Between them, they own the industry, and where do they go from there? "They have two problems — a limited number of people left to reach and a limited price point."Matchmaking has exploded in the past few years.
Reality TV series such as Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker and other copycats have targeted the professional who has plenty of money but not enough time to hunt for a relationship. Traditional dating sites, which have millions of daters, haven't tried to reach this profitable market until now.
One of the big dating challenges for both sexes in this age group is that they are so rusty “they go back to their same awkward self at age 20, insecure and unsure,” said Ms.
Gottesman, who charges a ,600 registration fee that is good for up to three years, and an additional ,200 once a couple is matched.
About 90 percent of the estimated 3,000 matchmakers in the United States will work with seniors, though not necessarily exclusively, said Lisa Clampitt, co-founder of the Matchmaking Institute, which trains professional matchmakers.
Kisses aren’t promises.”Even so, on some levels, experts say, dating is easier when you are older.
Sure, there is a dearth of men, and people can be set in their ways.
AFTER Judith Himber’s husband died in 2010, she didn’t know what to do with herself. Himber, 73, who works full time as a clinical psychologist in Cambridge, Mass.
She was not sure if she would ever want another relationship; her marriage had been long and happy.