People don’t think too much about what they want, so the matchmaker helps them get there.
At Cara Matchmaking, our mission is to bring the trust and personal touch of traditional matchmaking to the lives of all who are ready to find their perfect match.
Some come to her because they’re too busy to find someone on their own. At the end of the day, it is just a first date, just the start of a thing.
Some, like me, are frustrated by the dating apps and sites, by the meat market bars and false starts. Adelle may have gotten us to this point, but after this, it’s all on us.
When her matchmaker asked her to do some brand marketing for TDR, Adelle was happy to make the leap from the corporate world. (I’m really bad at Tindering.) Of course TDR costs money and the apps are free, but you do often get what you pay for. and I tried to schedule a second date, but couldn’t get our schedules lined up.
You have to let go of some of your preconceived notions and dig deeper into the bigger things you want.
So when her matchmaker suggested someone outside of Adelle’s requirements, Adelle took a chance and, boom, met her husband. First dates, whether through Tinder or TDR, are always a little awkward. Did I just think it did, after the whole process with Adelle? While I was working with Adelle, I put away the apps. I wanted to see if a real, live person was better than an algorithm and Google Maps.
Even though she came in to interview for a marketing job, it became clear that she could do more with TDR and, before she knew it, she was matchmaking. With Adelle, at least, there was a person, a human being on the journey with me. After a few attempts, it was clear that we weren’t quite on the same page. (Still not quite funny enough.) I’m back in the Tinder/Bumble-verse now and I’ve had a little success, but I miss Adelle. After all, isn’t the whole point to find that right someone and get out of the dating pool all together?
Her history in marketing and communications helps, but it’s not like there’s a career path that leads to “matchmaker.” It’s about making the client comfortable, getting them to open up, listening to their needs. Like a sensible LA dater, I’ve made plans with friends after. I talked it over with Adelle and she helpfully relayed the message to B.
Even with free options like Tinder at the fingertips of singles, some people turn to matchmakers for a more personalized, albeit pricey, experience.