PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA -- I have tried online dating and just found it very difficult to find any mature or attractive men. Also, it seemed that people had quite short attention spans in the rare instances when you did find someone potentially interesting. Getting introductions to men ready to have a serious relationship and who are successful in their lives is very appealing to me. The idea of coaching worried me a bit at first as I felt like I might be being judged or that it would be a therapy session. I guess I figured I didn't have any real issues with dating in my mind (in terms of how to handle myself), so wasn't sure I needed it.
BUT, the experience, due to my coach and her approach, was a bit transformative! I can't say thank you enough. MM really seemed to quickly understand me as a person and I was amazed at some of the things my coach hit on so well, particularly the fact that I have a hard time receiving rather than giving and that maybe even sometimes I feel guilty focusing on personal happiness rather than a bigger cause. I also have been interested in feminine versus masculine energy and needing to focus more on traditional roles (something I lacked in my long-term relationship) and appreciated being able to speak to this exact idea.
In addition, I really appreciate my coach's usage of Buddhist type philosophies on the universe such as abundance, gratitude, and synchronicity as this is a way of thinking I am trying to embrace more and more. My coach was also so intuitive and down to earth that I ended up telling her some personal things I really didn't think I would get into and some of her comments really helped me see these in an important new perspective (with perhaps some healing).
So, thank you!! I have learned through this experience the potential purposes of a soul mate and moving on, that it is okay to focus on finding a partner at this stage of life, and learning how to show my feminine energy. Thanks again. I definitely didn't expect these sessions to be so enjoyable in terms of the way I look at my life in general! MM was fantastic throughout the process!
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!
DALLAS, TEXAS -- Joann and my work with Carol has been life altering!!! Carol was the best coach in pointing out my weaknesses and strengths in relationships and what I need to do moving forward. I have really turned a corner... thanks so much to Carol and the entire team!!! Carol, I will miss all your amazing analogies going forward; but I will stay in my canoe and keep my armor on or near to me, amazing!! So glad you request the coaching... she has been an amazing tool in changing how I think and approach life, relationships and even my career!! I have had it in me, she always found a way to bring out the best in me!!
Carol is very gentle, patient and totally "gets me"!!! What a whirlwind job she did in getting me to look into places that I did not think about, will make me a much better person and a great mate. It was there all the time, just misplaced!! I've learned about seeing the red flags and acting appropriately instead of settling!! Being able to say Bye Bye to those that do not deserve the amazing woman that I am and have always been, seeing the forest through the trees!!
PALM BEACH GARDENS -- I had met several men who were not ambitious, with their professional or personal life. I had also met men that wanted a casual relationship instead of a serious committed relationship. The other problem I ran into with Match.com or Bumble is that the men were not as advertised (shorter in person, no job, pictures were years old etc.). Master Matchmakers has helped me combat these challenges. My coach Stephanie really helped shine light into some things I was inadvertently doing that could have been an obstacle in my attempts to date or meet new people. I felt like I learned how to present myself more clearly, use my feminine energy, and be more open.
Master Matchmakers was able to introduce me to a man that has already been vetted and wants similar things that I do. My coach Stephanie did a good job to bring awareness on my good and bad qualities. She gave excellent advice. She was very clear on what each step was and what to expect, how to be prepared, and things to reflect upon or work on for each chat. I am so thankful to Master Matchmakers!
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA -- With my coach's guidance and direction, I have learned more about myself and others in our short time together than at any other time in my life. She provided me with direction toward living a better life and insight into the direction from which I came to be here now. It didn't take 6 years or 6 months. It took 6 hours over 3 days inside 4 weeks. I will only take credit for being as honest and insightful as I could about myself. Without my coach's guidance, I would not have progressed. I cannot thank you enough!
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.
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!
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!