Real dating secrets

" On dates, guys wear flip-flops, shorts, and jeans. Guys who are successful, who dress up, are good-looking, and who aren't socially awkward are a rare breed. There are some like that in Silicon Valley, but I find a lot in San Francisco.It's what they wear to work, so they think it translates to date attire — just wearing their scrubby clothes. I've been on dates with guys you would say are the "whole package," and while they're with you they literally look at other women as they walk away.Guys in Silicon Valley spend lot of time on their career and don't have time to devote to relationships.I'm a lawyer and I work a lot too; most tech guys I meet put in as many or more hours as I do.

They don't realize that this isn't how it works in real life.

They're being taken care of at work, so why not be in a relationship where they're taken care of too?

It's so comical — to the point where when I go out, the first question is, "How old are you?

I went on a date with a 25-year-old who told me in the beginning, "You are the second person I've ever gone on a date with. It almost felt like an awkward high school setup; we met at this yogurt place.

And that's another thing — it's not really typical to go on formal dates. In other parts of the country, going to dinner is pretty standard; here, when a guy mentions dinner for a first date, it's like, wow — that is shocking!

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