I moved to the bay area from the midwest two years ago for a new job and am really enjoying the atmosphere. I love foods of all kind and there's always something new to try out here, although my personal favorite is Mexican. I also really enjoy being able to walk to most everything I need, and having Caltrain close when I need to head father out.
I love being outdoors and enjoy everything from hiking, biking, and running to rollerblading. I've also just started learning how to windsurf, and it's a lot of fun. In the winter time I love to ski, and try to get out to Tahoe at least few times. I also love to take pictures so I always have my camera with me when I go out for a hike.
Once the sun has set I enjoy a good movie. I'm a big fan of comedies with Zombieland being the best movie I've seen recently. Some other favorites are: The Hangover, The Dark Knight, Sin City, and Grandma's Boy. For TV I've been watching Dexter, House, How I Met Your Mother, and as always Family Guy, The Simpsons, and South Park. On the music front I like everything but country, but my favorite is Alternative rock like: Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, 30 Seconds to Mars, Senses Fail, and Say Anything.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I think its really important to have a good conversation on the first date to get to know each other. I'd say meet somewhere and go for a short walk to a small cafe, sit outside and have a nice meal while chatting. Then finish up the conversation on the walk back.