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"Find an art gallery opening or anything that is different and new that you've got a little bit of interest in." 4.Feel good about yourself: "Do not wear clothes unless they make you feel fabulous."In the meantime, I saw that he had a blog all about Portland." The two started chatting via e-mail.Knowing Heather's situation -- new in town with no friends -- Dave invited her to Bailey's Taproom. "So on Valentine's Day 2008 we met for a beer." And that's how, just three weeks after moving to Portland, Heather Strom met her husband."I came to Portland without a job, without knowing anybody, without having a place to live," says Strom, who moved to the city in January 2008.
"I didn't know a soul." To keep family and friends apprised of her new life in Portland, she started a blog.Just get out there: Strang recommends a two-pronged approach: * Get an online dating account.You won't necessarily meet your match online, but this gets you in the mindset of dating and meeting people. "Stop doing the happy hour and bar scene every Friday night that you've been doing for 10 years," Strang advises.Fuller, an acquaintance of Strang's, understands the value of an optimistic outlook.Despite Portland Passive Male Syndrome, Fuller has been in several relationships and one marriage here."Every single woman I've talked to believes that where they live, there are no men." "Definitely there is a different dynamic of men and women here in Portland.