I’ve always said that all the best things in life are free, but all the second best things are really, really, ridiculously expensive. Apparently, Match.com agrees. While I would pay an exorbitant amount to never have to see my ex again as long as I live, it seems other ladies are not so particular.
Match.com is offering users an extra special upgrade that pairs them with an L.A. based dating service called Three Day Rule. Now, if I ever worked with a dating service in L.A., it would obviously be Patti Stanger’s–Match has nothing on “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” Over six months, Three Day Rule will assign you a matchmaker, coach you, screen your dates, and analyze your past mistakes (I’m sorry, I mean dates) to determine your physical type. That sounds way more hardcore than accidentally hooking up with an ex lookalike drunkenly.
Three Day Rule founder Talia Goldstein realized over the years that people have a definite type. (Side note: Does that mean my type is douchebag?) She uses this to her company’s advantage–she asks for photos of her clients’ exes in an effort to find the man of their dreams, again. If there’s one thing college taught me, it’s that repeat offenders are never a good idea. While “tall, dark, and handsome,” will always be appealing, dating my ex’s doppel is not. Hard pass, but it’s nice to know that people can charge huge amounts of money for literally everything, including the ability to make poor choices. Match.com, I applaud your business acumen, but I can find my “type” all on my own–and maybe with a little help from Tinder.