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Morning Poll: Which Metro Stop Is the Most Attractive?

by ARLnow.com — May 5, 2011 at 10:35 am 3,356 108 Comments

Okay, it’s not Hollywood, but Arlington certainly has its share of beautiful people.

Don’t believe us? Next time you’re out near the local gym, the local pool, or the local trail, look around and see for yourself. This is a good-looking, fitness-oriented town.

At the risk of coming off as superficial — which would be a fair criticism — we’re wondering where the greatest concentration of attractive men and women is in our fair county. To make sure the list of locations doesn’t get too long, we’ve narrowed it down to Arlington’s residential Metro stops.

  • plateman

    This feels a little more like Patch today with crap news. Please don’t do these features ever again.

    • R. Griffon

      Harmless fun. Don’t be such a curmudgeon.

    • CrystalMikey

      It’s his blog, he can do what he wants. :P

    • V Dizzle

      Suck it Trebek. Glad you don’t run this blog.

    • Eponymous Coward

      This post is so unworthy of attention or commentary that I am giving it my attention and posting a comment, arguing that no one else should pay attention or provide commentary. People will see the light once they give it sufficient attention.

      • bennynojets

        haha +1 Billion

  • Chris

    No love for East Falls Church? We might be an above-ground stop surrounded by 50′s-era single family homes, and we might not (yet) have anything really “cool” or worth visiting nearby the Metro stop (except for that parking lot that everyone seems to want to keep), but we got some pretty good looking moms and dads, grandmoms and granddads, thank you very much!

    I’m casting my vote for the good lookin’ middle-aged and young-at-heart folks at East Falls Church!

    • CrystalMikey

      But that’s not Arlington proper, right?

    • V Dizzle

      Dumb question, but isn’t East Falls Church in Falls Church?!

      • John Goilios

        No. It’s in Arlington.

        • V Dizzle

          My god, you’re right! …although it’s like a 1/4 mile from Falls Church proper.

          2001 N. Sycamore St.
          Arlington, VA 22205

          My only experience there was when I went the wrong way coming from Ballston at about 2:30am and got stuck there for 45 minutes since someone had just jumped in front of the train back into town…right at that platform.

          • dynaroo

            You didn’t notice that Arlington was handling the recently-approved East Falls Church redevelopment plan? ;)

          • Aaron

            It confused me at first too, but then I realized that our county board’s reputation for peerless municipal government obviously prompted the city’s leadership to outsource their work to us. Plus, since Arlington has unlimited resources (time and money) it makes sense for us to share the burden of governance that a resource-constrained administration might prefer to avoid.

          • V Dizzle

            I kindof lump that area in with Reston and the mountains :) Yeah, I guess I could have asked that question a month ago. So it’s more like “Just East of Falls Church Station”.

        • Dan

          I wonder if there is any chance that that we could secede back to Falls Church ???

          • Suburban Not Urban

            +++1

      • Josh S

        Now THAT’S provincial!

        It’s the smallest county in the nation…..

    • KalashniKEV

      +1

      EFC is GILF Central.

    • dynaroo

      You stole Clare and Don’s.

  • JamesE

    this is terrible

  • The Dope of South Arlington

    Pentagon City is the most ghetto station in Arlington.

    • Grandstander

      In all fairness, those are people going to the mall, not commuters. But I’m pretty sure PC is the only station in Arlington that constantly has cops watching for turnstile hoppers.

  • Caz

    Another vote for east falls church, that’s where you go after getting married and have kids!

    And yes, it’s Arlington north west corner

  • Wanker

    So people are basically voting for the metro stop they use. This is dumb.

  • Dr. Mambo

    I think Courthouse is the obvious answer. What with its Jerry’s Pizza and Subs and all the recently-released-from-lock-up sex workers. This is really a no brainer.

    • V Dizzle

      Sex workers? Oh, that’s just the line at Ballroom ;) zing!

      • KalashniKEV

        I think he means the Registered Sex Offenders living in A-SPAN.

  • gringo

    212 votes so far re. women, 146 re. men. I would have assumed the numbers would have been even farther apart.

    Of course, we can’t assume it’s only men who are voting about the women. And vice versa.

