Over the course of Teens of Denial's 11 songs, Will narrates a journey with his mysterious companion/alter-ego Joe that addresses big themes (personal responsibility, existential despair, the nature of identity, the Bible, heaven) and small ones (Air Jordans, cops, whether to have one more beer, why he lost his backpack).
By turns tender and caustic, empathetic and solipsistic, literary and vernacular, profound and profane, self-loathing and self-aggrandizing, he conjures a specifically 21st century mindset, a product of information overload, the loneliness it can foster, and the escape music can provide.
To be able to order something, you need to read it off the menu and speak to a waitress.
But you can’t do either — the menu is in a foreign language and the waitress doesn’t understand any English.
But since I moved to the Seattle area from Pakistan two years ago, I’ve been in a similar situation when it comes to my romantic life. Seattle isn’t a town of nuns and I’m sure not a Brahmachari who lives a life of self-imposed celibacy.
Much like that guy in that restaurant who can’t get the food he wants so badly, for that whole time I have not been able to get a date. There could be more than one explanation for it: It could be what many call Seattle Freeze.
The dating scene can be difficult enough under normal circumstances, but things are very tough for straight men in Seattle these days — and Amazon’s growth is contributing to the problem.
It’s hard to make friends with people you meet, let alone get a date with woman whom you’re interested in.The difference is that Amazon has been expanding rapidly in Seattle, now employing nearly 25,000 people in the city, up from 5,000 in 2010, by Reifman’s estimates. Over the past two years, I’ve personally found dating in Seattle has become increasingly difficult.By the end of 2014, Reifman projects, there will be 130 single men in Seattle for every 100 single women — up from a ratio of 119 single men to 100 single women in April 2010. It’s less common to meet single women in person and online dating is more difficult.Considering Your Community Looking Online Making a Move Community Q&A Do you want to find a boyfriend and you're a gay teen?Depending on where you are in the world, it can be very difficult to develop something serious.