Catch Me a Catch

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Sladjana Lukic

Let's face it: When it comes to love, life isn't a Jane Austen novel. There's online dating, speed dating ... or no dating. That's what matchmaker Pari Livermore is out to change. A San Francisco radio and TV personality, she sets up local singles in her spare time — and asks them to donate to charity in return. (She has raised a whopping $3 million for nonprofit groups so far.) "It used to be that it was society's responsibility to introduce people to each other," says Livermore, author of How to Marry a Fabulous Man. "Now everyone is on their own, on the Internet. I'm here to help out." We checked in with the do-gooder Cupid.

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Q: Why are women having such a hard time meeting men?

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Q: Do people have unrealistic expectations?

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Q: So are they forced to "date down"?

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Q: Do women think they have a better shot with older men?

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Q: How many marriages can you take credit for?

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Q: And how many divorces?

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CATCH ME A CATCH: Want Pari Livermore to set you up? Enter our contest, and you could win a trip to San Francisco, with two nights at the Huntington Hotel, along with a side trip to Mendocino, with two nights at the Mendocino Hotel, plus a $150 gift certificate from Bloomingdale's and a haircut by Graham Brownlee at the Joseph Cozza Salon. Livermore, who will send the winner on three dates, suggests that entrants donate $15 to charity. ENTER TO WIN HERE

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