His friends were also friends with her ex, she said, and once they started dating, there wasn’t room for everyone.Premiere matchmaking service in Portland, Portland Singles, reveals 10 insightful tips to handle and heal from a devastating divorce.Caitlin Cleary and Kelly Robinson, both 23 and in relationships, said they wouldn’t expect to meet someone they want to date at a bar, like Amigo’s, where they shared nachos at happy hour on a recent Thursday.

Long winters, reserved demeanors and inescapable exes are reasons why people say Portland can be a difficult place to date. With more than 15,000 residents ages 20 to 34 and unmarried – about a quarter of the city’s adult population – the concentration of young, single people is about the same in Portland as it is in New York City, and is twice as high as in Maine as a whole.

The percentage of those people with profiles on makes most of the rest of New England look like an online-dating desert.

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And as for the number of bars per capita – a figure that’s often used to rate the best cities for singles – even nightlife hot spots like Las Vegas and New Orleans can’t hold a cocktail to Portland, where there’s a drinking establishment for every 1,000 residents.

As the Old Port’s outdoor patios opened up and singles flooded from their apartments looking for summer love, we aimed to figure out how Portland got its bad rap and whether a good mate is really that hard to find here.

These are the people who went to see you at your wedding and they will feel the loss you’re feeling as well.

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Sara French has been the Executive Matchmaker at IJL Seattle for 12 years and has interviewed and matched thousands of clients in that time.

“It’s a privilege to be the Executive Matchmaker at IJL Seattle.

I’m so proud of my clients and the fact that they are making their personal lives a priority - it’s such an important part of life!