But the first real act of intimacy in San Francisco is “graduating” from OKCupid, Tinder, or Grindr and giving that match your phone number for non-app-based communication.
The once-pedestrian act of sharing phone numbers is the new “show me yours, I’ll show you mine” -- an act of trust that indicates an escalation of romantic interest.
I’ve many times had promising matches on dating apps, only to look at their profile and think “16 miles away?
Oh, that can’t possibly work.” I’m sure people who live in Los Angeles find that Wait, is the sushi burrito free-range and vegan?
It’s not uncommon for heterosexual women in SF to list their age as 105 years old in order to evade the settings of bros and creepers, or for kinksters to say they live in Antarctica on Fet Life.
Rarely does a day pass when Facebook doesn’t do something exceedingly creepy to make you wonder how it spies on you with such ruthless efficiency.
Even if you found your date on an app where you specified that you’re looking for a man or a woman, it’s still polite to ask your date how they gender identify.
If you really want to score points, describe your sexual orientation by making a hyphenate with the word “flexible.” But be sure to keep your class-, ableness-, or cis-privilege in check.
Thousands of people are expected to top last year’s numbers at the largest, true comic convention in San Francisco, according to event organizers.
Starting Friday, September 1st, San Francisco Comic Con brings the world of comic books, cosplay, superheroes, toys, art and of course celebrities, all in one well air conditioned place. Along with the usual signature cosplay parades, San Francisco Comic Con will feature a “Nerdy Speed Dating” event where participants can find the “one” in a series of quick fire meet & greets.
Major life benchmarks like buying houses, having kids, and “settling down” are pretty much permanently on hold throughout your dating pool.
This is commonly known as Peter Pan Syndrome, a pop psychology descriptor for the tendency to not grow up and buy washing machines, and instead rely on apps that pay other grown-ups to do these things for us.
Behavior that one San Franciscan might find charmingly old-school, traditional, or chivalrous could be offensively patriarchal, antiquated, or overly enabling of the dominant paradigm.