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Matchmakers and Offline Dating Serivces

The Matchmakers Market    ($395 $276.50)                                                                    176-231

* How matchmakers operate: summary & discussion, why they’re doing well today.

*Market size & status report: estimated number of matchmakers in the U.S., 2011, average

revenues per matchmaker, TV exposure, mkt. size 2010-2015 F

* Estimated income/expense statement, profit margins for solo operators/multi-office operations

2009 matchmakers survey – results of Matchmaking Institute survey (number of clients,

income, other operating ratios, top 5 markets, etc.)

The Matchmaking Institute: entry of new matchmakers into the profession

Industry trade association: discussion of past efforts to form The National Association of

Ethical And Professional Matchmakers, other efforts, ethical guidelines.

* Major market trends: ease of entry, use of websites, impact of the recession, ancillary services

being offered.

* Dating Coaches: how they operate, fees, competition with matchmakers, growing popularity

Profiles of Some of the Top U.S. Independent Matchmakers

(For matchmakers profiled below… an in-depth discussion and description of how they operate, typical fees, clients served, specializations, address or phone and website. Findings of Marketdata phone interviews, opinions on status of the market.)

* Leora Hoffman Associates

* Kailen Rosenberg

* Janis Spindel

* Zelda Fischer  (Gentle People Ltd,)

* Barbie Adler  (Selective Search Inc.)

* Irene Valenti  (Valenti International)

* Lisa Ronis Personal Matchmaking

* Amber Kelleher  (Kelleher & Associates)

* Dianne Bennett

* Samantha Daniels

* Patti Stanger

* Bonnie Wills

Profiles of some leading dating coaches (Evan Marc Katz, Susan Rabin, Susan Bradley, Annie Gleason, Jeannine Kaiser, Nancy Slotnick, Janice Bennett, David Wygant, Elizabeth Macinnis, Barbara Elgin, Lisa Shield, Patti Feinstein, Matt Titus, Lauren Francis).

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Those seeking information about matchmakers or traditional offline dating services should consider purchasing the following chapters from the Dating Industry Study: Dating Service Chains (off-line services) and/or The Matchmakers Market.

Contact me for more details and ordering information.

The Matchmakers Market — $315

* How matchmakers operate: summary & discussion, why they’re doing well today.
*Market size & status report: estimated number of matchmakers in the U.S., 2008, average
revenues per matchmaker, TV exposure
* 2009 matchmakers survey —results of Matchmaking Institute survey (number of clients, income, other operating ratios, top 5 markets, etc.)
* The Matchmaking Institute: entry of new matchmakers into the profession
* Industry trade association: discussion of past efforts to form The National Association of
Ethical And Professional Matchmakers, other efforts.
* Major market trends: ease of entry, use of websites, impact of the recession, ancillary services being offered.
* Dating Coaches: how they operate, fees, competition with matchmakers, growing popularity

Profiles of Some of the Top U.S. Independent Matchmakers
(For matchmakers profiled below… an in-depth discussion and description of how they operate, typical fees, clients served, specializations, address or phone and website. Findings of Marketdata phone interviews, opinions on status of the market.)

* Leora Hoffman Associates
* Kailen Rosenberg (Global Love Mergers)
* Janis Spindel
* Zelda Fischer (Gentle People Ltd,)
* Barbie Adler (Selective Search Inc.)
* Irene Valenti (Valenti International)
* Lisa Ronis Personal Matchmaking
* Amber Kelleher (Kelleher & Associates)
* Dianne Bennett
* Samantha Daniels
* Patti Stanger
* Bonnie Wills

Profiles of some leading dating coaches (Evan Marc Katz, Susan Rabin, Susan Bradley, Annie Gleason, Jeannine Kaiser, Nancy Slotnick, Janice Bennett, David Wygant, Elizabeth Macinnis, Barbara Elgin)

Dating Service Chains (off-line services) — $280

* Summary & definition of “off-line”or “traditional”bricks & mortar dating services with
physical offices, the franchises and major chains. History of these competitors, operating model used, competition vs. dating websites, troubles of Great Expectations and Together Dating Service, comments/observations of former owners/employees, other experts.
* Costs per acquisition, marketing methods, profit margins, avg. receipts per office. interview with GE & Matchmakers International management/owners.
* Market $ size & status report: 2008 performance
* Have companies changed their sales practices? — discussion, recent actions.
Table: The 4 major chains, by no. of offices and revenues, 2005 & 2008

Competitor Profiles (headquarters, website, how the service works, no. of offices, fees charged, no. of customers, profile of its customers, franchising, avg. gross sales potential per office, typical profit margins, expenses, marketing methods, recent mergers/acquisitions, recent company developments, estd. or actual company revenues, mgmt. opinions, etc). In-depth profiles for the following companies…

– Great Expectations
– Together Dating Service /The Right One
– Matchmakers International
– It’s Just Lunch
– Other off-line companies: speed dating (Pre-dating, Hurry Date, 8 Minute Dating)