The August issue of Marie Claire has our very own City of Roses listed as #10 of the “nation’s ultimate meet markets.” What do you think? I tend be one of the “lid for every pot” kind of optimists, but this claim does make me wonder… Since I don’t have enough recent dating experiences to judge, I await your thoughts (and suggestions, fix ups and dates). As client Melissa M says about men here, “In Portland, the odds are good, but the goods are odd.”
“Defining Traits: Altruism, Ripstop clothing, whiteness
Career Ambition: Wind-power entrepreneur, sneaker designer
Ideal Woman: Vegan Ivory girl who’s lived in a yurt
First Date: A pint of Rogue and a Bogart flick at the Laurelhurst
Fifth Date: Bike Tour of the local wineries (just sober up before you, er, mount up.)”
So, do tell. Of course one of Marie Claire’s own bloggers, Maura, talked to a demographic expert who has this to say, “Gay men seem to be clustering in San Francisco, the District of Columbia, and Portland, Oregon. For lesbian women, Ashville, North Carolina is a hot spot.” Let’s all help each other out here — share your stories of the crazy ones and the good ones so we can all get a little perspective, shall we? Go out on a date will ya? Even with your significant other, it’ll do us all good.