WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA -- I came to Master Matchmakers so I could begin to date better. Internet dating was really wearing me down mentally. I knew I was ready for a serious change in my dating behaviors. I knew I needed help and hoped Master Matchmakers would help, which they have. I had my last straw when I was disrespected by a guy I met offline during our course of dating. I knew I deserved better and that I couldn't give up nor continue to ride this same dating path. Talking to Cindy helped confirm that. I was too embarrassed to talk, tell friends and not because it was happening before, but just shame.
I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and I got in touch with Cindy at the right time. My coach Carol's approach was extremely nurturing and honest. She made me feel comfortable talking about certain past situations which allowed me to heal. There were so many aspects of my past that she had me address. I really enjoyed our time together. Our sessions helped me so much. You helped me understand how healthy it is to switch roles and to feel how to be angry over shameful. It was truly nice having Carol to talk to and be able to open up to. She opened my eyes to a new way of thinking in dating.
I am more aware of what I now need and want out of a relationship. The improvements I have made include building my self esteem and courage to say "No" to what I don't want or need in my life, how to check for red flags on the first date and not to waste his or my time, and how to find excitement in other ways from a guy, instead of going for that bad boy image that is just no good for me. It has overall been an amazing experience!
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA -- I finally found 'Master Matchmakers'. Not only was it exactly what I was looking for, but it has also turned out to be a real godsend in my life. When I first called in, the front office assistant transferred me to Steve and I left a message. To my surprise, Steve texted me back right away and immediately followed with a phone call. I was really hurting at the time and Steve was so kind and professional and talked with me for a long while. He said he understood what I was going through and really thought he and the team could help me immensely.
He took the time to explain every detail about your program, and I was so impressed that the CEO would take time out to talk with 'some guy' on the phone. I knew immediately that I had found the right fit for me. I had a similar experience with JoAnn who had me text and talk with her on the phone (on Sat her day off). I thought, who does that? Like Steven, she was very empathetic and could relate to how I was feeling. She told me she had the perfect coach for me.
My goodness, was she ever right! Stephanie first sent me a very welcoming email and told me you had talked with Steven and JoAnn, and found out a little about me. It was immediately comforting to know that Steph and the team were excited to be working with me. I found the email to be very pleasant and I instinctively knew that I was with the most beneficial coach for my situation.
I enjoyed the fact that our coaching sessions always seemed to interconnect perfectly, with the times I needed a pep talk or was feeling upset or down. Stephanie was always so kind and encouraging, but also true to a fault. I really enjoyed learning more about myself and areas I need to work on, in order to be a better person and specifically a better relationship partner.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA -- I chose to separate from my husband after a long-term marriage. I am not comfortable using a typical online dating sites. By chance, I met Cindy from Master Matchmakers and I loved the concept of Master Matchmakers. My first encounter with Cindy was so comfortable, she made me feel like I am going to find the new Mr. Right and I was very interested it the personal process. My time with my coach, Stephanie, has been comfortable, a good learning experience and rewarding in a way that I feel good about what I have to offer and how to get there in a safe environment.
My coach Stephanie gave me some good advice about personalizing my profile and I think this is translatable to when I meet someone. Instead of talking about work, etc. share some of my experiences. Let loose and have fun. Although I am a very confident person, Stephanie gave me the confidence I need regarding the dating scene as I have been out of it for decades.
I named the matchmaking staff "Relationship Realtors" because I expect this to be a sharing of feedback and advice as we move through the process. You may tell your realtor what kind of house you are looking for but as you start looking at homes the description of your needs can be tweaked. I am happy that this is how MM works. Both Cindy and Stephanie made me feel like the most important person they were working with. I felt the connection and the sincerity that they are really going to help me be successful.
I started with Master Matchmakers because of other horrible online dating site experiences. Almost all my dates from other companies were “one and done” dates - Plus not up-to-date pictures of the women. The coaching sessions were extremely helpful in learning more about what I want, need, and right woman to look for in my search for a long term relationship. In my sessions I learned when to see “red flags” and how to handle them, and taking care of ME and wanting what's right for ME. My personal coach, Carol, was amazing!!! She was extremely helpful and easy to work with!!! It was all a great experience.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA -- Let me start off by saying I am 27 and spent much of my 20s focused on career. While all of my friends had a normal job and social life, I was locked in the library studying. Now, I am the lone single friend. Although most people would say I'm still young, it's difficult for me to view it that way when I have no single friends. Being the third wheel is difficult and becoming old. I've tried many avenues to meet men - through school, work, online, and friends. It becomes more and more frustrating and hopeless with each failed encounter. I feel as though I have exhausted my options for finding a partner.
Throughout my journey with MM, I became more motivated to do things for myself (i.e., get a personal trainer, rejoin meetup groups, and try to be more social with my friends). I know they seem like simple things, but having someone encourage me to do these things was the push I needed to actually do it. It has definitely helped make me feel better about myself and ease the sense of loneliness that I hate so much.
Now, I've been more social with my friends instead of avoiding them as a means to avoid hearing about how happy they are in relationships. I just feel like our conversations have helped motivate me to crawl out of my hole of unhappiness about my life. I appreciated the time the staff took for our phone calls so they can learn about me to find my perfect match. I am super excited about the road ahead!
