I’m very pleased to announce that tonight, April 2nd, Matchmaker for Hire will be part of a story arc on the popular reality television show Real Housewives of Vancouver, (Slice TV@ 7pm & 10pm), helping one of the ladies find Mr. Right.
Knowing of my romance and dating expertise in Western Canada, RHOV approached me and my team to find a match for Mary Zilba, a.k.a. ‘the Good Housewife’. Next Tuesday, April 9th, Mary’s dream date will be revealed on the Season 2 finale.
Behind the Scenes
We were first approached by the producers of RHOV last August to see if we might play a role in finding Mary happiness. We made two appearances on the show on two different nights, and that’s quite unusual for the hit series.
Part of my service is that I interview people in their homes, so my right hand Jill and I went to Mary’s Yaletown Penthouse to get to know her, determine what kind of partner she was looking for and meet her friend and fellow Housewife Robin Reichman who was there for support.
*And I should point out that, normally, I will NOT show up at your house with a camera crew to do the consultation!*
You’ll see much of that initial process on tonight’s show. Of course I’m certain that even though they filmed for three hours, our part in the program will probably be only about five minutes long. We left Mary’s home with all the information we needed to find her true love on national TV — no pressure at all!
Jill and I looked at each other in the elevator when the session was over and decided we needed a regroup, and we went over to the Cactus Club for dinner. Now that’s where they should have had the cameras rolling, as we discussed what just happened!
To be perfectly honest, I was nervous and excited to be a part of this reality TV star’s search for love. Not finding her a suitable candidate in front of millions of TV viewers could be slightly embarrassing!
It was fun to be part of the drama, let me tell you, and it gets even better next week! In the meantime, I’ll be tweeting about the many media events we’re participating in this week, so check us out on Twitter @matchmaker4hire for a full schedule. There’s a lot of terrific buzz about our involvement in this show!