Modern Matchmaking – How Does it Compare to Netflix’s Indian Matchmaker?

11 October 2022 | 3 mins

For those who are not familiar with the modern matchmaking outside of the Netflix show, we do things differently. Over half of our matchmaking team holds a degree, Master's, or PhD in Psychology. We understand people, attraction—and, most importantly, how to get you matched successfully by using our curated 5-step methodology.

The practice of arranged marriage in India dates back to the 4th century. But you may have just become familiar with the practice of matchmaking from Netflix’s Emmy-Award winning television show, Indian Matchmaking. The show adds a modern flair to traditional practices. Arranged marriages in India came about to maintain social castes in which the parents of each party are determined to be “matchable” as well. Astrological birth charts and ‘face-readers’ are brought in to add additional insight for the mutuality of the matches. In Season Two of Indian Matchmaking, we see where the couples from Season One are today – (spoiler alert!)

… all of which are not successfully together.

Although Sima Taparia, India’s matchmaker receives many accolades, it makes us wonder if the purpose of the show is simply to entertain or whether the traditions of arranged marriage just don’t hold up in our modern world. Even in India, these ancient customs are changing with younger generations.

Dating apps have proven to not lead to most lasting relationships due to a lack of seriousness, and those rom-com moments of finding love unfortunately, are not reality, in fact – it takes a lot more due diligence to recognize true compatibility.

For those who are not familiar with the modern matchmaking outside of the Netflix show, we do things differently. Over half of our matchmaking team holds a degree, Master’s, or PhD in Psychology. We understand people, attraction—and, most importantly, how to get you matched successfully by using our curated 5-step methodology.

I. Know Yourself

Your membership begins with a detailed profiling session—because finding a compatible long-term partner always starts with you. We’ll gather all the information we need to understand you, your values, and your goals.

II. Describe the Right Person for You

We will build an accurate picture of the person who would be truly compatible with you—someone you not only find attractive, but who shares your outlook on life and deepest-held principles.

III. Visualize

We’ll consider the dynamics of the relationship you need. Slowly but surely, the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place.

IV. Create a Plan and Put It in Motion

Now the work really starts—at least for your matchmaker! We will create and action a comprehensive dating strategy and search plan, tailored to your exact criteria. As we conduct a huge amount of background research and vetting, you can sit back and enjoy relaxed introductions to a select few cherry-picked matches.

V. Date Mindfully, with Meaning and Purpose

You will begin to date with real purpose. Because this is how dating should be: Meaningful experiences, each getting you closer to meeting your life partner.

Our success in matching is based on three pillars: psychology-based expertise; our global network of exceptional singles; and the authenticity of our team. If you’re looking for a different dating path, inquire today to work with one of our matchmakers who will guide you through our methodology, veering you away from the chaos of modern dating toward your goal of finding a compatible long-term partner. And just like Sima says, “Sometimes that isn’t necessarily the person you thought it was going to be.”

About the Author

Sarah Powell

Sarah Powell is our Managing Partner at the California office. She is a native Californian and has also lived internationally in both Australia and the UK. She obtained a Baccalaureate in Biological Sciences and credentials in Applied Behavioral Analysis, which has provided her with a psychology-driven approach to matchmaking. Sarah previously founded her own date coaching business and has years of headhunting experience, thus is well versed in pinpointing compatible couplings. Sarah finds matchmaking gives her great purpose- a life dedicated to cultivating love and connection.

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