|Interview by Marty Halfon
"What do you say to a beautiful woman who says trust me?"
That’s just what you have to do when you are invited to join
Linx, an exclusive dating service located in the Silicon Valley.
This off line old world style dating service is done by referral only.
Its members are of a very specific demographic, but most importantly they are all well educated graduates who are successful.
The brains or should I say the beauty and the brains behind Linx is Founder, Amy Andersen. Born in San Francisco, raised in Marin County, Amy attended the University of Southern California. Amy, an entrepreneur and business woman, found herself always being asked by her wealthy male friends to set them up. It wasn't until some said I'll pay you, that the business started to spin.
Today Linx has some 650 members that may pay between $6,000 to be set up on 8 introductions/dates over a 24 month period or if you opt for the concierge type service which could run you up to $20,000. This Includes everything from mock dates, roll playing and date coaching, to setting you up with a fitness trainer to get you back in shape. having a stylist redo your wardrobe, hair and makeup, to making dinner reservations, and arranging car service to getting you the ultimate ticket for a show.
All Linx clients fill out a 13 page application. This is most important and gives Amy a true understanding of who you are and if your are truly the right
match. Linx has a high standard that must be meet by their clients. Amy prides herself on her ability to pair people together. There are NO PHOTOS to look at. Your faith is in the hands of Amy. It seem that most of the 300 plus women are from the San Francisco area, and the men some 300 plus are from Silicon Valley. Amy says she sees success on a daily basis, and that is because she is very vocal on what her client must do or change to have success.
Linx clients are a high standards caliber of people that are commitment minded and interested in marriage. They are done with the bar scene and are not interested in online dating.
Amy feels privileged working with the amazing clients that of join Linx. When asked if there was the possibility of opening offices in other cities, Amy was more concerned in maintaining a small boutique feel with a truly personalized services for her clients.
What I like about Linx is that it is not open to the public, that you have to be referred into the system. Also you are dealing with a certain class of person that is educated,successful and commitment minded. Best of all you have Amy Andersen, a bright intuitive,charming yet classic women guiding you every step of the way, in meeting THE ONE.
Linx has just opened a satellite office in Beverly Hills.