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Matchmaking Introductions, a Division of The New Mexico Relationship Center
Type of business:
Matchmaking boutique consulting firm
7400 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 34A
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What do you offer that the competition doesn't?
We are New Mexico's only matchmaking boutique consulting firm for high-caliber, commitment-minded singles. We maximize our client’s time and investment by acting as their own “Personal Relationship Recruiter”—scouting, recruiting, screening, weeding out the inappropriate and interviewing the must-meet individuals in-person—cherry-picking only the most appropriate potentials for our clients to meet.
What is your educational background?
I have participated in many different personal growth programs. My studies include licensing as a Relationship Coach through the Relationship Coaching Institute, certification as a Premarital Interpersonal Choices & Knowledge Instructor, and intensive work with Kevin McCarthy, author of The On Purpose Person. Utilizing my extensive training in relationship coaching, I apply those skills and techniques to the matchmaking industry. The outcome is an unparalleled level of service and results.
How can I tell if I need a matchmaker?
These days, people work longer hours and get married later in life. The divorce rate is at 50 percent, and it is harder to gain access to the type of person that would be a great match for long-term compatibility. People are hiring experts for all areas of their lives to be more time efficient. We hire a personal trainer for our body, an accountant for our finances. Why, in the most important yet most neglected area of our lives, would we not hire an expert for our love life? Also, everyone thinks they know what they want in a potential match. Then, if that is the case, here is my question for clients: "Why are you still single?" I help my clients make better choices, prescreen introductions and get feedback from the dates. This helps the client become more successful in gaining access to a potential long-term relationship rather than a passionate fling based solely on attraction.
How would you convince a skeptic to reach out to a matchmaker?
Any skeptic that I’ve come in contact with spends no more than five minutes with me, and their worries and hesitations are gone! They know I’m the real deal!
What are the top benefits of working with you?
Trust & Safety. We make it our business to get to know you: your wants, needs and desires. We have also spoken with and met everyone you are introduced to. Because of this, you can explore romance without fear or worry. Privacy. We do not release your contact information or photo to anyone without your permission. By using Matchmaking Introductions, no one—not your boss, your ex or your family members—will know you are looking for a mate unless, of course, you tell them.Personalized Service. We get to know YOU. Based on your unique personality, lifestyle, likes, dislikes and values, we understand exactly who will be a suitable and rewarding match. Time Saving. You don't have to spend countless hours browsing thousands of online profiles, writing dozens of introduction emails and spending the evening alone when a promising prospect doesn't show up for a date. We take care of all the scouting and screening for you, allowing you to save your energy for the actual date.
Would you ever turn anyone down?
It’s rare that I do turn down a potential client, but it has happened before. The only reason I would chose to do so would be because they are not being realistic with their expectations. I’m not a dating service, I’m a matchmaker, so I refuse to take on anyone that tries to take advantage of my hard work in an unproductive manner.
What is the most valuable piece of advice you can give about dating?
As I always say to my clients, you have to treat the dating process like a job. If you are out of a job, what do you do? You get out there and start applying and maybe even go back to school for more education; do whatever you can to get back into the “game!” Treat the single dating scene just the same. Make yourself available, take relationship classes and continue to work toward your goal!
How successful has your matchmaking been? Any marriages?
This depends on how you define success. Since not all of our clients want to get married, I can’t define success by the number of marriages. So I define success as being in a sixth-month or longer relationship with someone I introduce you to. Based on my definition, 50 percent of my clients end up in a successful relationship.
You also specialize in relationship coaching for singles. Why is it important to address past relationship issues?
So many people come to me after a divorce or a series of "bad" relationships and believe that they have just met the wrong person. This may be true for some but not for most. With our divorce rate at 50 percent on a first marriage, and 63 percent on a second, singles need to understand that the only way they will have a successful relationship is to obtain the necessary relationship skills needed. Doing the work now while you are single will save a lot of heartache in the future.
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