They start with a fantasy, or something they saw in a movie and then they get introduced to a woman who is not only beautiful — because they’re all beautiful — but smart, engaging, kind, and grounded — and they learn something new about themselves and about matters of the heart.
there’s no reason to stay more an hour, even if it’s the best night of your life. we don’t send people to sit on their ass in a wine bar! Maybe it turns out they can’t stand Long Island girls; maybe they’ve decided religion doesn’t matter? We are sending people out kayaking, on hikes, scavenger hunts … 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!' 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.
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.
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.
These modern-day yentas — some are hipsters, some are WASPs, all are surrogate big sisters — specialize in everyone from the rich and famous, to the freaks and geeks, to, simply, regular riders on the F train. You need to bang two people together, let those pupils dilate, and see what happens!
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!