A few weeks ago, I received a message from a lovely woman inviting me to join Rachel Chris, a luxury dating/matchmaking site — and naming me (yes, me!) one of the Most Desirable Singles in NYC. I was actually at work when I received news and immediately turned to my senior editor, partially freaking out to tell her my surprising news. She kindly congratulated me and I proceeded to text basically every person I know. Why? Because I was so stunned — and frankly, flattered — to be part of this selection.
The site finds and picks out active singles in the city, writes a bio about them and has a photoshoot (photos below!) for their exciting feature. Then, Rachel Chris holds great mixers and parties throughout the year, and as part of the nomination, matches you with 20 singles based on what you say is important to you in a mate. In simpler terms: it takes out the online portion of online dating — singles are still listed online (you can see my profile here) but a professional matchmaker curates the dudes best suited for you based on who sends you a message. And then, so you actually stop clicking and actually click in person, there are events you can attend to meet these folks.
I love it. (And though I like this Dr. Heart guy, I’m intrigued to see who I’ll be paired with!)
I was discovered, if you will, by this blog and my constant descriptive and incredibly personal and honest writing that I hope portrays what it’s really like to be a single gal navigating the confusing world of love, especially in a place as robust and interesting at Manhattan. So this is for you, wonderful, dedicated reader who tunes into these pages each and every week (and sometimes every day), to support me and relate to my struggles and my victories. Not only has this blog always been a place for a great venting session, a stress reliever and something I’m proud I created — it has also always been a community of commenters who give great advice and make me feel so not alone on my single-girl-in-the-city adventure.
I hope you’ll check out Rachel Chris — and search out your own matchmaking service wherever you live. (I’ll be sure to report on how it works out for me!)
And because I can’t stand not to share them, here are some fun outtakes from the photoshoot. Thanks again, Rachel Chris — it’s a complete honor to be a desirable NYC single lady!