Los Angeles Times

Matchmaking: Money follows intuition

“What makes a matchmaking career? Intuition and a lot of hard work. ’It might sound easy, glamorous and fun, but it requires a lot of time and dedication,’ says matchmaker Christie Nightingale. ’Your clients depend on you to get them into a relationship. We’re only as good as our last match.’ When discussing dedication, she says in the beginning she put in 12-hour days, including office hours and interviews with prospective clients. Her business has grown 30 percent each year since opening in 2001 - with 2,000 clients in New York, over 1,000 in Philadelphia, and another office in Washington, DC. She says 87 percent of clients start a relationship with her matches, many couples marrying.”