In our tech-dominated world, online dating is the norm. Modern love stories often begin with swiping right. And yet, the age-old practice of matchmaking has become a popular alternative among today’s singles.
Over the last few years, we have witnessed a surge in interest in our services at The Matchmaking Company. Driven by a renewed fascination with matchmaking, singles are eager to hire the professionals. Here are the key reasons we’ve deduced singles are turning to matchmaking.
Burnout from Online Dating
All too often, clients come to us burnt out from relying on online dating. Catfishes, communication breakdowns, and unclear intentions make apps and sites hard to trust. The online dating landscape has become a mentally exhausting pool that many are reluctant to swim in. Those who have tried it report feeling tired and overwhelmed by the process.
While online dating platforms and mobile apps offer convenience, they often lead to burnout. Issues like fake profiles and ghosting drive many singles away from these platforms. We surveyed singles dating online and found that 41% of users occasionally come across toxic behavior such as unwanted messages and catfishing. For 15% of those surveyed, it’s a regular ordeal.
In contrast, with professionals curating introductions and providing a human touch, matchmaking offers a refreshing alternative to online platforms. The personal approach of matchmaking is far more appealing than the overwhelming scene of online dating.
The ‘paralysis of choice’ experienced by users of dating apps is a common issue. Dating apps are designed to keep you swiping. One way they do this is by overwhelming you with dozens of profiles at once. This motivates users to endlessly look at all their options in search of a “perfect match”. Faced with too many options, dating app users are unable to choose at all.
Singles are tired of the same old free trials and monthly subscriptions to dating apps. People are craving more personalized introductions than online dating services can provide. In an era of digital overload, matchmaking services work with clients on a personal level. They ask questions and listen to understand what clients desire in a relationship.
Matchmakers see relationships differently than an algorithm does. They think in terms of quality over quantity. Instead of endlessly swiping through profiles, clients receive a carefully curated selection of potential partners. In their search, similar lifestyles, shared values, and long-term potential take priority over superficial attraction. This saves time and reduces the overwhelm associated with online dating.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us were too afraid of risking our health to date at all. Those who did connect with others were more invested in getting to know each other before they met up. The lingering effects of the pandemic have certainly made traditional ways of meeting partners more appealing. With a focus on safety, trust, and real connections, matchmaking became a popular way to meet people — and it’s only gotten more popular.
As matchmakers, we welcome this shift towards a more deliberate and authentic dating experience. COVID-19 created so many boundaries to meeting and connecting on a deep level. This caused significant fears for singles. Many are only now beginning the journey to finding love again.
The impact of the pandemic has highlighted the importance of personal connection. Despite the challenges, we know that human connection is an essential part of life. We want our clients to slow down, enjoy the journey, and revel in the benefits of dating the traditional way.
Data Privacy Concerns
When you expose yourself online, the consequences can be severe. Many of our clients have expressed concerns about data privacy and identity theft. The online landscape also poses the risk of hacking, data breaches, and scams. According to Pew Research, nearly half of online daters over 50 said they had come across suspected scammers. Unfortunately, dating online comes with the real risk of your personal information falling into unknown hands.
As these risks grow, singles are turning to matchmaking services for a more secure way to find a partner. Matchmaking allows your private data to remain private. We only share your contact information when both parties are ready to meet, and only members of our team will ever see your profile. Our focus on data privacy fosters a secure and private way for our clients to meet someone new.
Shift in Values
Many singles have reconsidered their dating priorities in recent years, favoring meaningful relationships over casual encounters. This is also true for those looking for the second, or even third love of their lives. Matchmaking is a wonderful fit for singles who want a serious partner and are willing to be open-minded to what that looks like.
In our own business, we’ve watched this number of willing adults climb over the years. This, along with the stories of our clients, tells us that pockets of the dating population are becoming more trusting and open-minded in their search for a partner.
A matchmaker can guide you through this changing landscape by making introductions based on shared values. Whether navigating post-divorce complexities or balancing love life with career commitments, matchamking services offer a personalized, meaningful avenue for lasting connections.
Shows About Matchmaking
Shows like Married at First Sight, Love is Blind, and The Bachelor, have made matchmaking services a source of public fascination. These shows have not only entertained audiences but have also created a genuine interest in matchmaking. Seeing the allure of movie magic, a growing number of viewers are interested in bringing the magic on screen into their own lives.
Unlike dating platforms that aim to keep singles swiping longer, matchmaking is committed to finding clients genuine, lasting relationships. We do this by making introductions tailored to each client’s relationship goals. By removing the movie magic, we empower our clients to explore the exciting possibilities of dating, grounded in authenticity.
As so many aspects of our daily life have become digitized, people are craving more than ever, in-person connection. Online dating can be incredibly frustrating, not to mention worries about data privacy. Thanks to dating apps, people feel more confused than ever, and there is a growing need for sound expert advice.
For all these reasons and more, matchmaking is catching everyone’s attention. After years of anonymous swiping and online dating, it’s time for something a little more old-fashioned. For singles searching for meaningful relationships, matchmaking is the hot and promising way to discover lasting love.