“Our memberships start at ,000 and go up from there,” says Megan Buquen, the company’s 34-year-old vice president.
“We have a huge waiting list.” In business less than a year, the company is mining a rich vein of Northern California professional men — CEOs, doctors, lawyers, politicians, entrepreneurs. “But we’ve got a ton of techies in Silicon Valley,” Buquen says.
Using professional counseling skills and her personal touch, Marsha uses old-fashioned introduction techniques to match couples and bring them together.
Introductions by Marsha is a personal matchmaking service that is dramatically different from internet or other types of dating methods.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, Linx Dating Founder and CEO Amy Andersen is known as “Silicon Valley’s Cupid.” Andersen launched her business in 2003 with the idea to connect the “Silicon Valley man” with the “attractive professional San Francisco woman.” She teaches tech execs from the likes of Apple, Google, Facebook and Salesforce how to date, according to a 2013 Fortune article.
With close to 1,000 paying clients, Linx Dating prides itself on its exclusivity—the company has a “no advertising” policy and a rigorous vetting process.
A lot of men who come to us are worried about gold diggers, and we’re very good at making sure our women are not after their money.
Introductions by Marsha provides the most successful single services in the San Francisco Bay area.
Here’s the catch—if you happen to marry or enter a long-term relationship with your match, you must shell out additional “success fees.” And if you want some great love advice (for free), Amber says actress Julianne Moore put it perfectly in a January interview: “You have to make your personal life happen as much as your career.” Selective Search Founder and President Barbie Adler knows a thing or two about making the perfect match – in business and in love.
Before launching the luxury matchmaking service, Adler was an executive headhunter at search firm Encore.
“It’s unbelievable the demand down there.” A typical client is too busy for traditional online dating and is willing to pay Buquen and her staff to find a single woman who’s right for him in the company’s “Proprietary Black Book,” a database with a growing number of what the firm describes as “the most beautiful, eligible and desirable single women in Northern California.” “The men we work with are looking for a committed relationship,” Buquen says.
“They aren’t looking for a woman who’s 30 years younger or for one-night stands.