Online dating site begins premium “wingman” service
(CNN) — Have you tried looking for love online, but struck out? Are you exhausted at the thought of sorting through online profiles or setting up another first date? One online matchmaker is starting a new service that may make all of that so much easier.
Money can’t buy you happiness, but in the new world of online dating, perhaps it can buy you love. If you don’t have the time, but do have the money — there is a new premium service for you.
You could call it an online dating butler.
The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch dubs this the “wingman” for the online dater.
For a high price, $5,000, the online dating website eHarmony will provide you with a dating specialist.
eHarmony already costs money — about $60 per month for members — but for all that extra money, you’ll get a personal counselor and matchmaker with the mission to find you the right match without the work.
They will do all the legwork and will help you navigate through the maze of online dating.
They’ll sort through profiles, hold Skype calls and even interview in person your dates ahead of time.
Your counselor will then present you with their findings — of whom they believe to be the best love match.
MarketWatch spoke with some experts to see if there really would be a valuable takeaway from this service, and many said if people are willing to pay — it would.
The combination of an old-fashioned matchmaker with an online dating site could have the potential for success.