NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Seems that even matchmakers need an introduction to meet The One. A well-known, single, female LA matchmaker has solicited the help of top NYC matchmaker Richard Easton to find her true love. Richard Easton speaks to PYP Media on life, love, and the secret society of matchmaking.
PYP: Did you recently agree to help a LA Matchmaker find her true love?
Richard Easton: Yes I did. For obvious ethical reasons, matchmakers cannot date the people we come in contact with through our profession. I'm happy to match her.
PYP: Would she by any chance be the Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger?
RE: My commitment to confidentiality prohibits me from answering that question. It would be equally inappropriate to out my client through the process of eliminating others.
PYP: So you are taking successful women as clients?
RE: Yes—quite a few. Modern women are well-educated, successful, and beautiful, and they know what they want in life and love. My female clients want to meet Mr. Right—Now! They want to be engaged in one year, married in two years, and starting a family in three to five years. All the men they meet claim they want all that until they get them into bed. I introduce them to honest, handsome, successful men who truly want marriage and children.
PYP: Speaking of Millionaire Matchmakers, is your matchmaking style similar to Patti Stanger's?
RE: Not at all. I'm probably the antithesis to Patti. Not all of my clients are millionaires, and my matchmaking style is different. Patti's style obviously works well for her. I take an entirely different approach, but that doesn't make hers wrong.
PYP: How is your style different than matchmakers like Patti Stanger?
RE: I begin by spending a lot of time with each client. I see my role first and foremost as friend and mentor, the ultimate wingman. To be all that, I need to know my clients very well. I often know more about my clients than their families or best friends.
PYP: How does knowing your clients so well help you to match them?
RE: Matchmaking is about intuition. The more information I have, the better my intuition works. If I can tap into my clients' mindsets, I can introduce them to whom they were meant to be with.
PYP: You were a successful Wall Street banker. Was M&A getting a little stodgy?
RE: (Laughs) Yes, you could say that. The truth is I had a successful 20 year career in corporate finance, and I wanted to do something that would make a real difference in people's lives.
PYP: What differentiates you most from other matchmakers?
RE: All other matchmakers are women. I am a man. That doesn't make me better, but I certainly offer a unique perspective in an otherwise all female profession. My clients appreciate the male perspective.
PYP: Generally speaking, who are your clients?
RE: My clients run the gamut from those on their way up to those who've made it big. They are academics, doctors, lawyers, wall-streeters, celebrities, and entrepreneurs. Most importantly, they are likable people of great moral character. I only work with people I like.
PYP: Have you ever considered a reality show like Patti Stanger's?
RE: I have been approached by several production companies, but I fear the image that reality shows often portray. I like Patti's show, but what works for her doesn't work for me. I would certainly be open to a show that would enhance my brand in a tasteful way.
Richard Easton operates worldwide from offices in Greenwich Village, New York, NY. To read a client testimonial about Richard Easton, visit www.richardeaston.com
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