"At the beginning, I thought I would hire these super-accomplished women who went to Harvard Business School," Goldstein recalls."But I learned that what matters is not the pedigree; it's soft skills."There are places where a would-be matchmaker can train.Millennial matchmakers use Facebook and Linked In or Tinder and Ok Cupid to recruit thousands of members to their databases.Most got their start in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, but many are expanding to San Diego, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D. In all of these places, it seems, there are more and more 20- and 30-somethings spending so many hours in the office that they want to outsource their love lives, just as they outsource everything else in the app era.For at fees that range from several hundred to tens of thousands of dollars, these would-be cupids offer a form of self-care for daters who've had it with Tinder.Founded in 2003, Andersen's Linx Dating serves a select tier of tech-industry insiders.
The 32-year-old cosmetics company executive had been living in New York before she left in 2012 to attend business school.
Nobody hires a matchmaker because he or she just wants a hookup; if you accept a date brokered by a matchmaker, you know that you are signing up for someone who at least wants the potential for a relationship.
Matchmakers can also help smooth over misunderstandings that might otherwise lead people to "ghost," or disappear on, each other, if they'd met through, say, Hinge.
(The name, Three Day Rule CEO Talia Goldstein explains, was inspired by the film , in which guys waited three days to call a girl after meeting.) "It seemed like a way to help navigate this crazy world," Rachel says.
"The matchmakers were people in my age range who would understand my situation." Rachel joined last summer.