The problem is that, in an online set-up, many women expect the initial approach to be made by men.Many of them are battle-weary, tired of being relentlessly pursued (no, really) and bruised by ham-fisted messages and overly forthright approaches.If you have an app or a business idea, the fundamental message from Valley is why not “come here and build it”? The overriding philosophy is “if we build it they will come”, whether it’s the largest skyscrapers in the world, the most sumptuous hotels, the biggest shopping malls in the world, or the best infrastructure.And you’ve no business really moving to Dubai if you’re going to be hungry or desperate. And you better not get sick without health insurance. There’s no VAT, and you don’t need to file accounts if you operate a business.In the great technological gold rush, dating apps are cropping up with metronomic regularity, and so too are the folks who highlight sub-par behaviour on them.
The glitz and glamour of some of the finest buildings I’ve ever seen will be hard enough to forget. At times I felt like I was on a film set for Start Wars; all that was missing were flying cars.
We ask three women for their experiences ‘I want to marry an Irishman.” So says one American female who has posted her profile on one of thousands of internet dating sites.
Elaborating, she says that her ideal Irishman will be ready to have babies, will be family- oriented and hard-working.
And you better believe that there is another side to that coin, because these two locations are very different worlds. It’s a liberal and socially easy-going place, even if the pace of business is tremendously fast.
The attitudes and philosophies that drive success in Dubai and Silicon Valley are poles apart. In San Francisco, investors love to see a bit of hunger and desperation about you if you arrive to develop a business or make a new idea grow. San Francisco and Silicon Valley suck in talented people from all over the world.