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Make Me a Match

The 21st Century Guide to Finding and Using a Matchmaker

Blind dates haven’t worked. Neither has the internet, or set-ups by mom or friends. Now what? How about something tried and true: the professional matchmaker! Matchmakers are back and better than ever—and this guide from the Matchmaking Institute explains everything you need to know to choose and use one. Find out all about the process, how to make the most of it, and exactly how he or she will make you a match. As you read the success stories with their “happily ever afters,” you’ll realize that matchmaking is an intelligent, practical way to go about dating today. In addition, there’s a list of matchmakers recommended by the Institute as well as smart dating and relationship advice from the professionals.

The Matchmaking Institute, created in 2003 by Jerome Chasques and Lisa Clampitt, CSW, was established to set a code of ethics and strict quality standards in the matchmaking industry. It is the first institute offering a matchmaking training & certification, introducing singles to Certified Matchmakers(TM), and providing matchmakers with a network of peers & support. The Matchmaking Institute is one of the only authoritative voices of the Matchmaking industry with its members providing a reputable and ethical service. In the absence, so far, of any official legislation, we strive to create a greater public and media awareness of this industry and to raise standards across all of the industry and enhance the image of our industry. The mainstream success of online dating has opened the door to using a third party to find love and skyrocketed the popularity of modern-day, one-on-one, personalized matchmaking services. Now more than ever before is it acceptable to use a matchmaker but with this growth of the matchmaking market comes a greater need for quality control in the industry. So with years of exposure to the pros and cons of the market, our team has collaborated in the creation of a new generation of matchmakers.

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