Top Dating Tips from a Matchmaker
July 7, 2018
There’s no way around it. Dating can be hard. And when it’s not going well, the tendency is to cast the blame outwards. But the truth is we often stand in our own way....
Dealing with dating rejection
May 8, 2018
There are those amazing dates early in a budding relationship where everything is clicking and you know the feeling is mutual. And then there are the dates where you walk away wondering where you stand.
Single in Toronto
January 28, 2018
Compared to other cities, is it harder to be single in Toronto? I spoke to a single guy the other day who travels all the time for work and for pleasure. He said he finds Toronto to be “stuffy” compared to other cities. It’s definitely harder to meet people here the old fashioned way, outside of using online dating sites and apps, he says. It’s not the first time I’ve heard this.
Matchmaking vs. Online Dating
January 6, 2018
If single, chances are you’ve tried online dating or at least seriously thought about it. And if you are reading this blog, hiring a matchmaker may just be on your radar, too. And because it’s not as mainstream, a question that I often get asked is how does matchmaking work and how is it different than online or mobile app dating?
Single and the Holidays
December 20, 2017
Feeling very single these days? You’re not alone (even if you feel that way). The most wonderful time of the year can be, well, not so wonderful during a holiday season full of parties and family get-togethers that seem to revolve around couples.
Love Dating Again
December 11, 2017
When it comes to dating, keeping a positive mindset is key. But that’s easier said than done if you’ve been at it for a while. If the cynicism is starting to creep in, it’s probably time to make some changes in how you approach the search for your future partner.
Be your own Matchmaker
November 30, 2017
Some of our clients like to cast their net as wide as possible. They have not only chosen to work with a Matchmaker but have also continued with online dating. And when asked, we are happy to review their dating strategy and how they are presenting themselves online.
Are you a "Type" Dater?
November 8, 2017
When dating, do you think you have a type? If so, have you thought about how that might be holding you back?
Managing Dating Expectations
August 21, 2017
At some point after a divorce or major split, you will start to think about dating again. Your feelings about it will likely be complex and probably all over the map. On a particularly lonely Friday night after a long work week, you might wish for the companionship of another. On other days, you might feel like the last thing you want is to be in a relationship, to have to worry about someone else’s needs. You’ll feel empowered, busy, and content with the way things are.
Matchmaker Services in Toronto – A Better Way to Find Your Match
May 25, 2017
Dating has certainly evolved during the last decade or so due to the prevalence of mobile app and online dating sites. With literally thousands of online dating options available to singles, it’s no wonder many are finding dating in the digital age overwhelming, time-consuming and frustrating. While some people are able to find their soulmate using these means, many others are frustrated by the lack of results and the time spent sifting through hundreds of profiles and sending endless messages that go nowhere.
New year, new love?
January 16, 2017
If you are single and have been single for a while finding a serious relationship may be high on your list of New Year’s resolutions. January is a great month to reflect on what’s worked and what hasn’t and to develop a plan to move you forward.
Single? Tell a Matchmaker!
January 9, 2017
So you recognize that being proactive is an important part of meeting your future partner. You do online or mobile app dating (whether you like it or not), you go out and try to frequent places where other singles congregate, and maybe you have joined a singles group or two.
Secrets to a Successful First Date
November 7, 2016
The advice that I give my clients before the first date is usually tailored to the individual. But there are some general “rules” that always apply.
Do's and Don'ts of Texting and Dating
September 15, 2016
If it’s been awhile since you dated, then you know how much things have changed. Online dating sites, mobile apps, social media, and texting have completely digitized the whole experience.
The Trouble With Online Dating
July 18, 2016
If you’ve tried online dating, you are probably well aware of the pain points — endless messaging that doesn’t go anywhere, disingenuous profiles, and the list goes on.
Tips For Embracing The Single Life
July 1, 2016
I meet people everyday that are ready to find a partner. They have dated casually, hardly dated at all, or have spent years in a relationship that has ended. They all have one thing in common — the natural tendency to want to be in a relationship, to be one half of a whole. I think we have all experienced this at one time in our lives. We feel uneasy with the fact that we are single, like the trajectory of our lives has somehow stalled.
Why You Should Love Dating In Midlife
June 7, 2016
So, here are you are. Chances are being single in your 40s or 50s was not part of the plan. More than likely you’ve looked around and have come to the conclusion that the dating world has completely evolved and so have you. And if you find yourself dwelling a little too much on the differences between then and now, take heart. Here are just some of the positives of being single and dating at this stage of your life.
Working with a Matchmaker
May 19, 2016
The decision is made to work with a matchmaker for different reasons. For many, going the personal and private matchmaking route is an alternative to the impersonal and public world of online and mobile app dating. It’s also a logical choice for super busy professionals who are used to out-sourcing or hiring assistants and see the value in being just as proactive with their love lives.
Dating as a Single Parent
May 8, 2016
Dating as a single parent has its own set of challenges. Mother’s Day is today (happy day to all the single moms out there!) and with Father’s Day fast approaching, I thought it would be timely to offer some tips for the dating parents out there.
Get Back Into The Dating Mindset
April 24, 2016
It’s been awhile. You’ve taken the time to reflect and heal following the divorce or major split and feel ready to start dating again. But where do you begin? How do you get back out there? The very first step is getting into the dating mindset. Here are four ways to help open your life up to dating again.
Dating post-divorce. How long should you wait?
April 12, 2016
It’s been one of the toughest times of your life. But you are slowly picking up the pieces and establishing your new normal. And at some point, you will consider dating again. Many dating experts will tell you to give yourself plenty of time to heal or wait until you are “over” your ex? But what does that mean? How do you know when you are emotionally ready to date?
Dial down the dating expectation
April 6, 2016
The season of renewal is here! Spring is a perfect time to reflect on past patterns and recalibrate that mindset. If you have been feeling a little frustrated with dating lately, could it be as simple as just dialing down the expectation?
Feel Alive. Flirt More.
March 23, 2016
We all know what could result from a carefully timed flirt. Eye contact that lingers a little longer, more conversation, and then the prize — the exchange of numbers and a promise of a date. This is all great stuff because when single, flirting is a necessary means to an end. But conscious flirting is so much more than that. It has amazing benefits and not just for the single among us.
First date? Walk it off.
March 22, 2016
Most of us tend to stick to the tried and true for a first date — meeting for a meal, drink or coffee. Planning something outside of the comfort zone is a possibility but not recommended, at least not for a first date. A neutral place where you can talk and start the process of getting to know each other is ideal.