Or they call them a slut and talk massive amounts of shit about them.
Michigan is very sexually conservative, and it makes people unhappy.
So, as far as dating is concerned, I'm about one step away from taking engagement photos with a burrito and calling it good. My high hopes and daily bus-ride marriage fantasies were quickly dashed by off-the-market married men, noncommittal fuckbois, and my own overwhelming lack of ambition.
When I moved to Portland last February, I was convinced that was all about to change. (Is it my fault burritos are so much easier to talk to?
This would be the time and place in my life when I could date freely and successfully. ) Now I find myself back at the crux of perpetual singledom.
I've finally started to wonder if it's because my life is some sort of Never Been Kissed parody or if the fault lies with the city itself.
In an attempt to find out, I surveyed a wide variety of Portland friends, coworkers, comedians, and storytellers.
I've found that dating is pretty relaxed around here most of the time, and I honestly feel like people are more themselves.
Bri Pruett, 32 Straight, cis, female comedian, and former avid Portland dater, now in a relationship.
A bunch of full-of-themselves sadboys would rather sit with their bros than make a move to meet someone?
Meanwhile, the ladies in this town are movers and shakers in all facets.