NEW YORK TIMES - Feb 27 - Six customers of matchmaking services share their experiences. Their fees ranged from $500 to $25K. Many matchmakers either don't have or won't share statistics on their success rates. It's common not to provide references, citing a need to protect privacy. The companies generally aren't listed on review sites like Yelp. The New York Times interviewed a few singles across North America who have used matchmakers. Most of them agreed that the matches were better than Tinder matches. Here are edited versions of five conversations, including some comments and responses from the matchmakers.