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!