Saturday, August 24, 2019

"Polish town full of girls offers rewards to any mom that gives birth to a boy"; high-priced matchmakers; Disney's dogs

"there hasn’t been a baby boy born in almost a decade."

Related: Boston Globe article about high-priced matchmakers
Lisa Clampitt, who leads the Matchmaking Institute, an organization that offers certification and networking opportunities for matchmakers


Clampitt says the average price of a luxury matchmaking service in New York is $25,000.


Boston’s matchmaking market is smaller and “a little more conservative in nature” than that in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, Clampitt says. “I feel like there’s a little bit of a void there,” she says. Clampitt says her company, which is based in New York, has been hired by men in Boston who want to date women outside of Boston.

“They want a little more glamour and sex appeal,” she says.


Then there are the lopsided gender dynamics. Clampitt and Knudson say that many businesses solely take male clients and match them with women who are not paying for the service.

In addition, lots of matchmaking services don't work with women over 50. “It’s very challenging,” says Clampitt, whose business does work with older women. When a business takes women over 50 as clients, Clampitt says, “you have to be able to source men who will date within 10 years of their age.”