Discreet, High End Matchmakers Now Accept Bitcoin

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Beginning Valentine’s Day, Master Matchmakers® will start accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment for matchmaking and personal coaching.

To be successful in this digital age of dating, we must constantly be reinventing our approach to finding, forming and maintaining relationships.

With more than 6,000 clients and 13,000 authentic members nationwide, Master Matchmakers® will be the first personal matchmakers to accept the virtual currency, Bitcoin.

"To be successful in this digital age of dating we must constantly be reinventing our approach to finding, forming and maintaining relationships," says Steven Ward, CEO of Master Matchmakers and co-founder of Love Lab®. "First we released Love Lab®, our free, award winning, do-it-yourself solution for iPhone and Android powered by industry leading fraud prevention technology and platform agnostic video chat. Now we wish to offer our high end clients the ease and convenience of paying for our matchmaking services with a virtually untraceable digital currency."

Prospective customers who want to use Bitcoin will be provided a quote in dollars and an exchange rate at the current buy price on https://coinbase.com/. Due to the constant fluctuation of the digital currency, should the exchange rate fall more than 5%, a new quote will be required. The rate lock will be good for 30 days unless otherwise approved by a Master Matchmakers representative in writing. Utilizing this new form of payment does not come without risks according to industry insiders. Without a merchant service provider or bank acting as an intermediary there is little recourse available to the purchaser.

In April 2013, OkCupid announced that they would be the first dating site to accept Bitcoin. Sam Yagan, CEO, Match Inc and co-founder of OkCupid was quoted as saying, "OkCupid innovated the way people think about finding love and now Bitcoin is innovating the way people think about currency."

Master Matchmakers is recognized as one of the leaders in the world of matchmaking and its founders JoAnn and Steve Ward are stars of the VH-1 show "Tough Love."

About Master Matchmakers®

JoAnn and Steve Ward are 1st and 2nd generation matchmakers from Philadelphia with more than 40 years of combined experience. Together they burst onto the scene with the success of their international reality TV franchise, VH1’s Tough Love, which aired for six seasons in the US and in more than 50 countries and territories around the world. Known for their controversial approach to finding love the Wards intend to disrupt dating in this rapidly changing world we now live in. Published by Simon & Shuster, praised by Drexel University and Philadelphia Business Journal, and the only matchmakers to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange, this mother-and-son duo has established themselves as the preeminent providers of matchmaking, dating and relationship advice nationwide. They can be found at http://mastermatchmakers.com.

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