I thought I get the career, then I find the woman,” Greenfield told The Post.
“I’d trade it all in for a white picket fence, two kids, a dog. I’d take a ,000-a-year job, work until I retire.” “I’m not a bad guy. “It’s just a very frustrating thing.” As for the Manhattan matchmakers — who charge about ,000 per year — Greenfield said: “You pay them up front and they don’t provide a service. He would always come back with some minor, minor thing that the person wasn’t perfect.” Greenfield may soon try Serious Matchmaking’s Janis Spindel — who said she’s reluctant to take him on as a client because she’s worried that his dream girl isn’t in her database. “The target audience of what he needs is a teacher from the boroughs or a secretary. He’s a country bumpkin.” The former Wall Street trader lives in rural Plainview, Long Island, and says he doesn’t want to date a woman who is obsessed with her career.
After trying six different agencies over the past 12 years — and seeing 250 women — without success, the bachelor is blasting the expensive dating services as a “rip-off.” But the matchmakers are firing back, saying Greenfield wants women who are simply out of his league.
Greenfield, who retired after a successful career at Opus Trading in Jericho, Long Island, says he would gladly trade his riches in exchange for finding a woman who meets his exacting standards: beautiful, thin, smart, Jewish, a sense of humor and from New York — but not an “alpha.” “New York is a tough market for a guy like me.
Apart from the movie villain stuff, that doesn't make him a bad guy, but it definitely wasn't the "I basically want to date Jim Halpert/Ben Wyatt" nerdy guy I'd specifically talked about going for. My matchmaker knew me on some level, she'd spent time with me, she Googled me, she read my writing.
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The service even says that 87 percent of clients meet someone they'd want to have an exclusive relationship with by the fourth date. She was young and gorgeous and nothing like the kindly Jewish grandmother I'd envisioned. " matchmaking, but she was so kind and more like a super-sweet friend than a matchmaker, and when I made it clear that I wanted to date someone who was hilarious, generous, thoughtful, expressive, empathetic, super intelligent, driven, romantic, and also a feminist who is friends with lots of badass women and LGBT people, she didn't look at me and cackle like a witch and leave me to my singledom. When she, let's call her Sarah, emailed me about two weeks later saying she had my first match, I was skeptical.
I was worried that I'd be a horrible candidate for what I imagined was, "Well, he's technically alive and also has money? The odds that in two weeks, she had found someone who met my long list of very specific — and rare, as far as I've seen — requirements, in my age range and city, was deeply suspicious. The photos of the guy they found for me (Jeff, for the sake of this story) made him look like a 1980s teen movie villain who most definitely used the word "fag" liberally and popped every last one of his collars.
In fact, Kelleher International holds the largest privately owned database of eligible singles in the country.