2013 Newsmaker of the year

By on December 23, 2013
Christy Lawton Photo Sargent Schutt
Christy Lawton Photo Sargent Schutt

Christy Lawton Photo Sargent Schutt

Matchmaker Christy Lawton

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Perhaps no story from Planet Jackson Hole stirred up more interest than the expose on Christy Lawton’s dating service for the well-heeled. Actually, no story did. We can confirm that with all kinds of fancy web traffic analysis tools. Our readers ate it up and some vomited it back up in the comment section. It was nuts.

“I don’t read any of that stuff,” Lawton said when we told her that she was our newsmaker of the year. She had coffee with us at Starbucks and filled us in on what has been a very successful year for Street Fox.

“It’s been an amazing year,” Lawton said, “the quality of stories, the engagements. I’ve been touched and blessed and humbled to get to know these people and to be a small part of so many happy stories and smiles.”

Lawton’s matchmaking services are goal-oriented for the marriage-minded. She provides the opportunity for singles to meet, but more importantly Lawton nurtures an old-fashioned structured environment where courtship is slow and methodical, and couples learn how to express and build deep affection for one another.

“For the first five dates or more, I want to see my clients just getting to know each other and practicing the lost art of live, face-to-face communication,” Lawton says. Her policy includes strict guidelines on when sex should be considered. And the ultimate goal is always marriage.

Lawton says, “Marriage is the culmination of commitment. It’s ultimately what God designed us for and has intended for us. It’s too easy to walk away nowadays; to pack up and leave when things get tough. Nobody commits to anything anymore. With a marriage, you at least have legal parameters and you have made your vows before God. It’s a sacred thing.”

Now, during the “proposal season,” we asked Lawton whether December was the right time to pop the question. Is a Christmas proposal magical or cliche?

“The timing is right anytime a man decides to express his love by staking his claim,” Lawton says. “If he can commit his heart and she is ready, the time doesn’t matter. But if you do it right, she’ll remember it forever, like your first kiss.”

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  1. Val

    December 23, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    If Phil Robertson made lady calls instead of duck calls, we’d have the makings of a great reality TV show.

  2. Jean

    December 24, 2013 at 3:28 am

    “The timing is right anytime a man decides to express his love by staking his claim,”
    Oh God help us.

  3. Free Market

    December 24, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I hate to make fun of comments that fall off the lips of folks unused to being interviewed. And talking about love & sex makes any conversation all the more hazardous.

    That being said, I would have thought that she had learned something from the first go around. “I don’t read any of that stuff”, she says. That’s probably a mistake. Maybe not from a business stand point – she says she doing very well, thank you.

    To know how others really see you goes a long way to understanding your relationship with others, and future partners. If anyone should know this, it’s her.

  4. dave

    December 27, 2013 at 9:48 am

    the original story was a bit interesting but i would not call it news.

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