So you’d like to meet your love in Silicon Valley?

Of course, there’s a matchmaker who can help you. But it will cost you…

Michael Ralston is a successful software designer, but that hasn’t always translated to confidence in his dating life. Challenged by “real-world” interaction, he tried online dating, but didn’t have much luck. So one day he approached a matchmaker in Palo Alto, California.

A self-described “love concierge” the matchmaker took him shopping, got him a haircut, and ran him through mock pre-date phone conversations. It’s the sort of thing the “love concierge” charges up to $100,000 for. PerfectPartners may not charge anything like that, but something tells us we probably have a better success rate.

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