What is Linx?
Linx is an offline boutique curated dating and social network located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Founded by Amy Andersen in 2003, Linx has now been matching high caliber, relationship-minded Bay Area professionals for more than a decade.
Though our current focus remains on San Francisco and Silicon Valley, we represent eligible men and women across the U.S and around the world. In fact, it is not uncommon for our clients to request that we conduct nationwide (and sometimes even global) searches as we help them in their quests to find true love. We represent a select handful of international VIP clients who reside across the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. These clientele include CEOs, founders, prominent public figures, financiers, and members of royal families.
Beyond being a matchmaking firm, Linx is also a robust network of highly educated Silicon Valley professionals. If you are new to Silicon Valley or the Bay Area and would like to make connections in a given industry or sector, visit our memberships section to see how Linx can help. Though dating is our specialty, some of our most unexpected success stories have come from countless platonic social and business connections that can trace their origins to the broader Linx network.
The Linx Difference
Linx works exclusively with college-educated nonsmokers (in fact, roughly 75% of our clients have pursued graduate-level education) and we pride ourselves on meeting each and every member of the Linx network in person. Our vetting process is significant, and all Linx clients complete at least one interview as well as significant “homework” as we get to know more about them, their goals, and what they hope to find in their next relationship.
There are no complex matching algorithms at Linx but there is a comprehensive proprietary database and a human brain (Amy Andersen) that has interviewed every single one of the thousands of people in the database. In the style of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink, Amy has a highly developed sense of pattern recognition and intuition around people and what potential matches will work and those which are less likely to succeed. We are also a very small team; our clients are not handed off to junior staff or assistants once we decide to work together. Our approach to matchmaking is team-based, and remains so for the duration of our relationship.
Though Linx has been fortunate to receive regular inbound requests for interviews and other media coverage, we neither advertise nor retain a PR firm - we take tremendous pride in staying away from buying up expensive ads in glossy magazines and airline publications to market ourselves. We simply do our jobs well, as the vast majority of new clients come to us through referrals from past and current clients.
Our clients also appreciate our discreet approach to matchmaking, and value the importance we place on their privacy. Client confidentiality is a core value at Linx, and we take the unusual step of not maintaining a cloud-hosted database. It may seem like an unnecessary measure to some of our clients, but it’s definitely a source of comfort for others.
Linx is also unusual in that our matchmaking process is done client-to-client. We represent both men and women as clients, which is rare in an industry that tends to focus on men. We find that the successful, well-educated men of Linx appreciate and value that women are equally committed to this process, and also financially invested; when both parties approach an introduction with equal gravity, they tend to have greater respect for each other, and are more open to the possibilities that can result.