Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

I've had this song from Fiddler on the Roof stuck in my head since I interviewed and signed on with a matchmaking service late last week.

"Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a match!
Find me a find, catch me a catch!"

Years ago, I tried Great Expectations in Dallas, the service that was parodied on Saturday Night Live as "Lowered Expectations." I agree with the parody. It was expensive and not at all a successful venture for me.

What I like about the one I've just contracted with is:
1) they do background checks: confirming divorces, ensuring there are no criminal records and a credit check
2) there was an extensive personality profile and two hour-long interviews where they asked in-depth questions to get to know me and what I'm looking for
3) they've been around for 30 years and have many success stories

They are currently doing my background check, which may take 1-4 weeks, and then they will send me some matches! Exciting!

1 comment:

jman said...

It still depends on what men sign up and I query how many do. It sounds like a lot of money for little return. It's not as if you have been in NY all that long (plus the summer is the worst time to meet people because people often are away over the weekends - great time for going to restaurants because it is easy to get reservations). Join things men are likely to do - flower arranging? probably not; wine tasting, quite possibly. Jane Austen club, not likely (despite the movie), swing dancing, maybe.

Whatever, best of luck to you.