Spring is on the horizon (thank goodness!) and there are so many Linx couples who are exclusive and completely in love. As founder of Linx, in my 16 years of running my company, quite honestly, I have never seen anything like it. My craft has been significantly fine-tuned over the years and so much of my matchmaking style goes on “gut” and instinct. Far less on metrics and science. I am predicting many engagements occurring in the next 12 months.
Here is a testimonial from a former client who’s now off-the-market. He’s extremely private but agreed to write something for you readers to enjoy…
“The first time I heard about Amy was back in 2011 when a friend and Stanford classmate of mine asked me to attend a holiday Link and Drink event with her in the city. I decided to attend the event with a few female friends. I had previously never been to a matchmaking casual event and did not know what to expect, but left the night having met a few interesting friends.
A year or so had passed, and I was still in the midst of founding my startup from Stanford, so I was quite busy with fundraising and entrepreneurship. Since I did not have much time to go out to many events, and more importantly, since I believed in Amy and in her well-regarded reputation in the Valley, I decided I would sign up to be an official client in the beginning of 2013. Shortly after joining, I met with Amy and her colleague and they went through a detailed questionnaire and interview process with me. Amy then set me up on one date- a good guy but ultimately not my soul mate. Afterwards, and mostly since at that time I was too focused with my company, I decided to put her services on a pause until my work schedule cleared up a bit.
In 2016, she reached out to me to meet a potential VIP client. By then, I was very much ready to be in a happy long-term relationship and build a family as my startups had matured and I felt it was the right time in my life. I decided to give her match a chance as he sounded like a great potential fit in the description.
And I’m sure glad I gave him a chance, and listened to Amy. As the match and I got to know each other, we realized we were soulmates searching for each other this whole time. It may sound cliché, and I did not know that these phenomena can occur outside of movies, but it was truly love at first sight. The more time we spent together, the deeper became our love and adoration for each other. We were compatible from all aspects of life, including our similar cultures, our dreams and goals in tech, our visions in how we would raise a family, and more importantly, our outlook on the everlasting power of true love. I am happy to say that it is through Amy that I found the love of my life, and I cannot thank her enough for bringing my soulmate and I together. Since him and I lived in different geographical locations, we would have never been able to meet without Amy connecting us.
My soulmate and I are now happily married, and expecting our first child in the coming months. Amy is an angel for bringing us together. I highly recommend placing your trust, time, and patience with Amy, as she is highly capable of finding the perfect match. She is the reason my husband and I met each other, and I cannot wait for her to meet our little one soon. My husband and I cannot thank Amy enough for bringing us together and helping form our growing family. She really does make magical dreams come true.”
-30-something Stanford University educated entrepreneur
We are very excited to announce a brand new VIP search for one of the Bay Area’s most distinguished and desirable bachelors. Our client is a handsome, gregarious and passionate “50’s something” Caucasian (Italian) man who stands 5’11”, has an athletic build, electric smile, wavy brown/greying hair, and hazel eyes.
He is a very personable individual who embodies a unique mix of being a successful self-made man in Silicon Valley originally from the Midwest, a family man committed to his 3 older children lives, and someone who loves to play sports, stay fit and experience all the Bay Area has to offer.
Our client has done it all in Silicon Valley over his 35+ year career, a 3-time CEO of public software companies that have all had successful exits. He is the embodiment of leadership, building teams, engaging with customers, Wall Street, and the media having led companies through every phase of hyper growth, IPO, crisis and sale… he has literally seen it all.
He enjoys the finer things in life, beautiful mountain home, private air travel, luxury resorts, white sand beaches, snow-capped mountains, fine dining and just plain hanging out having a drink or a glass of wine. He is extremely committed to his three children and regularly spends time with them since they all live out of the area.
Our client is right out of central casting and has the full repertoire of being the corporate executive, Board member, father, uncle, great friend and just plain being a guy’s guy, he is very comfortable in almost any setting and in his own skin. He also knows how to enjoy himself and utilize all his experiences such that everyone enjoys themselves. One of his favorite sayings is “if you have it and can’t share it, why have it?”
