Pair up hopeful couples based on common interests.

Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Matchmakers do?

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.

Should I be a Matchmaker?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Magnetic Healer, Porter, Marina

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