He has to ask.“Excuse me, why do you have ‘Rosewood’ written on your hand?
” Rudolph inquires.“Because, dude,” the barista replies, “my friend told me if I go there on Thursday night I’m guaranteed to get lucky!
Thursday nights have become surprisingly popular at a five-star Menlo Park hotel.
Two eagle-eyed matchmakers, big tech money, and an army of stiletto-shod women mix and mingle there—all important factors in Silicon Valley’s peculiar mating algorithm.
While these women arrive thinking the odds are in their favor, they eventually realize the local dating culture doesn't prioritize marriage as they had hoped."I think many men and women in the Bay Area have come to feel satisfied with 'friends with benefits' situations," Villarreal said, "and find this easier than putting in the necessary time and effort it takes to maintain a long term monogamous, committed relationship. While there tends to be adequate opportunity for 'dating' experiences, some women complain about how difficult it can be to shift from serial dating to settling down with someone in a committed relationship."Delaying marriage isn't a trend limited to Silicon Valley.
While some of these responses pertain directly to living in Silicon Valley, most of the takeaways can be applied to being attractive and single anywhere. Because more often than not, guys are too afraid to approach and talk normally to an attractive woman for fear that they’ll get rejected.
article about the successful and single entrepreneurs of the tech world, but from what we know about that part of the world, these men don't sound so appealing.
There was the time a company advertised bikini clad women as a perk to the job.
He even quotes one bicoastal woman, describing how great things are out there. But from what we hear, these aren't the men for us for the following reasons. While some dispute the existence of the brogrammer, certainly some of the bro-y stuff that has happened in Silicon Valley of late makes us wonder if these men would think of women as equal partners.
"The ratio certainly can work in your favor," said Julia Allison, the former lifecasting cover girl turned Bravo personality. We can trace the objectification of women in the tech world to at least as far back as booth babes, the sexy women electronics shows use to match with all those "sexy" gadgets, as tech geeks often describe their toys.
At the counter as he orders a tall Americano, Rudolph is surprised to see the word “Rosewood” scrawled in pen on the barista’s hand.
Granted, he has just won a Award of Excellence, but he is still curious as to why a Starbucks server half an hour away has tattooed himself with the hotel’s name.