“It’s unbelievable the demand down there.” A typical client is too busy for traditional online dating and is willing to pay Buquen and her staff to find a single woman who’s right for him in the company’s “Proprietary Black Book,” a database with a growing number of what the firm describes as “the most beautiful, eligible and desirable single women in Northern California.” “The men we work with are looking for a committed relationship,” Buquen says.“They aren’t looking for a woman who’s 30 years younger or for one-night stands.The application is similar to a dating site: it includes biographical information, family history and of course, photos. Janis requires one facial shot and one full-body shot (Remember the first two Bs? If you pass the initial test, you’re invited to either a one-on-one consultation with Janis or a group meet-and-greet.My meet-and-greet took place at a nice restaurant in New York City’s Upper East Side (I spotted a few cuties at the bar when I arrived.A lot of men who come to us are worried about gold diggers, and we’re very good at making sure our women are not after their money.Our women are well educated, self-sufficient, and have as much going for them as the men.Discovering that she has a knack for helping people find love, she worked for a top upscale U. match-making firm before starting her own match-making agency in London, Match d’Amour.
Soul Swipe is where black people meet and if you want to find love in the most hopeless of places—music festivals—head over to Glance. The same way you go to a hairstylist to stay fly or hire a trainer to keep your squat game proper, a matchmaker is a personalized, luxury service.
We’re matching men with their equals, and they love that.” The agency has a team of scouts who fan out into the community looking for eligible women who fit this ideal profile at charity events, art openings, wine tastings, film festivals, high-end restaurants, tennis clubs and upscale gyms like Equinox and the Bay Club.
Prospective women are invited to fill out a profile and come into the company’s Sausalito office for an interview. Do’s and don’ts As part of their service, Buquen and her team of six women are available to coach the men on the do’s and don’ts of dating. And what’s more meaningful than helping someone find love?
That’s the fun part.” Business acumen Red-haired, sociable and unmarried herself, Buquen comes from a family that has been in Marin for three generations.
She graduated from Redwood High School in 2000 and has an MBA from Dominican University in global strategic management.