One could easily be a misfit here and find others to hang with.

They make up the fabric of this city and we love them.

But the rise of Amazon and the Google and Facebook outposts and the startup ...

They make up the fabric of this city and we love them. But, at the risk of painting brogrammers with too broad a brush, they can be excessively work-driven, entitled, listless in their dating approach and not very well socialized.

But the rise of Amazon and the Google and Facebook outposts and the startup culture have brought in a different flavor of smart people: the brogrammers. Also they're part of the gentrification and transplant culture that natives fear are killing Seattle.

This may be because we're too attached to our gadgets and steeped in our inner worlds. As writer Jeff Reifman wrote in 2015, "Straight flirting seems dead in Seattle."Did it ever thrive? more So many men Reifman also wrote that according to the 2010 Census, there were 119 single men for every 100 single women in Seattle -- and in Bellevue, it was 144 men.

But we're socially awkward here, too, and less genuinely open to talking to strangers. less Women are standoffish We also hear that men are disheartened when they try to talk to a Seattle woman and they automatically raise their guards. In 2012, Pay Scale indicated that 75 percent of Amazon's workers are men.People in smaller towns are looking to meet people, too.They might be willing to travel in order to do so, but Seattleites -- the primary makeup of the online dating pool -- aren't.From Seattle Freeze to the influx of brogrammers, meeting people sometimes seems an impossible task in our fair city.Using suggestions from staffers, readers, and thinkpieces from locals, we explore some of the reasons dating in Seattle just sucks. less From Seattle Freeze to the influx of brogrammers, meeting people sometimes seems an impossible task in our fair city.And it's not just because of people working in tech - gentrification of all kinds and increasing rent and property values make Seattle hospitable to ever fewer types of people.