People date in every city (at least we think they do, right?), 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. That's right, in PDX we like to keep things like our food -- organic, so from first dates at strip clubs to possibly polyamorous "girlfriends," here are 16 reasons hooking up in Stumptown is different than anywhere else:
1. Finding someone to date is actually pretty easy
Multiple colleges mean a constant influx of young students and a similarly constant stream of relatively young transplants looking for the proverbial early/hipster retirement (or even "gasp" a job at Nike, Intel, etc.) means it’s really easy to find someone that’s willing to give your ugly mug a chance.
2. You should be cool with alternative lifestyles...
Just be prepared for them to be in a non-committed but serious relationship with at least one other person. Oh yeah, and there’s the roommate who’s totally just a friend but they share a bed.
3. ... and your dates being pale...
So you just moved here and think winters are always this sunny and warm? Think again. The only way you're getting a sunburn is snowboarding at Mt. Hood.