Category Archives: Matchmaking 101 – Office Hours with Lisa Clampitt

What kinds of photos should I post to Facebook while dating?

[caption id="attachment_8794" align="alignright" width="448"] Avoid showing too many "selfies" on Facebook as it can be a turn-off to men.[/caption] It should be no surprise to you to hear that social media and the internet have changed the way people meet and date drastically.  As soon as you are introduced to someone, your first instinct is to use Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to learn as much about the person as the site will allow. Gone are the days of having to be on the actual date to learn where someone grew up, where they work, or their favorite places to vacation. Read more

Dating rules to stay out of the doghouse

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As a matchmaker I meet an amazing amount of people. I am constantly networking, bringing in new potential clients, and meeting singles to fill my database. Working with all of these people gives me a sense of what is successful, and what is not when it comes to dating conversation and etiquette. Let me preface this next story by saying that I love my dogs. I could go on and on about all of the amazing things my pets do, but let me tell you, there is a time and a place! Read more

Thinking of Playing Matchmaker?

I absolutely love bringing people together. Even before I made it my career, matching up my single friends was always so thrilling and rewarding for me. If you enjoy spreading love and have a natural matchmaking instinct or if you are constantly nagged by your friends to “set them up with someone good!” here are four factors to consider BEFORE setting up a friend to make sure your match is a success. After all, you want to be the one they thank at their wedding reception! Read more

A Day in the Life of a Matchmaker

I never felt it was fair for someone to be alone if they didn’t want to be. I love love, and have always been obsessed with helping singles find it. From a young age I felt it was my calling to set up friends and acquaintances. As a hobby, I was pretty good at it, and some of my amateur matches actually ended in wonderful marriages. Taking the road that many find themselves on after high school, I went to college and then on to receive my Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. As planned I started my career as a social worker, but after 12 long years in the industry, I found I longed for a change. Instead of damage control, I knew I wanted to focus on the creation and positivity of love. Read more
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