Dating In Seattle

Jul 21, 2017 64 Comments

I just want to find a nice techie nerd guy but it seems almost impossible. Most guys I'd probably be interested in don't end up at bars/clubs. I'm getting really tired of dating apps.

Where do you go in Seattle to meet fun, nerdy, cool people?? Suggestions appreciated.

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  • Amazon Bbbbnnn
    See you at rgb tonight at 9?
    Jul 22, 2017 10
    • OP
      😂
      Jul 22, 2017
    • OP
      It's so crazy I just might try it
      Jul 22, 2017
    • Amazon Bbbbnnn
      Sweet peas. I'll be wearing blue
      Jul 22, 2017
    • OP
      Identifying information?? On blind??? What if I'm a corporate spy?
      Jul 22, 2017
    • Amazon Bbbbnnn
      I'll be charged for dating? 😂
      Jul 22, 2017
    • OP
      lol fair point
      Jul 22, 2017
    • PayPal jd6ghd
      Good luck
      Jul 22, 2017
    • OP
      Update: met. Wasn't an axe murderer. Actual fun happened. Y'all should try this it's terrifying and fun at the same time
      Jul 22, 2017
    • PayPal jd6ghd
      Tell us more!
      Jul 23, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng
      I've done this before on another platform. It's scary but fun
      Oct 27, 2017
  • New / Eng litmus
    'Blind' date?
    Jul 21, 2017 2
    • OP
      Lol, now accepting applications 🙄
      Jul 22, 2017
    • New / Eng mochaccino
      It was bound to happen sooner or later... Secret (RIP) and Whisper (and Insta), and now Blind. But if you're interested in vetting people on their ability to communicate rather than swiping simply on appearance, these apps can be great for that.
      Jul 22, 2017
  • Facebook PqPK71
    Online dating is really the best place to find nice techie nerd guys. Many of them don't know how to meet people anywhere else. As long as you mention your techie nerd interests in your profile, lots of guys will come after you because there is such an unbalanced ratio of techie nerd guys to techie nerd girls. I've found mentioning programming contests helps me meet guys.
    Jul 22, 2017 1
    • New / Eng litmus
      Can confirm. Finding ladies with techie interests is very challenging for me (track record 0%). And I'm in L.A.
      Jul 22, 2017
  • Microsoft BOPOHA-KAP
    GitHub + meetup = love ))
    Jul 21, 2017 0
  • Microsoft blork
    call me. loljk
    Jul 21, 2017 5
    • NPR / Eng WTNG24
      Hi loljk
      Jul 21, 2017
    • Microsoft blork
      you are trying to catfish me aren't you? lol
      Jul 21, 2017
    • Amazon / Mgmt
      JQWc06

      Amazon Mgmt

      BIO
      Kick ass and take names.
      JQWc06more
      Genuine techie right here.
      Jul 22, 2017
    • OP
      😂 No, I'm a real female human.
      Jul 22, 2017
    • VMware wtf🖕
      kiddingnotkidding
      Jul 22, 2017
  • Boeing / Product UpInTheAir
    That's soooo hard here
    Jul 21, 2017 1
    • Amazon / Ops entry
      that's what she said
      Jul 31, 2017
  • Duke Energy tactician
    Think about the qualities you value, then seek out places of interest to someone with those qualities.
    Jul 21, 2017 4
    • OP
      Hmm. So I should spend time volunteering, playing video games, hiking, and going to comedy clubs? What if I'm already doing those things? 😂
      Jul 22, 2017
    • Duke Energy tactician
      Try talking to people at those things lol. Nothing wrong with women making the first move either.
      Jul 22, 2017
    • OP
      Absolutely. Honestly though, I'm used to making the first move with the type of guys I'm interested in. It's be nice if THEY would. 😅
      Jul 22, 2017
    • Duke Energy tactician
      It goes both ways haha
      Jul 22, 2017
  • Duke Energy tactician
    Ie, you want someone well read, try a library or a bookstore. You want someone into video games, find a nerd bar, or a video game meetUp
    Jul 21, 2017 2
    • OP
      Ooh, video game meetups are a good idea!
      Jul 22, 2017
    • Valve / Other
      Lizardman

      Valve Other

      BIO
      For real, not a lizardman. Trust in meeeeeeee....
      Lizardmanmore
      know a bunch of awesome devs, we don't generally do meetups. I advise going to Mox Boarding House.
      Jul 22, 2017
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    • Amazon / Mgmt
      JQWc06

      Amazon Mgmt

      BIO
      Kick ass and take names.
      JQWc06more
      Best in terms of quality of matches.
      Jul 22, 2017
    • OP
      I tried coffee meets bagel actually but I didn't like the format. I actually have enjoyed OKC the most.
      Jul 22, 2017
  • Microsoft IYPn08
    a bit outside the box but have you tried dancing? there's a lot of dance studios in the area and it's a great way to meet people romantic or not. plus the people who go dancing arnt the same ones who hang out at bars/clubs.
    Jul 21, 2017 1
    • Microsoft / Eng deadpan
      This. Dancing as in swing, samba, tango, waltz, etc, etc. Ballroom dancing. Sign up for lessons, meet a dozen people, have an excuse to hang out with them weekly for a while... repeat as many times as you like.

