How much is that date?
TV celebrity, Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger is still like a house on fire: noisy, loud, alarming, hot and gets a lot of attention.
She is not an elegant, professional woman.
On the first season of her TV show, often self-described as “wildly successful.” Stanger wasn’t as crass or as shrill. Someone must have advised her to emulate the style of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Ranting and raving are now Stanger’s calling card. You have to love Reality TV. Or not.
Patti charges men $25k+ a year and female “millionairesses” $55k for 28 months of unlimited introductions.
Evidently, female clients take longer to match? Aw, come on….
A quick poll at a San Francisco Pilates studio, a nail salon and around a water cooler determined: 28 months of working with the shrill and tactless Stanger would be 26 months too long.
Perhaps there are better people to check out. Local Matchmakers can charge $3,000 to $100,000, depending on their exclusivity, the number of matches and just how many dates they promise. I don’t know if two dates a month for a $3,000 is cost-effective, realistic, or a rip-off.
They say there are thousands of singles using hundreds of matchmakers.
The three most popular that you hear about are: eLove, It’s Just Lunch, the Millionaire’s Club. (See Yelp and Reviews)
You do the math:
One Los Angeles-based matchmaking service charges $2,500 to $25,000 annually – for an average of 2.2 introductions per month.
Two “introductions” x 12 months = 24 introductions…go figure.