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From the beginning in 1989, based on the fees charged by the one dating service in town, Great Expectations, I decided there was a less expensive way to conduct this service. Along with many other features of GE that I did the opposite of, I also eliminated as much overhead as possible. Overhead is the first thing that will cause a business to fail.
For 25 years I have kept this business model but what I’ve found to be interesting is that, although none of the other Denver “matchmakers” have been in business as long or have the track record of success, they charge considerably more than I. The perception by the general public is sometimes that the more a business charges the more quality that business or service is. NOT TRUE! One need only read reviews and speak with singles who have used those services to learn that you don’t always get what you pay for.
I believe that a matchmaker provides a service that can change not only the two lives of the people who connect and fall in love, but family members who are attached to them. When successful it can be a life changing experience and is worth a certain investment in hopes of finding that new life. But there is a limit to charging outrageous fees just to make money off of people wanting to find a mate. The investment is different, in my opinion, based on the particular city. New York, Miami and L.A. will have higher fees just like every other business in those cities. What the service provides…services who charge more than $5500 and don’t show information, don’t show background check reports, don’t show pictures are obviously just in it for the money. Those are the things you should expect to receive when paying those fees. Along with coaching and being matched with people who fit your preferences!