How to get nice young Bay Area men to talk to you:
Step 1: Buy a Kindle.
Step 2: Open said Kindle on the Number 6 Parnassus and read. Enjoy. Be sure to sit next to a smart and pleasant looking guy.
Step 3: Close said Kindle and contemplate what you just read.
Step 4: Enjoy the conversation that ensues. iPod or other mp3 player or even cell phone is optional. They'll talk to you anyway.
I haven't smiled like that since before Gary.
Books on Kindle: $3.40 - 9.99 each.
Talking to a guy who likes the ideas without manipulation: F'ING PRICELESS.