beer, and makes moldy sauerkraut because that’s definitely how it was done by their host family that semester abroad in Germany.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.Just wait and see how many catcalls you get wearing that new pair of Danner’s and a softened second-hand Pendleton.It’s well known that everyone in Portland either freelances or works in the service industry (or both!