Well, my job just relocated me 3000 miles away from everything I know and love, so I'm in a rebuilding phase of meeting new people, finding new places to explore, and assembling new Ikea furniture all over the place. I like to think of myself as easy going and laid back (unless the subject turns to current politics, in which case I have to count-to-ten-and-take-a-deep-breath before speaking, lest I spew venomous anti-republikan rhetoric all over someone on a date). I bike, mostly mountain, but just got a road bike also, and I ski and sail, though can't quite afford to do all three all the time. I'm big into art and design (that's my profession, anyway, so I ought to be) and am open to any new cultural LA experience. It would be great to meet someone who knows the area or, even better, someone who's also new and wants to find all the great places to ride, hang out, discuss architecture, get drunk, whatever.
What would I do on a first date....aside from talking too much, sweating and trying too hard to be funny? I think a nice time would involve some cliches - I'm pretty close to the beach, and apparently it's nice to walk or ride around there. Maybe stop for some disgusting fried something-or-other along the pier and then back up into town for a few drinks and people watching. Unless you're like me, in which case the date might consist entirely of a nice conversation while we ride up to Malibu along the PCH, or bomb down a rutted trail, in which case the conversation could be spotty.