Matchmaker Helps Singles Find Love In The Queen City
CHARLOTTE, NC - The business of love is booming in the Queen City. A local matchmaker is putting a twist on old school hookups and finding that special someone may come with a big price tag.
It's one of the many reality television phenomenons sweeping the nation; the Millionaire Matchmaker, a show about people looking for love. They might not all be millionaires but Laurie Berzack is a real matchmaker right here in Charlotte who is finding success in old-school tricks, "I don't show pictures, I don't do phone numbers, I don't do last names; I do background checks,I don't want people trying to google one another before they meet."
Take Ken Markovits, a DJ who had been searching for love for years, but never seemed to find the right match until Carolinas Matchmaker, "I sat with Laurie for 3.5, almost 4 hours and told her everything I was looking for and 3 weeks later I met Sara and that was it, within 20 minutes I knew." Just one year later, Ken and Sara are engaged. Ken says the experience was invaluable, "It would of been well worth it at double the price, triple the price; she's priceless."
Clients of Carolinas Matchmaker pay upwards of $7500 based on Laurie's proven track record of finding that perfect match. Berzack says 4 out of every 5 of her clients find love, "I screen people out, I'm a recruiter, I'm like the love coach, the consultant."
Berzack's company has no age limit. Leah Amler is one of Berzack's clients who found love much later in life, "We have this new love, its not just two old people, its two people in love, learning about each other." Leah met her husband Bernie through Carolinas Matchmaker. He says his relationship with Leah is priceless, "I just said we're getting too old for this, let's just get married. What else could I say? We're too old to mess around." Five years later and their match is still going strong.