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“I’m a little freaked out because my company was offered a million buyout today.” When he dumped me after our second date, I wondered whether I should have acted more impressed.
Where the boys are is not where you’d expect.“There is a really, I don’t want to call it divey, but it’s definitely not a classy establishment right across from the Apple Campus, and I was amazed at the number of guys there,” says Amy Andersen, founder of Linx Dating and known as matchmaker in Silicon Valley. (Do you know how hard it is to find a wingwoman to go to Cupertino, an hour drive from San Francisco, at p.m. My female friends have office jobs.) I went by myself, and arrived to find a cavernous restaurant with a long bar, half a dozen booths and ten or so two-tops, not counting the enormous dining area.
Granted, he has just won a Award of Excellence, but he is still curious as to why a Starbucks server half an hour away has tattooed himself with the hotel’s name.
He has to ask.“Excuse me, why do you have ‘Rosewood’ written on your hand?
Two eagle-eyed matchmakers, big tech money, and an army of stiletto-shod women mix and mingle there—all important factors in Silicon Valley’s peculiar mating algorithm.
It’s late morning, and Peter Rudolph, the executive chef of Madera in the five-star Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Silicon Valley, is commuting from San Francisco to Menlo Park.
It wasn’t a total deal-breaker, but there wasn’t any chemistry. (When he found out it wasn’t, he spent the next two drinks pouting.) At the time I thought his demonstration was gauche, but I soon realized the bid was small potatoes.
After one cocktail, I gave him a ride home, and when we got to his apartment, he leaned over the passenger seat for a hug. “Sorry if I’m acting weird tonight,” said a Web whiz I went out with later.
It may interest you to find out that I invented the i Phone."The VIP client gives me all access, full autonomy to search the world for the perfect needle in a haystack," Andersen tells "The Filthy Rich Guide." And Andersen is willing to do anything to help her clients find 'the one.' "I've been known to go to Stanford and literally chase after women looking for a potential match," she says.That might sound extreme, but her track record speaks for itself: Andersen can currently take credit for over 100 successful, exclusive relationships in the region, as well as countless marriages of former clients.The environment was similar at Coupa Café, a coffee shop in Palo Alto at which I’d heard all the VCs hang out.Again, as advertised, there were plenty of men, and women too, but the idea of table-hopping or striking up conversation seemed inappropriate.