We eliminated the gendered asymmetrical model because we wanted the app to be more queer-friendly and inclusive of all genders and identities.
If things start to get serious, though, then it’s dating,” he says. The ask: Via Twitter, e-mail, IM or texting—anything but the traditional phone call. Also dead, that old saw about women having to wait for a guy to make “the move.” The date: Hanging out at the Olympic Sculpture Park or Green Lake or Alki; happy hour at Wasabi Bistro in Belltown; or pizza in the high-backed booths at Via Tribunali on Capitol Hill.If they see a man whose answers they like, women can make a connection, and things go from there.Women can also send out a “Siren Call” on the app, which puts out notifications to a select group of men who are willing to meet up at that particular moment.Read on for our decade-by-decade breakdown of the Seattle singleton scene. Sometimes it’s “hooking up,” sometimes it’s “hanging out.” Sometimes it’s just hard to explain.
In fact, it’s generally hard to explain, because many 20-somethings don’t even use the word “date”—although most of them are dating the hell out of each other (usually until 4 in the morning, after which it’s time to head to the Hurricane Café for a chicken-fried steak). On Twitter; at a friend’s party; at a bar like King’s Hardware in Ballard; or through Seattle’s Underdog Sports League, where it’s actually OK to tackle the people you think are cute.
It’s over when: You catch them pitching their Jones Soda bottle off the side of the ferry MV Issaquah. Although the D word is passé, most 30-somethings acknowledge that, much like Tim Eyman initiatives, dating happens.