One of the longest matchmaking traditions, in Jewish communities in Eastern Europe and Russia, is famously portrayed in the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” And the animated Disney movie “Mulan” features a comic version of the matchmaker in Asian culture.
More recently, the reality TV series “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” starring Patti Stanger, owner of the Beverly Hills-based “Millionaires Club,” a dating service for wealthy Southern California singles, ran for eight seasons on Bravo. No matter how sophisticated algorithms become, they will never replace the human element.
“Our memberships start at $15,000 and go up from there,” says Megan Buquen, the company’s 34-year-old vice president.
“We have a huge waiting list.” In business less than a year, the company is mining a rich vein of Northern California professional men — CEOs, doctors, lawyers, politicians, entrepreneurs. “But we’ve got a ton of techies in Silicon Valley,” Buquen says.
Remember to keep your heart open." The price tag for the service?