Dating in silicon valley
When we agreed to meet for a drink, I was imagining some sort of swarthy Latin or Italian lover.
What walked into the bar, however, was a scrawny, five foot eight You Tube programmer in a hoodie. Maybe I didn’t date enough Wall Street wolves in New York, but it was a little surprising and off-putting when, in the middle of our first drink, my date, who had paid the bartender with a hundred dollar bill and left the change splayed on the bar, checked his email to see whether his .4 million commercial real-estate bid was accepted.
So, like the rest of the world, I joined Tinder, Hinge, and a brand new app called The League. People love to say this about the singles scene in Silicon Valley.And, like most clichés, there’s a kernel of truth to it.Consider a highlight reel of the local bachelors I’ve come across on Tinder: a guy posing with Steve Wozniak (I think this was supposed to be impressive?Some people were thanked for their leadership during times of crisis, for their hard work, a particular program they built. “So no I will not wear your startup t-shirt to work and yes it will be one of 50 startup tees in my closet designated for manual labour, sleeping, and days where I really don’t feel like going to yoga but force myself anyway.” I know this isn’t dating specific but it is germain to being a girl in SF.Personally, I think it’s a privilege to be able to work in tech and for me it’s paramount that I remain completely professional.