They know and care nothing about your silly little city drama, and no one in the city knows who they are because "ew, suburbs." But hey, at least they’ve got a few good restaurants out there. The "new economy" careers in social entrepreneurship, tech startups based in coworking spaces, and freelance consulting that have been exploding in Detroit as of late have made it very difficult to figure out just what exactly your date does for a living. Also, the presence of the Quickenstanites has vastly improved Detroit's overall attractiveness factor (they even shower! Say what you will about Dan Gilbert, but you can't deny that the dating scene got a whole lot brighter once he started shipping these people in by the busload.
The most obvious answer is usually the correct one: parental sponsorship. The girls here love the local teams just as much as the guys, and thanks to consistently championship-caliber national teams, the minor league Detroit City FC and the recreational Detroit City Futbol League, and fowling, a sport we just went ahead and made up, there’s stuff going on just about 365 days a year.
Yes we have all of the various archetypes you'll find in every other major city -- hipster, tech bro, urban farmer/social activist, yoga pant-wearing socialite -- but if you're into any kind of "alternative lifestyle," Detroit has just the right kind of weirdo soulmate for you.
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Here's why dating in Detroit is unlike dating in any other city... Oh, you're originally from here, moved to New York, couldn't hack it there, and moved back here when the tide was high so that you could "make a difference" and "be a part of something," and "get in on the ground floor" of this "blank slate" city? Correction to the above first week of dating: Slow Roll on Monday, Tigers game Tuesday, etc.
Detroit has a longer memory than the North in , and everyone in Detroit knows everyone in Detroit so your next breakup has every chance of becoming a public fiasco involving overlapping social circles and people you only know through Facebook coming up to you at Great Lakes Coffee to ask you about it. In the last five years Detroit went from a bunch of angry fat slobs to... You and your date both own cars but nowadays you will probably never use them but for the occasional trip North of 8 Mile and the annual summer sabbatical to Up North. Seriously, this list would have looked a lot different five years ago.
If you’re gonna go to one of Detroit’s sweet outdoor movie screenings, or do anything else cool this summer, you’re gonna need someone to go with.
But before you swipe right, you better make sure you’ve got the right date, but be warned: it might not be easy.