Make me a match. Find me a find. Catch me a catch. Anne Majerik just caught a cool two million, so I guess she found her match. This week a California jury awarded the 60 year old social worker from Erie, PA 2.1 million dollars after she sued a Beverly Hills Matchmaker Service for failing to make her a match with an eligible millionaire.
Orly Hadida, the owner of the matchmaker service, charged Majerik over $125,000 (yes, eHarmony.com doesn’t seem so expensive now!) with the promiseÂ that she would meet millionaire bachelors for dating relationships.Â When the promise came up empty (the poorÂ lady only met a humble banker), Majerik sued the dating service for damages.
What’s your take on this matchmaker brouhaha?Â For me, this whole case makes me want to vomit.Â I don’t know what’s worse, the materialism and greed of this social worker (that’s funny), or the elitist attitude of the Ms. Hadida’s matchmaker service.Â Anyway, it’s interesting thatÂ manyÂ in theÂ jury thought both of these women despicable, and wanted each side to lose by having the judgeÂ orderÂ the defendant pay outÂ 20Â million dollarsÂ to a charity, not to Majerik. When the judge told the jury he could not do that, they grudginglyÂ settled on the present figure.
What Are You Looking For in a Match?
So what about you?Â If you are one the many Christain singles out there waiting on God for that perfect match,Â just what are you looking to find? Does he or she have to be filthyÂ rich? Do they have to look likeÂ a “10”, or can they be average in appearance? Â Do they have to drive an expensive car?Â
Overall,Â there is nothing sinfulÂ about wishing for that special soulmate,Â using a matchmaker serviceÂ or one of the online dating services. However,Â before doing so we should examine our heartsÂ motives viz-a-viz God’s word. I also will never forget my dad’s words: “What you want may not be what you need, or even what isÂ good for you. But you can never go wrong if you give Jesus first place in your life because all these great things will be added unto you as well.”Â Amen.
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