Dating in silicon valley dating and meeting friends
“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.So I am less concerned with the whole choosing men issue and more concerned with being perceived as just another skilled professional. Most people are in tech and you may have to work with them again even if you end up on a date and things go very badly.So I think the key is to do everything out of sincerity and not focus on who got the last exit. I think you just figure out who you click with and see if you can stand one another after that.More accurately I was an engineer on the original i Phone…I can show you all the new stuff since you were last here.There’s a new Panera Bread in Cupertino.” One guy I swiped right on looked promising: olive skin, over five foot eight, strong features.); a guy wearing Google Glass; a “happily married entrepreneur and father of three”; a guy in front of a Tesla sign; and a guy who messaged me, “In 50% of your photos you’re holding an i Phone.It may interest you to find out that I invented the i Phone.
So there are some noticeable differences but if you are in silicon valley you are usually focused on your career as priority rather than the sheer volume of men here.Some people were thanked for their leadership during times of crisis, for their hard work, a particular program they built. “So no I will not wear your startup t-shirt to work and yes it will be one of 50 startup tees in my closet designated for manual labour, sleeping, and days where I really don’t feel like going to yoga but force myself anyway.” I know this isn’t dating specific but it is germain to being a girl in SF.Personally, I think it’s a privilege to be able to work in tech and for me it’s paramount that I remain completely professional.Plus, as a former New Yorker with a strong sense of style, I thought to myself, I would have the upper hand. While there are a lot of attractive options out here who match my type—smart, dark, slightly scruffy, maybe wearing glasses and a decent pair of jeans—very few of them seem to know how to make eye contact with a girl, even fewer know how to talk to her. Here is how: The odds are good, but the goods are odd.So, like the rest of the world, I joined Tinder, Hinge, and a brand new app called The League. People love to say this about the singles scene in Silicon Valley.