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The Top 10 Reasons I Love Being a Matchmaker!

why i love being a matchmaker, paperclips in shape of heartI’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.

My Top 10:

  1. I get to talk about love all day long!

    Whether I am sitting in my office sipping coffee and sharing heart shaped candies (yes, I have a whole bowl of them), or out and about meeting colleagues and friends, love is always on my mind. As a true romantic, what could be better than that?

  2. I am constantly meeting new people.

    I used to consider myself to be a very shy person. Matchmaking has made me brave, and helped me break out of my shell. I’m now comfortable talking to anyone, anywhere, to see if they want to me matched to one of my clients. My social circle is ever growing.

  3. People let me into their lives.

    As a matchmaker I get privy to private information about how people live their lives that they often do not tell anyone else. I feel so honored that they trust me to help guide them through such an important element of their life.

  4. Flexibility.

    The flexible schedule that comes with being a matchmaker is amazing. As my own boss, I get to work when I want and as much as I want. I have the luxury of coordinating my schedule to meet my needs and the needs of my husband and children. Over the years I have adapted to my life situations. When I was starting out and was single, I had a lot of time to devote my business. Now that I am married with children I maneuver my schedule so that I am able to spend quality time with my family as well.

  5. The social element.

    You become oddly popular everywhere you go as a matchmaker. Because what I do for a living is so unique, at parties and social events, people are very curious about my job, which I love.

  6. Becoming an expert.

    To be an expert in such a mysterious area—love— is an amazing skill to have. Most people get their information about relationships from movies or from watching people around them at a distance. After spending year after year seeing what makes relationships work, how people sabotage themselves, hearing feedback from both men and women about what they want or prefer, I have become an expert on love, relationships, and dating. I often think matchmakers are more of an expert in this area than a therapist.  We have seen it all.

  7. I control my income.

    I have been able to manage my income based on how much or how little I want to work during a period of time. If I know I need to make more money, I work harder. If I want to take time off to be with my family, or because I have to travel, I am able to plan for that as well.

  8. Seeing people’s environments.

    I am often given the great pleasure of meeting clients in their homes, and getting a glimpse of their environments. It is always fascinating! Getting this inside look is extremely helpful in terms of being able to match a client and coach them productively. In their homes I am able to learn little details about them that I would not have seen otherwise.

  9. My love biz colleagues.

    There is no one else like people who work in the business of matchmaking.  When we all get together it is one big love fest.  Sharing stories, ideas, and connections, makes me feel so happy and alive.
    When I first started my matchmaking career in the late 90’s, there was no place to come together and collaborate, something I was very used to in my social work career. I decided this needed to change, and in 2003 I created the Matchmaking Institute. I have been collaborating and networking ever since!

  10. I change people’s lives and destiny.

    I am very aware that I have the opportunity to impact lives in a positive way, and potentially change someone’s destiny. It still blows me away that a person might have given up on love if it weren’t for working with me. Most singles just need a little handholding, coaching, or a cheerleader on their team to help bring love into their lives. I live for that feeling of helping people find happiness.

My work as a matchmaker has impacted my life so deeply. My career has been life changing for both myself, and the people I’ve worked with along the way. I never could have dreamed that I would have a career that is so full of enjoyment and personal growth.  I feel like I am never actually at work.

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