People constantly ask me whether matchmaking is lucrative and how much money I make. They seem to want to judge this vocation by monetary success rather than what the basis of my chosen vocation is which is how many people working with me have reached their life goal of finding a mate. The reason I don’t charge the types of fees other “matchmakers” charge is because that is not what it is about for me. The success of my clients is the yard stick with which I measure my success! NOT everything is about money…this is not my “job”, it is my calling which has little to do with the superficiality of wealth accumulation. But rather the satisfaction of achieving an illusive life dream for my fellow human beings.
Starting with some demographics and statistics Denver is comprised of 50.4% men and 49.6% women. Surprised? Of that population (according to the Denver Demographics and Statistics Bureau) 25.3% have never married, 13.2% are divorced and 9.3% are widowed. So 47.8% of the Front Range population is comprised of singles in those three categories.
It is no wonder why dating services and matchmakers have popped up here like cockroaches licking their chops for a slice of the proverbial pie. Bon Jour Matchmaking Service was created in 1989. What I did was, as a single myself, looked at another service at the time and structured Bon Jour to be the total opposite. Meaning…eliminate as much overhead as possible, be the sole Matchmaker who has interviewed every client, have current photos with extensive profiles, offer an open-ended contract and charge a reasonable fee. That is how Bon Jour has stayed for the past 26 years. There have been tweaks to the questionnaire, specials, the way I share client photos and fee structure. But other than those updates there is always one Matchmaker who interviews and knows all of the clients, low overhead, straight Matchmaking through collaboration between Client and Matchmaker. There have been 314 marriages and one new engagement to either the first or second person those clients met. Those 314 marriages equate to 626 Front Range singles who have found their mate!
There has always been and will always be an open-ended contract for every client keeping in mind that timing and fate play a major role in this endeavor. Fees are geared towards your particular situation taking into consideration your location, age and the age range you wish to date. A one-time filing fee that is good for the duration of the time you are in the service. Coaching during the interview and before and after introductions based on mutual feedback as well as hours that fit anyone’s schedule. Bon Jour is open 7 days a week from 9am to 7pm and all holidays. Your calls are always returned within 2-5 hours (unless there is an emergency situation and I am unable). One of the points that seems to turn up in reviews of other Denver services is that the owner and/or matchmakers working with clients don’t return their calls or respond to their e-mails. There is a major frustration with that in other local services. Also that they do not pay attention to the clients’ criteria making the huge investment in those services for nothing.
So for all of the above reasons Bon Jour Matchmaking Service IS the wisest choice in the Front Range for matchmaking. And BTW I have a percentage of clients who are not necessarily interested in marriage. They want a lifelong companion whether it be with or without marriage so you needn’t feel that you must want marriage to consider a Matchmaker.