I'll always love NYC but where I am now in life, I'd rather be here! San Francisco is awesome and I like the different type of life out here. NYC could be considered more of a night time city, and San Francisco, I'd argue, is more of a day time city. I am hiking or camping or volunteering in Marin County almost every weekend (helping to fill the void of not having found a softball team out here yet - played 6 years for the Gibson, a bar on Bedford and N11th, for those who know Williamsburg, Brooklyn). I really like the outdoors!
My best friends are the ones I grew up with and I'm lucky to have most of them here in the Bay Area. I'm still into going out on weekend nights finding hidden gem restaurants but my passions are traveling, nature (hiking, fishing) and sports, both playing and following (49ers, A's, Warriors... bring it).
And what about conversation? Its impossible to judge chemistry online, but I'd say when things feel good to me, its when there is a lot of laughter. Also, I catch myself being attracted to more well educated, well traveled ladies where conversationally one can say there are multiple layers as I find politics, world affairs, different culture and science super interesting.