I live in SSF, I work in Emeryville as a tech support geek, and I'm finally finishing up grad school at a university in Hayward. I'm pretty flexible when it comes to coordinating a date in terms of location. As busy of a schedule as that sounds, I have a knack of making leeway in terms of making room for romance.
Update - 08/08/2016: So, just to get this out of the way, I'm an introvert & I'm not at all ashamed for it. I'll spare you the explanation so here's a link to shed some light on what introverts are (and what they are not):
I enjoy practically ANY kind of music, and I mean ANY (except Beatles, ask me why if you're curious - ha ha). I love the Smiths.
2. Good communication
3. My self-respect/dignity
5. My dog
6. Living in the moment
I used to think there was a correct way to date in the 21st century. My experiences so far have proven me wrong. One could say that these experiences have changed me. Online dating has definitely changed the way I perceive modern day romance. Online dating is one way to meet people but by far, it is imperfect and sometimes, ineffective.
I don't believe in the "you can tell within the first 5-minutes" approach regarding chemistry or if we'd get along. I'm not a subscriber to the "if there's no instant chemistry, then hell, it must not be a match" philosophy. Chemistry takes time to build into something. Good things happen to those who don't rush.
Lastly, to be honest, I hate using this site (yes, I said the 'h' word). It'd be nice to meet someone who gave me a good reason to deactivate my account here for good :-P