I am originally from New York, and have lived in DC for many years, so I know and talk to women in both cities about this subject.
NYC and DC women claim that the men are extremes of their types.
Everyone agrees that men (and women) in both places are extremely driven and ambitious, which can create special kinds of conflicts between dating couples.
Lots of friends complain that men (and women, if they're being honest) in both cities are lacking in genuine social skills. " as if they are defined solely by their profession, is a frequently-cited example of deficient conversational and interpersonal skills.
Abrupt interactions and snap judgments are seen as the norm.
Women in both cities also complain that the men they meet are uninterested in serious relationships.