Matchmakers can also help smooth over misunderstandings that might otherwise lead people to "ghost," or disappear on, each other, if they'd met through, say, Hinge.At one point, Rachel had problems on Bumble, The League, Ok Cupid, and, yes, Hinge.Charles de Gaulle's call for resistance against the Nazis in 1940. “Promises the reader a wild ride that would put Dan Brown, Agatha Christie or Tom Clancy to shame…an enjoyable read.”Artemis by Andy Weir; Crown, 305 pp.; fiction It’s late in this century, up on the moon, and Jasmine Bashara, nicknamed Jazz, is a struggling 26-year-old Saudi citizen who has lived in Artemis, a lunar city of 2,000 diverse earthlings, since she was 6. “An action-packed techno-thriller of the first order.”Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children by Sara Zaske; Picador, 239 pp.; non-fiction America may be the land of the free, home of the brave, but it's Germany whose children display independence and whose parents have the courage to take a step back, writes Zaske, who with her husband moved from Oregon to Germany, toddler in tow.
’s alcoholic, voyeuristic Rachel can’t be overlooked, either.)Author A. Finn, a gender-neutral pseudonym for former William Morrow executive editor Daniel Mallory, knows his classic movies (there’s even a character named Jane Russell! Like James Stewart in , Anna Fox is a shut-in who spies on her neighbors with a telephoto lens.
Unlike Jimmy Stewart, Anna isn’t wheelchair-bound with a broken leg; she’s a child psychologist paralyzed by panic attacks.
"The matchmakers were people in my age range who would understand my situation." Rachel joined last summer.
Six months later, she is still dating her first match.
The 32-year-old cosmetics company executive had been living in New York before she left in 2012 to attend business school.
When she returned two years later, she found a dramatically different dating landscape.
She came across Three Day Rule in a women's magazine or on a website—she can't remember.
(The name, Three Day Rule CEO Talia Goldstein explains, was inspired by the film , in which guys waited three days to call a girl after meeting.) "It seemed like a way to help navigate this crazy world," Rachel says.
Founded in 2003, Andersen's Linx Dating serves a select tier of tech-industry insiders.
For ,000 (yes, ,000), Linx offers a "silver" package, which guarantees clients eight introductions over two years, with matches drawn from a database of about 850 active members.
The 40-year-old former Merrill Lynch financial adviser is part of a new generation of matchmakers, many in their 20s and 30s, repackaging a career that seemed dusty and a romance option that sounded like a last resort.