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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.
As another example, you will rarely see a blockhead who lives paycheck to paycheck (or is even broke/jobless) working a blue collar job, without a girlfriend or having difficulty finding one as long as he is somewhat decent looking.Where the boys are is not where you’d expect.“There is a really, I don’t want to call it divey, but it’s definitely not a classy establishment right across from the Apple Campus, and I was amazed at the number of guys there,” says Amy Andersen, founder of Linx Dating and known as matchmaker in Silicon Valley. (Do you know how hard it is to find a wingwoman to go to Cupertino, an hour drive from San Francisco, at p.m. My female friends have office jobs.) I went by myself, and arrived to find a cavernous restaurant with a long bar, half a dozen booths and ten or so two-tops, not counting the enormous dining area.It’s called BJ’s, and it’s a mainly West Coast chain of family eateries best known as the home of the Pizookie®. As Amy promised, it was extraordinarily packed for 5 p.m.: families, young women together, older local couples, grown men wearing backpacks, guys drinking beer, glued to the sports on the giant flat-screens.Again, as advertised, there were plenty of men, and women too, but the idea of table-hopping or striking up conversation seemed inappropriate.Plus, all the guys I felt attracted to were wearing wedding rings. And while people say my industry is insular, I’d argue tech is just as guilty.