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Old 05-18-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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Hey all!


So I wanted to post a subjective question to all the local Sea-heads and see if a concensus would be reached.

I've seen it mentioned on these boards a few times that there is a shortage of masculine, manlier men in the greater Seattle area and this is an aspect many single women complain about. Would you say for a transplant like myself who is very blue-collar and always told I am an alpha sort of Man's man that I may have a distinct advantage over the average joe in Seattle because of my different flavor?


On the east coast where I'm from, the masculinity flows like wine so no one really stands out, but this is an interesting notion about Seattle and one I would not have had if not for seeing a few locals mention this on the board.

I thought I'd get a broader perspective, so ladies(and even gents), feel free to chime in and let me know your thoughts on the appeal of a markedly manlier man and his level of attraction on the fairer sex.


Oh and in order to cut through the treacle, let's say all other factors are equal for the sake of this discussion. Please simply address this variable on it's own.



Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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There are plenty of outdoorsy men given the options near Seattle for all forms of recreation. Are you loaded? Money is always give men the best advantage no matter where you are, sorry.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:21 AM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Define "manly."

Out here there are several types of men, just like any large city. Women will be attracted to guys who are self confident no matter where you are.

That said, there are a lot of shy, nerdy-type men out here.

That also being said, there's a lot of shy, nerdy girls out here too. So they won't go for the ******* A-type "go back to the other coast" type of guy.

But if you are physically fit, don't put your ego on your sleeve, and don't b*tch about the weather or how "cold" people are, you'll do fine. Go forth my child, and just be cool!
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:07 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I never understand why dating is framed as a competiton. But what do I know, I'm married.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:52 AM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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I never understand why dating is framed as a competiton. But what do I know, I'm married.
Basic human psychology, it *IS* a competition.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Basic human psychology, it *IS* a competition.
^This
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Having lived in Portland Oregon previously....

I always felt that the men in the PNW were basically the way they were, because that's the way the women liked them.

A 'Manly Man'...is going to be perceived as a meathead type, who doesn't read books, watches too much sports, and leans on the sexist side. Generally, that will repel most PNW women.

Besides there are more than enough 'going hiking or kayaking' types or 'going to the gym' types who also read, stay informed, and everything else.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Crosstown *****
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There are plenty of outdoorsy men given the options near Seattle for all forms of recreation. Are you loaded? Money is always give men the best advantage no matter where you are, sorry.

Spoken like a true Californian.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Spoken like a true Californian.
Lol, excuse my typo. You have me wondering now, are Californians more obsessed with wealth than PNW folk? I know money is all that matters here. I'm just wondering if it's the same up north?
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Lol, excuse my typo. You have me wondering now, are Californians more obsessed with wealth than PNW folk? I know money is all that matters here. I'm just wondering if it's the same up north?
Well, even in CA, LA takes the cake with that, followed by the Bay Area then San Diego. My experience with PNW women is restricted to the small towns so I don't have much point of reference for the whole region but they are definitely more down to the earth the the small town CA women.
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