    Discuss?

  • Thes

    I feel this discussion would have more validity if people had to provide pictorial evidence.

  • ClizzleDizzle

    If by attractive you mean rich, than yes I and my fellow Claronites pulling in 250K are very hot indeed.

    • V Dizzle

      The people pulling in $250K+ are not the ones I see at the Metro stations. I see the aparetment dwelling 22-28 crowd that is working for a consulting firm.

      • JamesE

        that would be the $50k living with 3 roommates saying they actually make $100k crowd

      • ClizzleDizzle

        Or two lawyers not living above their means so that they can buy a house cash before they are 30.

        • KalashniKEV

          You would have to stack big cheese before you could buy a house for cash around here… unless you wanted to tie yourself to a really crappy house.
          (You are undeniably stacking big cheese, and I salute you.)

        • CW

          How does a lawyer live above his or her means around here? Light wads of cash on fire?

    • Aaron

      Well, if you add your income to the amount you’re borrowing for school to your parents’ subsidies, yeah, that could be $250k a year for most Claronites (sic).

    • Jason S.

      LOL, only losers brag on the Internet. Usually, they’re lying.

  • LP

    Clarendon, representing!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffcostlow novapj

    I think I should follow up on this with some photographs, no men though! But I do have quite a collection from over the years of doing street photography, it’s easy to capture “cute” women around town. I voted for Clarendon which I thought was too easy. When it comes to ladies out jogging,walking dogs, shopping and even working, clarendon seems to have the best of the best in arlington which makes sense as clarendon in a twisted ways is like the “hollywood” side of town. Thats at night too ofcourse, besides those out looking great by day, at night especially around whitlows,the ballroom and mister days on friday and saturday nights you can always find beautiful girls lining the streets, unlike hollywood they aren’t working the streets but when looking at alot of these little outfits infront of the ballroom it can be hard to tell!

    • CW

      novapj, this is one instance in which I would greatly appreciate examples of your photography…

      • KalashniKEV

        novapj, I have a new found respect for what you do… please start a gallery on photobucket or flickr or picasa or something. I’ll give you until the end of the week or I’m sending HRT out on you.

        • MC 703

          I’m creeped out and very interested all at once.

    • Liberace

      Why no men?

  • Ugh

    Generation Y, Ugh.

    • Tabby

      +250,999

  • ArlRat

    Is there really nothing better to talk about than “I’m young and live in a house 10 deep to pretend what I’m not” I am one of the few in this age category who actually grew up in ARL and can say I hate what the orange line has become.

    • novasteve

      My favorite is how insecure people are here. Needing to be seen in their status car. Driving (probably leasing a BMW) yet you live in a rental building. This area is insecurity central. A mecca of insecurity.

      • JamesE

        I own my condo and I drive a Chevy!

      • KalashniKEV

        Columbia Pike must be Security Central.

      • Josh S

        The fancy car, crappy home thing is widespread throughout the country. It’s always puzzled me to no end. It’s all about face, I guess, and to what extent you let it rule your life.

        • KalashniKEV

          The nobility of poverty is just something the poor use to console themselves. It’s a never ending cycle because their jealously and anger only feeds the delight of their antagonists and reinforces the behavior.

          “You don’t NEED a _____.”
          Smartphone. Nice car. GPS. Tablet. Nice watch. Anything decent.

          • Josh S

            “their jealously and anger only feeds the delight of their antagonists and reinforces the behavior.”

            Isn’t this sort of the definition of a sociopath?

          • dynaroo

            Hey, you nailed it. There’s always one on every Internet forum.

          • KalashniKEV

            Haters gonna hate. Im’a just keep ballin’.

          • dynaroo

            Well, again, evidence of sociopathy. In fact, I think “persistence in ballin’ ” is in the DSM-IV.

          • dynaroo

            Are you ever going to run out of ridiculous things to say?

          • JamesE

            smartphone: check
            nice car: check
            GPS: built into smartphone
            tablet: not yet
            Nice Watch: check

            4/5 I am almost there!

          • dynaroo

            massive credit card debt: check

          • JamesE

            only massive mortgage debt for me.

