But today's matchmakers are more likely to look as if they walked off a runway than stepped out of a shtetl.
For centuries, arranged marriages were the norm in many parts of the world, and engaged couples had little say about whom - and when - they would marry.
The very next day, he allegedly targeted another woman.
This time, they met at a Mc Donald's in Reading and, after the date, he offered to walk the woman home."When they got to her home, he entered the house first, entering a bedroom, which she followed him to see what he was doing, at which time she was sexually assaulted," said Schappell.
Some people are also looking for options that offer more privacy and security."Anybody can say what they want to say online," says Cindy Cleckner, a schoolteacher in her mid-40s. " Such concerns led her to use a matchmaker near her home in Camp Hill, Pa., to find the man she's currently dating. Clampitt's school has trained many modern matchmakers, including a number of men, since its debut in 2003.
Brandon Dean is a 20-something trying to get his business off the ground in Fort Smith, Ark.
Gilfillan offered a few tips on staying safe while dating online, but said sometimes criminals are unstoppable"We all want to be as safe as we possibly can be, but if there's a predator, a criminal, sometimes there's nothing that you can do, and we just have to let the people know that it's not their fault," she said.Martinez-Olacio, 21, was charged with sexual assault and robbery and committed to the Berks County Jail on ,000 bail in one case and ,000 bail in the other. I am compassionate, educated, non judgmental, strong, healthy, I work out most days, Ex-Marine, outdoors man, voracious book reader, knowledgeable and generous, have resources which I want to ..more Are you a single Sugar Baby in Reading, Pennsylvania who wants to be pampered and treated to the life you deserve?Martinez-Olacio then tried to coerce her to have sex with him, but when she refused, he raped her.Before he left the residence, he took a gold watch and . Investigators were able to identify the suspect as Martinez-Olacio after both victims identified him in pictures as the assailant.