Our VIPs best suited match is between the ages of 40-50 years old. She is exceptionally feminine, stylish, and appreciates the company of an alpha male like our client. Friends and family would describe him as social, athletic, engaging, energetic, passionate, funny, communicative, intelligent, relaxed, and very FUN!
Imagine a weekend where there are no plans and all of a sudden, our VIP says “pack your bags, we’re flying to Maui or Cabo for some R & R or Deer Valley to get some fresh tracks in, amazing meals, the best wines, and utterly luxurious spa treatments.” Finding a match who has an element of spontaneity, curiosity, flexibility, and the TIME for a real, honest, healthy, and loving relationship is critical.
Deal breakers include: a female who wants children (he already has adult children and isn’t interested in babies at this stage in his life), a female who doesn’t like fine dining or doesn’t drink. Also, someone who isn’t comfortable with her body or doesn’t enjoy the art of femininity. Anyone overly religious or not into spectator sports (to a degree) is not a match.
Our VIP is a non-game player and the real deal. He is 100% ready for a serious and monogamous relationship. Are you his match he’s been waiting for? If you or anyone you know if ready to meet this exceptional man, please email our founder and CEO Amy at: email@example.com. There are NO FEES for qualifying candidates
Our international client in his late 20’s and the eldest sibling from a large globally-minded family. He splits his time between California, the Middle East and Switzerland.
Our bachelor stands 5’10” and will sweep you off your feet with his jet black hair, gorgeous dark brown eyes, fit physique and inviting smile. While he leads a healthy life abstaining from smoking, alcohol, tea, or coffee, he is completely open-minded and comfortable around social drinkers.
You will find our client to be patient, compassionate, responsible, liberal, loyal, determined and intellectually curious. He enjoyed earning his undergraduate degree from a leading university in the United States and continues to have a strong thirst for knowledge.
While our client is an introvert at heart, he has learned to become more outgoing to excel in his professional life. Up until this point, our VIP has been 100% focused on his career and fiduciary responsibilities in his country, so it is only now that he is extremely motivated and excited to find the love of his life.
An old-fashioned romantic, our client told us he will know within the first few minutes whether or not he has met his wife. He views marriage as a lifelong partnership and looks forward to supporting his future wife’s career goals and dreams.
Career-wise, he has outperformed most people decades older than him in terms of achievements and success at such a young age. While a large percentage of his focus is in the hospitality sector, he is deeply invested in technology in both Israel and Silicon Valley. His love affair with investing will continue throughout his life, but now his focus is on the most important investment of all – an investment into his heart and finding his one true love!
Outside of work, our VIP loves all water sports, luxury travel, reading, socializing, philanthropy, family, the outdoors and fitness.
His ideal match is 20-33 years old, 5’5”+ (height is a plus for our client), Caucasian, and with healthy curves. He appreciates a woman’s natural beauty without a lot of make-up.
Our client finds intelligent and accomplished women to be very desirable, and he would prefer to date someone who has graduated from Stanford University or the Ivies. At her core, she is loving, family centric, smart, poised, loyal, and incredibly sweet. She looks forward to an extraordinary life with a world class man.
Our client is visiting Silicon Valley mid to late October and we would love to hear from you if you might make a match for this bachelor client. Email Amy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to receive a SIX DIGIT bonus this year? Linx Dating has just signed a new international uber VIP who has authorized me to give a generous bonus to anyone who can ultimately connect him to his dream girl!
This guy is serious about finding love. If you are connected to single women who are 24-33 years old, Ivy/Stanford grads only, TALL as in 5’9”+, email me ASAP to learn more about this extremely exciting opportunity.
Read more here about our client: http://www.linxdating.com/featured-vip-2 Also, after reading the description, if you happen to qualify as his type of girl and want to throw your name in the hat as a candidate, by all means! Thank you all! email: email@example.com
We’re excited to announce a new client search. Our bachelor is a masculine and self-aware Caucasian 28-year-old client standing 6’2”, with an athletic physique, short brown hair, beard, and a roguish smile. He keeps fit (and sane) with a daily morning workout at the local gym, but would much prefer to be outdoors tossing a football or exploring a new hiking trail. Usually found in a casual button-up and jeans—mostly to avoid spooking his startup clients—he still loves suiting up for a night on the town.
