A matchmaking service takes the personal drudgery out of dating by utilizing the benefits of a matchmaker's team. By working together the searching for interesting, attractive, age appropriate, individuals becomes a team effort and more productive. Just as you might use a personal trainer to get in shape or a financial planner to improve your retirement, Long Island singles outsource their dating lives to Long Island matchmakers.
When we hear matchmakers claiming to represent a set number of singles year after year we have to ask ourselves why? Why would the same matchmaking firm claim to have over 2000 of the finest singles on Long Island and New York City year after year? Is that company actually matching anyone? Is that company just taking money from anyone they can get it from? How can you represent the same number of singles year after year? As if that is the only issue that "commercialized matchmakers" face. Anyone who knows anything about love and romance knows that if you only have 2000 members in your "database of singles" your odds of introducing them to each other, and them finding love is almost impossible.
John Joseph Dowling Jr. LongIslandMatchmaking.com's Senior Matchmaker and CMO speaks about why he started LongIslandMatchmaking.com and provides a general update on matchmaking on Long Island in general.
In many cultures, the role of the matchmaker was and is quite professionalized. The Ashkenazi Jewish Shadchan, or the Hindu astrologer, were often thought to be essential advisors and also helped in finding right spouses as they had links and a relation of good faith with the families. In cultures where arranged marriages were the rule, the astrologer often claimed that the stars sanctified matches that both parents approved of, making it quite difficult for the hesitant children to object (and also making it easy for the astrologer to collect his fee). Tarot divination has also been employed by some matchmakers.