- Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author of “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.“
- In the internet age, you can shop for almost anything online: groceries, vacations, cars, and even romantic relationships.
- While enlisting someone else to find your perfect match may seem like an effortless option, psychotherapist Morin cautions that paying a complete stranger to find you a partner probably won’t work out.
- Most successful couples meet through friends or acquaintances, as these people are already likely to know what kind of partner you would be compatible with.
- Offering money to someone in return for romance can also unearth ulterior motives and make dishonesty a potential issue.
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A Kansas City man recently made headlines for his $25,000 offer to anyone who can find him a girlfriend. At the age of 47, Jeff Gebhart says he’s content being alone but is still looking for a special someone to share his life with.
Since online dating wasn’t working out well for him, he launched his own website vowing to give a successful matchmaker a cash reward — and he promises to donate an additional $25,000 to a no-kill dog shelter
While Jeff gets kudos for his creativity, paying a stranger or service to find you a girlfriend might not be the best way to find a lifelong partner. Here’s why: