Also, Maximova says, men tend to be more willing to pay for services.
Maximova could pass for a model, but don't be misled by her feminine style.
Her agents, who work on commission, can expect to earn 0,000 a year.
Maximova envisions expanding Perfect Search's presence to every city and becoming the of personal headhunting. She's full of energy," says Soniyah Singh, 30, national coordinator and an agent for Perfect Search.
She heard customers grumbling that they couldn't meet people because they were always grouped by age.
"Marsha called and said, 'You have to meet this guy. But seven years and zero children later, they divorced. "You're surrounded by hope." She began working part time at a matchmaking company, and when the company folded, Winer decided to go into business on her own, partly because one of her boyfriends thought she'd be good at it.
"Matchmaking, it has to be inside of you, what you love to do. That's what I kind of want to be like." Maximova has always been a self-starter.
The third of four children, she was born to a teacher and a salesman in Illinois.
Compatibility has been reduced to an algorithm on Web sites like e Harmony and Perfectmatch.
But computers lack a personal touch, so people in one of the most wired regions of the country are turning to an age-old, decidedly unscientific method to find partners: professional matchmaking.