I can’t remember exactly WHEN I started matchmaking, but it seems like I’ve been doing it forever… In fact, I clearly remember trying to set people up back when I was in high school. Most kids seemed open to it, however I was always asked the same question, even to this day: “Why? Why do you keep doing it?” I can’t explain it, it just makes me happy to see two people come together and form a relationship of some sort. Whether its a long term relationship that ends in marriage and children, or something short-lived until both parties decide to move on. Either way, it brings me joy. I wake up in the middle of the night with an Aha! moment, knowing who I am going to set up the next day. As much joy matchmaking brings me, there are some definite upsets that come along with it also… Maybe its a sign of times, but lately I’ve been having the hardest time with single ladies between the ages of 35 and 45. It’s not that they are opposed to the idea or mind paying for matchmaking services (believe me my prices are nothing compared to some of the well-known matchmakers… Patti Stanger, etc), but rather very cautious almost too cautious about being set up on a date. Not only are they hesitant about giving me their real age and history of past relationships, but they also proceed very slowly and with great fear! As the world evolved and allowed women to be completely independent from men, sometimes earning higher salaries, having great friends, apartments and a social life - so has the need for having a man in our lives. It’s sad and wonderful at the same time. These days the men who come to me for help are a lot more open about it, even when it comes to light “coaching”, appearance and dating advice. Women on the other hand… not so much. They seem very set in their ways as they get older, and unless I bring them “The Perfect Guy” don’t mind staying single. I can’t say that I blame them, after all they do seem to have it all so why bother wasting a night on a potentially wrong date? But then again, I am not usually wrong when I pair two people up and besides What Do You Have To Lose? Not much. And hopefully a lot to gain! Who doesn’t want someone to come home to, or curl up on the couch with that isn’t covered in drool and animal hair? Sure your cat or dog can’t talk back, but they also can’t give you an opinion on a pressing matter, give you an orgasm or bring you a hot cup of tea when you are ill… If you or someone you know is interested in my matchmaking services - call, email, comment, Tweet me, or any of the above. I will be more than happy to help you find a partner in life! You can find me at: matchbyjulia.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Change The Way You Think
When it comes to matters of the heart, we're all guilty of making excuses about why we didn't put ourselves out there. But contrary to popular belief, it isn't easier said than done. Laurel's advice?
"Trying" is a pre-emptive excuse for failure or not doing it at all. Do your best. Have zero excuses. If you don’t find success, make a midcourse correction and try a different tact. Keep at it until you do find success."