Posts tagged "matchmaking"

Study: Setting People Up Makes The Matchmaker Feel Good

A new series of studies has found that matchmaking brings a whole lot of happiness — but not necessarily to the couple. Rather, the matchmaker herself enjoys the greatest benefits of bringing others together. We knew there was a method to the "Millionaire Matchmaker"'s madness.
By: Claire Hannum / February 12, 2014

eHarmony Admits They Suck, Offers Personal Matchmaking Service For $5K Instead

Hold on to your knickers, eHarmony subscribers. You’re gonna looooove this. In a new attempt to help people find romance, the popular dating site will soon launch eH+, a service where a real human will be assigned to you as your personal matchmaker for the bargain price of $5,000.
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 6, 2013

Matchmaker, Matchmaker: 8 Tips For Setting Up Your Friends

I love bringing people together, and am what Malcolm Gladwell would call a "connector." If you're telling me about how you really love comic books, I'm going to hook you up with my friend who's selling a bunch you might want. You want a new assistant at your office? My friend's younger brother is the…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 27, 2012

Subway “Love Conductor” Plays Underground Matchmaker With Strangers

Public transportation is good for many things, like watching the breeding habits of rodents and sharing the flu virus. But what about finding love?
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2012

The Soapbox: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me Not Puke

A few weeks ago, an article in the Orthodox Jewish newspaper The Jewish Press began to make waves in the religious community. Yitta Halberstam, a well-known Jewish author, wrote about the process of trying to find her son a wife. In her part of the Jewish community (a right-wing faction of Orthodoxy sometime…
By: Lilit Marcus / April 17, 2012

Frisky Q&A: Matchmaker Amy Laurent On Starting Her Biz And Helping Folks Find Love

For most of us, “Millionaire Matchmaker” is a guilty indulgence. But for professional matchmaker Amy Laurent, it's a real-life, full-time job. Since setting up her own matchmaking agency six years ago, called Amy Laurent International, the bubbly 33-year-old has established five offices across the country where male clients dish the big buck…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2010

Matchmaker Uses Twitter To Find Mates

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,…
By: Annika Harris / September 4, 2010

Maureen Dowd Is A Crap Matchmaker, Apparently, But She’s Not The Only One

It was in-crowd matchmaking of the highest order: Maureen Dowd, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, offered to set up Helena Andrews, a reporter for the politics site Politico. "I've got a guy for you. He's so hot, it's perfect," Dowd told Andrews during the 2008 election, identifying her plum bachelor…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2010

Dating Weary? How A Matchmaker Can Help

Ten years ago, former New York fashion model and girl about town Christie Nightingale was looking for a career change. She'd always done well at parties, was an ace at networking and had successfully set up several friends on dates. She clearly had the skills to be a matchmaker, but it wasn't until a bona…
By: YourTango.com / April 5, 2009

A Place To Meet Your Morally Questionable Match!

For some people the idea of having an affair is super sexy, but also complicated, time consuming, and dangerous. That's why it should come as no surprise that there are actually matchmaking services out there dedicated to bringing two morally bankrupt, already committed people together. Meet2Cheat and The Ashley Madison Agency…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 10, 2008