I was offered to work on an unusual project – to help two singles from Seattle to find the love of their life.
Both of them were writing daily blogposts. Both are successful, busy business owners; neither has taken the time to focus on dating. With the help of a successful date coach and the best matchmaking professionals in Seattle, both make a commitment today to go on 60 dates in 60 days — a year’s worth of dates before the holidays.
Having “60 dates in 60 days” it is like suggesting someone to join them to shop for a car and on the question “Where do we start shopping?” to answer: “I do not know – I will know when I see it” Oh well, happy shopping day to you!
60 dates in 60 days is somewhat different to my matchmaking approach, if not the opposite. Quality vs quantity, deliberate choices vs “falling for anything or something”- that’s what I advise to my clients… I have been doing matchmaking for years and from experience I can tell that usually out of 60 people – it will be maximum 10-15 matches that are worth the efforts and time to meet in person.
The problem is that most singles do not know how to screen and what to screen for.
There is a great quote by Mike Dooley:
“The only way to get what you really want, is to know what you really want. And the only way to know what you really want, is to know yourself. And the only way to know yourself, is to be yourself. And the only way to be yourself is to listen to your heart.”
And that’s where most single are failing before they even started. Focusing on the goal instead of chasing an intangible dream, knowing well personal healthy boundaries, deal breakers and non-negotiable and having a clear vision of what the perfect relationship will look like, instead of what a perfect person will look like -is the first step on the way to find a great partner. You can find a partner that looks “perfect” on paper but might not deliver you fulfilling experiences and you still will not be happy at the end. Humans are not really looking for a perfect partner – they are looking for experiences that perfect partner can deliver.
Hopefully, with this focused approach, they will find true love when they want to find it — now!
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