Entries by Jane Carstens

Single Dads can Teach their Kids Healthy Dating Attitudes

Looking for love…… Duh. Looking for a partner…… Absolutely. In essence: Dating is life. Parenting is life. Stop making such a big deal out of the former, and the latter becomes far less complicated. Who would not want their kids to see resilience, and for the single parent it means loving again and not just coping?  Which […]

Love after Lockdown? It’s not looking too bad!

We may not have been able to meet our Mr, Ms, or Mx Right physically over the past few months, but we might actually be making deeper connections thanks to lockdown. Today we are seeing that people are taking dating far more seriously, and people have become aware of how precious life and time is, […]

Getting Back Out There: Dating in this new world

You can still meet that right person, even as we emerge slowly from months of confinement. At Matchmaker for Hire, we’re all about connections while remaining dedicated to the health and safety of our clients. We know how difficult and isolating the past weeks have been for many people, but’s now’s not time to meet your match in […]

ARE YOU DATEABLE?

So, are you ready to hear what he/she said about you personally? We live in a feedback culture today. Where it is normal in every other part of our lives from Amazon, Google customer ratings and reviews to TripAdvisor yet why is so hard to seek feedback from a date? It’s ironic because dating is […]

What interesting and uncertain times we are in!

As the matchmaker who’s been setting up dates for my clients, each day this past week, I’ve been a bit more unsure of what the right move is going forward in terms of presenting introductions to you.  As comfortable as one person feels going out for dinner and drinks with someone new in the time […]

Why is asking someone out such a difficult thing?

Today is National Promposal Day and prompts the ultimate question “Will you go to prom with me?” Which recalls a question I get from most all singles I meet, “Why is asking someone out such a difficult thing” and one that gets angst over even for the most confident.   Well, we live in a “dating […]

Midlife Commitment and Dating – CARPe Diem- Joy TVBC

Today love is triumphant.  Marriage is becoming less conventional, less dutiful and less obligatory—but even more important we find that not all people over-50, single again and dating, find themselves end up technically married.  And because for most couples, weddings are no longer obligatory, they must however be extraordinary. For couples today, marriage has changed […]

“He bought me Chocolate but….”

We at Matchmaker for Hire are just crazy about all things sweet, especially chocolate.  Hell, chocolate can solve almost any problem and chocolate and dating have gone hand in hand since the beginning of time because we all know that when it comes down to it, nothing can compete with a special moment made of […]

Find Love this Snow Day!

If you live in BC today, you look outside your window and you are completely snowed in. There is now way you can even set foot outside your front door and there is only so much Netflix you can watch. You are also very aware that Valentines Day is around the corner and you are […]