If You're Hot For: Techies
Ah yes, the elusive techies. S.F. is chock-full of ‘em! Enamored with programming, coding, and all things digital — you might wonder if these former geeks even know how to talk to girls. Here’s a hint: They absolutely do and you’ll know it if they pry their attention away from the new app or Facebook feature they are developing…for a few minutes.
"It doesn’t take much, just look at me and smile or come up and ask a stupid question. I’m looking for someone over 30 and it doesn’t matter if they love tech. They should, however, be able to use a phone!" – Peter Yared, CTO at CBS Interactive, lives in the Marina.
"Don’t pretend to bump into me. Be unique and say something witty or funny."
– Chris Kalani, a product designer at Facebook, lives in the Mission.
Where To Meet 'Em:
Taylor Stitch, 383 Valencia Street (between 14th and 15th streets); 415-322-8773.
Tip: On Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. the store is buzzing and new inventory on Wednesdays brings in regulars.
The Creamery, 685 4th Street (between Brannan and Townsend streets); 415-896-1446.
Tip: This is the epicenter of tech startups and blogging in S.F., with lots of meetings and networking going down. Show your ability to be considerate by keeping your pick-up line nice and short and not wasting anyone's time.
District Wine Bar, 216 Townsend Street (between 3rd and 4th streets); 415-896-2120.
Tip: 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.
Churchill, 198 Church Street (between Reservoir and Market streets); No phone.
Epicenter, 764 Harrison Street (between 3rd and 4th streets); 415-543-5436.
Tradition, 441 Jones Street (Between O'Farrell and Ellis streets); 415-474-2284.
Tip: 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); 415-554-9529.
Tip: When the sun goes down, ask if you can wear his hoodie.
University Avenue, Palo Alto (near Hamilton Avenue); No phone.
Tip: All signs point to the Apple Store.
The Page, 298 Divisadero Street (between Haight and Page streets); 415-255-6101.
Apple Bus Stop, Guerrero Street at 24th Street; Google Bus Stop, 24th Street at Valencia Street; Facebook Bus Stop, 18th Street and Church Street.
Tip: 8 to 10 a.m. are peak hours. Ask him what he’s listening to on his headphones. Once you have his attention, give a flirty smile.
Taylor Stitch, Chris Kalani (left), and Peter Yared (right), photographed by Maria del Rio.
If You're Hot For: Techies