          • KalashniKEV

            You’re illustrating my point perfectly…

            BTW, you asked me a personal question today so I’ll ask you, what’s your score on the above?

          • dynaroo

            You’re asking me, KK?

            First tell me if a high score wins or loses.

            As for my credit card debt comment – I would think you’d respect the idea of living within your means and planning for the future. You know, avoiding homelessness. You were just complaining about “slackers” below. I wasn’t saying JamesE is being irresponsible or has high debt, but many people do in order to afford stuff like this instead of saving for the future.

          • KalashniKEV

            Oh, I wasn’t asking your credit score if that’s what it sounded like… that’s too personal! I meant on the scale of 5. Also, you’re backpedaling- you accused JamesE of having “massive credit card debt.” It’s the same as when South Arlington accused me of receiving gubbamint cheese earlier today. You shouldn’t make assumptions about people unless you see something that raises suspicion… like a funny name, or accent for example. :)

          • dynaroo

            I knew what you wanted.

            And no, I’m not backpedaling, I’m explaining. But you’re the only one keeping score there either.

            So do you respect financial responsibility, or not? You sure do complain about the County wasting money alot after all.

          • South Arlington

            KEV, in all truth, you do receive Government cheese – you work for a Federal contractor – so you’re receiving Government cheese plus profit/fee.

            I find it hard to believe you received NO Government cheese as a member of the military, whether it’s tuition repayment or veterans points.

          • KalashniKEV

            “So do you respect financial responsibility, or not?”

            I do, of course… you’re the one saying you can’t get to 5/5 without being in debt. I paid off my student loan the first year I graduated and other than carrying my mortgages, which I’ve never been late on, I don’t owe anything to anyone.

          • Marian Berry

            smartphone: check
            nice car: Arlington car-free diet
            GPS: check
            tablet: don’t want
            Nice Watch: check
            Mortgage Free Home: check

          • KalashniKEV

            Well if you’re going to play stupid then yes, you’ve got me- everyone’s tax return is government cheese, the road I drove to work on was government cheese, the cute TSA girl that touched my junk was government cheese, the water in the toilet is government cheese, and we’re all parasites of the welfare state. Thanks for the enlightenment.

          • dynaroo

            No, I’m saying that those who go into massive credit card debt (or save for the future) in order to have those things are financially irresponsible. I’m so glad you’re not one of them.

            It’s funny how you’ve suddenly become the spokesman for financial responsibility after attacking people for having rational reasons for not owning things they don’t really need. Nobility of poverty and all that – it looks good on you.

          • dynaroo

            Only in Arlington could “poverty” equal the lack of a tablet PC or whatever. Join reality.

          • KalashniKEV

            Check the scoreboard… the scoreboard doesn’t lie!

            #WINNING

          • dynaroo

            You do have a healthy dose of Sheen in you.

      • R. Griffon

        I can’t speak for the rentals, but I actually think it’s really cool to drive around the single family homes along the Orange line … they’re like $1M plus and all you see are very ordinary cars. Lots of really unassuming compacts, and many of them 5+ years old at that. It strikes me as a sort of “doing well, but living with less” motif that people here seem to embrace, and I for one love it.

        • G

          Another explanation: many of the people who live in those homes either inherited them, or bought them before the real estate boom. Many of them probably couldn’t afford a home in that location if they were to buy today, hence the ordinary cars. Same goes for many of the condos built before the year 2000 along the orange line. Salaries certainly haven’t gone up as much as home values since then.

          • anon

            I’m sure this is true to an extent as well (perhaps even to a great extent), but for my own part I recently bought an Arlington home for just under $1M and I drive a Honda Civic. That I bought used over 4 years ago!

          • dynaroo

            Yes, that’s true in my case. Couldn’t touch my own home now.

          • FunnyMunny

            True in our case as well. Bought near Westover for $235K in ’97, doing all we could to scrape a down-payment together. Now we’re assessed at over $800K and our neighbor’s house just went for $1.4MM. Our gross income certainly hasn’t doubled in that time frame. ’93 Toyota, ’93 Mazda, ’06 Odyssey.

          • FunnyMunny

            And may I boast a bit in that we’ll be done with our mortgage in 2012! Wooohooo! Now I can get a custom made pair or brown flip-flops.

