The Dating Scene? Hip, With a Bit of ‘Minnesota Nice’

While their counterparts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, or the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles are defined (and derided) for their blasé pose, their Twin Cities brothers and sisters, while blessed with the same clunky glasses, working-class-chic attire and fixed-gear bikes, retain the openness and generosity of the region.

“Everybody knows everybody,” said Garrett Heins, 27, who works in construction with a sideline as a bouncer at several Uptown bars.

“One thing I’d say about Minneapolis is that if you’ve slept with one girl, you know 10 guys she’s slept with, and half of them are your friends, and vice versa for women with guys — that’s just the way it is,” said Mr. Heins, a tall, bearded, soft-spoken guy dressed entirely in black. “You’re not going to worry as much because, ‘Oh, it’s Minneapolis,’ ” he said. “So you can’t harbor hate.”

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    This is awesome! I love the photo and the article!
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    Any other local find their choice of featured bars really weird?
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    ew ew ew ew ew this makes minneapolis sound nasty in a bad way.
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    Pretty accurate
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    This is the most embarrassing piece of shit ever. Every single thing mentioned in this article is HORRIBLE and oh...
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