A lot of men who come to us are worried about gold diggers, and we’re very good at making sure our women are not after their money.Our women are well educated, self-sufficient, and have as much going for them as the men.“It’s unbelievable the demand down there.” A typical client is too busy for traditional online dating and is willing to pay Buquen and her staff to find a single woman who’s right for him in the company’s “Proprietary Black Book,” a database with a growing number of what the firm describes as “the most beautiful, eligible and desirable single women in Northern California.” “The men we work with are looking for a committed relationship,” Buquen says.
“Our memberships start at ,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.Discovering that she has a knack for helping people find love, she worked for a top upscale U. match-making firm before starting her own match-making agency in London, Match d’Amour.When it was merged with one of the big match-making firms in Europe, the Vida Consultancy, she returned to the United States to continue her career in what is sometimes called “the dating industry.” Her business partner in Executive Matchmakers is entrepreneur Charlee Brotherton, whom Buquen describes as “the most successful matchmaker in the world.” Brotherton owns a network of 23 other match-making firms throughout the country.Jewish Sports and Social Network The home for Jewish Young Professionals in the Washington DC Metro Area and beyond.
Bicycling Magazine Cycling The online dating service and personals website for cyclists and triathletes.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.Buquen sees herself defining the role of the Marin County matchmaker. Having someone who uses her humanity and intuition is priceless. And, if anything, it’s growing.” —— (c)2016 The Marin Independent Journal (Novato, Calif.) Visit The Marin Independent Journal (Novato, Calif.) at by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Mosaic Outdoor Mountain Club of Maryland All kinds of hiking, boating, and camping activities.Potomac Pedalers Bicycle Clubs in the USA College Park Bicycles Ride the Road Created by bike touring aficionados who have ridden all over the world, was designed for the independent bicycle tourist who wants to go just about anywhere.