Well, you certainly know what you want in a marriage, and are not
afraid to declare your intentions! Hopefully, by knowing your
criteria, you will avoid many unproductive years in the dating game!
Love is an investment. Once upon a time, this was discussed openly.
Marriage was created largely to secure property, power and other
assets. Pick a Jane Austen novel -- any Jane Austen novel. Or just
read the opening line of "Pride and Prejudice":
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a
good fortune must be in want of a wife."
And for those in want of a partner, someone in possession of a good
fortune might not be a bad idea.
From Would You Pay 200K for the Perfect Mate, by M.P. Dunleavey at
There are several, discriminating, high-profile matchmakers in New
York City. Their services do not come cheaply, however! I have
highlighted two of the most prominent names in the New York City area.
Janis Spindel Serious Matchmaking
Janis Spindel Serious Matchmaking, Inc. is New York's most elite
one-on-one personal matchmaking service. With over 301 couples wed and
511 in monogamous relationships, Janis's track record speaks for
itself. She uses a rigorous screening process, in-depth interviews and
a keen intuition to seek out the best of the best.
*JSSM is known for attracting ultra-affluent single people, with
heavy concentrations of investment bankers, lawyers, entrepreneurs,
doctors, real estate developers and celebrities.
Phone Number: 212-717-6033
Samantha's Table attracts upscale, sophisticated very successful
professionals who are all interested in meeting new people with whom
they share common interests. All of my clients are college-educated,
many have graduate degrees and many are leaders or up and comers in
the New York business, legal, medical and creative communities. More
specifically, my clients consist of CEOs of Major Corporations,
Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Presidents of Companies, High Level
Executives of Investment Banks, Lawyers, Doctors, Models and Actresses
to name a few.
My clients are driven and success-oriented. They tend to travel
extensively, eat at the finest restaurants, attend the theatre, admire
and acquire art, and patronize many of the most worthy and visible
charities in the city. They have worked hard to succeed in their
professions and now they are ready to enjoy life and all it has to
offer with that one person who is ready to do the same.
If you are Jewish or of a particular ethnic origin, there are
specialty matchmaking services available as well. I did not list them
because you did not specify an ethnicity or nationality. However, if
you are interested, you may peruse the search results at
For additional reading:
Yenta Takes Manhattan, by Vanessa Grigoriadis. New York Metro.com
(10/23/2000) at http://www.newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/nightlife/singles/features/3936/
Paying the (Very) High Price of Love, by Catherine Donaldson Evans.
Fox News (3/28/2002) at
scrutinize the men who may be looking for a wife!
Read Dating Blame Game, by Jim Fitzgerald. Associated Press
(8/23/2001) at http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/matchmaker010803.html
Read A New York dermatologist is suing a dating agency after
claiming he was set up with unsuitable women at
Let me know if I can be of further help. Best wishes and happy
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Clarification of Answer by
04 Dec 2002 18:02 PST
Hello again, nycblonde-ga!
I am glad you have already found the matchmaking services I mentioned
in my answer. If I can just add a bit of advice for future
..it is very helpful if you state the services or websites
you are already familiar with in your original question. It saves the
researcher valuable time by avoiding certain search avenues and allows
us to answer your question in a more timely and efficient manner.
I have located some additional matchmaking services for you to
Bonnie Winston of Winston West Photography, with offices in Beverly
Hills and New York City, has launched a small matchmaking business on
the side. Winston -- who claims to have helped set up Kevin Kline
and Phoebe Cates
says "Men and women will pay anything to meet the
I was unable to find a contact for Bonnie Winston other than through
her photography business. You may contact her through the information
listed at http://www.winstonwest.com/contact/index.html . Note that
her e-mail address is also listed.
Selective Search of New York, Chicago and San Fransisco
Assisting high-caliber individuals achieve personal relationship
As this page is nothing more than an introduction, you need to
click on Relaunch site at the bottom, and it will bring you to a
page with all the information about the company, clients, etc.
Contact for the New York office is through the Chicago headquarters
M. Chatfield Ltd.
We represent the people of style and substance.
Contact information for the New York office may be found at
Since your original question mentioned services in the Manhattan area
exclusively, I have avoided searching for matchmaking services located
in other areas of the country. However, there is one other service you
might want to consider:
Specializes in finding beautiful young women for rich older men.
Promises medical testing, background checks, and professional
screening. Rich men pay the fees.
Contact information is at
I hope these references provide additional avenues for you to
consider in your search for that special someone.