Prospective women are invited to fill out a profile and come into the company’s Sausalito office for an interview. Do’s and don’ts As part of their service, Buquen and her team of six women are available to coach the men on the do’s and don’ts of dating. And what’s more meaningful than helping someone find love?
“Our memberships start at ,000 and go up from there,” says Megan Buquen, the company’s 34-year-old vice president.For instance, Janis Spindel, an elite matchmaker in New York City, charges as much as 0,000 for a package including credit and background checks, home visits, psychological testing, and personal interviews with each potential match .But don't worry, there are plenty of matchmakers that charge in the ,000 to ,000 dollar range, and that's a completely reasonable amount to expect to spend.“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.“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.