      Side effects include learning to dance.
      Aug 5, 2017
  • Amazon / Design megatron
    If you feel like drinks tonight, message me
    Jul 22, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng Luffy!
    Meetup.com : Hiking, Tech talks, Developer groups!

    Source: Seattlite here !
    Jul 21, 2017 0
  • OP
    But seriously, suggestions of places to hang out appreciated. I hate the club/bar scene
    Jul 21, 2017 2
    • Amazon / Mgmt
      JQWc06

      Amazon Mgmt

      BIO
      Kick ass and take names.
      JQWc06more
      Go to Brave Horse. That's barely a bar. Ones with a bit more social prawness will venture out to capital hill, or fremont if they feel very hip.
      Jul 22, 2017
    • Fast Enterprises YHbU61
      lol prawness
      Jul 23, 2017
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    • OP
      Thanks for the invite! 😅
      Jul 22, 2017
  • New vcdc04
    I am a guy that lives in and is from Seattle, so this is coming from my experiences on the opposite side of things.

    I have typically met people through big groups with a purpose for being together - doing improv comedy has been one thing for me, kind of a long road but it started with taking a class and I'd say any kind of community class adults might take is a good thing, and a double benefit to you. Otherwise, friend networks here are kind of tight - I'd go to as many BBQs this summer as you can hahah (hosted by friends) and maybe host one of your own inviting people to bring friends. BBQing in the backyard is much more "Seattle" than the club scene.
    Jul 22, 2017 1
    • Microsoft / Eng deadpan
      It's true. I'm going to three BBQs this weekend and I'm not even single.
      Aug 5, 2017
  • Salesforce JDBC
    I think join a class of some activity that interests you. I have taken classes in improv, salsa dancing and mostly recently, started going on hikes. Met some decent crowd in this way. Also, I meet some interesting girls via coffee meets bagels as well.
    Jul 22, 2017 0
  • IBM
    rancidmeat

    IBM

    BIO
    One of the few actual developers at IBM
    rancidmeatmore
    Meetups and volunteer gigs.
    Jul 22, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng IStrategy
    Are you a part of a hiking group? If not, join one!
    Jul 22, 2017 0
  • Disney / Ops
    SABM|RST©

    Disney Ops

    PRE
    Microsoft
    BIO
    hacker, inventor, poet and lover of many subjects
    SABM|RST©more
    that's really your problem. techies don't club... well not the clubs here. most drink at home. plus with Seattle freeze. my advice would be dating sites, general banter on reddit/seattle tech slack or trivia bars and similar. game nights or meetups. or just post a good headshot here and you'll fill your inbox. sadly easy for a tech girl vs tech boy due to the stem stigma from previous generations...
    Jul 24, 2017 1
    • OP
      All good ideas but I'm not posting a photo of myself on Blind. If people are interested they can PM me and get my number to text. I've met a few from this post. All very nice.
      Jul 29, 2017
  • New / Eng mochaccino
    "In Seattle, it has been easy to hook up, but hard to find anyone really interesting or worthwhile for the long term... On the dates, they flash money around, having never really had it before. One software engineer visiting from the Bay Area was in town for a training session at Amazon before he made the move... He spent the entire time talking about his job and the opportunities it was going to bring him. He didn’t appear to have any other interests—he certainly didn’t seem to have any interest in me. I am a journalist, so I am very good at asking questions to get people to talk about themselves. But this was like squeezing blood from a stone..."

    Fascinating, though sad:
    https://www.damemagazine.com/2014/05/23/amazon-killing-my-sex-life
    Jul 23, 2017 1
  • Amazon hlp
    Try this. Lot of techies, mostly guys, a lot of natural interaction and it's fun anyway. https://fareharbor.com/windworkssailing/items/15109/
    Jul 26, 2017 0
  • WRKSHP / Eng 999
    I'm same as OP but in SF.
    I've met the coolest guys online through fb shitposting groups and other online spaces. Still looking, though.
    Oddly enough, tinder seems almost better than the league
    Jul 23, 2017 0
  • Microsoft yeass!
    Even harder for someone who doesn't drink or hang out at bars
    Jul 22, 2017 0
  • Boeing / Product UpInTheAir
    The. Ingest thing is if you're new don't let the city get to you. It's easy to fall into the oddity that is seattle dating / single life. It's hard, very hard, to get out of it.
    Jul 22, 2017 2
    • Boeing / Product UpInTheAir
      *biggest
      Jul 22, 2017
    • OP
      Yeah it's not fun. 🙄
      Jul 22, 2017
  • Microsoft Xpro
    Are you a gold digger? :)
    Jul 22, 2017 1
    • OP
      No 🙄Just trying to find someone that has interests that match mine.
      Jul 22, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng 🖖 😇🖖
    lol yeah hard, easier than anywhere except for maybe SF
    Jul 21, 2017 1
    • OP
      If it's so easy, where do y'all hang out? 😑
      Jul 22, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng BbCX12
    Take an improv class. Lots of nerdy people and they like to have fun. Bars come after improv but are not required.
    Oct 27, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng ric_ta
    Eh eHarmony or some shit. better than bars or whatever
    Jul 22, 2017 0

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