Paul Carrick Brunson, known as the Modern Day Matchmaker, is going against conventional thought and finding love for his clients using social media. Each “Modern Day Matchmaker Wednesday,” Brunson takes to Twitter to find a match for one of his clients, usually a man, amongst his 5,000 followers. The followers ask questions about the client, and Brunson picks out the best questions to answer. After the 45-minute-long Q&A, Brunson tweets a photo of the client. He then searches his timeline for match requests, but only a few special followers are selected to meet with the client. Brunson turned an effort to get his brother more followers into a matchmaking career, but is Twitter the way to find love? Well, the more important question to me is whether Brunson is available. [The Black Snob via The Root] Keep reading »
When it came to my dating life, I wasn’t sure I should listen to Patti Stanger, host of Bravo’s “The Millionaire Matchmaker” and author of the book Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate. Could someone hoisting a gold, ruby-encrusted Cupid’s arrow on her book cover, whose ample bosom was jammed into a white Liberace pantsuit, help me, an outdoorsy New Yorker with an A cup seeking a sweet, humble, non-cologne wearing guy with no roommates?
I was doubtful. But as an early thirties lady swinging and missing on the New York dating scene, I figured, “What have you got to lose, Singles McGonigle?” See if she’s got some news you can use. Keep reading »
Forget fancy algorithms, one online dating site uses a technique that’s less high-tech to pair up its members SawYouAtSinai.com, an Orthodox Jewish singles site, employs 365 actual matchmakers who go through users’ profiles and make recommendations. Tova Weinberg, one of the site’s matchmakers, spends eight hours a day looking at profiles, and she says she’s responsible for 1,000 dates a week. I wouldn’t mind paying $11 to $15 per month, to have someone else sift through dud profiles for me — if only I were Jewish. [Time] Keep reading »