Forgot to mention Meet Mindful. I met a lot of cool women there, including one MMA / BJJ practitioner that I hit it off with for awhile until she decided to move. It’s supposed to be for “mindful and spiritual” people, but a friend of mine told me that her experience was terrible because it attracts pretentious “guru” men, which made me crack up because I can totally see that happening.
I love the West Coast. Nothing like it. Expensive as hell in regards to rent and the such, but there’s other costs that are much lower, so it kinda balances out. Hard to explain. For example, in SoCal, there’s no “car culture.” Like, everyone drives crappy cars and no one finances. As a result, cars are cheaper overall, insurance is insanely low and there’s no pressure to have a nice car.
I am not a fan of San Francisco, though. Lived there for about three months, even worked at Twitter for a few weeks. Rolled out of there – I’ve never seen such a pretentious city before. Oakland was cool, but the wages were a bit too low.