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Matchmakers Make Money as Singles Budget For Love

What can't you attribute to the recession these days? Teens blame the economy for their bad behavior (it's recession anxiety!), and at least one low-rent yoga community has seen an uptick in newcomers since the economy nosedived. Now matchmakers are thanking the recession for a boom in business.

Psychologists think that tough times heighten people's need for love and companionship. In addition to online dating more singles are turning to matchmakers to help them take advantage of the emotional, and sometimes financial, benefits of being in a relationship.

While I don't doubt the power of love to help get you through a stressful situation, it might not be smart to go looking for a partner when you're in the middle of a personal financial crisis.

Do you think paying for a matchmaker sounds like a good investment for those looking to fill their emotional bank accounts?

Photos courtesy of Bravo

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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i think that it's so easy to become overly depressed when times are tough and finding someone to spend your time with makes it easier to bear the burden. to me, it makes perfect sense in spending a little money to find love since you'll have someone who can make you feel better or who you can commiserate with. it's a worthwhile expense if you can do it.
care0531 care0531 8 years
I think that people who have to pay for matchmaking have issues with being shy or low self-esteem. I would never do it but could see why someone would. Side note- I watch Patti on her show and I love it but she really needs to meet the people and know them and learn about them before setting them up. She was on Xtra or something doing her celebrity matchmaking and she put MY MAN Pattinson with Misha Barton! EWWWHHH! I don't think so!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Or maybe their hiring matchmakers because their golddiggers
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
Of course there is nothing wrong with not getting married as a women when you want to build your business or career under normal circumstances, but when your business is built on building relationships that result in marriage then it's kind of dumb to be taking advice from someone who hasn't even achieved the goal she wants you to reach? That's like getting a tattoo from someone with no tattoos!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
I wouldn't pay for a dating service. But if you have the money to invest and that's what you want, I see no problem with it, a lot of it is about what you are willing to make a priority. On a side note, I also watch the Millionaire Matchmaker and it's quite entertaining and there is some decent advice. Also, I believe it's free for women to join Patti's club but I'm sure you have to meet some qualifications before you're accepted.
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
Patti isn't married because thats not her priority! Her business is her priority and I think there is nothing wrong with that. Kudos to her for not getting married when she knows she can't commit 100% to it.
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
I must start off by saying I watch "millionare matchmaker" and like it. I don't think I would pay for one, and I definately wouldn't pay Patti while she makes for "good" TV, she's not married herself yet she is trying to attain that for other people ( seriously clean up your own yard first) which is kinda silly?
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
No thanks. And, she looks like a man.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I don't think it's a good investment, personally, I wouldn't pay for one. Although, I'm not very confident/good in my dating abilities...but I would get a good friend to coach me for free instead. Though one of my friends is now a professional matchmaker - maybe I can hit her up for some tips! :D
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Meh I would never pay one but everyone is different and some people get to a point and will do anything to find love.
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