My first stop is Café Milano, a movers-and-shakers kind of restaurant with a very well-dressed meat market bar scene. I try to catch the blonde’s eye while her date checks e-mail, but she doesn’t see me. He engages her, somehow gets her to admit to having cougar-ed in the past, and then distracts her date so I can move in for a conversation. I considered the bar a place where older men hit on younger women. She’s lived here several years, still speaks with a heavy British accent and says she’s met a few younger men at Milano. In a seamless gesture, she tilts her head in my direction, allows her hair to shield her face from her date and says “Dewey” in clear, crisp syllables. Dewey is a Delaware beach town many Washingtonians head to for summer weekends. “Puma, puma, cougar in puma clothing,” he tells me. All are fairly slim and dressed in skirts and heels. I refuse to calculate how many hours of Zipcar time I’d need for that road trip. He’s in his 40s, married and a magnet for women of all ages. It’s a long drive for someone who doesn’t own a car. “Perfect,” I tell my 40-year-old girlfriend and our 30-year-old male sidekick. That’s something you rarely if ever see here.” # “My sister just moved from NYC last year and really hated it, primarily because she felt like she was surrounded by government drones with no personality, but when she found out she could go out to a bar with 5 dollars in her pocket and have guys buy her drinks all night, she quickly changed her mind.” # “The amount of guys i know that married a DC girl is minimal, and those guys married down.I don’t know one guy from DC who is married to a girl from this area where I thought to myself ‘Wow, good for him, that’s a nice pull.'” # “You get a few hotties at some of the consulting companies (Accenture is pretty good about hiring hot chicks), but they’re in the overwhelming minority and benefit from a supply/demand issue. Whatever talent I remember DC having has left.” # “Does anybody remember south of dupont back in 07/08? I remember the first time I went to Play lounge (midtown) back then. Then you’d step outside and the sidewalks had girls coming out of 1223. “Now it’s terrible (low quality and a sausagefest)… Recently an NFL player got stabbed outside of there. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has noticed.” # “Without sounding like a racist, this is what is killing DC nightlife for me.It’s more for people who work, want to unwind on the weekends and mostly seem to have steady girlfriends or maybe date around somewhat.However, DC does seem to weed out the extremes of society including real creative energy and excitement.” # “DC has always drawn lots of consultants who come here with job offers directly out of college with the Booz Allen, Accenture, and PWC’s of the world.
I dated some au-pairs back in ’05-06 and although it was transient, at least I wasn’t lonely.
They’re gonna be looking at your clothes, car, and all the other dumb shit they use to measure you.” # “Just about every 6 chick found in a DC bar/club thinks she’s a 10 and has her 24-7 bitch shield up.
Shoot, I am a white dude who works out constantly (9% body fat only), dresses sharp and makes it a point to always smile (I have nice teeth), yet the number of times girls give me the eye roll here is unreal!
But that avenue seems very diminished now.” # “Cosign on the decreased au pair sightings. There are so few that the fat Polish girl who would get no love back in her hometown is getting approached 20 times a night in DC.
I knew a mediocre Brazilian girl (a 5) come to DC and tell me how amazing it is that guys offer to buy her drinks and take her for rides on boats (Georgetown).