When they introduced more connects, it took me like 60 connects to get 1 project. I got a small job last week that I think maybe took me 20-30 connects.
I don't think the 20 connects are meant to land you a job. They are meant to let you get a feel for how the platform works. If you land a job within 20 connects, you are lucky and landed on the right project. But I think most people will need a lot more.