BUSINESS JOURNAL -- Apr 1 -- Janis Spindel, founder and owner of Janis Spindel Serious Matchmaking, is on her usual mission of matching time-starved rich businessmen with beautiful, intelligent and single women. Those interested in being interviewed should be in their early 30s, 40s, or 50s "if they are really pretty," Spindel says. She charges clients anywhere from $20,000 if in the New York area to $40,000 if she has to travel out of state on her mission. However, being a matchmaker for the elite is not without its risks. In 1999, a Manhattan doctor filed a $4 million lawsuit against Spindel. The suit alleges that she overcharged him and thousands of other single men for her services. Dr. Paul Dantzig was hit with a $50,000 bill. He never got a match, and he says New York state law prohibits her from charging such high fees. Spindel's company, started in 1994, has more than 10,000 members in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas, she says, and works one-on-one with between 50 to 100 men at a time. The ages of the men range from the late 20s to mid-60s, with the middle ages the most plentiful.