“I just took the wedding band off,” Carly Spindel said nonchalantly, when we met at a Midtown café on a recent afternoon.“But in business meetings,” she added, having just come from work, “I always wear one.”As a professional matchmaker, Ms.“If a hot guy comes into the interview, of course I turn red.”Ms.Laurent said she would never date a client, though.“They’re single girls who’ve been single for a very long time, so they figure, ‘Why not? They wear nice suits, drive expensive cars and have courtside seats at NBA games. Ferman, whose story is somewhat legendary in the matchmaking community, met her husband, Gil, in 1990 when he was the director of Great Expectations, the dating service, in St. “You’re not really supposed to date your own clients, it’s kind of an unspoken rule, but it happens all the time,” said Ms.
“When people ask me about my relationships status, I don’t disclose it anymore, because it just gets weird.
It was going great, she said, until he freaked out and disappeared.
Later, he got back in touch, apologized and offered to fly her down to Miami.
He misinterpreted the nature of the meeting, later telling the woman he’d been set up with that he didn’t want to see her anymore because he was dating his matchmaker. Goldman said, “because she was just about to kill me.”Men, as is their wont, are sneaky, and it can take a while to catch on to clients who aren’t direct.
Some even come to see their matchmakers as surrogate girlfriends.