Date-Worthy Spots and a Serial Dater

The 100 Dates of Summer archive, as screenshot.

The 100 Dates of Summer archive, as screenshot.

The 100 Dates of Summer blogger/serial dater/San Franciscan Elise Moreno has been on a short breather since her last romantic audition.

It’s a well-earned break. Her attempt to do 100 dates this summer (hence the name of her Tumblr) started in late June. She’s packed 43 in already (by the time of this writing). All but one were outings with men, as far as we can tell.

Anyone who’s followed the amorous meetups (some, hookups) of this 25-year-old woman knows she hits date spots in the Mission. Pride weekend proved date-worthy, and she overnighted at some designer’s Mission home recently.

We’d almost call our neighborhood a character in her dating story (because places are characters in dating stories, as Paul Rudd says in the new comedic rom-com send-up “They Came Together.”)

And as you make plans for your weekend dates, we thought we’d recap some of the places our serial dater has already been, and include excerpts from her blog:

Mission Spots Visited by the 100 Dates of Summer Girl

Uptown—which elicits this from Elise, the 100-Date aspirant: “I’m a pretty big fan of dive bars, the drinks are usually stiff, the bartenders rock, and that slight stink makes you forget about your own for a few hours.”

We Be Sushi—after drinks at Uptown, the date ended up at this restaurant, whose tagline is “like mom used to make” … “I always thought the name and tagline were super cute,” she says about choosing this spot. This date had no goodnight kiss.

Rosamunde—here’s where she waited for a late-arriving guy, then went with him to the Frida Kahlo Festival on 24th Street, and the taqueria mentioned next…

El Farolito—where things got uncomfy and red flags were all over the place. “He quickly eats his plate of enchiladas and well, this has gotten ridiculous. So I tell him; Hey, I think I’m going to head home.” But in a surprise twist she goes instead to his place. Which leads to a most painful (even to read!) series of events, and a bitter farewell at this next Mission spot…

BART’s 24th Street Mission Station.

Sugarlump—A rare coffee date, held at a “mod-style café.” And where Elise has unusual misgivings about a blue-eyed writer. “Maybe I just thought he was too beautiful.” Oh, Elise.

Where will these dates go next? Follow the 100 Dates of Summer blog. 

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