Christian science singles dating
A Christian dating site picked Denver among its top five cities for meeting like-minded faithful.
Christian Partner for Life says there is no better place to meet Christian singles who like an active lifestyle than Denver.
"When I take on a new client, I actually sit and thumb through all the people [in my database], one by one thinking to myself, 'Who would go well with whom?
' I don't have one of those fancy computer programs where I plug in pieces of information ...
If Yente, the matchmaker from "Fiddler on the Roof," were with us today, she would probably be a multimillionaire.
Finding a meaningful relationship is so important to American singles that this age-old tradition is now a hip new career.
Staff looked at the percentage of adults in the 18-35 age range, online dating demographics, polls on church attendance and reviews from secular magazines, such as “GQ,” “Maxim” and “Cosmopolitan.” “Denver was an easy city to put in our top five,” Maltby said.
“It is a young and thriving city with a well-educated population.
But she reasoned that people willing to pay that much are probably interested in a serious relationship - not just looking for a good time."It gets down to, would you rather have the ,000 in your bank, or the person next to you?But she says she was pushing people together as far back as high school."It's a matter of instinct."When choosing a matchmaker, those in the business say it's important that people rely on their instincts - and research - before emptying their savings accounts.Some people are also looking for options that offer more privacy and security."Anybody can say what they want to say online," says Cindy Cleckner, a schoolteacher in her mid-40s. " Such concerns led her to use a matchmaker near her home in Camp Hill, Pa., to find the man she's currently dating. Clampitt's school has trained many modern matchmakers, including a number of men, since its debut in 2003.
Brandon Dean is a 20-something trying to get his business off the ground in Fort Smith, Ark.
Another tip: Ask for references from previous clients, and check with the Better Business Bureau for any complaints (at least one matchmaker has recently been taken to court and forced to repay fees for misrepresenting what she could deliver)."A matchmaker that gets angry if you don't sign up right away, is not the right matchmaker," says Clampitt, a former social worker.