When a friend first told me that Lori Salkin isn’t a normal shadchan/matchmaker, I didn’t really know what to expect and was highly suspicious. However, after my initial reluctance and having gotten to know Lori over a period of time, I can firmly vouch for not only her efficacy and results, but the true value she’s adding to the greater Modern-Orthodox community at large. This is a shadchan who regularly gets quoted in both Jewish and non-Jewish press outlets, has spoken at multiple communities about dating in the Orthodox world, and has an MBA- she is definitely not a “normal” shadchan.
When both the more right-wing/yeshivish and left-wing/less frum communities have multiple, established, options for dating, it’s reassuring to know that there’s someone like Lori- young, approachable, smart, and caring- who has the best interests of both the young men and young women she works with at heart, and helps them navigate the complicated (and often convoluted) intricacies that are inherent to the “Modern-Orthodox” dating world.
She is truly the best shadchanit that I’ve had the pleasure of working with in my many years of being on and off the site. Lori deserves many accolades for her work.
She is very diligent about her matchmaking and goes the extra mile to get to know her members and send quality matches. If there were Oscars for best matchmaker, I would like to nominate Lori. She’s an all-star!
In her approach to making matches, she builds a keen knowledge of her clients, their needs, and desires, which has led me on a number of fun dates with great women. I am very grateful for having Lori on my team in finding my mate, and give her my warmest recommendation!
Lori makes it look easy. Speaking with Lori is to engage in the most effortless of conversations. As we transition seamlessly from topic to topic, Lori is actually hard at work trying to deconstruct what I am looking for.”
He liked the fact that Lori knew the women very well. “Despite making use of a computer, human intelligence is always the best!”
I just want to let you know that one of my shadchanim is doing an outstanding job and the results show. I am very hard to set because of my haskkafas but somehow Lori Salkin has figured me out to a “T” and set me up on some good dates.
Having a personal connection with my connector gives me greater control over my dating. I don’t get suggestions at inopportune time, and instead get suggestions when I feel I am available. I really appreciate Lori and all her work, and I believe her style of matchmaking is very effective.
The care, time, and personal interest that she puts into her matchmaking work is truly amazing!
She would listen to my complaints and frustrations about my wife and about the dating process, and she helped us to negotiate key steps in our relationship.
I just wanted to say how amazing and inspirational Lori is, it’s very refreshing to listen to Lori who is both a mother and entrepreneur.
She is very diligent about her matchmaking and goes the extra mile to get to know her members and send quality matches.