Singles Palo Alto

Searching for a Princess for our VIP| Are You His Match?

The question on the mind of most guys and gals as they embark on a first (blind) date is some form of “What’s he/she really like?” It’s certainly on my mind as I go to meet a woman for the first time, knowing only a few facts about her. So what am I really like?

I could tell you that I’m a pilot, a photographer and a lawyer, but that doesn’t tell you much about what I’m like. I could be a terrible pilot, an even worse photographer and a mean or incompetent lawyer. I could give you my basic demographics – 6ft, 195lbs, early 50’s, Caucasian male, no police record, born and raised a Texan. Fills in a couple blanks, I realize, but doesn’t say much about my personality. I could also provide you the usual laundry list of fun and fabulous activities in which I, like most other guys, regularly engage in the hopes of attracting attention — such as bungee jumping from a crop-duster, lion taming with a swizzle stick, or karaoke at Carnegie Hall. But as impressive as those activities are, they don’t convey much about my personality or my ability to be a good first date (let alone a good second or third date).

Perhaps if I told you what kind of princess charming I am searching for, that would tell you something about what I’m like. So, I could list all the fine and fantastic qualities I hope my princess charming will have – she is smart, sassy, self-assured, sensitive, single, sporty, spontaneous, sure-footed, sensible, and somewhere early 30’s to early 40’s. But really, what would that say about me? Nothing much except that I have laughably high expectations and a fondness for alliteration. And in any event, making such a list sounds a lot like writing out a shopping list and I don’t like shopping lists, even when I’m headed to Safeway or Costco. I guess that’s why I always forget at least one thing and have to make a second trip. But I drive a non-Prius electric car (I keep a spare just in case), so making multiple trips to the store doesn’t really contribute to global warming, except the utility company may have to pollute the environment to make the electricity for my car, so I guess I’m partly to blame for that, but I usually remember 3 or 4 new things to get on the second trip so it’s not really a wasted trip, and there’s always a need to go to Petco because my dogs consume so much food, but alas I digress. Now back to the subject at hand.

So instead of all that, let me offer for the next woman who happens to be thinking about meeting me on a first date some accurate information that might be useful to her in answering the aforementioned question. I will list a few principles which I use as a general guide on how I approach people and life, something similar to “Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handy”, only not as demented.

Perhaps this may provide some help in answering the “What’s he really like?” or “Is this the kind of guy I want to be stuck with over a two hour dinner?” question. Perhaps we already have some common ground. So here it is . . . .

1) Find the humor in any situation or person, no matter how grim or dull

2) Take your work, but not yourself, seriously

3) Be grateful for what you have, and thankful for what you do not

4) Treat everyone with sincerity and respect, but don’t take you-know-what from anybody

5) Be curious about all things, large medium and small and never stop learning something new

6) Everyone is trying to stay “one step ahead” – better to be three or four instead

7) Find compromise and pick your battles wisely, or you’ll end up fighting all your life

8) Avoid the extremes in all things, too much of anything is not a good thing (there are one or two exceptions we can discuss)

9) You learn about people by listening to them, you don’t learn when you’re talking

10) If you want the finer things in life, then work hard so you can afford them, but leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy them

And above all,

Make time to search out the great places in this Great Big World, places such as (these are photographs taken from our VIP)…grandcanyonThe Grand Canyon at sunset, a changing symphony of light and shadows and color

HaleakalaHaleakala at sunrise, from the Pacific’s Mt. Olympus, above the clouds and the entire world

MValleyMonument Valley shrouded in clouds, appearing as it did millions of years ago

ABQA hot air balloon festival, an endless colorful parade taking flight in the crisp morning air to the cheers of thousands

FlyingCloud surfing on an ethereal blanket that scarcely conceals the earth below

TurkeySunrise on the Dardanelles, floating between two continents, each rich with its own history and culture

If you have read this and you are wondering if you might qualify as a match for our VIP, email me: amy@linxdating.com. I have personally spent considerable time with our client and can attest to the fact that he is a genuinely warm, funny, quick witted, man who is truly a gentleman through and through. He’s masculine, chivalrous, successful, upbeat, and has made a nice home for himself in the Bay Area. The missing piece is the right match. Are you that girl? Email me if we’ve sparked your curiosity!

Women in Linx | Types of Women We Represent

I am often asked from men what type of women we represent at Linx and when we recruit for these guys (as a VIP client) what the structure of the so called castings are.

A very first step in our admission process is the vetting. I would want to make sure that a prospect of Linx adheres to the standards that Linx represents. Our clients are: well educated (75% have post graduate work completed from top universities), they are all professionals across a very wide range of industries, extremely well-rounded in their hobbies outside of career, dynamic, physically active (keeping healthy, fit, and balanced), and most importantly are commitment and marriage minded. These women are all ages (a huge populations in their 20’s and 30’s, followed by 40-60’s generally). girl5

Just like Stanford, Harvard, or CAL rejects even the most brainy and accomplished applicants, we do have to filter out people who simply are not a good fit for this network.

