"Finding yourself" might sound like one of those cliches from the seventies, but it's one of the most fundamental and most basic first steps you have to take on the path to finding love.
About Patti Novak
I'm Patti Novak, and I'm a matchmaker. I've been matching hearts and bringing people together to help them find love ever since I can remember. Some people can draw, some people can sing, but I can read people. Give me half an hour with someone and I'll find out their background, their love history, and what their issues are, and before you know it I'll be thinking about who I can match them with. People always want to know how I make matches-- they want to know if I use computers or a twenty-page questionnaire, if I went to school to learn how to do it, or if there's a mathematical formula for it. I don't, I didn't, and there isn't. I match with my heart as much as with my brain because matchmaking isn't exact science, and neither is love. I ask a lot of questions, use my intuition, and most importantly, I listen. I believe that everyone deserves love, and if you're willing to do what it takes to get to your core and figure out who you are and why and to make some important changes, you will find it. In 2001, I opened my matchmaking company, Buffalo Niagara Introductions. A few years later, an article written about me and my business was published in the Buffalo News, and was spotted by a television producer in 2007. The A&E network ordered 13 episodes of "Confessions of a Matchmaker" which featured me, my business, and my methods in reality style format. The show received critical acclaim, and I inherited the title of "America's toughest matchmaker." In 2008/2009, I appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and other programs including The Today Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, and various CNN programs. I began writing my book entitled Get Over Yourself: How to Get Real, Get Serious, and Get Ready to Find True Love, which was published by Random House in early 2009.