Matchmaker works to find love for Brooklyn, New York subway users

Woman on train illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi 

Subway riders in New York, will not have to be alone anymore, according to press reports.

A Brooklyn, New York, woman, who kept looking at lonely people on the subway, decided to help them do something about it and started an innovative business for this purpose.

Erika Christensen, 31, is known as the driver of love, riding the subway with a mission of matching riders who otherwise avoid each other.

"I kind of noticed myself watching people all the time, and I see people check out each other, so I kind of started making matches in my mind you know, this person to this person," Christensen said.

"So I thought a good way to sort of get them together would be by starting this business."

Christensen has created a website for her services in conjunction with the Tawkify dating site, through which she charges between $39 and $56 per month for date planning and coaching, according to press reports.

She also brings people directly together on the subway.

"I will promise a date or two a month. As we move higher with the exchange of contacts, I'll ride the train with you and make presentations. I coach. I do feedback," she said. "It kind of just depends on what one wants out of the relationship."