Or, shall I say for today’s post, Hello Techies!
The word on the street is that single San Francisco men are having a tough time looking for women to date so they’re flying in women from NYC (or they’re starting to fund raise to make this happen).
Gentlemen, no need to fly women over from the East Coast to get dates!
Here’s what’s going on in our beloved Fog Town, techies and tech companies are coming into droves into San Francisco, rental prices are soaring, the SOMA is being flooded with young tech guys. Lunch time in the city you’ll see droves of 20/30-something men in their t-shirts, hoodies and sneakers flocking to Sushirrito or the closest food truck. A lot of these tech companies are dominated by men, so finding a woman to date in the workplace is difficult, and the local hang-outs in the SOMA are filled with men.
There are lots of single women here in San Francisco, but you need to diversify and change your habits on finding these lovely ladies.
First off, avoid the SOMA and Financial District. This is where you work, but don’t play here. There are tons of other men hanging out here, so you need to spread and conquer, but not where you work.
San Francisco has lots of Farmer’s Markets, Saturdays at the Ferry Building has a wonderful Farmer’s Market, Divisadero and Clement street also have Farmer’s Markets where a lot of people are hanging out, trying out new food and there are lots of locals. Check out one of these low-key hangs to bump into a local SF lady.
Hanging out in the trendy Mission, you can’t help but stop by Dolores Park. Grab some drinks, and a couple of friends (don’t bring a ton! Just a couple!) bring a blanket and hang out when the sun is out. There are tons of people there. If you really want to get creative, bring your dog or a musical instrument and your dog or your music will no doubt get people to walk by and talk to you. Also check out the Painted Ladies at Alamo Square Park and there will be a lot of low-key locals hanging out.
Check out MeetUp.com to find social groups you’d like to enjoy. The local Kickball leagues have lots of events and even bar-crawls. Find a group to join that also likes going to museums, playing games, something you’ve never done before. You’ll never meet anyone new if you don’t do anything new.
Also check out FunCheapSF.com, they have fun events in San Francisco and around the Bay Area to join. You’ll know what the top events around the Bay are, and getting out there and being social while having fun is a great way to meet a local lady.
Bar-Hopping in the Marina/Polk Street/Hayes Valley
Yeah, meeting a girl at a bar isn’t the most IDEAL place to meet a woman, but you will definitely get to meet women, and if it isn’t a match, it’s great to expand your social circle. Bar-hopping is usually the best on Polk Street, where you can just stroll down the street. It can be packed on weekends, so prepare. The Marina District has a lot of bars, dancing and restaurants. Hayes Valley also has some awesome bars, check out Smuggler’s Cove if you’re looking for rum and a pirate theme.
Take a Class/Bike Ride
Painting parties are popping up around the Bay Area, check out Paint Nite and get creative by drinking and painting a piece. Girls love these kinds of events and bring their friends, so a great way to meet someone. Also bike riding is big in the Bay check out the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for events.
See a Live Show
Support for local live music scene and also potentially meet a girl! There are lots of venues in SF. Lost Church, The Fillmore, Slim’s, Bottom of the Hill and many others out there. Unfortunately Red Devil Lounge and Cafe Du Nord are closed, but should be opening up with new owners and renovations. These music venues are great places to meet locals and have fun while supporting San Francisco’s artistic community.
There are so many places to meet people in San Francisco and so many events yearly that flying in someone from out of town just wouldn’t work. Why find a girl so far away when there are so many here doing so many cool things?
Where are your top places to meet women in San Francisco? Comment below.