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Call it digital courage, where "approaching" a girl is as easy as jamming out a text message and in which there are unlimited (and willing) fish in the sea.
I live on a boat, so an ideal date is sailing on the Bay." – James Tucker, owner of The Aesthetic Union letterpress, lives, well, on a boat.
"The courtship culture is just much less aggressive here," acknowledges Colin Hodge, 28, CEO of Down, an app that lets users connect to date or "get down." He says that many men might find women in the Bay Area harder to approach, partly because there aren't as many of us to go around.
Kevin Lewis, an assistant professor of sociology at UC San Diego, blames the Bay Area's progressive gender norms, with men less likely to believe they need to make the first move.
But why it has all but replaced a time-tested mating ritual remains a mystery.
Until we crack the courtship code, one thing's for sure: While tech isn't really the problem, it has certainly provided a solution.