In recent years, I’ve throttled back considerably on the number of events I’ve attended.
On a Thursday night, you can eat an entire pizza one slice at a time, one meetup at a time.
Andersen founded Linx in 2000 when she saw that a lot of professionals were having trouble navigating the often complicated Silicon Valley dating scene.
Since then, she has created a vast dating network for all kinds of people, from young engineers fresh out of Stanford to seasoned ventured capitalists.
You have a lot of guys you can go on dates with, but what makes it difficult is finding a viable partner. They are extremely smart and logical and think, "I can apply that to a relationship and be rational and logical and that will work." They don't realize that as women, we can be emotional — a lot of guys don't have tolerance for that.
Most of the men went to Ivy League schools, are ambitious, and came out here because it's the mecca of the tech world. A lot of people in the Valley have started meeting people through salsa dancing — it's really big — and so much social awkwardness comes up. They act like, "Oh my goodness, there is a woman who I'm touching." They get super nervous.