Most, however, were drawn there by the allure of a rarer delicacy: a reliable man."I wanted to meet people who were more sophisticated and grounded, men who enjoy the finer things in life," said Van Dao, owner of Embarcadero bakery Biscuit Bender.
You will get an email the next day with your mutual matches so you can set up real dates.
The event at the Four Seasons was her first catering exclusive to gay men ages 35 to 55.
"It's nice to be out of the house and off Grindr," she said that night, very aware of San Francisco's gay dating black holes and conundrums.
Gagliardi credits snap judgments for making the singles bar scene and online dating uncultivable for individuals looking for a real connection.
"Sharing a meal forces you to spend more than 10 seconds getting to know a person before writing them off," she said.