Silicon Valley, with its cerebral intensity and unrelenting sense of urgency, is an all-hours kind of t, where napkin-jotters and bonanza-dreamers patter away at keyboards, determined to wring opportunity from every moment.
That kind of all-consuming careerism comes with a catch. As the work-obsessed get closer to middle age, opportunities to find romance dwindle. These Silicon Valley Bridget Joneses, who embedded themselves in filipina dating in San Francisco during the s high-tech boom, are waking up to what they missed while they were logged on and tuned out to love.
You leave dating to chance. You don't take it very seriously," said Marv Sua year-old vice president of marketing at Vindicia Inc. Being focused on work all the time is not what it's cut out to be. I want to have a great naughty dates Huntington.
So Su and other Silicon Valley executives looking for love are straying from their meet swingers Lincoln NE and their BlackBerries to make time for dating. Yet how to meet a mate? They are getting too old to cruise trendy Yelp parties or to ride the N-Judah in hopes of getting picked up on Craigslist's "Missed Connections.
They frequently are too busy to devote enough time to online dating services. Meanwhile, the friends who used to free online dating Seattle no registration them up with eligible singles have peeled off in minivans lined with child safety adventure dating Nyc NY and Slurpee-resistant upholstery. So he turned to a cottage industry that has blossomed to help Silicon Valley solos meet their match: high-class, high-priced yentas.
The idea came to her back in when she herself was dating a man who had lo of buddies who were single bachelors sporting Ivy League degrees and high-powered careers but few romantic prospects. Some 30 miles away in San Francisco, Andersen's girlfriends, who had similar Junior League pedigrees and Pilates-sculpted bodies, complained they couldn't meet any mates with marriage potential.
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Linx "links" educated, physically fit, marriage-minded high achievers after a lengthy prescreening and interview process and sponsorship by a current member of the network. The idea, she says, is to combine old-world matchmaking, community networking and "concierge" services, such as coaching Silicon Valley engineers, known more for video-game-callused thumbs and bad haircuts than for smoothness with the opposite sex.
Andersen takes them from geek to chic by revamping wardrobes and grooming regimens "clip nails, shave the beard, meet my hair guy for a new do" to boost their confidence and their chances of impressing their dates. Andersen herself offers woman seeking Topeka KS man best testimonial. She found happiness with a Silicon Valley geek chinese and Kansas City Missouri MO dating her own when she pulled herself out of a dating rut by moving from the Marina scene in San Francisco to Palo Alto.
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There, she hired a fitness trainer, went on a strict one-month detox diet, stopped drinking and cast a wider net. They're not officially engaged yet.
But two weeks ago, they started shopping for rings. Andersen hopes to work the same romantic mojo on Su, who has dated a couple dozen women through Linx in the past two years. The Palo Alto resident is looking for a woman who shares his love of museums, music and his black Labrador, Layla. Relationships are something that is becoming more and more important best Canton OH to find milfs me.
I don't want to miss out. Shannon Weichan energetic and successful year-old Los Gatos native who is one of three communications managers for Cisco CEO John Chambersfinds herself in a similar predicament. She called on Marin County mother-and-daughter matchmakers Jill and Amber Kelleherwho have been credited with finding love for three Grammy Award-winning singers, four Academy Award-winning producers and directors, three former supermodels and one of the country's top NBA players in addition to countless high-tech executives.
With one broken engagement behind her, Weich, in the words of "Bachelorette" contestant and new author Jen Schefftwould much rather free dating San Antonio Texas TX review "single than sorry.
Weich says she is definitely not on a biological clock countdown and is prepared to take her time in finding the right person. Like any good Silicon Valley executive, Weich has her list of negotiables and olx dating Rosa.
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Nonnegotiable qualities include family-oriented, ambitious, funny, genuine and adventurous. She also wants someone who knows what he wants out of life and a partner. It would be nice, but not necessary, if her future mate stood a few inches dating an Rosa girl for white men than her 5-foot-9 frame. Weich is hopeful. She has been set up with nine men in the last 16 months.
He has it all. He has dated incredible women, including royalty. Now he's in his mids and he's going, 'Wait a minute,' " Kelleher said. Atlanta Georgia free chat room doesn't want to marry the wrong gal. So he solicited me to come in and hopefully find the Ivy League gal of his dreams.
Then it's just a matter of finding the right chemistry," she said.
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A fifth-generation native with an eclectic career that spanned everything from movie production to exotic animal handling before she started evangelizing new technologies, McElyea is a proven entrepreneur on the verge of launching a new startup. She's friends with every "it" Silicon Valley guru. She's a single-engine pilot, outdoorswoman and world traveler with dating Omaha NE girl acre ranch spread in Saratoga.
A universal minister, she married the first Google couple, and performed the wedding ceremony for former Google chef Charlie Ayers. But she has to yet to hook up with her own flirt Potomac mate.
A former boyfriend referred her to Andersen. McElyea's just getting started with Linx, but hopes a matchmaker may find what she's new girl free Alexandria VA looking for. I would really just love to have a life partner with whom we share values, shared interests and have mutual respect for one another," she said.
One of the "concierge" services that Andersen offers is grooming and clothing advice, which she offers Marv at Banana Republic at the Hillsdale Shopping in San Mateo.
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