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June 12, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Chat rewind: Seattle’s dysfunctional dating scene
Guest columnist Danielle Campoamor calls Seattle’s dating scene dysfunctional and says it’s because men are too timid to approach women. If you missed it, check out her Saturday guest column, What’s wrong with Seattle’s dating scene. She also spoke to KIRO radio about her column.
Do you think it’s true that Seattle men are more timid and shy than men elsewhere? Do you have another explanation? Or do you think Seattle’s dating scene is totally normal?
Join us for a live chat with Campoamor, a Seattle freelance writer, at noon on Wednesday, June 12.
We want to hear from men, straight or gay, and women whether you’ve shared her experience.
Can’t make the chat? Let us know in our online poll whether you agree with Campoamor.
Update 4:24 p.m.
Danny O’Neil, 710 ESPN Seattle radio host and former Seattle Times sports reporter, will be stopping by at 12:30 p.m. during the Wednesday chat to talk about how he failed to ask me out. “Me” as in Sharon. Not Danielle. Danny and I are now married.
Update 6/11/2013 5:41 p.m.
We are bringing on another man’s perspective: Rishad Quazi, who leads the Seattle Singles Meetup group and works in the tech sector. The group has 7,000 members, which he says makes it the largest Meetup group in the area. Quazi has lived in cities all around the world, and has called Seattle home since 2005.
He disagrees with Campoamor about Seatle’s dating scene and this city’s male disposition, but he’s saving his thoughts for the chat. Tune in at noon Wednesday to hear from Quazi.