Here’s what you’re up against: Seattle is the most overcast city in...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.

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” Seattleites are, for the most part, pretty passive people. Whether it’s football, baseball, soccer, or basketball, as soon as a game’s on, we turn into rage monsters fully dedicated to our teams. And although the cold and rainy weather is kind of nice at first, it quickly gets old, fast.

If you’re going to date us, you better suit up and bring out the face paint. Having a secure Netflix, Hulu, and/or HBO Go/Now account is a necessity during this period.

Starbucks may have started here, but there are so many better coffee shops in the city. Screaming babies, lost tourists, and street performers singing opera a few decibels too loud... This is the Pacific Northwest, and we’re just trying to blend in. We moved here because of work, or never left after college. Basically, there’s someone to date for almost everyone out here.

although someone probably told you this landmark is a magical place for a romantic stroll, it isn’t, and that person is wrong. Seattle is a very well-connected city, and public transportation is a large part of nearly everyone’s life.

For better or (much, much) worse, dating in Seattle isn’t like dating in any other city.

Seriously, whether it’s the constant single shade of gray or the fact that we’re just too laid-back, there’s no place tougher to find the one…

or even just someone to spend our nine months of winter with.

Seattle may be a booming metropolis surrounded by untouched wilderness. With dozens of mountain ranges and day hikes less than an hour outside of the city, being adventurous is a quality you’ll absolutely need in order to make it in Seattle.

But inside the confines of the city, another wilderness exists: the dating scene. That is, unless you’re incredibly rich and possess the good looks of a young Burt Reynolds.