What It’s Really Like to Be a Professional Matchmaker

Published as part of FLARE‘s 9-5 series.

What is a typical workday for you, or does that exist? Oh man, I just laughed so hard. There’s no typical workday. A typical workweek consists of meeting with clients, doing promotions to acquire new clients, and looking through my current roster and database to see if I’ve missed any potential matches. I’m constantly trying to grow that roster because the larger it is, the better the options are for my other clients.

What is the biggest mistake people make when looking for love? Having a very rigid idea of who that person is; what they’re going to look like, what they’re going to be doing for work, how tall they’ going to be. I’m not asking people to lower their standards, but I want people to keep an open mind because maybe the person who makes you feel good and loved and who fits in your life is not the height that you thought, or maybe they don’t have all their hair, or maybe they’ve had a divorce. People have a lot of deal-breakers that close off so many options, and then they’re not open to the people who maybe could make them the happiest.

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