This week at Linx and Out-N-About

Another busy week here at Linx. We are gearing up for a huge week next week with a zillion fab candidates meetings seeing if they have what is takes to meet some of our clients. As we only have 20 minutes or so with each candidate, we need to come up with some super targeted questions to quickly capture if they have that secret sauce that makes up our next sort of Linx member.

I‘ve helped some clients out who are in tough situations this week. One in particular where her Linx beau is under a lot of stress. His stress is causing their relationship a lot of friction and it is definitely putting significant tension on it. We discussed how to remedy this in an effective manner. They’ve been together a long time now and are a beautiful match that is absolutely meant to be. I feel this “test” of the relationship will only make them so much stronger in a marriage. No relationship is perfect. Everyone experiences crap. It is how you deal with it, talk openly and honestly about it, and manage to get past it as a couple. Don’t bottle things up. At some point you are bound to “boil over.”

We screened a great candidate yesterday and are conducting interviews today. One guy and one female. Just found out about another super successful Linx match. Both relate to one another as they each have children. The children and commonality of shared background are the necessarily pillars that cement this sort of potential relationship. Some people who have kids feel very unsure of how or when to bring up such an important part of their lives in the dating game, especially if their match doesn’t have kid(s). This sort of makes this extraordinarily easy from the start. They both “get” it and “understand” one another. The trials, joys, happiness, frustrations, and responsibilities that make up being a parent.  San Mateo-20130129-00816

We love how clients transform at Linx. Today we interviewed a young software engineer who is quirky, intelligent and came to Linx to help him progress with his dating life. When he initially came into the office for his screening, we felt he needed some date coaching and he agreed. San Mateo-20130129-00812

Fresh gorgeous flowers this week at Linx. 

When we first met him he could hardly even calm his nerves being in female company. He was struggling noticeably trying to focus on our meeting.  Since then we have really helped our new client on several other occasions for date coaching. His transformation has just been amazing. What we admire so much about him is his commitment to self-improvement. He wants to find the right girl and wants to fall in love. After date coaching we decided the next natural step was to become a client.

Seeing him today was like meeting an entirely different person! He was so relaxed, at ease and just so excited to get out there and start dating! I can’t say enough how excited I am for him and so proud of his willingness to take these steps in learning more about himself and being prepared to date. The only thing left is a little wardrobe consultation we’ve set up for him next week and then he’s all set! Way to go!

We continue to get a boat load of girls submitting information to meet VIPs. Just tonight alone, my inbox is flooding. Men of Silicon Valley and beyond do you hear that? To the single gentlemen out there, email us! Linx is a hotbed of incredible, high caliber members.

Random topic. So tonight after work, I ran to Staples in Menlo Park off of El Camino. I make mental notes of crappy customer service in life and those folks who really “go the extra mile” when shopping. I’d like to give a shout out to the hard working guys at Staples. Thank you for helping me tonight! I brought in a paper shredder (yep we are big into shredding documents at Linx as you can imagine!) that failed on me today and started making terrible noises and then went kaputt on me. I rushed over there to exchange it and one of the operations managers at Staples took time to repair it on site for me. He plugged it in, he somehow managed to pull the stuck papers out of it like the incredible hulk and then cleaned it out. Who does that…especially when he could of pressured me to just buy a new one for $59.99?!

Another manager raced around the store looking for these special clear folders that we are obsessive about in the office. These folders store Linx client information neatly and after many attempts, I simply couldn’t find them. I asked for help and this manager came to the rescue. He couldn’t find the ones I needed but did manage to find a style that was a close runner up. Only caveat is the packet was rainbow colored and I needed all clear. When I expressed my disdain to this runner up being multi-colored, he literally took it upon himself to open many multi-color packets in order to remove the one clear folder in each 6 pack. Who does that? Thanks Staples for being so helpful!

It reminds me of the times when there is absolutely no customer service. There’s one women’s clothing boutique on Chestnut Street in MP that gave me the utter heebie jeebies with hands down poor service. I had never been in there and a best friend of mine always raves about it. Randomly a few weeks ago I walked in and I was the only one in the little high-end ladies boutique. Not a single customer but me. The lady at the cash register looked me up, looked me down (yeah ok… ok, I was in my workout gear and hadn’t planned to shop) and she didn’t say a peep. I looked at the price tag on some of the items, 1K fur bolero, 2K this, 4K purse. I was thinking, child, in this economy AND with online shopping so totally efficient, you best be friendly to those who enter your store. I have no time or interest in thus I will not return there. Or the one time….(no no, not at band camp) in Palo Alto 4 (yep 4) of the sales girls were TRYING ON CLOTHES and parading around admiring themselves in the mirror. Really? Eeek. Not good. So I like to acknowledge those special folks like my new friends at Staples who stand out from the crowd!

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Marshall….the Linx mascot…can this boy be any cuter? Marshall is going to be passing out special puppy Valentines to his best guy and girlfriends at the puppy park soon and mommy is making his friends pumpkin and peanut butter homemade biscuits as Valentine gifts. Yeah I know, I’m totally obsessed! 

 

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