Silicon valley dating scene
But they just don’t know how to strike up a conversation or socialize.And actually, from my experience, guys here aren’t as gentlemen-like as they are in smaller cities or from out-of-state.For a girl who is more shy though and doesn't like getting flooded by a bunch of guys who wouldn't look at her twice if there were 20 other women in the room, this can be overwhelming and unpleasant. ) guys hit on me that seriously feel real chemistry, than 20 who are just excited to be talking to a girl.On a Friday night in downtown Palo Alto — just a stone's throw from Stanford University, office buildings and the technology hub of San Jose — the college bars and vegan restaurants lining its streets teemed with single men.But it's par for the course in the sunny suburban sprawl of San Jose and the surrounding Bay Area cities, home to technology giants like Facebook, Google and Cisco, where college-educated single men outnumber women.
The main issues that I have noticed are: Note: I'm fairly shy.
In the end, gender ratios don't matter nearly as much as the other factors that go into finding love.
Chemistry, personality, lifestyle, situation, values and timing still have to sync up, and none of that can be boiled down to numbers."Even with the higher men-to-women ratio, I feel like dating is no different than any other area.
I get this a lot when I’m working out at the gym, waiting in line to buy groceries, or standing around at the mall.
They make it obvious that they want to talk to me (multiple head glances, a stare longer than 5 seconds, purposely passing by closer and closer). To be honest, it’s pretty frustrating because I’m sure there are a bunch of smart guys out there who have a kind heart.
In fact, the biggest advantage women cited was the wide variety of men in the city, from "tech nerds" to jocks to career-minded businessmen.