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Where the boys are – top ten list – part one

Where the boys are: the Top 10 Places

to Meet Men in the City –     Part One

As a Rule Boys do not hang out at nail salons, spas, Knitting stores, or tea shoppes…. Men eat breakfast out, ride bikes, flock to hardware stores and car shows

Here are the Top 10 Places to Meet Men in SF

1. California Academy of Sciences – Thursday Nights at the Academy –No other place on Earth has a planetarium, a natural history museum, an incredible aquarium and a four-story rain forest under one roof. The Academy is breathtaking, dazzling and awe-inspiring. For a mere $12 –  on Thursday nights from 6pm -10pm, come join in on the music, activities and one of the best events anywhere in the City.

2. Join a Club –Locate one that is of interest to you, and they will follow. Suggestions? Sierra Club, a biking clubs, writers group, hiking group, book clubs, film groups. Check out Urban Diversion. Go to, which has vast, long lists of social groups to join from: Arts and Entertainment to Zydeco.

3.Volunteer at Special Events– There is no dearth of opportunities to volunteer in and around the City. Check out: the San Francisco International Film Festival, or the very fun Mill Valley Film Festival. Lend a hand at St. Anthony’s or any number of wine tasting events, (see Fort  Mason Events ) Sierra Club hikes, the Human Race, various Writer’s Conferences. The big bonus here is that when you volunteer, you get to attend the venue for free and mingle with the attendees. More altruistic? One has myriad volunteer opportunities and ‘provides support to local non-profit and community organizations by creating a unique, social and flexible volunteer environment.”

4. To Gym or Not Gym – that is the question. A casual poll among friends, and a few strangers leaving 24 Hour Fitness, indicates no one admits to going to a gym to meet someone. Lori A, says the Universal Sign for ‘do not talk to me’ is ears stuffed with earphones. She says she takes the high road (or the “Hi” road) and says ‘hey’ to every single man in the gym with or without  earphones. She candidly reports that despite the noisy naysayers – the gym is the best place to meet men.

5. Hardware Stores– Some men are real ‘Week End Warriors’ and they frequently go to worship at the altars of Home Depot, Lowe’s and Brownie’s Hardware. Men love saws, drills, bits, tool belts and workbenches.

This is the very best place to start your home improvement project and, remember:  to ask questions. If you want a guy to carry a ‘torch’ for you or get a ‘quick grip’ and be a ‘fan’, hit a hardware store on a Saturday morning.

NEXT: Part Two – 2011Top Ten Place to Meet Men in San Francisco: Think: Giants, baseball and bicycles

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