A man waits in frustration for his blind date from “Seattle Singles” to arrive. “Meet me in front of that tall space age looking structure” are his instructions to her. They never find each other that day and soul mates are forever lost. Years later this same man would create a place where singles could casually meet, drink coffee, and determine if they actually like each other enough for a second date….and Starbucks was born. In the 1990s Starbucks reproduced like rabbits here in Southern California, until the recession of 2007 forced them to use birth control and put up some stores for adoption.