Dating in the internet era can be frustrating and more than a little annoying. After many years using a variety of self-service websites like Match and many others, I decided to "outsource" my search by hiring a matchmaker. From the start, Nick has been thoughtful and encouraging. We've been working together for more than a year now, and while I've only connected with a handful of men and none of the connections have led to dating relationships, all of Nick's referrals have been reasonable and within my parameters. Yes, some proved to be flakey, but I realized early on that Nick is a guide to help navigate the dating waters -- he's not a miracle worker who can make "the one" suddenly appear. I remain impressed by how hard Nick works for his clients, and I'm hopeful that one day soon he'll make that special match.