Seek and you shall find and I did find! After hearing about matchmakers for years I decided to seek one who had the right approach for me. Instead of working with a professional Cupid who would subject me to dating coaching classes and makeovers before introducing me to potential dates, I looked for the matchmaker who approached finding matches like a recruiter. The kind of matchmaker who would spot a man at Starbucks and walk up to him and have no problem saying that if he's single, she has someone in mind for him.
Hurray! I finally took another plunge! After much consideration and hesitation, I have hired a matchmaker! No seriously, it’s time to get a Yenta. Do I have trouble finding new people to meet? No. Are the people I am meeting just not the right fit? No. So what is it you say? Efficiency. I’ve got realistic expectations. Despite my desire to do couples Tantra with Michael Fassbender, I’m not looking for his doppelganger. No. Just a good old fashioned true love whose right for me.
So much of us are in our own way. Whether it comes to love, money, career, health, you name it. While it is easier said than done to get out of one's own way, it doesn't mean there aren't tools out there to help you do that. Matthew Hussey inspired this post with his recent post about making the second half of the year better than the first six months of 2013. Beyond belief, it's about certainly, faith, and consistent action aligned with going after what you really want.
With Valentines Day right around the corner, it's time our favorite single celebs start looking for the perfect date. We have some suggestions ...
Although a highly recognized practice of finding a partner for a relationship, online dating is still a new arena for many. If you have decided to give online dating a try, here are a few starter tips to help with getting started. 1. Identity Crisis – Creating an online profile poses a lot of various easy to answer questions such as your name, gender and age. However, it also challenges you to put forth a clear and concise understanding of who you are in limited characters.
The secret to having great dating experiences is to make each and every date an adventure. A memorable, enriching event that gives you the chance not only to explore possibilities with a new prospective partner, but also to engage in an activity that will be inpiring and worthwhile, whether the person you're with is a keeper or not.
Matchmaking is an old practice. On the frontier, because farms were far apart and it was hard to meet other eligible singles, families used dances to set up their children. In medieval times, Catholic clergymen and Jewish rabbis played Cupid within their communities. For centuries, European royalty consistently matched up their heirs-to-the-throne with heirs from other countries for diplomatic alliances. So this matchmaking business? It's not a new thing.
If you've been living under a rock without a calendar and access to our website for the past week or so, you might have overlooked the fact that Valentine's Day is right around the corner.
Ever since we were in pre-kindergarten, Valentine's Day has been marked by cards, flowers, chocolate, and—depending on your luck—that One Special Person. But do you know why Valentine's Day is the way it is? Like 'em or loathe 'em, here we explain the holiday's most popular traditions.
The art of matchmaking has been around since at least the 1600s. In a society where everyone is being pressured to pair off, for some, matchmaking services seem like the best way to find love. I had neither met a matchmaker nor attended a matchmaking event until recently.
Men and women can be so completely opposite sometimes in how they think, act and communicate. They might as well be from different planets! We’ve all heard the old saying, Women are from Venus. Men are from Mars. Well there is a lot more to that aphorism that dates back several centuries – not suggesting that we come from other planets, rather our universal gender traits stem from ancient archetypes from Greek mythology; the goddess Venus and the god Mars.
Jennifer Love Hewitt is the latest celebrity to offer up her opinion on "the new landscape of modern dating." After breaking off her engagement to Ross McCall and rebounding with co-star Jamie Kennedy, it seems that Jennifer, or "Love" as close pals call her, wants to make the world a better place by enlightening women everywhere on "what men really want."
“I’m a completely different person than Lauren," Cavallari told EW.com earlier this week. "I have a lot more energy. I’m more outgoing. I’m a little more spontaneous. And she has a boyfriend so she’s not dating on the show. I’m very open to dating and finding a guy.”
There are a ton of internet dating venues out there from the all-inclusive Match.com to niche sites like Green Friends and FarmersOnly.com. But here's a different sort of niche made for "social, outgoing and adventurous people" as a solution for those times "you just want to go out immediately with reckless abandon!"
Are we getting more and more cynical about love every year that passes, or is it just about Valentine's Day? As other countries begin to latch on to V-Day traditions that Americans (or American greeting card companies?) created, we seem to be rationalizing it as just a silly excuse for a holiday.