Boston Globe

Disillusioned Online Daters turn to Matchmakers

“Online daters, disappointed by potential partners lying about age, weight or marital status, are turning to professional matchmakers to find love. Nowadays people have a personal matchmaker in the same way they would have a personal trainer. While online websites abound for daters, figures show a large chunk of those looking for love in cyberspace are disillusioned. ‘So many people have had nightmare experiences with people misrepresenting themselves online,’ said Christie Nightingale, principal of Premier Match LLC. In New York, London, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, there’s a lot of money and the demographic niche market is professional singles in their 30s, 40s, and up. They really want an all inclusive, personalized service.” (London)