While other matchmaking firms might accept anyone who applies, Linx has an extensive referral-based vetting system that makes their clientele stand out from the rest.
Every aspiring member must be recommended by a former or current member, a friend or contact of Amy’s, or the like.
Whether it was at work, through friends, or just out and about, Amy frequently met men and women who were educated, successful, attractive, and well-rounded, but they were single and didn’t know why.
Knowing both areas very well, Amy pinpointed the problem: there were more available men in Silicon Valley than San Fran and more available women in San Fran than Silicon Valley.
Most importantly, Amy is determining if her company is the right fit for both parties.
Whether someone isn’t 100% over their ex or are in a difficult phase of their life, her instinct can tell if the timing is off.
In 2003, once she had all her ducks in a row, she quit her job at Merrill Lynch, launched the company, and never looked back.
“Starting Linx has been one of the best decisions of my life,” she said.
"Though they all seek commitment, some may be on a fast track and willing/able to pay a lot of money to accelerate the process, to allow me to conduct a broad geographic search beyond the Bay Area with a ton of individual attention and sometimes intense date coaching." "He is extremely private and is not the type to ever do online dating nor date colleagues.
He runs the company so dating someone under him would be an extreme no-no and beyond off limits.
Silicon Valley is also known for the passionate, hardworking, creative, and dedicated people who work at these businesses — all of which lends well to a successful career but not necessarily a successful dating life. Today, the company is known as “Silicon Valley’s Matchmaker” and Amy its “Cupid.” Amy recently told us about the “aha moment” that started it all, her client-to-client vetting process, the algorithm-less, intuition-based matchmaking, and the personal relationships she builds with the people she helps.