Barry Winchell (August 31, 1977 – July 6, 1999) was an infantry soldier in the United States Army, whose murder by a fellow soldier, Calvin Glover, became a point of reference in the ongoing debate about the policy known as "Don't ask, don't tell", which did not allow U. military gays, bisexuals, and lesbians to be open about their sexual orientation.
(Winchell was dating a transgender woman, Calpernia Addams).
And in her personal life, her female German friends inquired about the potential availability of any of her US army co-workers.
“I thought, ‘I could make a business out of this',” Dreyer tells The Local.
It’s so unfair that the military would put all of these restrictions on them before releasing them.
And so she did last summer, launching her matchmaking service under the name “US Love Wiesbaden”.
Business started to really boom after a few months when local media noticed the novel dating firm, and now she receives on average 60 to 80 new inquiries from Germans and Americans combined each week.
With thousands of American military members and personnel in the Wiesbaden community, there is certainly a market for foreign singles looking to settle in.
And that's where matchmaker Jessica Dreyer steps in.