Downlocal

8 Homegrown Apps to Help You Navigate Life in Seattle

From dining to the dating scene.

03/15/2021 By Christy Carley

USE PROTECTION

Pandemic First Dates, Ranked from Safest to Scariest

If you’re already in a relationship, don’t @ us. We have to find a way to make this work.

02/12/2021 By Zoe Sayler

GO THE DISTANCE

How to Navigate Long-Distance Love

Two Seattle-based therapists weigh in on how to meet your partner where they’re at. Emotionally, that is.

02/12/2021 By Erin Wong

SWIPING, UNLEASHED

Inside the Dog-Eat-Dog World of Seattle Dating Apps

Wowzer, Seattle's promising dating app for dog lovers, didn't make it through Covid-19. But two other local dating apps are keeping humans connected.

02/12/2021 By Zoe Sayler, Christy Carley, and Erin Wong

KISS ME THRU THE PHONE SCREEN

Think Virtual Dating Always Sucks? Think Again

Sure, Zoom calls lack ambiance. But they're an antidote to a sometimes impersonal culture of hookups and expectations.

02/12/2021 By Christy Carley

Just Let Me Know

Does Hollywood Think Seattle Is Sexy?

Why is a city famously bad for dating most associated with romance movies?

02/01/2021 By Stefan Milne

TAKE ME OUT

These Seattle Restaurants Serve Valentine’s Day Dinner To-Go (and Outdoors)

Get a room. And eat copious amounts of pasta in it.

01/22/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Later Dater

Inslee Makes Indoor Dining a Family Affair

But don’t fret, single people: Cafe streets are on the way.

07/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Snap Judgment

Does Seattle Need Its Own Dating App?

The city notorious for icy demeanors might need some extra help in the relationship department.

10/22/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Puppy Love

A Dating App for Dog Lovers Is a Real Actual Thing and It Launches This Month

When Wowzer goes live on October 23, romance with a fellow dog owner is just a swipe away.

10/17/2019 By Nicole Pasia

Desperately Seeking Somebody

Will a New Seattle-Specific Dating App Help You Find Love?

It launches today for the not-so-hopeless romantics out there.

09/19/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Critic's Picks

20 Date-Night Dining Destinations

Places to woo soul mates and Tinder matches alike.

02/06/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

The Dating Life

How to Fix Seattle's Single Tech Bros, According to a Dating Coach

Marina Lavochin has an easy recipe for turning the city's hesitant, single newcomers into viable dating material.

08/15/2017 By Allison Williams

Urbanism

City Canon: Tinder Is a Metaphor

Swiping and categorizing Seattleites.

02/12/2016 By Anand Balasubrahmanyan