Category Archives: Matchmaking 101 – Office Hours with Lisa Clampitt

Top Reasons to Rethink Online Dating & Work With a Matchmaker

Woman rethinks online dating and considers finding a matchmaker
Before finding a certified matchmaker many people try online dating, and I understand why. Online dating seems easy and accessible. You turn on the computer, sign up, and the browsing of eligible singles begins. Unfortunately, although it seems like a great medium to meet new people, online dating comes with some major cons. Photos can be out of date, people are often dishonest on their profiles, and the cost and time spent on the site quickly adds up due to the amount of sifting through profiles involved. Read more

11 Tips for a Successful Date

11 tips for successful dating. couple holds hands
Dating plays a vital role in the matchmaking process. This is where my clients get to practice. Meeting with a matchmaker is the classroom experience, while dating is the hands on, field experience—offering an opportunity to get out there and find who and what exactly works for them. As a Matchmaker I supply my clients with invaluable feedback after each date, but my tips before a date are what I stress when first working with a client. Whether you are looking for advice to share with your own clients, or are eager to plan a successful date for yourself, I guarantee that incorporating these 11 dating tips will make the dating experience more successful, and enjoyable! Read more

The Top 10 Reasons I Love Being a Matchmaker!

why i love being a matchmaker, paperclips in shape of heart
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… I absolutely love my job. Choosing a career as a matchmaker is not a standard path, but my decision to leave social work and start a matchmaking business was the best choice I could have possibly made. Because this career path is so under the radar, I believe that there are many people who would be phenomenal matchmakers, but simply don’t know that this career is an option for them. My hope is that this list of my favorite aspects of being a matchmaker will entice anyone who is on the fence to give it a go, or at least to find out more information. Read more

How Do I Get Out of the “Friend Zone?”

the highway to the friend zone


"Hoping you can help Lisa. I have been putting myself out into the dating scene a lot these past couple of months and have met some really great women. The problem is, after a few great dates most of the women I meet tell me that they think we would be better off as friends. I'm sick and tired of being stuck in the friend zone. How do I get out of there?!" 

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3 Steps To Dating Success: Overcoming Dating Obstacles

dating obstacles list
Last week I outlined the top 10 dating obstacles that my clients face. This week, let’s talk about how I work with them to overcome these challenges. Here is where my job as not only a matchmaker, but as a coach kicks in.  Remember, a matchmaker is more than someone who sets singles up on dates. A major aspect of the job is to support and coach clients every step of the way-- including before the dating process begins. Read more

Top 10 Reasons You Haven’t Found “The One”

top 10 reasons you haven't found love yet

“Why haven’t I found ‘the one’?”

This is a question that I hear in my office on a pretty consistent basis. Singles who work with me sometimes wonder what they have been doing wrong. They are confused about why love hasn’t found them yet, and how they can move forward to find love now. As a matchmaker, my first job is always to get to know my client. I encourage them to open up in order to learn more about themselves and who their best match would be.  We work together to discover what hasn’t worked for them in the past so that we can agree on a resolution for the future. Read more