Marriage, Money, and Compromise

By making shopping trips together, I learned to make a list and stick to it, and he learned that it’s not against the law to occasionally splurge on an unexpected set of headphones or a Duck Dynasty loofah.


Gold Diggers And Deadbeat Dads

Any gold digger willing to settle for me is lazy or silly or both. This is New York! There are way richer ladies with way higher earning potential who probably also know how to dance.


When the Punches Come Your Way

“Life is flux,” she writes, quoting the Greek philosopher Heraclitus—in other words, “change is the only constant in life.”


The Sistercation

My sisters and I decided to go to Miami one night, sitting in my living room while watching “Property Brothers” and arguing over whose turn it was to get up and get the chips from the kitchen. We had never been on a trip together, alone, and it was the only time that we had the funds to do so. The excuse was Shaina’s birthday, but really, after the ceaseless cold, the thought of sitting on a beach with the sun on our faces was too much to resist.


The Cost of a Long-Distance Relationship

I’ve been in a long-distance relationship for more than two years now. When we resided in the same state, it was easy to see each other because I had a car, and only needed $20 for gas to make a trip to visit my boyfriend. Now, with me in New York and him in Pennsylvania, seeing him means I’d have to pay $47 for a round-trip bus ticket. Sure, this isn’t a huge difference, but when you’re working off a limited budget, it can get overwhelming.


Dreams Of My Father’s Advice

If you’re unsure whether to put coins in the meter, put coins in the meter.


Would You Rather Pay For Tinder Or Your Very Own Yenta?

The good people at Tawkify sent me an email and a press release about their service, which provides customers – for a fee — with “your dating concierge.” At this point, why not? We’re spending countless dollars a year on dating websites and hook up apps, and countless more hours watching strangers on reality shows, thrown together by no greater cupid than your average B-level casting director, paw at each other in an attempt to find love. A digital matchmaker might be a more efficient choice, and it certainly seems more budget-conscious than an IRL Yenta.

According to The New York Times, traditional matchmakers cost anywhere starting from $10,000. Tawkify is hipper, younger and charges less. We find you love and adventure using smarter matchmakers and better tech.

What does “charges less” come out to?

Our clever technology works behind the scenes to make our matching and recruiting more efficient, which enables us to offer high-touch “traditional” matchmaking for a fraction of the usual cost. Our personalized matchmaking packages start at just $499 per month. Those desiring a more “passive” approach with no guaranteed matches can join as “Matchable” Members for $49, and will only be contacted when they’re a potential match for a Tawkify client.

$499 a month translates to $6,000 a year. That’s not bupkis. No wonder one of the FAQ is “What if I don’t live in San Francisco or New York?


Dreams Of Being A Feminist Housewife

Who wouldn’t want to marry money? Dress money up in a sweet tux or a ball gown, give it a twinkly smile, and we’d all say, “Yes, I do!” Wouldn’t we?


Using Tinder to Find Workers for Odd Jobs

And then one Tinder user had a new idea: what if she could use Tinder to find men willing to do odd jobs for her?