So I ask them, 'What's 50K to find your life partner? He does offer a K starter rate for young Wall St. A personable former head of his own boutique M&A firm, Easton has parlayed his expertise in marrying companies into the more rewarding realm of marrying hearts and minds.
He says he offers a different perspective on the art cum science.
"Ivy league educated" gets thrown around a lot in describing both the men and women on the matchmakers' books. They ask for "natural beauty", so presumably those botoxed into a state of forehead catatonia or sporting impossibly perky triple D's are less desirable.
I am curious about how they weed out the gold diggers -- why would a beautiful, Ivy League educated 25 year old woman need a dating service to find a man? I am way over 40, but I know from internet dating that 45 or 50 year old guys are generally not looking for women their age.
Certain aspects of The Dating Lounge—which, for now, is free to use—will be familiar to those who’ve tried their hand (and hearts) at other forms of online dating.
In other ways, the app is also clearly the brainchild of an upscale matchmaker like Ms. Like with most dating apps, members make profiles; they can upload photos and share personal information and interests. Daniels stressed that members get to be extremely specific about just rich they are.
On popular dating sites, she said, people hide behind their profile names, and users are forced to fill out “endless information.” At the other end of the spectrum is Tinder, whose hot-or-not swiping format “turns dating into a game.” “I decided it was good idea to build an app,” Ms.
"I'm working with guys who pay 0 grand for a car without the blink of an eye.Online dating has become increasingly de-stigmatized, but there are many who still aren't comfortable having their photo online and publicly admitting they need help finding a mate: the powerful, the wealthy, and the well-known to name a few.And though you'd think they would have fewer problems than us mere mortals in finding a significant other, apparently they suffer the same slings, arrows and bad dates as the rest of us.A smart, sassy tsunami of self-confidence, Spindel has the chutzpa and sixth sense needed to ferret out the perfect match for her clients .She'll approach anyone woman who fits the bill -- in gyms, Barneys, a parking garage, on the street. I've made a good living and have never targeted wealthy men as suitors. They suited my creative sensibilities, and I've also thought that if I were with someone wealthy I would give up some of my power."Men feel more comfortable with me, they will say things to me that they won't say to a woman, about what they're looking for, what works and doesn't." Putting on my marketing hat, it does make sense that that his branding appeals to masculine sensibilities, with nary a heart or pink flower in sight.Janis Spindel, the doyenne of New York matchmaking, might disagree.Whether it was to butter me up to write a positive article, or there was some genuine interest, they all said they may have some guys for me. Longtime matchmaker Samantha Daniels was noticing her clients all shared the same problem: they were sick of online dating.Women are generally not the clients but potential matches for the men; and in most cases, they simply pay an application or interview fee.I don't think this is any sexist plot by the modern day Dolly Levi's, only a reflection of a dating dynamic that is still alive and well -- at least where well-to-do men are concerned.