Ivy Plus Dating

An Embarrassing Bounty of Brainy Bachelors…

He relies on his team

While we always have a lot of great guys working with Linx, this summer we have a really standout crew of super smart, single, successful men who are serious about changing their relationship status. Ranging in age from 26 to 42, these eight (yes, 8) really exceptional bachelors have always been at the top of the class, and between them have multiple degrees from Stanford, Oxford, Princeton, Harvard, and MIT. This is a good looking and good-natured group of guys, and while they vary in a lot of ways (careers range from tech to VC to asset management; ethnic heritages include Asian, Indian, Caucasian, and Middle Eastern; body types vary from average to lanky to jacked; heights range from 5’8” to 6’1”; faiths range from Jewish to Hindu to Methodist to agnostic) they all have a few things in common:

-None of them has children

-None of them has ever been married

-They all see marriage, kids, and the Bay Area as part of their futures

-They all want to find a spouse who values education and achievement just as much as they do

The right women for these guys should be as sexy as they are smart (and they should be very, very smart) with the career, passions, and academic pedigrees to prove it.

To match these men, we are actively looking for feminine, beautiful, athletic, and well educated women between the ages of 23 and 35 whose academic backgrounds are truly among the best of the best. If you’ve ever pretended to be a nurse instead of a doctor in order to get a date, suffered through (or participated in) a capella concerts in a dining hall, lived in the same building as a future Rhodes Scholar, co-authored a paper with a Nobel laureate, or participated in an eating club or secret society, one of these guys might be just right for you.

Because there is so much overlap in the backgrounds and interests of our bachelors, we’re conducting a blanket search for women who fit broad general criteria. If you turn out to be just what one (or more) of our guys is looking for, we’ll contact you to discuss meeting in person. Please note, if you’re a client of Linx and in reading this you think you make a great fit, email Amy (versus completing the survey).

If you are a sexy, single, exceptional woman who is:

-of ANY ethnic background

-between the ages of 23 and 35

-active, athletic, and hot (No, really. Strangers should think you’re very attractive.)

-a graduate of a TOP American (or foreign) college or university (i.e. Stanford, MIT, an Ivy, the Seven Sisters, Georgetown, NYU, the Claremont Colleges, Amherst, Williams, Swarthmore, Oxford, Cambridge, the Sorbonne, et al.)

-passionate about her life and career

-looking for a great relationship with an even better man

-interested in finding a mate who truly thinks that smart IS sexy

You should fill out the form included here and get in touch with us today. We look forward to getting to know you better, and with a little luck we may help you (and our clients) find the love of your life!

Perfect on Paper Doesn’t Always Match Well For Linx

Ladies out there…..I want to bring to your attention something really important that has been a hard decision as CEO of Linx to make. Recently I was introduced to a perfect on paper guy- literally amazing! Ivy League, CEO, 39, never married, good-looking, strong family values and ready (so he says) for love! We had a first phone call Monday where I shared about the business, how potentially I could help him, and his ideal match. He led with a negative foot,  assuming failure from the start. He shared he had worked with another matchmaker in LA and had a terrible experience and how he is a very picky guy and absolutely does not agree with my policy of no pics as part of the introduction process.

He asked me to supply him with examples of the types of girls in Linx before he made up his mind about doing Linx. I felt a dirtiness come over me. I paused and explained that is not my process and that would compromise my methodology. I tried to explain that my method is to “get” at a clients type and get into their head to really understand the types that will work and those that will not. I shared it is a long process and how Linx shouldn’t be compared to other matchmakers- especially in LA where it is only looks focused and no one cares about the substance and goodness forbid her education or what she does for a living!

He then commented how he knows he is a total pain-in-the-ass and not easy and I can at ANY time say no to him. He said for me to consider giving him a dossier of pics (or he would happily come into the office for me to share pics on my laptop) and then, if/when we start working together he would only be a client if I agree to show photos. Essentially he discounted the bulk of my process and didn’t want to hear another peep out of me. On a side note, sometimes I have shown a photo to a client (largely with the other clients permission). It can help but it can also be disastrous. Humans are judgemental creatures and men especially can quickly size someone up as hot or not and discount every important quality that makes her an exceptional match!

After three days of careful consideration I sent him this email tonight and I am really proud of not stooping to someone I am not just because he is an awesome on paper guy. I bet you everyone has always said yes to him and it felt so good to say no thanks to him and turn him away. Plus the most important thing is I am doing all you women a major service because he’s someone who will never be satisfied with anyone. He won’t ever be happy- with Linx, with women, perhaps with himself.

Dear Name,
I wanted to get in touch with you as a follow-up to the conversation we had on Monday. After careful consideration, I am not comfortable sharing photos with the types of women in Linx who could potentially be a good fit.

There are multiple steps in becoming a client and while I could easily send you random photos of “hot” girls, it would not do us any good. I have prided myself in running a very successful business (currently over  1,000 clients) largely because of the proven methodology. There are so many run-of-the-mill matchmakers who would follow through with your request in a heartbeat and might even show photos as part of their process. Often a lot of those folks focus solely on looks, whereas my client base instead is based on a combination of physical attractiveness and other key factors like personality and education.

I thought a lot about sending you over some examples of women with whom I would like to set you up but I just wasn’t comfortable going against my policy and practice. As I mentioned, I have on occasion shared a photo or two with a VIP (i.e. someone who is ALREADY a client) who appreciates the goal of saving time when physical attraction is such a big part of it.

I gather that, based on your not-so-good experience with the LA matchmakers and the bar already being so high, you might not be so happy with what Linx Dating can offer you. I think you are a catch and I am sure you will meet someone amazing. I’m just not sure we (Linx) and you are the best match.