Teeth Bleaching, Tanning & Geek Makeovers! Silicon Valley’s Hottest Matchmaker Spills Secrets Of $30K Dating Service


Apr. 4 2013, Published 11:38 a.m. ET

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It’s not easy for Silicon Valley’s richest men to find their mates, so they enlist a top matchmaker at a hefty price tag to pair them up with the woman of their dreams.

Amy Anderson, the self-declared “love concierge” for the technology capital’s most sought after men, who has transformed the social scene in the northern California region by starting “Cougar Night” at a local swanky spot, reveals all the secrets to her successful business in the May 2013 issue of Vanity Fair, and has the details.

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The 36-year-old founder of Linx Dating reveals that it is difficult for the eligible bachelors to find the right woman, especially because the region is mostly occupied by male venture capitalists, so she started a night at the Rosewood Sand Hills Hotel for them to meet beautiful women and promoted it in her “Dating Confidential” newsletter.

But, before she lets her clients hit the meet-and-greet event, she makes sure to give them geek-to-chic makeovers.

“She counseled the men beforehand to change out of their baggy Palo Alto polo shirts and exercise pants, to dress up, and put their best side forward,” the magazine writes, also adding that she advised her clients to bleach their teeth and spray tan.

The Thursday night event is currently the area's hottest ticket, with the female clientele no longer confined to just "cougars."

“It’s starting to become younger,” she says. “Now everyone’s out looking for a sugar daddy.”

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Anderson, who boasts a client list of 1,000 men who she often recruits on Facebook, doesn’t offer her services at a discounted rate!

Charging $500 for the initial screening and offering different levels of membership, which start out at $20,000 for eight introductions, $30,000 for eleven over two years plus date-preparation techniques, date coaching, wardrobe advice, and dinner recommendations and reservations, her more extensive services are available at “price upon request.”

She also admits that most of her clients aren’t exactly lady-killers!

“There has always been that part that is really wealthy, like crazily wealthy…They have engineering backgrounds without great social skills,” she explains. “They are not the C.E.O.s who can date up a storm, and they are not great at presenting themselves, but they are brilliant.”

For more on Amy Anderson and Silicon Valley’s dating scene, pick up the May 2013 issue of Vanity Fair.



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