Preppy dating

It's not exactly the meet-cute story you can't wait to tell your friends at Saturday brunch.But now, happy with her relationship, she says, "At the end of the day, none of that stuff really matters."These matchmakers are not like your pushy aunt or Yente in , the sort of matchmaker who calls friends and friends of friends to inquire about the avail- ability of their sons or daughters.

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Andersen recounts this date-gone-awry outside her office in the Allied Arts Guild, a sprawling Spanish-mission-style complex in Silicon Valley, with stone walls and terra-cotta tiles and a couple of courtyard fountains.

The 40-year-old former Merrill Lynch financial adviser is part of a new generation of matchmakers, many in their 20s and 30s, repackaging a career that seemed dusty and a romance option that sounded like a last resort.

At one point, Rachel had problems on Bumble, The League, Ok Cupid, and, yes, Hinge.

She came across Three Day Rule in a women's magazine or on a website—she can't remember.

Millennial matchmakers use Facebook and Linked In or Tinder and Ok Cupid to recruit thousands of members to their databases.

Most got their start in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, but many are expanding to San Diego, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D. In all of these places, it seems, there are more and more 20- and 30-somethings spending so many hours in the office that they want to outsource their love lives, just as they outsource everything else in the app era.

The job requires a special skill set, Three Day Rule's Goldstein explains.

Partnered with Match.com, Christian Mingle, and JDate, the company currently has more than 20 full-time matchmakers, with 400 paying clients, and 75,000 singles in its database.

Not only was it mortifying that someone had feigned romantic interest in her in order to get a job interview....

She went home, Googled "Palo Alto matchmakers," and wrote an e-mail to the first name that popped up: Amy Andersen.

For at fees that range from several hundred to tens of thousands of dollars, these would-be cupids offer a form of self-care for daters who've had it with Tinder.

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