I don't think this is any sexist plot by the modern day Dolly Levi's, only a reflection of a dating dynamic that is still alive and well -- at least where well-to-do men are concerned.
I spoke recently with three matchmakers, Richard Easton, Janis Spindel and Samantha Daniels.
Though New York based, all work with clients across the country (and internationally), and Daniels keeps an LA office as well.
All offer a unique perspective and approach to their services, and all have toe-curling prices. From ,000-0,000, depending on the matchmaker and your deal. Matchmaker Richard Easton, new to the New York market and an anomaly among matchmakers -- most are women -- says he challenges the price resistance he sometimes encounters with a car analogy.
Men make up the majority of a high end matchmaker's clients.
Women are generally not the clients but potential matches for the men; and in most cases, they simply pay an application or interview fee.
Matchmakers are clearly the best option, and the vetting is already done.
It just takes one, and you never know where that person will come from." —Janis Spindel, Janis Spindel Serious Matchmaking"If you're out of practice with dating, you might have a tendency to make conditional statements about future dates like 'I'd like to do this again if you would…" Don't do that.
In fact, profits in the approximately billion U. dating-services industry have almost doubled since 2013, according to data from the Matchmaking Institute, an organization that holds conferences for the field.
With the men as the clients and the women as the members, Janis and Carly focus on serious, boutique-style matchmaking, providing upscale services that help busy, successful, commitment-oriented singles from all over the world find the right person for them.
Her name has graced the likes of all the major media brands: The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Forbes Magazine and she has appeared on the CBS Early Show and Fox News, just to name a few.
"I'm working with guys who pay 0 grand for a car without the blink of an eye.
The Short Version: Janis and Carly Spindel are a mother-daughter matchmaking duo with a combined 25 years of experience in the industry.