I joined Master Matchmakers because I just had a signiﬁcant birthday and I wanted to have a partner to share my life with. I live in a small town and dating has it's limitations. My experiences to make a relationship work with someone who really isn't a match have been trying. Master Matchmakers helped me learn how to ask the right questions, be self aware and positive. I like the time they took to get a sense of who I am and what I want!
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA -- My attempt at online dating revealed a lot of shady characters that use fake photos, and other information and ‘fish' for women and this is what they do full time. Thank God for Master Matchmakers. They not only would create opportunities for me with well vetted individuals, they gave me all the feedback and constructive criticism I could ever ask for. JoAnn and Steven Ward run this business day in and day out as a terrific mother-son team. They personally see to it that the customer comes first. Not every customer is a walk in the park. If you can appreciate the effort and hold yourself accountable for your end of the bargain, you can't lose by working with them.
I like to be good at everything I do, so it made sense to work on me and go through the coaching before endeavoring back into the online dating site arena. They helped me appreciate my strengths, and reassured me that I do not need to change just perhaps take a step back and see the whole picture. The most important thing – is that I needed an advocate to help me keep in mind what I've learned about me and my needs (sometimes I focus too much on other people's needs). So after 4 dates, I have a clearer picture of exactly what that is, I am able to articulate it, and I feel more confident in the process.
For me I feel this process has opened both eyes: I need to be clear, confident, and know what I want. I was rather naive in thinking that initially I knew that, but this was not the case! It was easy to open up to the team at Master Matchmakers. They were positive and diplomatic, and good listeners. I think the SKYPE sessions initially scared me, but I enjoyed them and like dating, once you do it, it gets easier. Having a different perspective is always beneficial and although it may be brutally honest, it was worthwhile. Thank you Master Matchmakers!
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA -- It was an absolute pleasure working with Master Matchmakers. I feel like I was able to pass on what I am really hoping to achieve here, as I wanted to reach out to a wider population of women as well as to help narrow my search down to matches with high likelihood of success.
I really liked the fact that they were able to exploit my qualities as a person and help me use these in order to achieve a successful relationship. I feel that we are now in the same page as far as what's important and what can be overlooked (from my perspective) for a relationship to work.
I am really excited to be able to find matches who have already gone through a certain filtering, which actually has been my problem for a long time. I feel like I'm really not a picky person, so I'm very optimistic their process should really work. I mean I'm not gonna ask for the girl on the cover of a magazine, but a woman with a certain charm and pleasant personality, that's it!
I met ** and one of her associates over 2 years ago. Initially, they were very professional. We met for over 2 hours and discussed the particulars of what I wanted and what I expected. They showed me lots of photos of men and ** squealed "he'd be perfect" for me. Contracts were signed and we discussed distance and other details.
It took 3 months to hear from them. They matched me with someone who obviously was a couch potato (while I am very active). The associate was upset when I mentioned this. The second match was worse. He was much older, retired, and liked sedentary hobbies. While nothing is wrong with that, I am very active. He and I spoke on the phone. We agreed we had nothing in common, had different energy levels, and were probably match together only because we lived near each other.
Not long after I received a call from ** who told me that, basically, while she couldn't tell me to, a woman my age should seriously consider plastic surgery - it because I looked at least 10 years older than I am and no one wants to date me. So, I quizzed my friends on how old they thought I looked. Mind you, my friends are professionals (doctors, lawyers, engineers, politicians, etc) and are in the public eye. Their response? "You are hot!" When I shared this fact with ** she hit the roof - yelling, and telling me that how dare I question her judgment.
It took another 6 months to be matched with someone else. He was nice, but we didn't have a lot of chemistry - different politics, hobbies, etc.. The second date I went on was the same thing. I was contacted about another man and was told they would follow up, but I never heard from him, or MM again.
They still owe me a date - that was over a year ago. In the meantime, I've had countless dates from interesting, intelligent, educated and successful men who find me attractive - and ARE NOT from this awful service. This service costs thousands and thousands of dollars. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!! If you want to spend lots of money and be insulted - go to a dominatrix.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- I was really shocked to read two negative reviews of It's About Time Master Matchmakers. I love **! They're great! I signed up for this service about two years ago after going through a divorce. My second match in the service I dated for about a year and a half. We recently had a mutual split and I re-activated myself with the service to use my remaining matches. It was like I was their first priority again. They started sending me potential matches within a few weeks.
Also, the whole pricing issue, they discuss it all with you in the initial interview. They describe the range of prices people pay, which is pretty widespread, and for a reason. It does not depend on how much one makes. It depends on how much work they will have to do to be able to satisfy your requests. Therefore, the pickiest people end up paying the most money.
And lastly, sometimes they do come back to you with things you don't want to hear. They can't help what people bring to them as feedback and it's their job to share it with you. Personally, I wouldn't want to be kept in the dark about why none of my matches didn't want to see me a second time. It's a learning experience for everyone.
Anyway, I just wanted to clarify for some people, because if a bad review on the internet may prevent you from embarking on a path with ** that may have a permanent positive impact on your life, then I hope that my positive words will cause you to seek a third opinion before turning away. I've worked with some other matchmaking services and I've never received the quality of personalized service that I've received with **.
However, know that they are an upscale service for the successful and the attractive, so if you see you are in need of a face-lift or gastric bypass surgery, this is not the service for you. They make no attempts to hide that. But also, know that successful does not necessarily mean rich, but successful along the lines of loving where you're at in life and being good at what you do. Best of luck to all of you, and if you're reading this, then maybe this is what you need to do at this point in your life.