Glenn Beck: Modern Dating

Barbie Adler


from Selective Search

GLENN: All right.  So we were talking about this -- I don't even know what the -- let me get my glasses.  Jeez.  SelectiveSearch-Inc.com.  And Stu found this in the duPont Registry.  And it's this woman, Barbie Adler who is -- she was a recruiter for corporate America and she goes out and she re -- you know, she finds -- she's a matchmaker.  I think I'm cool with this.  Stu would like a little more romance.  My wife was not happy that I even brought it up because, well, it might have been the way I phrased it when I said, "Honey, imagine that you were dead," and she doesn't appreciate that.

But Barbie, are you there?

ADLER:  I am.

GLENN:  Welcome to the program.  Thanks for talking to me.

ADLER:  Thanks for having me.

GLENN:  I wanted to -- here's the dilemma that we have.  There's some people that say that, you know, like Stu, one of my brothers says, well, it's a little -- I'd like some romance and magic to happen.  You know, I want to go to Serendipity and just kind of bump into her, which I think is -- you know, it would be nice if it happened that way, sure.  The other thing is the women know that the guys are rich, and the guys know that the women are most likely hot.  So aren't we just boiling it down to rich and hot?

ADLER:  Well, let's back up.  Your fist question is something that I just want to address which is people hire us because, think about professionally, right?  How are you going to have your career.  You don't just sit there and wait for someone to offer you an amazing opportunity.  You are strategic in your career and you set out a path to get where you are professionally.  And then personally people just expect for this person to knock on their door, to be everything they're looking for.  And the traditional ways of meeting someone don't work anymore.  Those models are flubs.  People lie about their height, their weight, their age online, blind dates lead to blind alleys and it's a waste of time.  So a guy that's truly looking for love can waste a lot of time, money, energy and heartache.  A lot of times a guy looks at a girl and says, wow, she's hot, and approaches her and tries to, you know, get into a relationship or get into bed or whatever and they ignore the warning signs that this person is not right for them because she's so beautiful.

GLENN:  Right.

ADLER:  What we do is keep men out of harm's way by not listening to the red, yellow warning signs that this girl's not right for them.  And a guy comes to us, tells us everything about what they're looking for.  It's the most dignified way to do it.  And we make sure that we still introduce them to someone that meets all their criteria including, yes, physical.  Guys are, you know, human and they're picky visual creatures.  But also make sure that we do the screening and keep them out of harm's way, that they are emotionally stable, all that kind of stuff.

GLENN:  I don't think I've ever been called a creature before.  No, my friend called me a creature.

ADLER:  No, but seriously women's biggest complaint are where are all the commitment minded men out there and men pick women that are physically and all the other stuff and it's a train wreck.  They are really looking for someone that's the whole package, especially if they have been divorced or unfortunately they are widowed, it's hard because all your life your friends or people that you made together as a couple and where are you going to go to meet somebody.  So we help them.

GLENN:  All right.  So here's the -- here's the two questions.  Do you ever reject guys?

ADLER:  Yes.

GLENN:  You do?

ADLER:  Yes.

GLENN:  And how do --

ADLER:  Well, we can't work with someone that we think isn't a total catch.  If they're severely overweight, if they're not commitment minded.  You know, if you don't believe in them as --

GLENN:  What's severely overweight?

ADLER:  If they -- you know, overly obese.

GLENN:  Overly obese.

ADLER:  Right.

GLENN:  Because I've seen the obese things and --

ADLER:  You know, women are -- first of all, I'm very proud of the quality of men that we represent in terms of looks.  We represent the who's who of every industry from politicians to people in corporate boardrooms to celebrities.

GLENN:  Wait a minute.

ADLER:  This is not a service for people that can't get a date.  It's for people who want us to screen out the gold diggers.  We sniff them out.  You give me a lineup of 20 girls and I'll interview them and tell you who the real deals are and who's a good mother.

GLENN:  Who you do you know who the gold diggers are?

ADLER:  That's what I'm hired to do.  I ask questions.  My background is executive search.  I get in there and verbal, nonverbal, and I ask lots of questions to make sure, as much as possible, that it's a good girl.  You can tell.  First of all, females, in order to have a friend, you need to be a friend.  So if -- you can ask, find out a lot about someone who has long-lasting friendships, the relationship with their father, the mother or friendships, see how long they've been in a certain career, are they a job hopper, do they own, do they rent.  Collectively you can find out a lot about someone.  Do they know themselves, are they self-aware.

GLENN:  So how do the girls find you?

ADLER:  A lot of it is word of mouth.  Men retain us and they really want it confidential.  So basically they, through branding and PR and awareness.  And they want to know about us.  They want us to know about them because we have assets and we represent bachelors all over the country.

GLENN:  Okay.  I have to ask you, Barbie.

ADLER:  Yes.

GLENN:  Well, I have to ask you two questions.  Is Barbie really your first name?

ADLER:  It is.  Aren't my parents cruel?

GLENN:  I mean, I'm just saying.  Okay.  The second question is -- and I only thought of this because, you know, you said you represent, you know, politicians.

ADLER:  Right.

GLENN:  Like, I mean, this is a -- I mean, this is not -- Eliot Spitzer is not calling you?

ADLER:  No, that's not the type of men.  We do background checks.  We go to their homes and offices.  We make sure that there's no wife and children underneath the bed.

GLENN:  Okay.  Or maybe some place else or in the backyard or whatever.

ADLER:  Yeah.  I mean, this is really for people that, you know what, everyone's busier than ever these days, if you are really serious about meeting someone but you're picky, what do you do if you still have high standards and you do want something that's good looking but you also want to merge your life with someone and it's not about being mattress minded, you are really marriage minded.

