Okay, maybe no one actually was moving, but bachelorettes all over the country were joking about relocating to Juneau or Sitka because, according to those morning show polls, that's where all the men were.
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Where the boys are is not where you’d expect.“There is a really, I don’t want to call it divey, but it’s definitely not a classy establishment right across from the Apple Campus, and I was amazed at the number of guys there,” says Amy Andersen, founder of Linx Dating and known as matchmaker in Silicon Valley. (Do you know how hard it is to find a wingwoman to go to Cupertino, an hour drive from San Francisco, at p.m. My female friends have office jobs.) I went by myself, and arrived to find a cavernous restaurant with a long bar, half a dozen booths and ten or so two-tops, not counting the enormous dining area.
It’s called BJ’s, and it’s a mainly West Coast chain of family eateries best known as the home of the Pizookie®. As Amy promised, it was extraordinarily packed for 5 p.m.: families, young women together, older local couples, grown men wearing backpacks, guys drinking beer, glued to the sports on the giant flat-screens.
The joint continued to fill up with more men—and some women—huddled in their own cliques.
The environment was similar at Coupa Café, a coffee shop in Palo Alto at which I’d heard all the VCs hang out.