When I go to events in Los Angeles, people always ask me what I do, and I tell them I am matchmaker. First they are generally taken aback my age ( I’m 27) and then they ask if I am like the Millionaire Maker they see on TV.
The answer is,
Aside from the fact that I am obviously NOT Patti Stanger and the fact I don’t have a TV show ( maybe one day…)I also do not operate my business like most Los Angeles or the US.
The major difference is between me and a lot of the matchmakers in the business is the way I charge. Most matchmaking agencies sign their clients to a yearly contract with a large upfront investment ( normally starting around $10,000) and guarantee their clients a set number of introductions ( usually in the neighborhood of 8-12).
I prefer to work with my clients on a reasonable monthly retainer and provide them unlimited matches for that time period. This gives my clients more freedom.
Like I said before, I am not Patti Stanger who I respect as an established matchmaker. I run a smaller agency than hers, I like to keep things small just so I can devote my time each client.