10 Reasons it Stinks to be a Straight Single Woman in Portland
Sunday, September 14, 2014
But finding a boyfriend in this town is harder than finding a brunch venue without a line.
Sure, if you're a single woman and happy to remain so, this city is probably as good as it gets. But if you're hoping to become un-single at any future stage, you've got a problem in PDX.
Below are our 10 reasons why it stinks to be a single straight woman in Portland.
(Coming soon: Ten reasons why Portland's not so hot if you're a straight single man either . . . )
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6. Won't pay for dinner
Any old-school gals looking for their Mr. Big to drop the dough after dinner will be disappointed. Portlanders are liberal and feminist so your dinner date is as likely to have the same expectations of you. In fact, chances are he’ll be worried that he’s more likely to offend you by offering. Be prepared to shell out.
4. No job
If you’ve found the only straight single man in town, chances are he doesn’t have a job. He’s in a band, or he’s building a house one brick at a time, or he’s trying to figure out how to make a sustainable organic hand craft business that mostly involves hanging out in coffee shops and bars.
Photo Credit: Ramsay MacDonland, from the Public Domain
2. Exes at yoga
This is a small town so if you do find a man, at some stage or other you’re going to run up against his past. Or multiple pasts. That woman setting her mat up behind you in your yoga class is probably his ex. Ready for some downward dog now?
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1. He's a clown
Somebody warned you that Portland men are clowns, right? And you didn’t take it seriously. But look – that guy you eyed up in that bar last night? He rode home on a unicycle. And he juggles.
From Juggalos to gutter punk 'circus artists,' men in Portland can LITERALLY be clowns.
Photo credit: BJ the Clown