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Old 11-17-2014, 10:19 AM
 
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W/C has the white (and sometimes young) woman. Reminds me of Scottsdale,AZ females.
Is it a college town? The Bay Area particular SF is one of my favorite places but comes short in that department.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:31 PM
 
Location: IL/IN/FL/CA/KY/FL/KY/WA
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All of the tech startuppy people might have a nice exterior, but I have met quite a few self-absorbed people in the Bay Area since I moved here in April. There probably is still the element of the cool, hippie people - but in SoMa, Marina and Mission areas, the douche level seems a lot higher than what I had expected.

I went to an informational session in SoMa last Thursday for a class I was interested in taking, and the guy they got as an instructor, even though he was in his mid 40's, pretty much did nothing but talk about himself the entire session and did so in an overtly obnoxious manner.

I wonder if most of the really laid back people have all moved to the East Bay, because I haven't found many in the city yet. I hope there still are some. I feel like I'm pretty laid back and haven't met too many people I click with here yet. Living in Walnut Creek when I'm not a stereotypical WC resident might be part of it.
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:31 PM
 
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I think there used to be more extremes in differences between LA and the Bay Area culturally but they are becoming more in the same in many regards.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Pleasanton, CA
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All of the tech startuppy people might have a nice exterior, but I have met quite a few self-absorbed people in the Bay Area since I moved here in April. There probably is still the element of the cool, hippie people - but in SoMa, Marina and Mission areas, the douche level seems a lot higher than what I had expected.

I went to an informational session in SoMa last Thursday for a class I was interested in taking, and the guy they got as an instructor, even though he was in his mid 40's, pretty much did nothing but talk about himself the entire session and did so in an overtly obnoxious manner.

I wonder if most of the really laid back people have all moved to the East Bay, because I haven't found many in the city yet. I hope there still are some. I feel like I'm pretty laid back and haven't met too many people I click with here yet. Living in Walnut Creek when I'm not a stereotypical WC resident might be part of it.

I've actually found people in the inner East Bay and most of the South Bay to be very genuine overall. I grew up in the South Bay and I'd say especially in San Jose, people are very "real". I live in Newark now and most of the people I interact with daily are also very down to earth. The "douche factor" is pretty low in these areas...unless you hang out in a place like Santana Row.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:09 PM
 
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I've actually found people in the inner East Bay and most of the South Bay to be very genuine overall. I grew up in the South Bay and I'd say especially in San Jose, people are very "real". I live in Newark now and most of the people I interact with daily are also very down to earth. The "douche factor" is pretty low in these areas...unless you hang out in a place like Santana Row.
The inner East Bay is more working class. The wealthier suburbs probably are more like the wealthy parts of Socal.
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Martinez, ca
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If you like white, blonde and tall, stick to Danville, San Ramon, or Walnut Creek.

If you like asian, go towards the water.
Martinez is on the water and we dont have asians!

Just tall blonde redneck girls and skinny white shaky tweeker girls!
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Old 12-24-2014, 11:45 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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The inner East Bay is more working class. The wealthier suburbs probably are more like the wealthy parts of Socal.
Berkeley isn't working class. I wouldn't say Oakland is mostly working class, but I guess it's more so than Orinda or Walnut Creek. I agree with this, below, and I also find some people in Marin to be down-to-earth.

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I've actually found people in the inner East Bay and most of the South Bay to be very genuine overall. I grew up in the South Bay and I'd say especially in San Jose, people are very "real". I live in Newark now and most of the people I interact with daily are also very down to earth. The "douche factor" is pretty low in these areas...unless you hang out in a place like Santana Row.
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:00 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, aka, Liberal Mecca/wherever DoD sends me to
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Has the hottest women in the bay area! Just thought Id share.
if you like them white and blonde, then yes ( I do and it's why I like hanging out in WC at times). If you like them in the color yellow, then hangout in San Francisco in the Great Mall area (my friend who has lived in the Bay Area all his life like me was shocked to how East Asianified the Great Mall in Milpitas was, lol).

But really, it's because a lot of people there take care of themselves. The same can be said of people up in Roseville/Folsom/EDH area.
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:02 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, aka, Liberal Mecca/wherever DoD sends me to
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All of the tech startuppy people might have a nice exterior, but I have met quite a few self-absorbed people in the Bay Area since I moved here in April. There probably is still the element of the cool, hippie people - but in SoMa, Marina and Mission areas, the douche level seems a lot higher than what I had expected.

I went to an informational session in SoMa last Thursday for a class I was interested in taking, and the guy they got as an instructor, even though he was in his mid 40's, pretty much did nothing but talk about himself the entire session and did so in an overtly obnoxious manner.

I wonder if most of the really laid back people have all moved to the East Bay, because I haven't found many in the city yet. I hope there still are some. I feel like I'm pretty laid back and haven't met too many people I click with here yet. Living in Walnut Creek when I'm not a stereotypical WC resident might be part of it.
if you want more relaxed people, go up towards the Vacaville area; although they aren't so intellectual like people in SV, they are more relaxed with you and live simpletons but not hostile.
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Old 12-25-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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I'd agree with the OP. I call W/C "cougar central". My wife doesn't like it when we go there (for obvious reasons).
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