Joanna Riedl Anyone with eyes can see that there's a plethora of babes roaming the streets of our fine city. But, when it comes to actually taking a bite out of that sweet eye candy — well, that seems to leave many S. Guys and gals alike gab about who should make the first move and ruminate over our tech-centric behavior ruining the act of courtship.
Seriously, if we had a dime for every time someone asked us where to meet eligible cuties in our town, let's just say we wouldn't be hard up for cash. So naturally, we hit the streets and endured the awkwardness hello, blushing over here! Whether you're into bearded hipsters or are crushing on cute creatives, we've got you. Get ready for some insider intel from the city's hottest single guys and gals on where they hang, what they're looking for, and how to scoop 'em up!
Now, who's ready to give Cupid a run for his money? Advertisement 1 of 9 If You're Hot For: Creatives With so many artistic endeavors based in S. Their eye for design usually translates into dapper appearances and interesting lifestyles, which is certainly something to consider in a date! I live on a boat, so an ideal date is sailing on the Bay. It is important that women are career driven, take care of themselves, and are style conscious.
No Lululemon at night. Where To Meet 'Em: Monday through Friday, 9 a. On nice days, it has food trucks along the park. Grab some grub and a patch of grass close to a cutie. Salumeria , 20th Street between Alabama and Florida streets ; The Central Kitchen outdoor seating is utilized by the gourmet deli during the week and many local Potrero Hill design folks use the space for lunch meetings and dining solo a.
Use the bench for people-watching and potential guy-spotting on Saturday and Sunday. Biergarten , Octavia Street between Hayes and Fell streets ; Magnolia , Haight Street between Masonic and Central avenues ; Techies Ah yes, the elusive techies. Enamored with programming, coding, and all things digital — you might wonder if these former geeks even know how to talk to girls.
They should, however, be able to use a phone! Be unique and say something witty or funny. Taylor Stitch , Valencia Street between 14th and 15th streets ; On Saturdays and Sundays from 1: The Creamery , 4th Street between Brannan and Townsend streets ; This is the epicenter of tech startups and blogging in S. Show your ability to be considerate by keeping your pick-up line nice and short and not wasting anyone's time. District Wine Bar , Townsend Street between 3rd and 4th streets ; The older, more distinguished techie ends his day with a glass of fine wine.
Pull up a seat at the bar or next to him on the cushioned benches and impress him with your vintner knowledge. Epicenter , Harrison Street between 3rd and 4th streets ; This is a super-sexy environment — bring a gaggle of hot girlfriends and make an entrance, since the woman-to-man ratio is obscenely low here. Dolores Park, Dolores Street between 18th and 20th streets ; When the sun goes down, ask if you can wear his hoodie.
All signs point to the Apple Store. Once you have his attention, give a flirty smile. Advertisement 3 of 9 If You're Hot For: Hipsters If you find yourself asking if it's okay to actually date the dude who plays music in the 24th Street BART station — this is probably your type of guy. Lucky for us, with the influx of trendy barber shops and their man-scaping prowess over the past couple of years, ladies can spend less time playing the "hipster or homeless? A direct approach works with me, a nice 'hello' is refreshing.
Four Barrel Coffee , Valencia Street between 14th and 15th streets ; There's never a shortage here, but from 9 to 10 a. If you work for yourself, this is the place on 24th Street to set up shop for the day with your computer. As with any outdoor street festival, there is liveliness in the air, which opens people up to making a connection. C Barber Shop , Valencia Street between 17th and 18th streets ; Upgrade from that BART musician you had your eye on earlier.
Philz Coffee , 24th Street between Shotwell and Folsom streets ; Tons of cruising happens as you enter Philz Coffee. Choose where you sit wisely — round communal tables help facilitate easy interaction with cuties. Thee Parkside , 17th Street between Carolina and Wisconsin streets ; Monday is bluegrass night.
Dear Mom, 16th Street between Folsom and Harrison streets ; Homestead , Folsom Street between 19th and 20th streets ; Weeknights for the hipster crowd, weekends for the techie crowd. Trick Dog , 20th Street between Alabama and Florida streets ; Come on a slow night?
Evelyn Lee, Potrero Street between 17th and Mariposa streets ; Thankfully, for us nature-loving, active ladies, these fellas are running rampant and are pretty easy to spot on their bikes, at the beach, or in the climbing gym. Win him over with a hike or an off-the-beaten path bike ride! Mission Cliffs , Harrison Street between 18th and 19th streets ; Join the group ride every Saturday at 8: Salty, sexy surfer babes galore! Java Beach Cafe , Sloat Boulevard between 44th and 45th streets ; Outerlands , Judah Street between 45th and 46th streets ; Riptide , Taraval Street between 46th and 47th streets ; Night Owls Are you a girl who likes girls and shaking your tail until all hours of the evening?
Well, these are definitely your peeps. Our queer-loving city showcases individuality nightly, packing in after-dark parties that offer up a little something for everyone with ample opportunity to meet your match. Lexington Club , 19th Street between Lexington and Valencia streets ; This is the queer epicenter in the Mission. Stud , 9th Street between Harrison and Sheridan streets ; On Friday nights hit up the drag show "Some Thing" — where every week is a different pun theme.
On the last Wednesday of every month, all types of gay, trans, and les babes converge on the dance floor for one epic dance party.
Switch at Q Bar , Castro Street, between 17th and 18th streets ; Tuesday is ladies night. Beretta , Valencia Street between 22nd and 23rd streets ; Dance Karaoke every Thursday night! Seriously, what is sexier than slurping up noodles?
Day Dreamers If rising with the sun is more your cup of tea than partying into the wee hours, there are plenty of daylight-loving locales to potentially run into a crush contender. To break the ice, buy me a drink and compliment me on something besides my hair.
This daytime dance party picks back up in March to continue to provide a soul-shaking experience. Dynamo Donuts , 24th Street between Hampshire and York streets ; Standing in line with a cutie?
If they are brunching alone or with friends, chances are they are single. Adobe Books, 16th Street at Albion Street ; Whoever said that meeting people at the bookstore was cheesy obviously doesn't love to read or have a romantic bone in their body! Francis Fountain , 24th Street between Bryant and York streets ; Come under the guise of enjoying the Radar programming which features up and coming artist readings with hopes of a make-out session tucked away among books by the greatest authors of all time.
Startup Guys Seeking a passionate, self-starting, and adventurous risk taker? Startup guys like to live on the edge, color outside the lines, and have an infectious entrepreneurial spirit that will push you to be all you can be in your own life. I can usually pick up on body language, smiles, and touching. It can sometimes be blurry in S. I appreciate someone who is bold and honest. I want a lady who will challenge me and introduce me to new things.