So in honor of the professionals who pair us up when we're too busy to date, not finding quality matches, or choosing the wrong people again (and again), let's celebrate the holiday with matchmakers' best dating advice.
After all, they've seriously seen it all with their clients.
I'm her, but she wrote for the Post and I wrote for the Times".
Half the time That initial pull is indicative of lust, not even love, so if you are intrigued after a first date, give it a fair shot to see if chemistry grows with getting to know each other." — Erika Kaplan, matchmaker for Three Day Rule"Put down the smartphone — your person could be standing right in front of you, but your phone is shielding your eyes from him or her.
We are all guilty of living in our phones, but that screen in front of our faces might be preventing the eligible [men or women of] the City from garnering the courage to talk to you and see where it goes." — Brooke Wise of Wise Matchmaking"The best piece of advice I have for singles on this day is to be the type of person you want to attract.
By that, I mean to be the best you can be so you attract the best.
One of my biggest takeaways while exploring Western Europe for six months was a conversation I had with an Austrian couple. What struck me the most was that there isn't a word in many languages for what North Americans call "dating", and that, in fact, few cultures around the world actually "date". And how to other people get to know one another before committing, having casual sex, or something else?
Within a few minutes of meeting in an Irish pub, the lady of the couple asked, "So, is dating a construct of Hollywood? These were the most pressing questions my friends back home wanted to know, so I went out in discovery of answers.