Matchmaking 101 - Office Hours with Lisa Clampitt

5 Ways to Find a Date in Time for New Year’s Eve!


Looking for someone to kiss at midnight as we ring in the New Year? Here are some quick tips on how to snag a date!

1. Attend every event you get invited to between now and New Year’s Eve!

Make socializing a priority this next week. During the holidays everyone throws a party, and you are looking to meet new people, you need to be at them all. You never know who be in attendance, and the more people you meet, the more you increase your chance of finding a date, or meeting someone who knows a person that might be right for you!

2. Have a party of your own.

Throwing your own party is a great way to expand your social circle. Invite friends from different social groups, and a request that all guests bring an additional friend. This will ensure that crowd is more diverse than your normal get-together. Even if your friends don’t bring the man/woman of your dreams, the person they bring might have a friend they could introduce you to.

3. Take a long lunch.

You will never meet someone new sitting alone eating lunch at your desk. For the next week take a long lunch and step out of your comfort zone. Find a friendly and social restaurant in your area and don’t be afraid to chat with others who are there too.

4. Tap into your social network.

Don’t be afraid to reach out to your friends to ask if they might know someone to match you up with. The key to success with this strategy is all in how you ask your friends. Take them out to coffee, and make it a more lengthy conversation than asking in passing if they can set you up. Often people jump to the conclusion that they don’t know anyone, but when they actually sit down and think talk it through, they usually do have at least a few friends who they might be able to introduce you to!

5. Work with a matchmaker!

Matchmakers make it their business to get to know your wants, needs, and desires. Based on your unique personality, lifestyle, likes, dislikes, and values, a matchmaker will understand exactly who will be a suitable and rewarding match for you. They have a database of singles at their disposal, so why not see if they have someone who is right for you in there! There are certified matchmakers all over the world, so if you are interested in working with someone, we can help you find someone!

Final Thought: The holidays are a time for celebration and fun. Don’t put pressure on yourself to make anything happen faster than it should. As long as you put yourself out there and are open and honest with those you meet, love will find you when the time is right!