30-SOMETHING YEAR OLD MALE, SAN FRANCISCO BASED, FOUNDER OF TECH CO, PASSIONATE ABOUT ALL THINGS OUTDOORS
"I've been a Linx client for the past year and a half -- and I have nothing but positive things to say about Amy and the team. This review is based on my actual experience as a (paying) client.
BOTH men and women pay to be a part of the Amy's network, so there's a level of commitment on both sides that just doesn't exist with other services. When Amy connects you with someone, you take them seriously.
Amy's screening process is extremely thorough. She really dives into what you're looking for, really gets to know you, and really puts thought into the folks she connects you with. She asks questions that cover both the superficial and deeper down (say what you will, but both matter in dating!). For example - one of the getting-to-know-you tasks is to assemble both a scrapbook of photos of people (anyone) you find attractive AS WELL AS photos of people you've dated. Amy wants to see the spread between what you imagine you want and what you've actually shown attraction to -- that's key and clever.
Everyone uses her! Critical mass / network effect is so important with a matchmaker -- you can be confident that you really are getting into a pool of like-minded people. I signed up after independently asking 3 different friends (guys and girls) how they met their significant others, and all said "Oh, this awesome matchmaker named Amy Andersen." So the network is great.
The Linx process saves a ton of time. The social proof begins right at the start -- Amy tells you that you're going to like this person. Amy tells the other person that they're going to like you. Neither of you are going to flake (or face the wrath of Amy). You know the other person is vetted. They know you're vetted. This literally saves weeks in the traditional dating process of un-returned texts/calls, cancellations, changed-minds, etc. You can be assured that at least the first date is going to be a good one. And if there's no chemistry, well, so be it, but that's up to you :)
Anyway - that's it. It's worth the $$, it's worth the time.
(PS - I ended up dating the FIRST person Amy set me up with for a year. So there ya go.)"