I live in SSF, I work in Emeryville as a tech support geek, and I JUST finished grad school. What does this mean? Aside from looking for a career that is linked to my newly acquired masters degree, I have a TON of free time now (great problem to have, right?). So what better way than to try to go out there, date and find companionship? :-)
Update - 12/20/2016: So, just to get this out of the way, I'm an introvert & I'm not at all ashamed for it. I get really tired about explaining what introverts are and are not to dates who are more on the extroverted side (introvert/extrovert combinations tend to be magical in my experience). Assumptions & biases from an extroverted society make people like me seem like outcasts (which really is unfortunate).
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