Amy Van Doran, founder, says, “We work with fashion designers, doctors, architects, psychiatrists, chefs, artists, technologists, musicians, actors, etc. I have always had a soft spot for the underdog, the misfit, and the outlier.” By scouring trains for single commuters.
Erika Christensen, founder, says, “We are still mainly recruiting on the subway. We can’t promise we’ll find clients a spouse, we can promise that we’re going to introduce them to awesome people in person. but more like, puppet-makers, and right now we have a chocolatier and he’s maybe my favorite client ever.
You know that cute, divorced-hedgefunder-publicist couple who claim they met at City Bakery fighting over the last pretzel croissant? There are slews of them out there right now, swooping up relationship-ready clients who can’t stand another swipe right and are dying for a real-live date. The girls we introduce them to are happy and positive … Most of our matchmakers are Ivy League graduates, very creative and dramatic, with wide networks of friends; there are 25 all together.
There’s a decent chance they actually met through a matchmaker. A woman looks most beautiful when she’s moving; a man looks elegant when you can see his shoulders in action.
In short, if we take you on as a client, we guarantee you will go out on dates!
Mark Badgley, left, and James Mischka were together for 28 years before tying the knot in March 2013.
Greta Tufvesson, co-founder, says, “A lot of our guys have this checklist: She needs to be Ivy-educated, with parents who are still married, extremely athletic, a certain age, a certain religion, drop-dead gorgeous, with a killer career.
We have tons of women who fit that mold, but whenever we can convince those guys to step out of their comfort zone, they usually call us gushing, ‘Wow. ’ Many of our clients, especially the ones who are divorced, are often surprised by what excites them.
We spoke to five of our favorites for the scoop on how it all works. Lori Zaslow, co-founder, explains, “Our typical client already has a great dating life; he’s made ‘meeting the one’ a priority. One of my favorite clients is dying for kids, rollin’ in it, and was having a hard time letting go of an ex!
’ Our clients are very busy people who don’t have time to slog through profiles, who can’t be seen on a dating site, and who love meeting the most delicious people in New York.
We’ve got Tinder and OKCupid beat to hell.”By changing clients’ expectations.
There are hundreds of babies on this planet because of us.” By making things just fun. Jean Carroll, co-founder, says, “People are starved to death on Tinder — getting dick picks and never going on dates!
I set him up with a lingerie model and said, ‘Take her to the Boom Boom Room and have some fun already!