You'll be most successful if you do something you're not used to doing, even just smiling at a stranger or making eye contact at a coffee shop.If you're really looking for a partner be alert all the time and not looking at your phone.It was a disaster—they got along well but the whole date became an argument about whether he was a Trump supporter. I've heard of couples breaking up because it creates so much anger.People are so passionate about their views that I ask about that now—all matchmakers are starting to.Though she's based in Portland, Sullivan frequently works with clients in Houston and Dallas.Her services are free for women wishing to join her database, but men's packages start at ,000 and can go as high as 0,000 for Sullivan's personal attention and coaching.Houston is amazing, there are a lot of men here, a lot of executives, so Houston is an amazing market for a matchmaker because a lot of people need us.
Another thing happening is online dating is not so commitment-minded—it's like the grass is always greener, because you can always find someone else. That's why people are going back to the matchmaker.When I take on a client I get to know them in the initial interview over the phone, and then we meet in person and I'll spend a day with them, go to their home, see how they live. I do work with women—I may suggest they change way they dress or their hairstyles—sometimes women need to be more sensual.I'll tell a guy to stop hiding the bald spot and shave his head because it's not doing him any favors.Online dating is for people coming out of relationships.My clients would do Tinder because they want confidentiality.Some of these guys have been in relationships for 20, 25 years—they don't even know what they like anymore.That's the biggest thing that has come up this year, in this election cycle.But really my clients are savvy and have great interaction skills, so the biggest thing is finding them the right matches, the right kind of women.Sometimes they think they need one type of woman, and I'm like, "No, this is what you need.She even managed to match both her cousin and another good friend with their husbands in her free time before giving in to destiny and joining a matchmaking service, eventually founding her own, Lasting Connections, in 2012."I think you're supposed to do what you're meant to do," says Sullivan.