          • FunnyMunny

            And may I boast a bit in that we’ll be done with the mortgage in 2012. Woohhooooo!!! After that, all my brown flip-flips will be custom made…

          • KalashniKEV

            Stop boasting so much. I heard you.

          • CW

            Can you cut it out? I’m going to go throw up now. Yes…I’ve spent my life wishing I was born 10 years earlier…I get it…

        • GreaterClarendon

          Just read the Millionaire Next Door – explains my wife and I living in the area. Strong salaries and modest living – we pay off the house and kids college funds, and don’t spend money on luxury goods – we save and enjoy quality time together.

  • novasteve

    It would have to be clarendon because that’s where all the snobs go to hang out with their fellow snobs and buy overpriced drinks if they want to stay local rather than go to DC

  • KalashniKEV

    I picked Clarendon for girls, but most dudes there look really shabby and unkempt. I picked Rosslyn for men. No homo.

    • Josh S

      The shabby and unkempt thing is a side effect of refusing to grow up, I think. Or, rather, being encouraged NOT to grow up by pop culture.

      • dynaroo

        Get a haircut, hippie!

        • Josh S

          Yeah, it could just be generational. But I think that while hippies were clearly counter-cultural, these days the cargo-shorts+flip-flops+graphic tee outfit is mainstream.

          • dynaroo

            The idea that they’ve “refused to grow up” is clearly generational though.

          • KalashniKEV

            I don’t entirely believe that pop culture has caused the slacker phenomenon- and actually the reverse might be true. I think the children of baby boomers were spoiled and never held accountable to any standards of behavior or dress. The failure to instill a proper work ethic has lead to a generation of man-children. These lovable bufoons are fans of the “Slacker Genre” of movies and TV because they see something they relate to.

          • dynaroo

            Hey, kid, get off my lawn!

          • Vinh An Nguyen

            So Rosslyn men aren’t better looking, just better groomed?

          • KalashniKEV

            No, both actually. I didn’t mention it, but in addition to their slovenly appearance, the majority of these man children have huge beer guts.

          • CW

            But isn’t this all a moot point since the slackers you detest are still pulling in the good-looking women that get all prettied up for them?

          • dynaroo

            Jealousy is a powerful emotion.

          • KalashniKEV

            No, I don’t think this is true… or at least not at any decent rate. It’s like taking candy from a retarded baby…

          • dynaroo

            Jealousy and hate combined are even worse.

          • KalashniKEV

            Well I do pretty good for myself, so it’s not causing me any angst. Have you noticed that I’m not even fired up on this one? I’ve got 99 problems…

          • dynaroo

            No angst whatsoever in ya. Sure.

    • Jason S.

      In all honesty, the girls around here are not that great. Lots of flabby thighs in skirts and muffintops being chased by retarded guys. SoCal, Miami, and NYC all crush this area.

      • ClizzleDizzle

        But they get crushed by foreclosures ’cause of all the lypo installments.

  • Nina

    Attractive men in Arlington…interesting poll..
    I’m really curious to know where are they!!
    Apologies to the attractive ones,but I rarely see any myself…
    Good choice of subject..harmless fun!

    • dynaroo

      Ouch.

      • CrystalMikey

        ego crushed

    • Anon

      There are very attractive men all over Arlington, particularly between Courthouse and Clarendon (all the gyms there?) and being a gay man, I definitely tend to notice these things. In fact Arlington has more attractive and fit men than just about any other city I’ve been to. I don’t know about the women, I’ll have to look more. ;)-

    • John

      Hey Nina, I’m at the Clarendon Starbucks across from Whole Foods every morning around 8:30. You might have seen me at the Virginia Square Starbucks, but I recently switched. ;)

  • http://www.arlingtonva.us Mary Curtius

    Scott — I am so disappointed in you — and I voted for Courthouse. — Mary

    • http://www.arlnow.com ARLnow.com

      Haha, duly noted.

  • ClizzleDizzle

    I compensate by being smart and having money. Chicks dig that as the poll’s preference for Clarendon shows.

  • Getsome

    Love me some Mr.Dudes!

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