from San Francisco Chronicle, February 9, 2003

Six in the City:
Eligible singles reveal their guilty pleasures, best first dates and more

By Catherine Bigelow

an excerpt from the article


Chronicle photo by Michael Macor

Name: Craig Newmark.
Age: 50.
Occupation: Software engineer.
City/neighborhood: San Francisco/Cole Valley.
Astrological sign: Sagittarius.
Hobbies: Fighting crime (spammers, scammers, harassers).
Gadget you can't live without: Handspring Treo (combo phone and Palm).
If you were a flower, what flower would you be? Dandelion.
Cat person or a dog person? Dog (they've trained me well).
Fave author: Jerome Charyn, John Irving, Harlan Coben, William Gibson.
Fave movie: "Blade Runner," "Casablanca," "South Park."
Fave music: Leonard Cohen.
Fave journey: Amsterdam or my living room.
Fave food: Anything Asian.
Fave cocktail: Manhattan.
Describe the ideal first date: Coffeehouse.
Dutch on a first date? Either way is OK.
Turn-ons: Smarts and sarcasm.
Turn-offs: Smoking.
Guilty pleasure: Hostess Ho-Hos.
Alter ego: Leonard Cohen.
If you really like someone, do you practice the "third date" rule? It's never that simple.
Prenup required?: Probably not.
Children: I love other people's children, otherwise I probably should have my tubes tied.
Sunrise or sunset? I'm having a bad "Fiddler on the Roof" flashback.