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He was trim, tall, bearded (as they all seem to be), a recent transplant, having only lived in Seattle for a year or so and worked at a start-up, after burning out at Amazon (as they all seem to have).
He rode his bike around town; he had good taste in food and wine; and he lived across the street from where we were meeting.
It was all job speak—the type of language ladder-climbers use; it was the kind of talk that shuts vaginas down cold.
I hadn’t been out of the house all day, I work from home and I see no people except in a computer monitor, so human company, any kind really, was necessary.
And my city, Seattle, like San Francisco is lousy with them.
Amazon, which is located less than a mile from my house, has had a huge, awful impact on Seattle’s dating scene.
The restaurant was about to close and we had to go elsewhere or part ways.
No, I spent a half hour or more listening to him talk about his job.Since I am not in the tech industry, I don’t understand any of it.He was a software engineer or did something in tech (as they all did). I don’t think he asked me a single question about myself.Our date—if you call these impromptu Internet meetings, dates—lasted an hour.
It felt more like a job interview, but not the way a date is supposed to be a job interview.There was no grilling about where you were from and what your family was like and what you were looking for.