About Seattle Singles

* Source - PerfectMatch Members
 14.5% of Seattle Singles say their sense of humor is: Dry 
 24.7% of Seattle Singles say their favorite romantic gesture is: Flowers 

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Seattle Outdoor Date Ideas Suggested by Seattle Singles

Post Date: Sep 4, 2011

Leslie from Seattle says: Greenlake is always a good place for a date. It is scenic, and you can walk, or sit. There is a lot to see that can help conversation along if you are feeling tongue-tied, and there are restaurants around if you get hungry. You get a lot of chances to see how one another reacts to all sorts of things, what with roller-bladers and cyclists zipping around you, baby carriages getting in your way, Frisbees flying past your head, and so on. It's a place that lets you be spontaneous, lets you relax.

Post Date: Aug 21, 2011

Christine from Seattle says: A park on a beautiful day or doing something new and interesting.

Post Date: Aug 14, 2011

Cherise from Seattle says: The beach at night...like Alki. Or a karaoke bar. Or even Downtown Seattle...in the evening.

Post Date: Jun 28, 2011

Liz from Seattle says: greenlake

Post Date: Jun 13, 2011

Kinnon from Seattle says: A waterfront restaurant

Post Date: Jun 12, 2011

Mei from Seattle says: Dinner at a local Italian restaurant followed by a walk around Green Lake

Post Date: May 24, 2011

Savanah from Seattle says: I love the water. I generally love the beach, but I have no specific preference. If I had to pick I would probably say Alki beach as it faces both the Olympic mountains and extends to a view of downtown Seattle.

Post Date: May 12, 2011

Susan from Seattle says: Walking, beach combing, and/or picnicking on the beach-- especially if there's a night bonfire.

Post Date: Apr 25, 2011

James from Seattle says: city park

Post Date: Apr 24, 2011

James from Seattle says: city park

Post Date: Apr 17, 2011

Annie from Seattle says: Well unfortunately I haven't had all that many great dates in Seattle which is why I'm on Perfect Match. But I think a couple of great dates places are: a Mariners game at Safeco, Green Lake or walking downtown during the holiday season with all the lights.

Post Date: Feb 25, 2011

Brady from Seattle says: A visit to the green house at Volunteer Park. I love the clean air and fresh oxygen.

Post Date: Feb 20, 2011

kaye from Seattle says: cheap ethnic eats. wine bar, walk in a park.

Post Date: Feb 12, 2011

Stephanie from Seattle says: I love anyplace near or on the waterfront--Pike Place, a seafood restaurant, little shops, etc. I also love to explore new places!

Post Date: Feb 10, 2011

Michael from Seattle says: St. Edward State Park, Juanita Beach. Kirkland, WA.

Facts about Seattle Singles

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When asked about their Education, they answered
Bachelors degree (30.6%)
Graduate degree (18.2%)
Some college (16.1%)

When asked about their Profession, they answered
Self employed (9.9%)
Technical/Science/Engineering (9.9%)
Medical/Health services (9.6%)

When asked about their Sense of Humor, they answered
Dry (14.5%)
Sarcasm (13.5%)
Ironic (7.5%)

When asked about their Food Habits, they answered
Varies (Depends on my mood) (42.9%)
Health Conscious (I watch what I eat) (37.7%)
Vegetarian/Vegan (4.2%)

When asked if they Smoked, they answered
Nonsmoker (70.5%)
Socially (9.2%)
Moderately (3.8%)

When asked about Drinking, they answered
Socially (56.0%)
Do not drink (13.8%)
Moderately (13.6%)

When asked about thier Religious Habits, they answered
Religion is not important to me (31.4%)
Attend religious services occasionally (24.0%)
Worship in private (17.6%)

When asked about what Romantic Gesture they preferred, they answered
Flowers (24.7%)
Candlelit dinner at home (12.9%)
Long massage (12.7%)

When asked about their Pets, they answered
Cat (36.8%)
Dog (31.0%)
Bird (5.2%)

A Serious Relationship…Are You Ready?

Unfortunately, knowing for certain when you are ready for a serious relationship, isn't one of the simpler things in life. There'll come a time when we "think" we're ready. But then, after we've leaped in, we feel like we're drowning, and we start struggling and kicking to get out of the water. This causes sadness, and often anger, to the person we are with. It's usually not something we're proud of doing to another person, or ourselves. So, here're a few dating and relationship tips to consider before you jump off the cliff…and then realize you have no idea how deep the water is.

The very talented and extremely funny comedian, Jeff Foxworthy, used to say, "You know you're a redneck if…". Well, you know you're ready for a serious relationship if:

  • You start to be bored when going out with others who are not contenders for a long-lasting future, even if they are handsome or beautiful, smart, entertaining and/or recent lottery winners.  Read More

Dr. Pepper Schwartz - Dating & Relationship Expert

Top 10 Dating Tips

1. Date Night Plan

Waiting until the last minute may make things spontaneous - or disastrous. Plan your date in advance, set expectations and ensure your date is in agreement. Know how to get there, where to park, when things are open, etc. Look like you know how to make things happen seamlessly.

2. Appropriateness Date Location

Make sure what you've picked out and/or suggested has some relevance to what this person might actually enjoy. Doing something you both enjoy will go a long way towards relationship building.

3. Sensitivity

If your date happens on a weeknight, don't select a movie ending at 11.00 p.m. The more solutions you've prepared for in advance, the less anxious your date will be. This clearly shows your thoughtfulness.

4. Respect

Sure, she or he really looks great and you're more impressed as the evening goes along. However, don't push physical attraction too soon. You could be making a serious mistake if you attempt to manhandle her or him.

5. Listen to Your Date

Listening is very important at any stage of dating or a relationship. Show her or him you know them better at the end of the date, than you did at the beginning.

6. Stay Light

Do something positive you both can share in, without it being embarrassing. Select something appealing to your date; i.e., go to a water park if she or he likes water, or an outdoor rock concert if they like the performers. Perhaps, see a romantic comedy or take a hike. Whatever you're doing, don't sit and talk about your exes, troubled kids, etc. These are conversation topics which will come later if the relationship progresses.

7. Connect

Make a real effort to find commonalities. Listen and learn a little about each other's childhood and past. See if your values and life's outlook are similar. This is an excellent exploration period.

8. Anticipate

As always, you should look your best. A light kiss at the end of the night that promises more…someday...is sexier than a lip scrunching passionate kiss that surprises your date and possibly puts him or her off.

9. Laugh

Laughter is bonding, infectious and attractive. If you're going to the movies, ensure the film's funny; if going to a comedy club, know the comedians are funny; or go roller skating and laugh at yourselves. Laughter is a great release for any nervousness.

10. Show Appreciation

Acknowledge someone's kindness, thoughtfulness or generosity. Don't assume anything and don't come off as being spoiled. Verbally let them know their hard work, planning or good humor didn't go unnoticed. And, make yourself an irresistible choice for future dates.