Back in 2007, I lived in Portland Oregon for about six months. Looking back, it feels like it was much longer. It was a gorgeous place to live, even when it was raining (which is often in the winter). And everyone I met was intelligent, thoughtful, and generally pleasant to be around.
Beyond that, there was a palpable feeling of individuality, creativity, and energy in the air. I lived in a neighborhood called the Hawthorne District, and on every street sign and telephone pole was a flyer for a poetry reading, or a writers club, or a new band performing, or an upcoming comedy show, or a political rally. The neighborhood was alive, but it wasn’t just Hawthorne District. Downtown, where I worked, wasn’t much different. Even in its most commercial areas — which are impressive — there are streaks of imagination and uniqueness.
So the decision to open up TruConnection.com to singles in Portland, OR was a no-brainer, and one that I am excited about.
TruConnection’s tag line is “Meet People, Not Profiles.” More than any place I can think of, Portland is a place of real people. Detailed self-description and matching algorithms don’t work well to match singles in any city, but they are really out of place in Portland.
Your creativity. Your writing. Your thoughts. Your opinions. Your photo. These collectively are the best first impression when meeting online.
If you are single in Portland, I look forward to you becoming a member; I think you’ll find TruConnection.com to be a refreshing change in the world of online dating.