Matchmakers Making Big Bucks on Wall Street

Today I found this article published by Reuters….

People are writing checks  for $30,000 -$50,000 up front to find a perfect mate. These appear to be primarily men, who in the stress of their jobs during this economic turmoil would rather come home to the comfort and soothing of a good wife than date around as in past glory days.

So while Wall Street is crashing, matchmaking is smashing. One matchmaker said that she’s recently had a 30 year old write her a $30,00. check up front “without batting an eyelid.”  Another matchmaker said she  recently spent a week at a luxury hotel in New York interviewing  20 women for a client who wanted to meet a graduate of the same Ivy League university he attended.  The client paid more than $50,000. for the search.

Two thoughts occur to me.

1. I went into the wrong profession in terms of income.  

2. Can you imagine how many hungry kids that money could feed around the globe? Is it just me, or is this decadent?

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5 Responses to “Matchmakers Making Big Bucks on Wall Street”

  1. leafless Says:

    Considering the fact that the government plans to spend on average $250,000 per new job, spending $30,000 to find a perfect mate isn’t that expensive. Matching-making service needs a bailout too. 🙂

    Ha! 😉

  2. vanessaleighsblog Says:

    Crazy, simply crazy.

    Can you imagine how expensive THOSE divorces would be?

    Actually the article says that less people are getting divorced due to the economics of it.

  3. viv66 Says:

    Utterly decadent.
    It’s odd but all I could hear was Matchmaker song from Fiddler on the Roof, nothing to do with the article at all.
    And, to be honest, that sort of corporate and expensive matchmaking seems to have very little to do with love either!

    Yes, I thought of that same song…!

  4. viv66 Says:

    Wonderful movie, very powerful.
    Regarding your comment to Vanessa about the divorce stats, at least something potentially positive is coming out of the financial crisis…maybe they’ll all come to you as a cheaper alternative to divorce!

    I wish. Instead, less people are coming. I think they view therapy as elective and are just trying to work it out themselves.

  5. viv66 Says:

    Well, that’s a shame. Sometimes you need an outsider to see what’s really going on, or you become the snake devouring your own tail.
    I’m waiting for the divorce stats to be released in the UK, in the aftermath of what they’re calling here the Credit Crunch, which sounds inoccuous and like a rather expensive breakfast cereal for accountants.
    We have a family wedding to go to in Scotland in April, so I hope they last!

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