Those who are not “good fits” could be based on them not being comfortable with the concept of a commitment, not liking the protocol, not leading a healthy lifestyle, or me sensing that she is not ready for true love. Sometimes candidates possess an extreme anxiety about wanting to meet “the one.” If we sense that their energy is too intense and their expectations totally unreasonable (about what they seek in a match and general timeline of getting matched, engaged, and married), we simply won’t work with them. If we did work with that person, she would be supremely unhappy and our magic would be dampened by stress and stifled by pressure.

It should be noted that we are one of the only matchmaking firms that represents females as clients. We have a huge demand for our services with attractive and brainy women. In Silicon Valley and metropolitan regions such as San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles, there is no shortage of extremely accomplished professional women who are looking for love and needing help in their personal lives.

Many women also submit their information everyday to meet our VIP clients. We do regular screenings for these hundreds of women who want us to screen them to see if they have that je ne sais quoi that many of our successful VIP gentleman look for in their dream girl.

The structure of the castings is what we call “Mini Meet and Greets.” These are individual appointments that a female who has qualified for the in-person session makes with our team. We do a short in-person screening with her getting to know the candidate and seeing if she is not only adhering to the overarching standards that Linx represents (per the above) but also is importantly very OPEN-MINDED and flexible with her ideal match criteria since she would simply be in the database where matches/introductions occur opportunistically and flexibility is key in order for her to be matched. 09-09-testimonial

The women who submit their info to meet the VIPs can differ from those who are premium clients with respect to career. Some are not “as” successful, “hard charging”, and “Type A” as many of our premium female clients. Our premium female clients (just like the guys) want the exact same success they have achieved professionally yet now in their personal lives. The women who submit info to meet VIPs who qualify are not always MDs, corporate attorneys, and C-level execs. They might very well be teachers, nurses, in PR/marketing, assistants, and a wide range of other careers. That said, there are definitely less ambitious females who are premium clients and alpha females opting for a passive way to participate as well. In conclusion, the Linx network is extremely diverse with respect to every metric involved.

Linx Testimonial from 50-something Male

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“Amy has considerably exceeded my expectations – and that is rare.

Contacting Amy, I was interested in meeting someone special to have a family with. Until then, my dating life was active and enjoyable, yet seldom in a relationship likely to lead to marriage and children.

Before becoming a client, I recall discussing the “leap of faith” new clients make – having never worked with a matchmaker before. I vividly recall all concerns about becoming a client evaporating as soon as I met the first match.

Through Amy, I met accomplished, attractive, vivacious women I would not have met on my own.

Matchmaking is an art, not a science. If it was science, combining 50 handsome men and 50 beautiful women would create 50 adorable couples. As a matchmaker, Amy is a very talented artist.

Amy is conscientious. She personally knows me as well as the woman she is introducing me to – so it’s more like meeting someone through a mutual friend. We both know each other’s backgrounds, interests and aspirations. So the first date doesn’t seem like a first date. Our first conversation is much more interesting about what matters to both of us, on a deeper more intellectual level.

Amy is encouraging and insightful. Encouraging when there is future potential in a match and insightful when there isn’t, allowing me to better understand what I’m looking for in a person.

If you are accomplished, selective and interested in meeting someone special, I suggest meeting with Amy. Expect to be surprised by her capabilities and quality of match she may have for you.

Amy greatly exceeded my expectations. She might exceed yours, too…”

Announcing New Search | 27-Year Old Attractive Female in Palo Alto

Our client is a beautiful, funny, and sweet 27 year old who is Caucasian, 5’9″, athletic and feminine. She is a true California girl with bright blond hair, blue eyes, a fair, clear complexion, long legs, and is busty.

She is stylish, very feminine, and active- sharing with us that 2014 is her year to get serious with her yoga practice. She enjoys walks, the occasion hike, spin class, and cardio to keep active and healthy.

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ur client moved from San Francisco to Palo Alto to be near her work in high-tech investments. She works for a top-tier firm in the Silicon Valley and finds great fulfillment in her work. She is well educated, hard working, responsible, and very smart.

Although she is only 27 years old, she is ready to get serious when it comes to finding love. She’s had a couple of serious relationships although has never been married and would consider herself to be marriage minded. She’s excellent with children and would embrace the opportunity to have a family of her own one day! In fact, she is pretty traditional and would like to raise a family adhering to more traditional gender roles. couple+cooking

She is down-to-earth, loyal, balanced, sensitive (yet strong-willed), an independent thinker, compassionate, and loving. Her hobbies outside of the scope of work are: her close friendships, family (who are local to the Bay Area), cooking (she’s a skilled cook), volunteering, snowboarding, and travel. She has continued her education through various classes Stanford University and would love to learn calligraphy this year.

Her best suited match is hands down a guy who will make her laugh! He is between the ages of 28-40 years old. He is Caucasian or Asian American (yet tall). Height is important to make this match work. You are between the range of 5’10”-sky is the limit. Personality is key. Did we mention you are funny (maybe with a humorous yet slightly cynical view of the world)?