Our client attended Caltech and Stanford for his undergrad and graduate degrees, and served as a published researcher in solar energy before switching to patent law. Now, he specializes in crafting patent portfolios for venture-backed startups. At the intersection of cutting edge technology and complex legal strategy, he loves the challenge his career provides.
He is confident, charismatic, and highly intelligent, our client is a natural conversationalist. While he could talk on almost any subject, he is happiest discussing something that you both are excited about—and will often seek out such topics. Our client’s thoughtfulness lends him both intellectual and emotional depth, which he deftly balances with by a playful and witty sense of humor. He knows how to do his part in a great relationship and is ready to settle in with just the right partner.
His best suited match is between the ages of 23-33 years old, physically fit, of any ethnic background, with classic features, expressive eyes, and feminine. She’s a girl-next door type who’s approachable, confident, smart, and is self-aware. Think IQ meets EQ, where her emotional intelligence has been honed over the years from self work and a desire to continually learn and grow as an individual.
While she’s a driven professional, she has no problem letting the proverbial hair down and being silly at times. She welcomes adventures into her life, has a willingness to try new things, and while independent, welcomes the idea of shared activities with her dream guy.
If you or anyone you know might be a match for this dream bachelor, please email our founder, Amy, at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her a little bit about yourself including recent photos (no filters, hats, sunglasses, or other people in pictures). Thank you!
We just got a “Match Me To” submission here at Linx for Tony Hsieh. Our reader shares…..
Match me to Tony Hsieh….
“A successful internet entrepreneur (who doesn’t love a new pair of shoes coming to their door within 24 hours?!) venture capitalist, author, and creator of Delivering Happiness. I love that happiness, and not just his own, is a core value of his.
Linx is excited to announce a new search for a 31 year old Caucasian female residing in San Francisco. Perhaps you are eligible, searching, or if you are attached, know someone who might make the perfect match for our client.
Physically, she is 5’6″, feminine with sexy curves, and keeps active with intense gym workouts. On the surface people might judge her as a whip smart, successful female in tech. For those in her inner sanctum, IQ meets EQ. Our client has a magnetism about her, coupled with being extremely down-to-earth, warm-hearted, open-minded, and funny too.
Although young, our client is ready for love now and wants to be able to connect emotionally with her match and build a life and family together one day. We’re not going to fabricate things, she works a lot. That said, she is ready to dial it back (some) and create a strong foundation with you built on monogamy, trust, and passion. Outside of work, she’s a true foodie and super knowledgeable about wine as well. Perhaps you would indulge her and share in this passion with her?
Linx was just featured in Süddeutsche Zeitung in Germany by journalist Matthias Kolb. Here is the article for those of you who can read German. Süddeutsche Zeitung is largest German national subscription daily newspaper.
Im Silicon Valley wird alles Mögliche outgesourct – selbst die Liebe. Das ist ein Glück für Menschen wie Amy Andersen: Die Linxdating-Gründerin arrangiert Dates. Manche Kunden überweisen dafür mehr als 50.000 Dollar. Fünfter Teil der Serie über Kaliforniens Hightech-Standort.
Wenn es um das Silicon Valley geht, dann ist die Rede von Innovationen, technischem Fortschritt und den immergleichen Unternehmen: Apple, Google und Facebook. Doch die Besonderheit des 77 Kilometer langen Streifen, der im Norden Kaliforniens von San Francisco durch das Santa-Clara-Tal runter nach San José führt, machen erst die zahlreichen Start-ups und deren Gründerinnen und Gründer aus.
In einer kleinen Artikelserie lassen wir acht Persönlichkeiten aus der Hightech-Region zu Wort kommen – Unternehmer und TV-Sternchen, Amerikas erfolgreichsten Immobilienmakler und einen Deutschen, der an einem “Start-up-Kompass” tüftelt, der Gründern vorhersagt, ob ihre Projekte durchstarten oder scheitern werden. Bereits zu Wort kamen David Sacks, Chef des sozialen Netzwerks Yammer, Cameron Teitelman, Leiter des StartX-Gründerzentrums der Uni Stanford, Soujanha Bhumkar, Gründer des Start-ups Cooliris und Björn Lasse Herrmann, Gründer des Start-up-Kompasses. Heute stellen wir Amy Andersen, 36, Chefin der Dating-Agentur Linxdating vor.
