We're a bunch of chimneys
According to Pittsburgh Today, a whopping 22.4% of Pittsburgh residents are smokers. And that number jumps up to about 90% when you consider how many of us only smoke socially, aka every time we have a beer in our hand. Time to hop on the tobacco train... or invest in an economy-sized box of Doublemint.
Even the most cultured of us turn into rabid animals when we see a home team score
The degrees between your new SO and your ex will be scant
Once you've opened the close-knit can of worms that is our city's dating scene, you will discover that every person you date somehow knows at least three of your current acquaintances. And that your current boo thang used to share a dorm with your ex. It's like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, except there are no celebrities involved, and figuring out your number of degrees will just bum you out. Welcome to the Pittsburgh Degree of Separation.
We have a crippling hangup on Polish food
Remember that food obsession we mentioned? Many of us are still convinced that you haven't lived until you've experienced all that Polish cuisine has to offer. So no matter how much your date might want to have a pierogi-eating contest at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern, remember that there is nothing sexy about a stomach full of cabbage rolls and soft cheese.
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Julianna Bagwell loves expensive tacos, and is engaged to a Pittsburgher she met through online dating. He occasionally adopts baboon-like qualities when the Penguins score. It is a continuous struggle. Follow her woeful journey: @JuliannaLocal.