Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make Me A Match

Find me a find, catch me a catch (hum along). Matchmaker, Matchmaker, look in your book and make me a perfect Match.”

Are you married? Have you ever looked at your Spouse and wondered how you really met her/him and what it was that made you think that this could be the person you could literally spend the rest of your life with?

It’s kinda crazy when you really think about it.

Such was the conversation about how people meet people today, that led me to a lecture given by Rachel Greenwald, Matchmaker and Author of Find A Husband After 35 Using What I Learned At Harvard Business School.

I went, not for me, but with a friend who would like to meet someone special. With so many ways to meet people today, the question becomes, “How does one go about finding someone special, especially after we begin to age and “special” becomes even more “special” in the eye of the beholder?”

One way is using Rachels’s “15-step program to find a wonderful husband… an innovative approach to the frustrating reality of being single at any age, from your 30’s to your 80’s….”

Coincidentally, the morning of the lecture, I received an email from a friend, who was passing along the email of HER friend, who had come up with yet another way:

“It’s helped me grow my business. It’s helped me raise money. Now I hope it helps me find a guy. So yeah, I wanna know who you know. Not your run-of-the-mill email request? Maybe, but I’m not looking for a run-of-the-mill guy, and I’ve decided to shout it from my desktop. Can you help me by contacting eligible men, or friends who may know someone eligible? If the sheer fun of playing matchmaker isn’t enough incentive, I’ll raffle off an iPad 2 for all who play along! And of course, when you need assistance for your business endeavor, job search, recipe swap or charitable cause, sign me up!

Her letter went on (f you are really interested in reading it, let me know and I will pass it on to you).

And, then a 3rd way. While at a Farmer’s Market recently, the Knife Sharpening Man had his card prominently displayed:

All I really wish for folks who would like to find someone to share their time with, is that they do. I try and connect people where and when I can, but my pool is shrinking as my world becomes less populated. I love that Rachel continues to try and help using her “method”,  that my friend’s friend just puts it out there and this man steps outside the box to attract what he wants.

After all, finding each other isn’t easy. But, it seems there are more ways than ever to connect and thankfully, we no longer have to rely on the Town Matchmaker. That should make it easier. And at least, more fun.

How have you MindFULLY met someone special?  Let us know!