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Welcome back to another week of AskPatti. Your questions just keep getting better and better. We’re dealing with some really amazing topics this week, so let’s jump in!
@pattistanger. #askpatti. Hi , me and my bf been together 11 months and when we walk to town he wont hold my hand. Wht does that mean?xxx — Terry Pavlou (@terry_pavlou) November 14, 2013ASK HIM! Maybe he doesn’t know you like to hold hands or is embarrassed of PDA or doesn’t want you to feel his sweaty palms. I really don’t know. But, I do know that a relationship without communication isn’t a healthy one. Just ask him about it if it’s bothering you. Read more
Wondering if you could give me your opinion on this Lisa-- I am a matchmaker, and from time to time get a client who is separated from their spouse, but not divorced yet. How do you handle clients that are separated? Do you work with them? Wondering what the industry standard is.Read more
I mention the benefits of working with a Certified Matchmaker often, so I want to take some time to explain why working with matchmakers that are certified is so beneficial.
A little back story:When I left my career in social work to become a matchmaker, I found a huge gap in the matchmaking industry in terms of support, networking, and industry standards. As a social worker I was used to attending conferences, taking advantage of ongoing training opportunities, and having a network of peers and co-workers to consult with on a daily basis. In my new career none of this was available to me. I had to learn on the fly, and made many mistakes along the way. To amend this, I co-founded the Matchmaking Institute in 2003, two years after starting my matchmaking company VIP life. I am proud to say that the institute is the first state licensed school for matchmakers with an approved curriculum. The Matchmaking Institute offers a professional matchmakers trade association, matchmaking workshops, and a yearly world-wide professional Matchmakers and Date Coaches Conference. Read more
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 Photos can be out of date, people are often dishonest on their profiles, and the cost and time spent on the site quickly adds up due to the amount of sifting through profiles involved.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
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