Chicago Make Me a Perfect Match

An executive searcher selects mates for the busy lovelorn

The other morning a very anxious woman called an office in downtown Chicago with a request that any mother could understand. "I want to get him out of the house," she said. "He's a nice boy. A doctor. But he's 38, for goodness' sake." The answer, of course, is to find that nice doctor a bride. And that is exactly what Heather Stern is in business to do: she is a matchmaker, '80s style.

Admittedly, this mother's request was unusual. But Stern's seven-year-old Chicago company, Personal Profiles, takes most problems to its bosom in its quest to find a spouse for...

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