Tag Archives: matchmaking

3 Ways to be a successful matchmaker

I’m a professional matchmaker. Setting up people is my jam. I come from a long line of matchmakers. So, these set up skills basically came naturally to me. I feel like I was born knowing how to do this. But, if you want to be a matchmaker or just set up a new couple, there are really easy-to-learn skills you can pick up to make your matches more successful. Here are three of the easiest. Read more

3 Things I Loved Most About Our LA Matchmaker Training

After a few spectacular days in Los Angeles for Matchmaking Institute's most recent matchmaker training, I am back in NYC reflecting on all the things I loved most about this special live event. Of course, I loved just being out on the West Coast, visiting some of the places I haven't been since decades ago when I lived there. It was also amazing to reconnect with my colleagues who are truly industry thought leaders and to meet the new, aspiring matchmakers who are passionate about making a difference in the field. There's lots to love when you work in the love industry, but if I was forced to pick the top three things I most appreciated, they would be as follows. Read more

Patti Stanger To Lecture At The Matchmaking Institute in LA!

Today, I have some amazing news that I am excited to share: Patti Stanger is teaming up with Matchmaking Institute to offer a community of aspiring and established matchmakers the once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity to learn all of her secrets for success in the matchmaking industry! Read more

How Matchmaking Found Me The Love Of My Life

why i love being a matchmaker, paperclips in shape of heart
I credit finding my husband to my career, and not because a fellow matchmaker set me up with him. When I took the leap from working in social work to becoming a matchmaker in the late 90’s, I was newly divorced. I had gotten married too young; I wasn’t ready. I was extremely shy at that time, and even though I was in my early 30’s, I had so much more to learn about relationships. Read more

The One Quality You Need for Lasting Love

Couple at sunset on the beach
Recently, an article published in Thought Catalogue called This Is How We Date Now kept popping up in my Facebook newsfeed. My friends and colleagues were sharing it like crazy! Intrigued, I clicked the link and gave it a read. I was immediately into it. This piece of writing described something that I’ve been seeing a lot of over the past few years as a matchmaker. People have stopped committing. With so many options out there readily available with the swipe of our finger, our sense of how to fall in love and keep it close has been warped. Read more

4 Tips for Finding a Date This Fall

I know you are probably sad to see the sunny days and summer temperatures fade away, but in terms of dating, you should start getting very excited for fall. Summer for a lot of people is all about finding a fling, looking for a hookup, and taking advantage of the nice weather to go out and meet as many different people as possible. Once fall comes however, a lot of daters change their tune. The colder temperatures send the brain a message to begin building a nest and preparing for the winter. Fall is a time when singles want to find that person that they are going to snuggle up with when it snows, to watch a movie with, and to maybe even take home for Thanksgiving dinner. Read more