I'd like to meet the awesome guys
October 7, 2010 5:41 PM Subscribe
Where can I meet awesome guys in person in the Silicon Valley? Bonus points for places where it would be easier to strike up a conversation with them.
posted by anonymousme to society & culture (9 answers total)
Having been out of the dating arena for a long time and unfamiliar with the area, I have no idea where to look. I know this area is supposed to be full of single guys, but in my day-to-day life I mainly just see middle aged married couples and their kids. I am in my earlyish 20s.
The guys I'm looking for are:
Mid 20s to early 30s, at least a few years out of college.
Awesome- meaning smart, nice, socially adept, do not go into withdrawals without a screen in front of their eyes 24/7.
Fairly similar culturally to your average young, city dwelling, progressive American.
Among a lot of other things, I'm open to pubs, pick-up sports games, places of worship, festivals, even particular streets or stores if you think they would be good places to meet people.
The one thing I'm NOT looking for, right now, are online dating websites or things that are arranged on the internet like speed dating events. I don't think there's anything bad about meeting people that way, I just want to try the other way first. The exception is if you know of a particularly great Meetup that is usually full of great guys, I would like to know about it. I've just done Meetup.com things in the past, and had a couple bad experiences. I'm still open, though.