Where to meet gays in SF (not bars/clubs)

  • hunkhunting

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    Aug 26, 2015 5:11 PM GMT
    I'm in San Francisco and want to meet some nice gay guys. But I hate the club and bar scene.

    Are there any gay events I can go to at the moment?
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    Aug 26, 2015 10:15 PM GMT
    I'm from here (born and raised) and have had a lot of good luck meeting guys (and all kinds of people). There are a bunch of places I'd suggest - after reading your bio.

    First - it looks like you're into water polo. So am I. (I played as an undergrad, and still go to games on campus at Stanford). The next games are the Nor Cal Stanford Invitational on Saturday 9/19 & Sunday 9/20. This can be a great way to see a game, meet & sit with other like minded guys in the stands. Doesn't matter which team you like or where you went to school. There are many more games coming up after that - some on campus, some at the opposing teams' locations.

    Aside from that, other places I've had luck meeting quality, intelligent, athletic, clean living guys would include:

    * Through other friends / business associates
    * Running or flying kites at the Marina Green
    * Running the Lyon Street Steps, at the end of Broadway at the Presidio Wall
    * Running the Telegraph Hill steps, or the Russian Hill Steps
    * Walking along Union Street, or Polk Street
    * Your gym
    * Whole Foods, or most any grocery store - the fresh vegetable or fruit departments
    * Outdoor coffee places / bring along a big furry dog if you have one - or can borrow one
    * This may sound odd, but don't knock it: The Rotary Club. Believe me. There are quality younger, fit, intelligent guys there. Just weed out the rest.

    Actually, the whole city is full of quality single guys. The good thing is - they'd like to meet other guys like themselves (and like you). Just don't stay at home too much. Get out there and do all the stuff you like doing, and one day - there he is! Good luck. These things have all worked for me.
  • hunkhunting

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    Aug 27, 2015 5:29 AM GMT
    Interesting.

    - What's a Rotary Club?
    - People say Marina area is full of bros?
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    Aug 27, 2015 5:36 AM GMT
    You're already 30. There's no hope.
  • glad2be07

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    Aug 29, 2015 5:44 PM GMT
    Check out Meetup. There are many dozens of groups focused on gay men in San Francisco and the Bay area.

    http://www.meetup.com

    Lots of them are actually active (the RJ Meetup is not, at the moment) and there is so much variety that you are bound to find some that are interesting. I've met some good guys at Meetup activities.
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    Aug 30, 2015 7:24 PM GMT
    hunkhunting saidI'm in San Francisco and want to meet some nice gay guys. But I hate the club and bar scene.

    Are there any gay events I can go to at the moment?

    At the moment? Depends on how long your moment lasts.

    Pick up a B.A.R. (the local gay rag) in the Castro - comes out on Wednesdays or Thursdays - lists some events.

    Gay sports clubs - pick one:
    http://homeo.tripod.com/sportssf.html

    Folsom Street Fair Sept 27
    Castro Street Fair October 4

    If you have a dog, walk him where others walk theirs (and teach him to sniff out the single men).

    At a gay gym in the Castro.

    In the Safeway at Market & 15th Streets.

    Or on one of those hot days, stroll through the Castro without a shirt.
  • Koaa2

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    Aug 30, 2015 11:34 PM GMT
    Head to Blow Buddies!
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    Aug 31, 2015 3:49 AM GMT
    Koaa2 saidHead to Blow Buddies!

    He can probably "meat" someone there (or at Eros) but may not "meet" anyone.icon_wink.gif