THE INQUIRER -- Nov 5 -- Great Date Now is a matchmaking company with 10 offices along the East Coast. Premier Match is another matchmaking company with an office in Philadelphia which has seen its clientele almost double, from about 1,000 clients in 2003 to nearly 2,000 in 2008. Premier Match offers yearlong contracts that start at $4,500 but go as high as $50k. For Great Date Now, the range is between $600 and $10,000. Premier Match matches people based on intuition, details about a client's lifestyle, and a client's energy levels. Most matchmaking companies - Great Date Now and Premier Match included - avoid showing clients photographs. "About 50 to 60% of the marriages we have arranged wouldn't have happened if people had seen pictures first," said Great Date Now's owner Gary Ferone.
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Mark Brooks: If you're interested in this side of the dating industry check out the Matchmaking Industry Pre-conference on Jan 21st in Miami, just before iDate. (Full Disclosure: The Internet Dating Conference is a client of Courtland Brooks)
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