Heads Up!  It’s ONE MONTH till Valentine’s Day. Watching the Covid-19 data everyday, as I tend to do, has been a grim ritual.  In my neighbourhood, in the places where my friends, family, clients live and across the nation the cases, hospitalizations are getting worse and some are finding better.  So, when will there be some relief? 

The good news is dating is still happening despite a few new protocols.  As usual, there are caveats and province to province there are snags. Vancouver & Victoria you can still go out for a socially distanced drink or dinner, Edmonton & Calgary is shutdown to all indoor gatherings, and Toronto & Ottawa are on strict lockdowns.  Although it’s hard to know exactly what to do next if you are wanting to date, singles are more open to a more virtual first date (unless you are in or want to come to BC, right now its looking pretty good).  By getting vaccinated, pretty soon it will be significant enough to have a more positive effect on the big picture for traditional dating, fingers crossed by mid-February.  

All that said, I’m hopeful that my morning ritual will soon become a lot less watching and a lot more MATCHMAKING.

Our bachelor understands this theory the way we do. Hoping and wishing, no matter the year, are not enough to find a new relationship, or better still find love. In our experience, finding your soul mate requires a different, far more soul-enriching approach that can only enhance the outcome. We search from our record of eager single women who would quite like a boyfriend, along with assiduously recruiting as part of his visionary plan. 

So, to all the single ladies I am honestly giving you a chance to meet one of my best Bachelors—in an exclusive way, and at no cost to you. 

He is ready to put himself out there and he’s quite the catch! He is in his late 40’s, 6’1” and a good-looking, athletic guy who is caring, giving, smart, sincere and unique. He enjoys living a healthy lifestyle balanced with showing off his culinary skills, spoiling his “niblings” doing the uncle thing, summer and winter Whistler trips and travel.  He hopes to find his special woman soon so contact us at [email protected] to learn more for yourself or pass it on to you best girlfriends.

You may or may not have heard Santa is back on the market.  Here are just a few of the many reasons we can verify that he is a total catch.

  • One workday a year = you want to play hooky on a random Tuesday and take a day trip up the coast, He’s down!
  • His mind is like a steel trap for schedules and dates.  No anniversary is going uncelebrated with him.
  • He loves pets! He works with 12 moody reindeer and can handle anything.
  • He’s very comfortable with toys, if you know what I mean 😉
  • You can call him Daddy Christmas

Finding someone a person to share a romantic relationship with, who is aligned with them on core values, brings us great happiness…. contact us, Confidential Matchmaker for Santa and we will hook you up.

As a matchmaker for many interfaith couples, singles are taking a more united front. Not only do you have the opportunity to celebrate double the amount of holidays, that also typically fall around the same time and can be hectic–and they are just fine with that. Although the root of Christmas and Hanukkah celebrate two very different things, on the surface, they’re both about lights, gifts, and family and those are values singles are definitely looking for.

Although, the first time for some couples to come home and meet the parents– a relationship milestone– can hold a lot of promise of more excitement than nervousness.  Except for interfaith couples you already have a strike against you: you’re not the same faith.

For the most part singles who are not practicing a specific religion, following what their parents ingrained in them growing up —being on the religious fence somehow seems more manageable than one or both strongly devout.  Eventually, as relationships progress – with that first meeting of the parents behind them – you can begin to speak in earnest about the future of your relationship. And when it comes time to take those next steps, they all take a United Front.

The slight sting of not being “one of them” according to the couples I have matched over the years may always be felt, but as long as your partners on your side, it won’t matter. And just so everyone’s on the same page. Literally.  The history of each holiday is incredibly rich, and whether you’re educating one another or even a friend, it can be uplifting and beautiful to know the culture and meaning of every holiday.

This years’ festive season will be unlike any we’ve seen before, but that’s not a bad thing.  

My optimism for all things Christmas and being single could be attributed to decades of working within matchmaking and working harder in December than we do at any other time of the year and this year is no exception. 

Let’s face it, with all the apps on the market, there are more ways to meet someone today than ever.  One of the best ways though, might be the one that has not changed much for centuries, Matchmaking.  Since the pandemic hit in March, we have been inspired by the plight of people looking for real connections, and have welcomed new clients of all ages – starting with a socially distance meeting, and lasts for around an hour, during which we get to know each other as we would a friend. We have found people are not as shy or as reticent to express their feelings of loneliness and we think that’s so healthy and matchmaking is a natural way to address that.  We have never been more honored to help people when they come in—it shows they are really taking charge of their life. 

