FORBES - Sep 8 - Janis Spindel has been a high-end matchmaker for over 21 years now, taking on 200 - 250 clients per year. Her matches have led to ~1K marriages. Her company has 17 employees and a yearlong contract in New York (12 introductions) costs $50K upfront plus $50K on the backend if that client is successfully matched. Out of state contracts cost $100K plus another $50K on the backend. Elite services – where Spindel and select staff personally travel to a client and conduct an expansive search – are $250K, plus another quarter million on the backend if successful. Ladies pay a smaller fee – up to $1,000+. In the summer of 2012 Spindel opened up a gay division.