Time Magazine

$100K Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

"In this economy, it seems unthinkable that people would pay up to six figures just to find a mate. And yet expensive matchmakers are reporting that business is up these days. Premier Match, an upscale matchmaking firm states they've enjoyed a 30% increase from the previous year and haven't faced the recession.

Another point of contention among clients of high-end matchmakers? Ironically, how much money their dates make. 'A man isn't necessarily looking for a woman who makes as much money as him,' says Premier Match owner, Christie Nightingale. 'Sometimes men are intimidated by high-earning women. Women know this and often set out to avoid falling for a mate with a financial chip on his shoulder.' This helps explain why female clients often request to be matched with men making the same amount of money as them."