Month: December 2011

VIP Searches- searching for the perfect guys

We are always on the hunt for great guys for our fabulous, incredibly bright, and attractive female clients. Please check out these descriptions and see if you or anyone you know might qualify. 

Our first featured female client is a pretty Indian woman who is 33 years old. She is 5’6″, with gorgeous glowing hazel eyes, and a nice feminine athletic figure. Our client is very family centric and grew up in the Bay Area. She attended Stanford for undergrad and an Ivy League for her graduate degree. She’s a hard working professional who has crossed the chasm and is positioned to meet the man of her dreams. She’s not huge into the bar scene, nor online dating, and when push comes to shove, it is hard to locate a like-minded match. Some of her passions include snowboarding, family, travel, yoga, and alumni work. She is a gentle soul, who is loving, kind, empathetic, calm, and balanced. Her dream match is in his 30’s, Indian is a must, and a good guy who lives his life with intregrity, passion, and family values. He’s ambitious, established, and it would be fair to say traditional too.  The archetype for this dream guy would be a young Vinod Dham- very intelligent, an innovator, family man, and funny too!

Our second featured female client we are searching for is a gorgeous, bubbly, mature, and breathtaking 22 year old who is Palo Alto based. She is 5’8″, Caucasian, with long brunette hair, feminine, and stylish (the photo below resembles her very much). Some of her passions outside of her exciting career are dancing, horseback riding, cycling, water skiing, cooking, and baking.  She is incredibly sweet, down-to-earth, and leads her life with a very strong moral compass rooted in Christian values. Despite her young age, she is ready to settle down and start a family! 

Her ideal guy is 31 max, Caucasian, 6’1″ and up, beefy, and masculine! He is All-American, most likely played sports growing up, is a total guys guy type, old-fashioned, confident, and very mature- since she is extremely mature. He can totally picture getting married in a couple of years with some adorable rug rats at home and a stunning wife who will love and cherish him forever. Ideally the household would be a spiritual one where Christianity in welcome and embraced. The archetype for this dream guy would be Blake Griffin.

Our third featured female client is mid 30’s, Caucasian, and a slender 5’5″. She is based in San Francisco and loves the Bay Area, yet travels all of the time for pleasure and work as a consultant. She is extremely well educated at one Ivy League for her undergrad and another for her MBA. She is very natural in her appearance and isn’t into the glam girlie thing at all. Patagonia, North Face, and classics when needed from Banana Republic are more her type. She loves roughing it in the great outdoors from camping, any adventures, skiing, and strenous hiking. Our client is up for anything pretty much at anytime (climbing the Andes, swimming with sharks, entertaining at her home, or closing a bar down.) Never one to accept mediocrity or the status quo, you will find her to be exceptional in everything she does in her life. Her ideal gentleman is up to 45 years old, any ethnicity, and fit. Previously married or never married- it doesn’t matter. Her dream guy must be uber intellectual, confident, super down-to-earth, and loves the outdoors as much as she does.  He is a family guy who can definitely envision playing flag football at Thanksgiving with the kids and would be so very honored to have such a kind, smart, and loving wife. The archetype for this ideal guy would be Anderson Cooper.

VIP Searches – searching for the perfect woman

At Linx we get a lot of unique requests for matches and often we have to be very frank with the client letting them know that we need the utmost flexibility to search out of the current database of clients, exercise all options, and recruit on their behalf. Thus this type of client becomes a VIP of Linx Dating.

Please check out a handful of our recent VIP searches and see if you or anyone you know might qualify. Often we are able to waive all major fees for these special opportunities.

 

SEARCHING FOR ELIGIBLE WOMEN FOR OUR SELECT VIPS

Our first featured VIP is in his early 30’s, handsome with a baby face, 6’0″, Caucasian, and very well dressed opting for Brioni, Loro Piana as two examples. He has never been married, doesn’t have kids, and wants a family very much. He is well-educated, holds a leadership position at his firm, is very established, a home owner, and is used to the finer things in life. Backstage tickets to concerts, jetting off to Europe to eat the best pasta in Italy, uncorking an incredible vintage of Burgundy, this gentleman seeks a match who would be as equally excited about these luxe things in life.