Could not be a more perfect time to make LOVE happen!

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Halloween has been always an important holiday for singles looking to meet new people in a more casual setting and this year is no different.  Other than the virtual and socially distanced festivities and platforms required to safely partake in its festivities, it is important to pinpoint what works and what does not to make the search for love as effective as possible.  

  • Choosing a costume, right down to the details give a very clear first impression.  Pick something that reflects your interests, your date will begin to get a sense of who you are, right away. If your stuck go with eye catching funny!
  • Planning a seasonal date is very romantic, even if its spooky season.  Do some research for an outdoor, socially distanced, and perfectly themed safe Halloween date.
  • Skip the candy and savour sweet moments; throw a virtual Halloween Party.  If you cannot spend it in-person, get a group of friends and your potential new crush for a virtual gathering, costumes mandatory and see how your date fits in with your core group.

To join Matchmaker for Hire’s extensive, international network of singles and find that special someone ahead of the spookiest day of the year, please visit www.matchmakerforhire.com or email [email protected]

Pets have been openly discussed for a generation as surrogate ‘fur babies.’ We now see an emerging trend among young professionals since the imposing restrictions during the wave of Covid.  Having been forced to weeks of physical distancing, it is also driving many people of all ages to seek out emotional closeness during this period of isolation and get a baby animal.

Over half of people in BC love their pets more than their partner and all of them say they would consider NOT dating someone they suspected their pet did not like. As well, pressuring a partner to give up a dearly loved pet can also result in irreparable damage in dating.  So yes, it matters, sound familiar?

Here are a few considerations to determine if your “dog or cat person” considers them more than a pet:

  • They admit to shedding a tear when they must leave their pet at home at night
  • They share more pictures on social media than of their family
  • They brought their pet on a date (I know a lot guilty of that one)
  • They make up songs to sing to their pet like they are auditioning for American Idol!

No matter how you look at it, pets are extremely common in BC and around the world and one third of the population has a least one pet and is a fundamental part of who we are.

 So, which one are you?   Send us a comment with your experience!

This weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada and if you are single you know the usual risks that the obnoxious questions about why you’re still single are coming.  Even though thru a pandemic you might get a reprieve, however if not, I am not saying it won’t sting a little bit.  It’s a lot harder if you “want” to have a true partner in your life and you don’t have one currently. 

If you’re single and looking, here’s a few things to know. 

Ground yourself in knowing that there are many people, like you who “want” a relationship and they are not letting a pandemic get in the way.  In some ways its different and in some ways its not.  As a Matchmaker, working with singles for almost 2 decades, I can speak with experience and direct commentary on dating today. We are all about connections and are setting up our clients on face-to-face dates, while remaining dedicated the health and safety of our clients.  We are also hearing from our clients that there are higher quality chats that are leading to 2nd and 3rd dates. 

Don’t forget –It will take more than a pandemic to keep us from finding Love!

As if all the self doubt on a 1st date was not enough.  Here are a few quotes that will lead you to where you want to be in finding a partner, all the time telling you to take that leap of faith.  Don’t care or try to think about what they want, worry about yourself today.

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” ― Aristotle

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”— Oscar Wilde

“You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.” ― Olin Miller

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”— Dr. Seuss

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. “― Suzy Kassem

“Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it’s simply a way of your own.”— Angelina Jolie

Thursday is International Left-Handers Day and it made me think about a few studies I found.  There is no denying it; southpaws have had a tough run, strange prejudices, taboos, negative mentions in the bible, but despite all that right-handed flack, lefties are a pretty badass group.  After all a relationship is all about balance- so put your right hand out there and grab a leftie to make a match.

Being left or right-handed influences the direction a person tilts their heads when kissing- although it was only the case if they initiated the kiss. Research found that more than two-thirds of “kiss initiators” and “kiss recipients” turned their heads to the right and men accounted for 79% of the kiss initiators.  The head-leaning direction of the kiss initiator also strongly predicted the head-leaning direction of the kiss recipient.   Ok now we’ve figured out the kissing, does right versus left matter in the sack?  Oh you bet.  Over 80% of left-handed people reported they were “extremely satisfied” with their sex lives.  Only 15% of the righties could say the same.

 Either way, lefties have the upper hand— That’s a chance everyone should take!

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