You are social, masculine, intelligent, family centric (ideally you have a great relationship with your family), responsible, and full of integrity. In terms of career- you’re a professional who is ambitious and well-liked by your colleagues.

If you are eligible or know anyone who might make a great match for this young client of ours, please email Amy at: amy@linxdating.com

There are NO FEES with this opportunity to potentially find the love of your life.

Announcing a new VIP search |Recruiting eligible men!

Our VIP is an intelligent, attractive 46-year old African-American woman who is physically 5’2” with shoulder-length dark brown hair and warm brown eyes. She has a petite frame, is youthful, and has feminine curves.

She has achieved much in her professional life and is now focusing more of her drive and dedication to her personal life. You will find our client to be authentic and grounded in who she is. Fun, gentle, warm, thoughtful, positive and loving with a welcoming smile are just a few of the qualities that attract others to her. She likes things straight forward with no drama to complicate the picture. She looks forward to sharing the romantic side of life with the right man. She is attracted to someone who embodies strength and intellect yet is genuine, thoughtful and a bit humble in his accomplishments. Her leading man is personable and an all around good guy.

Our client has a PhD and works in the healthcare field with children. She enjoys spending time with her lovely 8 year old daughter and finding a man who enjoys family time as well as time exploring and being with friends would be wonderful. Travel, theater, dining, art festivals and football games are all passions she enjoys. Quiet nights at home with a good meal and a warm fire are also a favorite.

You are in your 40’s to mid 50’s, Caucasian or African American, handsome, masculine, and you keep active and healthy. You have a sense of style whether in jeans or a suit. You are young at heart with a sense of humor yet serious and dedicated in your work. You have achieved a level of success that affords you a genuine work life balance. You utilize some of your success for the benefit of others through volunteer work or philanthropy. You are comfortable in your own skin. Our client views shared passions as a plus but introducing her to what you are passionate about or discovering new interests together is just as appealing.

If you know anyone who could be a good match for our VIP or think you might be a strong candidate for consideration, please email our founder Amy at amy@linxdating.com.

There are NO FEES for qualifying candidates.

Announcing our latest VIP male!

We are elated to start working with a new male VIP. He has take the time to write this narrative to the Linx female readership with the hopes that one of you might be his dream match. Ladies…this guy is very, *very* handsome.
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I guess I didn’t picture myself putting my bio out here like this. It feels vulnerable, a little daring, and exposed. Maybe you agree?

A little bit about me. I grew up in New Orleans, and have a super close relationship to my family. Love my adorable nieces, and look up to my parents who have been married for over 45 years with respect and admiration.

Education, integrity, and tenacity, are all mantras in my life. I’m an executive by day and work really hard, but also play hard. I love anything creative and artistic — in fact, I enjoy writing, and have a best-selling book in circulation. I also enjoy photography, and going on photo tours of incredible places. I’m definitely looking for a career driven match, who understands I work a lot, and has her own life, and gets tremendous satisfaction from her awesome job doing whatever you do!149516_501943443782_8117570_n Photo I took in Honduras

I also really need my match to be able to push me intellectually. Smart girls are hot! Bring it on! I graduated from Stanford University with both my undergrad and post grad. Love my Cardinal pride.

At heart, I’m a family man who loves spending time with my parents, siblings, and nieces. I also love dogs (but don’t have one yet). Keeping active and healthy are also important parts of my daily routine. I eat well, enjoy swimming, and being active. I care about looking good for my partner.

My faith is a core tenant in my life. I’m culturally Jewish (more so than the pure religion) and ultimately desire finding a Jewish match as well. I understand that this can wash out some amazing potential matches from the start, but for me this is really important. 36156_501943078782_4948011_n Photo from my travels in Guatemala…unripened oranges

At the end of the day, I’m a really busy guy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have time for a relationship. In fact, finding my needle in a haystack dream girl is my main priority. If you like what you’ve read here, email Amy Andersen to be considered for a match amy@linxdating.com. I wish you luck on your journey. Thanks for reading.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT ME:
Age: 41
Height: 6’0″
Physique: Athletic
Location: Silicon Valley
Status: Never married, no kids
Goal: Marriage and children

QUICK SNAPSHOT OF MY DREAM MATCH:
25-33 years old, very attractive, slender, feminine, strong, Jewish, smart, warm, and an “old soul.”

If you feel you could make a strong match for this outstanding bachelor of Linx, please email: amy@linxdating.com

There are ZERO fees associated with this opportunity

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Extra Extra | Casting Call

CASTING CALL : SINGLE YOUNG MEN FOR TV STORY !!! News_Flash_-_Retro_Clip_Art_17344964
I am looking for a youthful single guy in Silicon Valley to be the lead character for a very high-end TV news story who tends to date older women 40+. This is for a media project filming next Thursday April 25th in Palo Alto for national TV. Amazing exposure if you are single and searching! Questions/got you intrigued?
Email me asap if you’re my guy! amy@linxdating.comRubiks-Cube-Adult-Hat

Linx on CNN Newsroom Live Broadcast | March 20, 2013