I knew no one and was completely comfortable going out to events on my own.
I noticed that in this town, girls would approach and hit on me 100 percent more than men would.
A bunch of full-of-themselves sadboys would rather sit with their bros than make a move to meet someone?
Meanwhile, the ladies in this town are movers and shakers in all facets.
Portland people get blackout drunk and in the morning they're like, "Do you want to get brunch and day-drink?
" Portland hetero gender norms are also woefully conventional. In Portland for 10 years, only single for a few months, but has dated extensively as a polyamorous married person.
Bri Pruett, 32 Straight, cis, female comedian, and former avid Portland dater, now in a relationship.
Unless something drastically changes by press time, I've been single for the entirety of my 26-year existence. I've never declared my relationship status on Facebook.