We have strong values and beliefs and seek companions with the same. This drastically narrows the dating options, leaving us to wonder, is their any chance of finding a match?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a Mormon match

The other day I was discussing dating with my father and we wondered if single people today would do better to have matchmakers. Many cultures do it and have proven that having someone else pick out your mate can lead to very happy and committed marriages.

I suppose I initiated this discussion after watching The Millionaire Matchmaker. On the show women sign up with an agency to meet rich men. The men are the one paying for the services of a matchmaker and they get to meet a group of ladies and then select one for a private date. A lot of women want rich men, and all men want a hot women, so it's the perfect set up. If this business works for the millionaires, why not for Mormons?

After the conversation I went to one of my favourite places in the world: Google. I searched for Mormon Matchmakers and guess what I found? Nothing. So this lead me to think maybe there is a need for it. We certainly have the market, so maybe it's time we trusted someone else to do the searching, but someone who actually knows a little bit about us and our spiritual requirements for finding a companion.

What do you think? I personally think this could be a brilliant business. Francine, I'll need your skills since you have a proven track record here.


  1. Haha, genius!

    I think this would work great for those of us who have had it with the superficial world of dating and are ready to just boil it down to the basics of a good, solid marriage.

  2. I'm all about having someone else to blame when things don't work out... ;-)

  3. Fei - thanks for your comment! I'll let you know when the business is up and running :_

    Love your blog and we'll at it to our list.

  4. I've set up couples who've ended up getting married. I'm going to consider retroactively billing them for services rendered!

  5. I think the existing system works adequately for most people in our culture. But most is not all and I think there is a significant minority that would benefit from alternative approaches. I'd be very interested to know if a Mormon Matchmaking service would work. I'll volunteer to make the website. :)

  6. Thanks for adding us to your blog roll! I love this site.

    By the way - is there a way for us readers to contact you? I'd like to feature a guest post by you girls sometime and can't email you about it! :)

    (You can contact me through the site)

  7. I just started the business you are speaking of - would love to connect with you! www.utahsmatchmaker.com