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Peepless in Seattle: Dating, Friendship, and the Seattle Freeze After Forty

A lot of people were confused why 20 thousand additional men in a city might make finding meaningful romance more difficult — for everyone. So, I’ve written a sequel to “You’ve Got Male.”

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What Are the Odds of Finding Your Ideal Partner (in Seattle)?

For its Valentines Day episode in 2013, This American Life’s David Kestenbaum shared an anecdote of physicists trying to calculate the odds of finding a girlfriend in Boston. They began with the population of Boston, adjusted for the female contingent that they were searching for, adjusted for the fraction within ten years of his age who were single college graduates …

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Matt Dandelion

Healing from Difficult Breakups

My latest essay describes simple ways to activate your parasympathetic nervous system to support the process of healing from a breakup: “Studies of fMRI scans show that breakups affect the same areas of the brain associated with drug addiction and withdrawal. The process of ending our intimate connections with loved ones can take a profound physiological toll; no wonder it is …

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Amazon’s Impact on Seattle Dating Resonated Widely

I had no idea that GeekWire’s coverage of You’ve Got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene would result in such widespread coverage as well as a viral spinoff. The gender ratio in Seattle and the failure of our local tech companies to hire women definitely touched a nerve, here and around the web. While I support Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ vision of an urban …

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The Controversy Over My Cutoff Essay

I’ve posted a brief response to the controversy over Shining Light On Cutoff Culture.

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You’ve got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

Update: There’s now a sequel, “Peepless in Seattle: Dating, Friendship, and the Seattle Freeze.“ Also, summary of the media coverage from the original post. The gender imbalance in San Francisco is so bad that a startup recently proposed flying women in from New York City for dates. But, if you’re a straight male thinking of moving to Seattle to work in technology, think again. …

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Breakups and Cutoff Culture

Cutting off  exes not only hurts our former partners but limits our own growth as well. Most of us don’t blink when a friend says they’ve cut off an ex. But if you’ve ever been cut off by someone you care deeply for, then you know how distinctly painful an experience it can be. While it may be socially acceptable …

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