And while there are plenty of cowboy dating agencies out there, a reputable company can offer a job that is immensely varied and rewarding."I didn't set out to be a matchmaker but I find myself endlessly fascinated by who walks in the door and their take on the world and on love," says Kate Kennedy, senior consultant and matchmaker at Drawing Down the Moon.
The association did not last very long and is now defunct. IAIA (International Association of Introduction Agencies) was founded by Will Knedlik, a Washington State-based attorney, beginning with a meeting at the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco on August 24, 1996, hosted by Rich Gosse, Chairman of American Singles Education, Inc.
There have been many attempts over the years to form trade associations for the dating industry. No dating websites attended, as there were none in the world.
ICOMFA held an international meeting of dating services in 1987 in Budapest, Hungary. The most notable American attendee was Jeffrey Ullman, who at the time was the President of Great Expectations, the world’s largest videodating company.
Matchmaking Institute’s Matchmakers Network is the premier matchmaking industry’s trade association and as of today the only active network of matchmakers.
The Matchmaking Institute has already approved 102 Professional & Certified Matchmakers (as of Jan.
One friend had acquired a stalker after passing over his mobile number and the other had been on numerous sites for years and just didn’t have any luck.