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Meet the Love of Your Life in 2014

As a “curator” of Silicon Valley’s and San Francisco’s most desirable eligibles, clients often ask me what they should do, in conjunction with Linx, to meet people. First of all, I love this question because it shows me that a new client, for example, is being super proactive about putting (him)herself out there.

In running Linx for over a decade now, my philosophy has always remained simple and to the point. In order to find the love of your life, you must pursue multiple channels simultaneously to maximize the likelihood of meeting a pool of like-minded potential matches from whom you might then find “the one”. I am astounded by close-minded matchmakers around town who claim that they are the “only” good resource to meet people or that their clients don’t need to work hard in order to meet the love of their life. This is completely bogus.

Creating your own luck is an art. My mantra is that everyone is a work in progress and many times this means working on oneself through coaching, strict fitness regimens, etc. and it also means putting yourself out there intelligently. Luck is truly where preparation meets opportunity.

The intelligent client of Linx knows that in order to substantially increase his or her odds of locating that so called “needle in a haystack match” you must utilize numerous approaches and that goes far beyond working with one, two, or sometimes even three various matchmakers.

So it is 2014… a great way to feel connected is through a common hobby or interest – this has always been one dimension of the Linx methodology. Many clients love to learn and to push themselves intellectually and/or physically and are always taking some sort of class outside of the scope of work. It could be anything – one client recently took a mixology class in the Mission district in San Francisco with other aspiring mixologists who mingle, shake, stir, and sip their new creations. Taking a class like this can be a fantastic way to meet dynamic types and what an easy way to “break the ice” – over homemade cocktails.

A hot spot for a girl looking to meet a potentially active and athletic Silicon Valley guy could be rock climbing gyms. This is how a lot of men burn stress and do something that improves their state mentally and physically as a serious challenge. In fact, if I were a single girl on the market, I would get my tuchus into a boxing or rock climbing gym hasta pronto! I’d make sure to wear nice workout clothing, be groomed, and have a great “can do” fun attitude.

I’m a big believer in disrupting your current lifestyle if you are not seeing the results you desire in your personal life. Get out there. Start a co-ed book club if you enjoy reading and want to increase your odds of chatting with the person next to you that happens to be eligible and a life-long learner. A match could be made! There should be ZERO excuses to meet people. There are thousands, frankly hundreds of thousands of eligible men and women in the Bay Area. Everywhere you look can be a potential opportunity.

I know you can make 2014 the best year of your life for finding your match. You can start by emailing me today amy@linxdating.com and learning more about Linx and allowing our niche dating and social network to help you in more ways than one. Not only do we represent countless extremely high caliber men and women of all ages (20’s to late 60’s typically) but we go far beyond our core competency of pure matchmaking. We offer tons of preparation techniques for our clients (wardrobe consultation, fitness training, revolutionary techniques with private date coaching), on top of a long list of luxe concierge services, to complement your journey with Linx. We are the only firm out there that is ultra-personalized.

I can proudly share that I have personally interviewed EVERY client of mine in 10 years (with exception of one due to being ill) and spend considerable time getting to know everyone. Linx clients know they can call me at most hours of the day (or night) on my personal mobile and with the click of a button I am always here for them over email. Catch-up coffees, breakfasts, or dinners are par for the course with our clients as these are such ultra personal relationships that go far beyond that of matchmaker and client. Many of my clients have truly become my friends and, for that, I am extremely thankful. So what are you waiting for?

Trends | Young professionals in Silicon Valley and Beyond

Silicon Valley companies continue to prevail at hiring the most sought-after talent into unique startup cultures and thus at creating the world’s most innovative technologies.

In a recent conversation I had with one engineer working for a hot Silicon Valley startup company, he shared that employees are encouraged to, and actually rewarded financially if they, live closer to the office.

What then happens is that a bunch of the tech engineers at this company choose to live anywhere from one to six blocks max from their work. It’s a brilliant concept for a company to offer to pay an employee an additional 25K annually (I am purely speculating about the amount) and to reap the benefits probably tenfold by having that person essentially never leave a 1 mile radius from headquarters. Work and personal life become completely intertwined and indistinguishable.

Our selection for this entry is Nine Inch Nails Head Like a Hole. I remember listening to this eons ago. Doesn’t he have the sexiest voice? On the Trent Reznor kick, I have a dear girlfriend who once picked me up for a hike in her Mercedes convertible blasting Closer. It was around 7:00am. Awkward to say the least! Her hubbie is an uber successful Silicon Valley engineer. She thinks Trent is king. Maybe she was influenced by her match? What do you think? 

A trend I see time and time again is that a lot of Bay Area based female professionals (typically 20 and 30-somethings) will bear the burden and ungodly extra miles and wear and tear on their car to have the purported “city life” of living in San Francisco while still trying to reap the benefits of a great career in the Silicon Valley. In other words, they would rather be in their car for up to 4 hours a day down to the valley and back to the city in order to have the city options of close proximity to cool restaurants and quick bites, bars and hip spots, and the trendy gym. But beyond the cute cupcake joints and Bi-Rite, I find that it goes deeper… Women are very reliant on living inside their social network of city friends. The dense population of city living compounded by knowing a ton of friends equates to being more at ease socially when there is a large rolodex to call upon for last minute social engagements and, frankly, even just basic things to do on the weekend.  

Conversely, although I am generalizing a bit, Silicon Valley techie types could care less about city living and having close access to their best guy friends or late-night snacks at hipster locals like Delarosa or Nopa. Instead, I find that these guys are willing to completely forgo their popularity and replace it with living and working in the exact same vicinity.

Delarosa and Nopa are quickly replaced with In-N-Out Burger, Chick-Fil-A, and Barracuda Sushi – where meals are about extending work conversations with colleagues outside of the office environment and into simple, quick, casual envionments. There is not necessarily a right or wrong here, just mere observations about the culture in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.