15 Reasons Why Going out on Dates in San Francisco is Totally Different

The dating game is one that is totally unpredictable and exciting. Some dates may work out, others won’t, but nonetheless it will be something to remember. If you’re looking for something totally different, however, you might want to check out the dating scene in San Francisco. One thing’s for sure, you won’t be going through traditional stuff.

The grocery store is a place for picking up dates, not actual groceries.

Want to meet interesting folks?  Forget about the bars, then.  Shop for essential items and get to know folks who may share the same interests as you.

Don’t get too attached --- your date might be moving someplace else.

San Francisco natives seem to be heading to different places.  Someone you're dating may no longer be around the following week.  Hence, don’t your guard down just yet, unless you want the heartbreak.  It only means more dating adventures for you down the line until you meet "the one."

For the most part,  communication is all about text messaging.

With everyone being so busy and always on the go, the only way you could ever maintain a proper relationship with someone you’re interested in is by texting. As hard as this would be for traditionalists, it's nice to keep communication lines open and keep the romance up even when you're not exactly far apart from each other.  It may also lead to some rather interesting situations *cough* sexting *cough*.

Hiking can be considered a date.

Forget candlelight dinners; being one with nature in the company of someone you like is where it’s at. Besides, movie dates are pretty much overrated.  High time to get some romance in the great outdoors.

Chivalry is non-existent.

Okay, we take back our previous statement.  Nobody goes through the effort of being a gentleman anymore, when all you can do is just really be yourself.  There are the feminists as well who want to be treated equally.   Yes, this includes even paying for your dinner.

You might end up dating a nerd.

Nerds are cool, mind you.  Truth is, they get you fascinating in stuff you probably didn’t really pay attention to: comic books, science, movies, art, etc.    Talk about higher learning of a different kind, eh?

There’s a chance your previous date knows the person you’re currently going out with.

Let’s face it --- they’re either bros/gal pals or have slept with each other. San Francisco isn't exactly a small place, but it isn't big either.  You'll probably be introducing your girlfriend to a buddy of yours whom she may or may not have slept with already.  Talk about awkward, but it's all in good fun.

Your date will immediately link up with you on Instagram and Twitter

The dating game is one that is totally unpredictable and exciting.  Some dates may work out, others won’t, but nonetheless it will be something to remember.  If you’re looking for something totally different, however, you might want to check out the dating scene in San Francisco.  One thing’s for sure, you won’t be going through traditional stuff.

Everybody’s casual.

Forget about getting a suit and tie, or a cocktail dress. San Francisco is where laid back dating happens, and you’ll be glad about it.  Say goodbye to society's pressures.

Dating etiquette?  No such thing.

Throw out everything you know about dating.  Nobody’s coming over to pick you up at your house, pull up a chair for you to sit on, pay the bill for you and take you back to your place when the night is through.  The best you can do is be yourself, and your date may or may not like what they'll see.

Dating means looking for better options down the line.

If you’re in love with the person you’re dating, chances are they’re looking for someone better than you.  It's all about going up the food chain.  Heck, even if you're a CEO of a company, there's always a possibility that your date may be interested in someone who's got a bigger paycheck than you.

Girls get to pay the bill.

If you’re a woman looking for a good date, expect to fork out cash during dinner.  Guys are not likely to pay for it. The natives believe in chipping in.  Chivalry isn't exactly dead, but it's not a popular idea either.

Relationships move so fast in San Francisco

You can immediately move in with your new partner and nobody will make a big deal about it. Come on, in today's era, it's about time nobody gave a damn.  You live happily, and they do their own thing, everybody wins.

A lot of dates have the Peter Pan Syndrome

Even if they’re already in their 40’s, they still enjoy going out on dates with younger people and nobody winces at the thought.  This is the kind of mentality which the rest of the world should try to implement... We only draw the line when you're dating a 14 year old.

Fall in love at the Burning Man Festival

Meeting complete strangers, getting to know them and eventually something romantic happening are among the many possibilities.  The Burning Man Festival is a perfect spot for this, considering that you'll be bartering stuff with strangers and create your own little community.  Besides, the music will certainly add to the atmosphere.