He is picky and we won’t fabricate this fact. He is looking for a girl who, like him, comes from a good background. She is classy, elegant, and sophisticated (without the snobby factor).  She is between the ages of 25-35, pretty, slender, and loves staying active. Caucasian or Mixed heritage only. His dream girl has a very good relationship with her family, a confidence where she can hold her own in any situation, a well-worn passport, and a wardrobe filled with bikinis for the sun and ocean, as well as, some gorgeous dresses for fancy events. This VIP is a major catch and a life with him would be a life of luxury, fun, family, and  elegance. You will be not only be his precious gem in a marriage but also his intellectual equal, capable of making important decisions and managing a lot of responsibility. The archetype for his ideal is Ivanka Trump. 

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Our second VIP is in his early 50’s, married one time, and with 4 kiddos. He is Marin based and if you live south of SF or the East Bay, please do not respond to this inquiry as he only wants Marin or San Francisco. He is Caucasian, 6’2″, very athletic, and a good-looking man who opts for the more casual look of jeans and funky dress shirts. He is very sporty and loves tennis, skiing, hiking, cycling, and golf. He also loves his wine and sitting on his deck and chilling out. Our client is looking for a very special woman of exceptional beauty. She is in her 30’s and would embrace a situation where her partner wanted to have another baby. His dream match is Caucasian and ideally blond, large chested, and has sex appeal. Yes the bar is high and he simply won’t settle otherwise. His dream girl oozes sexiness, is playful, active, and very family centric. A life with this VIP will be filled with fun, curiosity, and being totally spoiled by her man! The archetype for his dream girl is a Pam Anderson or Dita Von Teese.

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Our third featured VIP is late 30’s, Caucasian, 5’11”, and slender. He is extremely well-educated holding his Ph.D, a seasoned entrepreneur, and essentially retired. This VIP is the classic Silicon Valley success story- Stanford educated, starts multiple companies, sells those companies, and now wakes up single and desiring to locate his dream girl. He is culturally Jewish, loves a good party, a great book, travel, dining, playing the guitar, and having fun! He can act goofy at times and we won’t hold back saying he can get trapped in his head too as he is extremely cerebral. His dream girl is in her late 20’s and up to mid 30’s. She is Caucasian, Latin, Mixed, or Indian in heritage. She is slender, sexy, and maybe as a funkylook to her- think sexy jeans, amazing camisole, colorful pashmina, and long earrings. She is a brainiac, capable of challenging her man, and pushing the intellectual envelope. Ideally she attended a top 10 school and if she attended Stanford, all the better.  She is sweet, funny, down-to-earth, yet with an edge that can push back gently with respect. The archetype for this match might be the real-life Rooney Mara or a Natalie Portman.

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Our final featured VIP is a 40-year-old Caucasian gentleman who is 6’2″, athletic, and keeps fit from surfing and kickboxing. He is divorced, with no kids, and would love the option of having children. He spends in his time working and living in San Francisco and loves the city life. He’s a complex guy who is extremely smart, quick-witted, and will cut to the chase in pretty much any situation. Ivy League educated including holding an MBA, he serves as his company’s CEO in technology and will continue to do big things professionally. He has worked on himself and is now positioned to find true love. His dream match is 25-38 years old, any ethnicity, and taller is better. He loves a cool sense of style and is definitely not looking for an ultra feminine girlie girl- so if your best girlfriends are from your sorority, you relax from a long day with the RH on Bravo, and have a closet full of Nanette Lapore- he’s just not that into you from the start. She might be a “hot nerd” and is definitely worldly. Our VIP takes great pleasure in cooking up elaborate fun dinners and wouldn’t be shy about inviting his local barista, another CEO, a founder of a company, a volunteer from MOMA, and a neighbor as an example. His dream girl wouldn’t turn her nose up at an incredibly eclectic dinner party as such and instead she would embrace the opportunity, drinks lots of wine in the process, help in the kitchen, and engage in intellectual debate of all sorts. The archetype for this dream girl would be CNBC Erin Burnette.

 

December Updates

The weather is cold and crisp this December in the Silicon Valley- admittedly we desperately need rain and all the skiers are bouncing off the walls bonkers for some decent snowfall. Typically in the world of matchmaking it is s-l-o-w towards the end of year. People are focused on heading back home to see their families, waiting in the endless twisty long line at the airport, wrapping last minute gifts, snuggling up with a good book next to the fire, and attending the final ugly sweater bash of the season. Spiked eggnog sounds mighty good right now.

