Help would-be brides plan their weddings.
Matchmakers fix people up on dates based on their mutual interests and compatibility. They provide the 20/20 vision that turns blind dates into true love.
Often, the only good things to come from blind dates are the funny stories you tell your friends afterwards. Everything else — the conversation, company, and chemistry — typically suggests a major misfire on Cupid’s part. In such cases, Cupid could use a little help from a Matchmaker.
As a Matchmaker, you’re descended from people long valued in many cultures — for instance, Matchmakers have been prized for centuries by Jewish, Chinese, and Hindu communities — and you’ve become extremely popular in the age of Internet dating. Because they’re too busy to socialize through traditional channels, many people need someone to do the legwork of love for them. Sometimes, they turn to friends and family. Often, however, they turn to you.
The social equivalent of a Corporate Recruiter, you’re hired by singles to find them a potential mate. To do so, you typically interview your client to find out what kind of person they’re looking for, asking about their ideal mate’s age, appearance, job, background, and personality. Based on the client’s wish list, you then locate potential matches — from your Rolodex, perhaps, or by hosting social and networking events — and arrange first dates, after which you collect client feedback. Based on what they liked and didn’t like, you then further refine your search criteria and repeat the process until you’ve found a suitable match.
No one said love was easy. Thanks to you, however, finding it often is.