Silicon Valley Men Are ‘One Third Gay And One Third Geeks’

Sarah talks about dating in Silicon Valley on Startups Silicon Valley
Sarah Austin

Silicon Valley is undoubtedly a great place to start a company, secure investments, and network with like-minded individuals.But for finding a mate?

In separate interviews, Sarah Austin and Hermione Way, costars of Bravo’s “Start-Ups: Silicon Valley” reality-TV show, discussed what it’s like dating in the tech industry.

From what they describe, it doesn’t sound easy. 

Austin says that it’s difficult because the dating pool is more spread out in Silicon Valley—San Francisco and San Jose are an hour apart, and in between are a host of suburbs.

Also, men in New York and Los Angeles are more attractive, she says.

Way claims that the selection is “one-third gay, one-third geeks, and one-third available guys.”

But they both concur on this point: Guys in Silicon Valley are some of the smartest in the world.

“The hottest guys in the world may not be in Silicon Valley,” Austin says. “But the smartest guys are and brains turn me on.”