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Why study saying Seattle is a good city for dating might actually be right

Dec 20, 2021, 11:45 AM
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A recent survey from WalletHub found that Seattle may actually be one of the best cities in the nation for dating and partying. As for how accurate that might actually be, KIRO Nights host Jack Stine and frequent guest Tarik Ansari discussed the report on last Friday’s edition of the show.

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The survey ranked cities based on three main categories: economics, fun and recreation, and dating opportunities, and then assigned a numerical score. While Seattle lagged behind in economics at 161st, it came in at 4th in each of the latter two categories.

Although the Seattle Times took issue with WalletHub’s assessment, Jack believes the city’s larger issue has to do with how it perceives itself.

“Seattle is a beautiful city,” he posited. “It has everything that every other major city could ever want and more, and yet, it does not have the confidence of, let us say, a San Francisco, or a Los Angeles, or an Austin, Texas, or a New York City, or a Miami. However, it has all of those things, and more, over those cities.”

“Seattle, in my humble opinion, is the incel of the major city community, and they bring it upon themselves,” he continued. “Of course young people want to live there. Of course people want to work there.”

For Tarik — who currently lives in the Bay Area — Seattle’s dating scene looks even better when compared to a city like San Francisco.

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“Ever since I’ve moved to San Francisco, which has been about five months now, I’m telling you, there’s a San Francisco freeze,” he noted. “People are here to do two things: to network, and to watch anime, and that is it.”

“The dating life out here is just terrible compared to Seattle,” he added.

You can read the full report from WalletHub at this link.

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Why study saying Seattle is a good city for dating might actually be right