Nightlife and dating scene san francisco
Get ready for some insider intel from the city's hottest single guys and gals on where they hang, what they're looking for, and how to scoop 'em up!
F., the creative type runs amok in our fair city — and we definitely aren’t complaining.
Their eye for design usually translates into dapper appearances and interesting lifestyles, which is certainly something to consider in a date! They Said: "If someone approached me and the conversation is brief, I’m most likely not interested.
Call it digital courage, where "approaching" a girl is as easy as jamming out a text message and in which there are unlimited (and willing) fish in the sea.
Given all of the above (tech-friendly early adopters, jacked-up courting habits, rejection-shy geeks), it's no wonder that San Francisco's residents are flocking to the efficiency of dating digitally.
After a 30-second setup that pulls photos and basic stats from a user's Facebook profile, users scroll other Tinderites filtered by age, gender and geographic proximity.
"Body language is important, coming off a little cute with flirty smirks works for me.It is important that women are career driven, take care of themselves, and are style conscious.
And according to a Facebook study of its users conducted last fall, San Francisco rates highest among major American cities on the ratio of single men to single women."I can't sit at a bar in Chicago or New York without a guy striking up a conversation with me, whereas in San Francisco, guys don't even look up from their laptops when I walk into a cafe," says Beth Cook, 34, a local business and life coach. "A lot of people are quick to blame tech, but that's oversimplification," counters Mc Gowan."I feel invisible in San Francisco and attractive whenever I leave." No surprise, then, that in that same Facebook study, San Francisco also ranked dead last in the likelihood of relationship formation, based on the number of Facebook users who changed their status from "single" to "in a relationship" during the period studied last fall. Is it possible that single, straight guys in San Francisco are just not interested in meeting women? We've all heard about Silicon Valley's epic "Peter Pan syndrome," in which thousands of young workers from around the world prolong their independence while carving out careers, heading west to strike (tech) gold."The courtship culture is just much less aggressive here," acknowledges Colin Hodge, 28, CEO of Down, an app that lets users connect to date or "get down." He says that many men might find women in the Bay Area harder to approach, partly because there aren't as many of us to go around.Kevin Lewis, an assistant professor of sociology at UC San Diego, blames the Bay Area's progressive gender norms, with men less likely to believe they need to make the first move.Whether you're into bearded hipsters or are crushing on cute creatives, we've got you.