GLENN:  Sure.  And that has to play a huge role for women because women are -- you know, they want to be with somebody.  They want to have children, they want to get married, they want to be stable, yada, yada, yada.

ADLER:  Right.

GLENN:  And I think there are a lot of guys out there that feel the same way but generally speaking guys are, you know, known for, just go to bed and move on.  And that's what -- so that's got to be the big, besides the financially stable, the big call for women?

ADLER:  If they are commitment minded, they actually want to settle down and -- but they're picky.  But they want not just someone physical looking.  We have a lot of women that have Ivy League degrees and are making just as much money as the men are.  They are sought after and they are looking out for holding after the same person as well.

GLENN:  Do you turn down guys who are not commitment minded?

ADLER:  Yes.

GLENN:  Okay.  Do you turn down guys -- is there a wealth threshold?

ADLER:  No, there's no requirement.  If someone wants to give me, you know, X percentage of their income, we will -- we take it very seriously.  We're not cheap but we know -- we know that this value is priceless in terms of what our value proposition is so we can help people find love.

GLENN:  You are very good.

ADLER:  Is Stu single?  Let me fix him up.

GLENN:  No.  You know what?  The guy who runs my company.

ADLER:  Yeah.

GLENN:  I mean, money just shoots out of his nose.  He is one of the nicest guys you've ever met.  He is -- I mean, I would line him up -- I mean, I'm not making this offer, but I would line him up with my daughter.  I hope my daughters find a guy like this.  And he was a workaholic, he never goes out.

ADLER:  Right.

GLENN:  He's -- you know, he's always uncomfortable with people.

ADLER:  Right.

GLENN:  And he will not -- I -- Stu gave this to me.

ADLER:  Yeah.

GLENN:  And I gave it to him and he said, I'm not doing that.

ADLER:  Well, I would be more than happy to meet with him in person, conduct a whole interview and then hand pick someone special.

GLENN:  He won't do it.  He won't do it.  Barbie, how much -- how much is the service?

ADLER:  Our programs start at $20,000.

GLENN:  Holy cow.

ADLER:  And go up -- a lot of people --

GLENN:  And go up from there.  I mean, what do you get for --

ADLER:  We are finding them the love of their life.  People are very specific.  They can be specific physically, intellectually, their religion, the lifestyle, the shared hobbies and interests.  I mean, literally.

GLENN:  How long -- what kind of -- I mean, what kind of commitment to you make for 20 grand?

ADLER:  We will work with them -- we work with them until they get into a relationship, which our success rate is over 88% we can get someone to meet the love of their life within eight months.

GLENN:  And your success rate is 45% after three dates are married.

ADLER:  Right.  Absolutely.  And 30% at the first introduction we make to them.  Because we're doing all the screening and weeding out so that people are truly just meeting someone that's amazing.  Think about it when you go to a party.  If a guy's hitting on a girl, pretty girl, she thinks he's just a player where we can vouch that the guy is actually commitment minded just like how you vouch for the person that you're talking about.  You know he's the real deal and he really is serious about being with someone.  A lot of times it sounds like just lions if you do it out on your own.  So that's why we exist.

GLENN:  Barbie, hang on, I have to take a break.  I have one more question but I don't have time now.  So hang on just a second.

A, we have to do this with Chris; and second, I've got to know what the top number is.  How expensive does this get?

(OUT 10:45)

GLENN:  Okay.  Barbie Adler is on the phone.  She's somebody that was trained by Fortune 500 companies to identify, handpick candidates to work for Fortune 500 companies.  She's an executive search person.  She decided to go into the matchmaking service.  We found out before the break that it is $20,000 to -- as a guy to hire you to do it.  Do you do it or do you have a team that does it?

ADLER:  I have a team that works for me.  I do strategy.  And depending on if they want to work for me, then it's a higher fee.

GLENN:  What is the top -- what is the top, what is the top line?  How much could this cost?

ADLER:  Definitely well into the six figure price range.

GLENN:  And does it come with power windows or leather seats or leather pants or --

ADLER:  No, that comes with me being their personal recruiter.

GLENN:  Right.

ADLER:  They have my cell phone and I don't stop until they're marry.

GLENN:  Okay.

ADLER:  And meeting someone that truly they want to settle down with, they want to scoop up and take off the market because it's truly someone that meets their criteria and what they're looking for on every level and she is looking for him just as much as he's looking for her.

GLENN:  Stu has a problem.  He's just screaming at me, it's so mathematical.  And so the name of this is Selective Search, Inc., SelectiveSearch-Inc.com is where you can find it.  The toughest order you've ever received, the toughest -- see, that says something, that's like a Freudian that it was like, oh, placing an order here.  The toughest --

ADLER:  It's not a -- it's not an order.  It's a search and it's truly for someone -- we take them on even though they're difficult.  We truly believe that we can do the job or else we wouldn't take somebody on.

GLENN:  Like what's the toughest thing that you've ever had to do?

ADLER:  Someone that is very specific with height, eye color, religion.  I mean, it's everything combined.  Like they were married someone with brown eyes and have to be blue eyes and they have to be under a certain height and they have to have a certain look and they have to downhill ski and play golf and literally it's just a line list.

GLENN:  That was one that was well into six figures, I'm guessing.

ADLER:  We don't stop.

GLENN:  Barbie, thank you so much and best of luck.

ADLER:  Thank you.

GLENN:  It's SelectiveSearch-Inc.com.  Thanks.

(OUT 10:52)

GLENN:  I can't wait to read the e-mail today because we're talking about it.  In some ways you don't have a problem with it.  In other ways you look at this -- I mean, it's almost like a designer girl at the end in what she was talking about and it's kind of creepy.  I can't wait to read the e-mail.  Me@GlennBeck.com.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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