They know and care nothing about your silly little city drama, and no one in the city knows who they are because "ew, suburbs." But hey, at least they’ve got a few good restaurants out there. Michigan is the Great Beer State for damn good reasons and a perfect date here might just mean a Midtown brewpub/beer bar crawl of Motor City Brewing Works, Traffic Jam & Snug, Jolly Pumpkin, and Hop Cat. , the best thing about Quicken employees is that we keep getting older and they keep staying the same age.
The "new economy" careers in social entrepreneurship, tech startups based in coworking spaces, and freelance consulting that have been exploding in Detroit as of late have made it very difficult to figure out just what exactly your date does for a living. Also, the presence of the Quickenstanites has vastly improved Detroit's overall attractiveness factor (they even shower! Say what you will about Dan Gilbert, but you can't deny that the dating scene got a whole lot brighter once he started shipping these people in by the busload.
The most obvious answer is usually the correct one: parental sponsorship. The girls here love the local teams just as much as the guys, and thanks to consistently championship-caliber national teams, the minor league Detroit City FC and the recreational Detroit City Futbol League, and fowling, a sport we just went ahead and made up, there’s stuff going on just about 365 days a year.
A Tigers game on Tuesday, fowling on Friday, a DCFC game on Saturday, and disc golf on Belle Isle on Sunday -- this is your first week of dating.
Even though you might not like it: date someone from the suburbs. In the last five years Detroit went from a bunch of angry fat slobs to... You and your date both own cars but nowadays you will probably never use them but for the occasional trip North of 8 Mile and the annual summer sabbatical to Up North. Seriously, this list would have looked a lot different five years ago.