You'd love to be in love. You're finally ready, the timing is great, and yet...you have no immediate prospects. It can be tough to make this realization, but here's a powerful practice to integrate into your daily routine. It's an assignment I often give to my personal matchmaking clients, and it works ... like magic. Get out of your house. Start frequenting your local coffee houses, and learn to be comfortable sitting solo, making yourself available for eye contact, smiles and lighthearted, casual conversation.
When trying to pick out a mate, what qualities do you think creates the strongest attraction and greatest possibility of success? Is it your looks, your sense of humor, or your astrological sign? Those factors are so 20th century according to a new dating website that matches people up based on their social networking prowess on sites like Facebook and Twitter.
When it comes to dating, I've tried it all. That is, I've attempted every possible way to meet Mr. Right. From online dating to fix-ups and everything in-between …you name it, I've done it. So, when a friend told me about MeetMoi – the leading mobile, social discovery service in the United States – for the first time, I was cautiously optimistic. 'Sure, I'll try another online dating app,' I thought. 'What do I have to lose?'
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.
As a matchmaking expert, I have helped thousands of singles find, meet and connect with other singles wanting long-term relationships through one-on-one personal compatibility matching. I ask every person the same question: "What are you looking for in your ideal partner?" ... and out comes the list of personality and character traits.
OK, so you didn't plan to be a single mom, but well....here you are, trying to juggle parenting, bills, piles of work and a personal life which will ideally include a fantastic new romantic relationship. You want to attract a great man into your life, and you're wondering how to find the time to even try to make that happen. Secrets from Cupid's Coach http://cupidscoach.com/NewRegister.aspx here...
Lori is a mom, first and foremost. She never misses her 7 year old's AYSO soccer game or her 10 year old daughter's hip hop performances, she's sculpted her graphic design business around her kids' schedules, she's developed a babysitting co-op in her neighborhood so she can get to the gym, play tennis, and be with her gal pals.
Let's analyze your most recent first dates. Go ahead, take a plunge into your calendar these past twelve months and make a list, rating each on a 1-5 scale, with one being milquetoast and five being magical. We're doing some research here to determine the answer to the question: how good of a date are you?
The internet can be an effective place to find love. According to a recent Pew Research study, approximately 37% of single people have used some form of internet dating site, and approximately 17% of online daters have found long-term love online. So, what has the mental health community gleaned from this internet love boom? Here's what you need to know.
Reporters have been writing for years about the curse of the Oscars. If you haven't heard about it, the contention is that when you win an Academy Award for Best Actress, your world—and more specifically—your marriage will fall apart.
As a Dating Coach, Matchmaker, and former therapist my job is to help clients uncover patterns of behavior that sabotage their goal of finding love. My specialty is preparing Singles over 40 to return to the dating world, date more mindfully, and gain the highest level of results in their dating lives. Having worked as a Dating Coach and Matchmaker since 2005, I have seen recurring themes in my clients that have sabotaged budding relationships. Here are the five biggest pitfalls I have noticed.
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.
You've heard about "the list". You've seen Patti Stanger tear them to pieces on her "Millionaire Matchmaker" show. You've also heard your girlfriends go on and on about all of the qualities they're looking for in a man. As a matchmaker with a free database for my women to join, I see them coming through often enough.
A new website allows members to bid on attractive users for a first date. If you're attractive, single, and broke, create a profile on WhatsYourPrice.com. Name your price, wait for the offers to come in, and negotiate with the bidder until you've reached a deal. The bidder will fork up the cash on your first date (if he's a guy, presumably after he's already paid for dinner). It's every girl's dream come true!
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. It all started with the Marital Rating Scale. You've heard of eHarmony and Match.com, of course. These and other high tech matchmaking services have their roots in a low tech project started 80 years ago.
Matchmaker and Bravo TV diva Patti Stanger has gone bicoastal to couple successful men and women with the loves of their lives. But because she's considered the ultimate yenta, many an eyebrow was raised when she called off her own engagement last summer. Now, Stanger has married her breakup experience and priceless relationship advice together in her new DVD, Married In a Year: Your 12-Month Action Plan for Finding Love. She took some time to chat with us and revealed the quirky lessons she learned from Jewish grandmother, why limiting your "non-negotiables" is a must, and what she discovered from therapy this past year.