Im Silicon Valley gibt es viele Menschen, die alle Lebensbereiche outsourcen: Sie haben eigene Fitnesstrainer und jemanden, der ihre Mahlzeiten zusammenstellt. Die Liebe ist da keine Ausnahme. Ich habe meine Agentur Linxdating 2003 gegründet und helfe seitdem Investoren, Entwicklern, Programmierern und Managern dabei, den richtigen Partner fürs Leben zu finden. Meine typischen Kunden haben sich sehr auf ihre berufliche oder akademische Karriere konzentriert. Es ist fast so, als hätten sie sich unter einem Stein versteckt. Die meisten haben ein bestimmtes Alter, wenn sie uns kontaktieren: die Frauen sind etwa 33, Männer 38 bis 39.
Ich mache keine Werbung – neue Kunden kommen aufgrund von Empfehlungen zu mir. Sie müssen einen ausführlichen Fragebogen ausfüllen und auch Fotos ihrer Ex-Partner vorlegen. Wir führen ausführliche Gespräche, um Vertrauen aufzubauen und damit ich erahnen kann, wonach meine Klienten suchen und welche Eigenschaften ihnen wichtig sind. Ich weiß: Diese Menschen sind reich, jung und gut ausgebildet und sollten keine Probleme haben, einen Partner zu finden können. Doch viele wissen gar nicht, wie sie sich bei den Dates verhalten sollen, die ich für sie arrangiere.
Der Preis für meine Dienstleistungen richtet sich nach Umfang des Services. Für acht garantierte Dates innerhalb von 2 Jahren berechne ich 20.000 Dollar – natürlich gebe ich auch Tipps für die passende Garderobe, schlage passende Restaurants vor oder arrangiere eine Limousine. VIP-Kunden überweisen mindestens 50.000 Dollar.
Zeit ist wichtiger als Geld
Manche Klienten haben spezielle Wünsche: Ihr Traumpartner soll nicht nur eine bestimmte Haarfarbe haben, sondern auch einen bestimmten Abschluss von einer bestimmten Uni. Da muss ich wie eine Jägerin nach dieser Person suchen. Weil ihnen Zeit wichtiger ist als Geld und meine Diskretion schätzen, sind die Kunden bereit, diese Summen zu zahlen. Sie sorgen sich eher, dass sich ihr Gegenüber mehr über ihren Kontostand als für die eigene Persönlichkeit interessiert.
Natürlich ist dieser plötzliche Reichtum, diese Millionen, mit denen sie nicht gerechnet haben, etwas Großartiges, aber es macht auch Angst und kann zur Last werden. Also mache ich Rollenspiele mit ihnen: “Oh mein, Gott, du arbeitest bei Google/Facebook? Wie geht es deinem Aktiendepot und hast du schon mal Mark Zuckerberg getroffen?” Viele Leute stellen diese Fragen und darauf müssen sie vorbereitet sein. Nur so können sie herausfinden, ob ein Mädchen aus Interesse fragt oder weil sie eine sogenannte “Goldgräberin” ist.
Die Tatsache, dass ich alle Kandidaten wochenlang überprüfe und es allein 1000 Dollar kostet, in meine Kartei aufgenommen zu werden, ist sehr wirksam. Wer sich an mich wendet, sucht keine schnelle Affäre, sondern einen Partner mit ähnlichen Interessen, der ihn oder sie intellektuell herausfordert. Meine Kunden sind high profiles, die nicht mit einem Kollegen ausgehen oder in einer Bar nach Mister oder Miss Right suchen. Sie wissen, dass dies nicht passieren wird, und für Online-Dating sind sie zu vorsichtig. Also steht nach Bedarf nach Angeboten wie dem von Linxdating.