Once on society’s fringe, online dating has gone mainstream and is now a booming multi-billion dollar business.There are hundreds of sites, from the major players like and e Harmony, to niche websites accommodating daters of every conceivable preference and background.So a new type of conference has popped up in recent years to fill that void. The most recent one took place in downtown Manhattan on Thursday.Unlike other events, there are no panels and no marquee keynotes.Samantha Daniels, a “professional matchmaker and dating expert,” has taken to CNBC with a tip sheet on how to date Wall Street men.She explains, “as a professional matchmaker with an office in New York City, many of my clients are very successful, high-profile Wall Street men.” Daniels claims she knows better than anyone what makes Wall Street men tick, so her tips for dating such fellows must be amazing, right?
In an industry experiencing dismal (if any) returns and 10,000 competitors, connecting with new investors can be even more challenging.and then figure out if dinner is in the cards," said Malika Oyo, a New York City-based female risk-management consultant.So how can one successfully online date on a budget?"There's no profiles or photographs – we connect the people ourselves; it's very personal." The agency's sales pitch appears to be working.Berkeley International already has eight offices across Europe, and is in the process of opening four more in Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.