Gershowitz slowly steers the conversation from the stats and the deal breakers and onto Leila’s preferences (“Social guys? When Leila starts to talk about her past relationships, Gershowitz adopts the tone of a therapist.“So you felt he wasn’t making space for a relationship? “I’m wondering if you feel like you can’t relate to those kind of men because you’ve had chapters in your life, and they’re still waiting for that first marriage,” she says at another.
He says he is looking for someone “younger than me.” Later, she talks with a preppy 45-year-old in a polo shirt (“I’m looking for a good normal person with a good head on her shoulders”); a tall man in a suit (“My fiancée is in the bathroom”) and a busty woman in a tight black dress (who answers the question of whether she’s single with a flat “I’m straight”).
As Gershowitz leaves the roof to have dinner with her own fiancé, she checks the hotel’s lobby for singles she might approach on behalf of her clients.
Customers can pay per month for two matches or for four matches (the company also offers a more traditional premium service starting at ,500 per month). Three Day Rule’s rates start at ,500 for three months.
Though it doesn’t use algorithms to make matches, theoretically, it becomes more efficient every time it adds a new profile to its database.
But instead of meeting the fate of local booksellers who battled their online equivalents, the Kellehers’ business grew.
“It actually made it kind of cool to be proactive about your love life,” Kelleher says. They got to us faster.” Throughout the next several decades, her team expanded to 20 locations and 50 matchmakers.
When the conversation began, someone passing through the fancy hotel lobby may have mistaken it for a job interview.
By the time it ends, it looks more like a social heart-to-heart. Don’t use any technology, and your price point serves only a luxury market.
”Gershowitz’s manicured hands flit between her laptop keyboard and a perfectly poised perch on her crossed legs.
A woman in a stylish blue skirt and expensive heeled boots—a potential match for one of Gershowitz’s clients—sits across from her.
The crowd gathered around the Gansevoort Park Hotel’s swanky rooftop bar has been invited to “Join Manhattan’s most beautiful young professionals for a one evening only art and jazz event,” but it’s clear that most attendees care more about the beautiful young professionals than the art or jazz.