There is an immaturity level that prevails — like they are trying to promote the idea that they are still in college. At work, their food is provided for them and they can, essentially, act like they are still in college.
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'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?
Most of the men went to Ivy League schools, are ambitious, and came out here because it's the mecca of the tech world. A lot of people in the Valley have started meeting people through salsa dancing — it's really big — and so much social awkwardness comes up. They act like, "Oh my goodness, there is a woman who I'm touching." They get super nervous.
There's a great mix of guys from all over world, and there are interesting types of people to meet. I don't think a lot of guys even interact with women on a consistent basis. It makes it difficult to date someone who doesn't even know how to act in a social context; it's just frustrating. He told me all these things that you wouldn't ever disclose on a first date.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.