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Finding them a find, catching them a catch

When Stephanie Ross moved from the city to Mineola, she entered a whole new world – and it wasn’t just laid-back replacing hair-on-fire. What really floored the thirtysomething events planner was her social life. It was nowhere. In the city, she’d dated within a wide circle of friends, but she hadn’t established such a circle…

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Busy singles seek assist to help find perfect mate- The Commercial Appeal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy and girl live happily ever after. But what the fairy tales never seem to say is: How does boy even meet girl? Now that we’re marrying older, working harder and socializing less, sometimes we need a little extra help from a modern-day…

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Online Dating Putting You Off? Try a Matchmaker – The New York Times

FOR more than three years, Jennifer Silver, 33, a freelance marketing consultant in Manhattan, trolled online dating sites looking for love. She tried Match.com and JDate. “I had the worst experiences,” Ms. Silver said. When one potential date didn’t bear the slightest resemblance to his photo, she walked right past him, thinking he had stood…

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The Dating Coach Is In – The New York Times

THIS is embarrassing to admit, but for the sake of the greater good, here goes: I am a dating disaster. The thought of meeting a stranger, sitting through a drink or meal, trying to be clever, makes me cranky. Think about the books that could be read while the other person drones on about his…

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She has Cupid’s arrow in her purse – The Associated Press

Sophia McDonald believes she has Cupid’s arrow in her purse. Forget the fact that she is single. She’s got a large database of contacts and a certificate from the Matchmaking Institute in New York. So this modern-day Emma is leaving her career as a real estate broker to put her own spin on the age-old…

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Syracuse matchmaking business clicks with clients- CNYBJ

Syracuse matchmaking business clicks with clients CNY Business Journal – June 8, 2007 Lunch Appeal provides interviews, introductions, feedback to lonely singles. Pamela and Scott Stowell knew they were watching something special. The socially active couple (….) were in front of the television, when a 20/20 special about the Matchmaking Institute, a New York City-based…

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How To Read Your Date In 5 Minutes

HOW TO READ YOUR DATE IN 5 MINUTES IN New York, you don’t have an entire evening to waste wondering if your date is The One. But you do have a solid five minutes. So, in the spirit of keeping painful evenings to a one-drink minimum, we’ve collected the top 20 cues to tell whether…

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Career Talk with Maggie Mistal

Career Talk with Maggie Mistal Martha Stewart Living Radio – February 09, 2007 Lisa Clampitt, Matchmaking Institute Executive Director, spoke live on Martha Stewart Living Radio.

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Making Money Making Matches- Forbes

Making Money Making Matches Forbes – February 09, 2007 Making Money Making Matches “Can you believe I get paid for this, drinking tea and talking about love all day long?” Almost seven years after launching her own matchmaking business, Lisa Clampitt is still amazed at her good fortune. And why not? Her two-person shop–called VIP…

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A Match Made in… Manhattan

A Match Made in… Manhattan The Sunday Telegraph, Stella, November 19, 2006 Lessons in Love. How on earth do you teach people to be matchmakers? Doesn’t it all come down to intuition? The answer is yes – and no. “Intuition is definitely a big part of it, says Clampitt, but a lot of it also…

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