Asked how this could impact the dating scene, O’Connor — who previously worked as a matchmaker in Seattle — said the sheer number of employees brings “potential” to the whole DMV dating scene. “There’s going to be a lot of new single people in town.” In the meantime, the two matchmakers shared said Arlington restaurants offer opportunities for the perfect first date no matter who are you.“If it’s anything like the headquarters in Seattle, D. For quiet conversations, Jacoby and O’Connor said clients have approved of Circa in Clarendon, Barley Mac in Rosslyn, and the cozy atmosphere at Ambar in Clarendon.Two weeks ago, one of her male clients from Virginia said he didn’t want to visit a woman in D. “Just insisting.” Jacoby said this can be off-putting for women who do not feel safe traveling to a place they’re unfamiliar with to meet a stranger on a first date, and it’s a gesture of courtesy to meet her at a place she’s more comfortable with. C.-based clients, however, and the problem can sometimes be caused by them not owning a car. Abby Tannenbaum, 24, has lived in Columbia Heights for the past year and a half and says that the commute to Arlington is just too far.
I just met a guy who lives in NW DC, who crosses the bridge to Courthouse frequently. “I just had to time to kill and I like long walks, so I figured why not,” he said. “He wouldn’t let me match her with him because of the location, even though I knew they would be a good match,” she said. “So no, I’m not worried.” Then again, it doesn’t always work out for willing commuters, either.
Having lived four years in Arlington, he’s like a unicorn. 🙂 — Brian Cockman (@bcockman) July 14, 2019 A year or so ago, Josh, 27, said he walked from his house near Thomas Circle in D. “She made me shower when I got there.” It’s an attitude that O’Connor and Jacoby said is important for anyone serious about finding a partner in the area. “You cannot expect to have all the options in the world in D. ‘Forever Single’ “I agree that me being too narrowly focused is probably a driver on why I’m still single,” admitted Tim, whose Twitter handle is “Forever Single.” “I would like to say that I have nothing against Virginia and Maryland women but based on my current preferences, I prefer to only date women in D. Intrepid footslogger Josh said he and his Courthouse girlfriend are no longer together. “THAT distance was too far.” ‘Better Buckle Up’ Still, the cross-boundary dating dynamics could change now that Amazon is poised to hire 25,000 people and chose Arlington in part because of its attractiveness to young (often single) tech workers.
“To me, it’s just a couple extra stops on the Metro line,” he said.
“But the Potomac seems to be a psychological barrier.” In an age of dating apps with location filters — and Metro summer shutdowns — we reached out to professional matchmakers to ask just how common this geo-phobia was.
It’s a familiar refrain for some Arlingtonians: boy meets D. girl, girl learns he lives across the river, girl ghosts. resident Tim tweeted that “everything was perfect” between him a girl after going on a dates at a D. “She strongly encouraged our 4th date be in […] Ballston,” he wrote.
In the words of one man, the river is less a body of water and more a “Great Potomac Divide.” But after I joked about the phenomenon last week, hundreds shared stories on social media of how they’ve been left adrift — or shamelessly drop dates themselves. “We never had a 4th date.” When asked why he’d been ghosted about half a dozen times, Sean from Arlington (who asked us not to use his last name) said he wasn’t sure.
It’s a big city in a big state, and that can make dating challenging.
How do you sort through thousands of date options in your area? Online dating has exploded in popularity in the last decade because it’s by far the easiest way to turn a city full of people into an inbox full of dates.
But there are new creative ways of keeping a relationship fun and spicy,” said O’Connor.