This December in particular has been a whirlwind of new members from all over applying for membership (from a new young VIP residing in Hawaii, to a 50’s DC based client) and continues to be a steady stream of requests for “match me” emails to yours truly 24/7 and calls even at 10:00pm on Sundays. I don’t really know why this holiday season is different compared to the past 8 years of running Linx- or however many years it has been as it has flown by so incredibly quickly!

In between throwing a very successful December Link & Drink, moving offices to a gorgeous historic property, interviewing pretty much non-stop, receiving marriage bonuses from happy wedded clients…I have learned a lot from what men and women are saying- and doing! 

I am thankful more people prove to be open-minded and realistic about their ideal match. The once long list of must haves can be shredded before members enter our door at Linx and part of me feels people want to chuck the long list in lieu of a refreshingly condensed list of a few key elements for a truly long-lasting match. I say Amen to this shift in Bay Area dating!

This new generation of realistic clients who agree that less can be more prove to be the successful ones at coupling up quicker as compared to the picky, never seem to be satisfied types. Some of our former clients whose memberships have expired and they’ve gone their separate ways still prove to be relentlessly choosy, unrealistic in their expectations, and yes…still searching and very single. Now that’s not to say we don’t have some the bar is VERY high types of clients who I have hoped for many months would relax some of their criteria. Some people just don’t like budging.

A lot of Linx guys have really tried to make things work with their Linx matches this holiday season. Sometimes things are meant to be and they declared their love to her and other times they know it isn’t right to keep dating and have subsequently really evolved in an adult and compassionate way to properly close the loop and not lead girls on if it is not meant to be. As a trusted confidant for many of my clients, these guys feel beyond safe to spill out their feelings, often revealing feelings of something unsettling, a little guilt, anxiety, or whatever may be giving them pause. On the flip side, many seem to have overwhelming feelings to elation and major excitement- rendezvous to Paris for the weekend to sip champagne, private jets to watch their fav sports team with box seats, and backstage passes to U2….these guys go ALL out!

I have helped a lot of Linx ladies who have been quick to press send regarding urgent emails to me about their relationships with their Linx matches. Although I have expressed this time and time again, serving as the conduit between two clients is probably THE most important aspect of my job beyond the actual match. Couples can quickly get derailed from bogus stuff, high emotions, pressure of wanting to settle down quick, or trivial things like communication faux pas being too much or too little.

One of the hilarious highlights of this month in typical male fashion was a couple of weeks ago after a new male client interview. Somewhere in between my office and his home in San Francisco, I got a phone call from the new client on the road as he wanted to share something “really important” that he somehow forgot in the meeting. I am thinking to myself- no problem…. he forgot integrity, maybe giving back to society, perhaps a voracious reader like he is, or must love pooches. Nope. He said, “Amy, I forgot, nice boobs. Please make sure she has good size boobs.”

Happy holidays!

The Busiest Time of Year

I can’t believe it had been nearly a month since I last blogged and even this entry needs to be short! The last month has been a whirlwind of travel, throwing a spectacular Link & Drink with over 400 professionals, moving offices to a old world historic property, weddings to attend, tons of date coaching, and an extremely high demand for matchmaking!

I will be featuring some of our new VIPs on the Linx site soon- and VIPs of all ages and backgrounds. Today we interviewed a handsome late 50’s gentleman and a 38 year old incredibly well rounded and super funny woman. Tomorrow is a big interview for a new young handsome VIP who is 33 and flying in from Hawaii to meet with me. Wednesday we have more interviews, Thursday is a 50 something divorced Dad of 4 from Marin followed by a 30 something very pretty engineer female. Friday is a visit from one of my married clients to say hello and toast to her newly wedded blissful state. I must say a great week!

January will be a huge month at Linx with a ton of new clients and matchmaking right and left. We are so thankful to have had THE most memorable year in 2011 and once things slow down a little bit (next week?) I look forward to writing some more. A day in the life of a matchmaker is pretty insane and the work never seems to end, nor the demand. Balance? What is balance I ask?