The Dream of a Matchmaker
I am the matchmaker and part owner of a matchmaking service in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (DFW). We have a website that explains our company, its philosophy, and its policies quite well: See Connections Matchmakers Plus.
Every few days someone calls our service and asks if I can recommend a matchmaker in their area. I can't, but along the way I have heard many horror stories from singles who have joined matchmaking services under extreme sales pressure, paying ridiculous prices, and/or hearing exorbitant promises. When the promises did not materialize, these singles were very disappointed and many were quite angry.
In all cases, I give singles advice on finding a competent and fair local matchmaker. However, in most areas there is no matchmaker who fits the categories I outline.
My partner and I were both self-employed for many years in other businesses. We started our company in 1993 on a very small budget. And... we started almost overnight. Within a week of the time we decided to start this business, we were open and taking single customers.
We know how to start and operate a business without investing mega dollars. We know how to purchase advertising and get free publicity. In short, we know how to run a profitable company without sales people or high expenses. Consequently, we can charge singles a fair price for personal matchmaking while still making a profit.
Most people who enter the matchmaking business do not have that knowledge. They buy a franchise or an established company for high dollars.
When someone pays mega dollars for a company or franchise, they have a sizable investment to recoup; they must charge members megabucks to recoup their investment. If they are also paying franchise fees, sales commissions, and national advertising fees, the dollars they must charge members keep going up.
Often their disgruntled customers call our company and ask, "Why do matchmaking and dating services charge so much?" It is not an easy question to answer.
One day while talking to a very discouraged single from another area, a light bulb suddenly went off.
Why not train people to be matchmakers while showing them how to operate a matchmaking business?
Why not set up a network of personal matchmakers who are competent, affordable, and dedicated?
That was the beginning of a dream for me.
Although matchmaking is not an exact science, it is something that can be learned with a good teacher and experience. When I started as a matchmaker, I had excellent training available from a matchmaker who has since retired. She gave me that training so I could help her in her business. I was very lucky to have that training because I might have purchased a franchise or an existing business to acquire it.
Now I want to train others and build a net work of competent matchmakers who run a profitable business without charging singles exorbitant prices.
Come share my dream and be the personal matchmaker for singles in your area.
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