Just Dating – April 7, 2004
Meeting the partner of your dreams is becoming more and more of a challenge. The busy lifestyles of many of today’s professionals often leave little time for socializing. Millions of singles are hiring someone to help them find love.
Twin Cities Miss Match, Andrea Johnson is the owner and matchmaker of the Matchmaking Connection. She is one of only a few true Minnesota Matchmakers and she is the only Minnesota Matchmaker who is a Member of the National Board of Certified Matchmakers.
I am really excited to connect with other reputable matchmakers throughout the United States,Â said Johnson, ÂAll who are dedicated to setting and upholding professional and ethical standards for the matchmaking industry. We want to bring matchmaking out of the closet and into respectability. We are in the planning stages of starting a National Matchmaking Convention to be held in New York City later this year.
As a certified board member of the Matchmaking Institute, Johnson is able to network with Matchmakers throughout the US. I have developed a great relationship with Bonnie the Matchmaker, out of Phoenix, AZ. Now many of my snow birding clients have a matchmaker in Arizona as well as Minnesota!
Johnson offers a more personalized approach to matchmaking because she interviews and matches every client herself. Johnson says. ÂWe can save our members time and money by weeding out singles that donÂt fit their criteria and because I only accept members I know I can match I have a very high success rate.
Johnson conducts extensive personal interviews with each member, covering areas such as family, education, job, religion, hobbies, and a wide range of likes and dislikes. And Johnson, not a computer, will decide whether two members could be compatible.
More and more people are joining every day, Johnson says. ÂThe Matchmaking Connection is proof that you donÂt have to pay thousands for a quality matchmaker with a personal touch.
In less than two years The Matchmaking Connection has been featured on the Pat Miles Show (three times), WCCO Channel 4 with Pat Miles, KARE 11 Today, B96Âs Scrappy in the Morning Show, KCCO’s Live “Strictly Business” with Rita Maloney, ThisWeek newspaper, and The City Pages.