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

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In May 2014, I blogged about Amazon’s impact on the Seattle dating scene, put simply: “not enough ladies too many mans”. The post quickly went viral and spawned a number of follow-ups – the most popular of which, “Amazon is Killing My Sex Life” by Tricia Romano, made it into the late New York Times’ columnist David Carr’s curriculum for his communications class.

Then, in November 2014, I wrote “‘Amageddon’: Seattle’s Increasingly Obvious Future”, which hit a nerve and received well over a hundred thousand page views. In the wake of these posts, I’ve heard from a lot of people about their love-hate relationship with Seattle and its changing face.

But also, a lot of people were confused why say 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” and of course, called it, “Peepless in Seattle: Dating, Friendship, and the Seattle Freeze After Forty.”

After hearing from a couple folks that the content’s a tiny bit racy to share on the Internets, I’ve decided to provide this landing page to safeguard your social media reputations. Proceed at your own discretion.

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