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). I love the Smiths.
2. Good communication
3. My self-respect/dignity
5. My dog
6. Living in the moment
I don't believe in the "you can tell within the first two dates" 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