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Do You Have A LDR?

Posted on: February 17th, 2013 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle

LDR, meaning long distance relationship, of course! So, are you involved in a LDR?

Or maybe you want to look for a possible relationship in a different state… different country maybe? Hey, don’t knock it till you try it, right?… I personally foresee some obstacles but it could be turn out to be the adventure of your life to find the love of your life.

While browsing the Internet, I found this article that helps you keep in touch with your love across the ocean and will keep you from racking up your phone bill. Download these apps for your phone that were created specially for a more intimate environment!

1) Couple (free!): This app is geared towards couples because you can only choose one other “pair” with who you share a timeline with- you can post video messages, chat, drawings and/or photos. When you are both on the app at the same time, you can even “ThumbKiss” which is a genius feature where you can touch the screen exactly where your partner is, making both phones vibrate. Clever!
2) Skype (also free!): You can either call, instant message or video chat. It’s free for laptops, tablets and even phones! It’s better than using up your cell phone minutes! ;) However, your partner does have to be signed up on Skype for the call to be free; otherwise, there is $$ involved.
3) WhatsApp Messenger (free is the magic word!): This app is a cross-platform messenger that works across all smartphones. For example, if you have an iPhone with iMessage but your partner does not, you can’t send emoticons but this app, WhatsApp, lets you! Video, voice notes and images are also included for the low price of FREE!
4) Cartolina (costs $2 but not too bad!): Use this e-card app as an email or text message alternative. Cartolina also provides beautiful and vintage-inspired “cartogram” designs for your messages. This app also syncs with your calendar, so it reminds you of birthdays or anniversaries or other important dates that involve your partner.

I thought this article was a great idea and so helpful because I didn’t even know some of these existed to help LDRs! So useful… technology is really stepping up its game.

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**I claim no credit to this article. To read more, go here: http://www.geeksugar.com/Long-Distance-Relationship-iPhone-Apps-25084471.

Sing Me A Love Song

Posted on: February 7th, 2013 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle

What are some of your favorite love songs? There are always the classics and there’s always new ones popping up every year as well. I have compiled a list of the following while searching “top love songs” in a search engine. As I went through the multiple results, I definitely agreed with some while having some disagreements with others.

However, having one of these songs play while having a romantic dinner (with your mate, first date, etc.) with your potential mate, will definitely set the mood. Make a playlist with some of these suggestions! With Valentine’s Day coming up, I hope these songs can help you somewhere! Play them in the car while you are driving to your destination with your date, play them at home while getting ready, during a dinner, request a song if available at a place. Utilize your resources!

  • Elvis Presley – “Love Me Tender”
  • The Beatles – “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
  • The Temptations – “My Girl”
  • Sonny & Cher – “I Got You Babe”
  • Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You”
  • Celine Dion – “My Heart Will Go On”
  • Alicia Keys – “No One”
  • Mariah Carey – “We Belong Together”
  • Boyz II Men – “I’ll Make Love to You”
  • Beyonce ft. Jay-Z – “Crazy In Love”
  • Etta James – “At Last”
  • Luther Vandross – “Here and Now”
  • The Bangles – “Eternal Flame”
  • Miguel – “Adorn”
  • Frank Ocean – “Thinkin’ Bout You”
  • Demi Lovato – “Give Your Heart A Break”
  • Savage Garden – “Truly, Madly, Deeply”
  • K-Ci & JoJo – “All My Life”
  • 98 Degrees – “Because Of You”
  • Brian McKnight – “Back to One”
  • John Mayer – “Your Body Is A Wonderland”
  • Stevie Wonder – “You Are the Sunshine Of My Life”
  • Rod Stewart – “Have I Told You Lately”
  • Madonna – “Crazy For You”
  • Beach Boys – “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
  • Marvin Gaye – “Let’s Get It On”
  • Al Green – “Let’s Stay Together”
  • The Jackson 5 – “I’ll Be There”
  • George Michael/Wham! – “Careless Whisper”
  • Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – “Endless Love”
  • Alicia Keys – “Fallin’”
  • Bonnie Tyler – “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
  • Faith Hill – “Breathe”
  • N*Sync – “This I Promise You”

Of course there’s a whole bunch more, but I hope this list (some great oldies, some recent) is both familiar and new to you! Download, listen and enjoy.

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Identify Your Ideal Partner

Posted on: January 31st, 2013 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle

With only 15 days left with Valentine’s Day approaching…

Lesson 12: Identify your ideal partner: Admit it, we all have our own idea of “Prince Charming”. However, it is highly unlikely that you will find your version of Prince Charming. Create an image of your life with your ideal mate by thinking about the major areas in your life that should be important for you both. How do you want your ideal match to express himself/herself in each area? Be hopeful but also be realistic! Give each new person you meet or date a completely blank slate and a chance. Listen and observe. Have an open mind and an open heart and you may possibly find the man of your dreams!

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25 days left until Valentine's Day!

Posted on: January 22nd, 2013 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle

In honor of the days left before Valentine’s Day, our matchmaker, Romella Battle, will be putting up a lesson for each day remaining.

25 Days left until Valentine’s Day, to attracting your ideal mate! A lesson for each day.
Lesson 2, Be clear about what you want:  People enter relationships for a number of varying reasons. One person’s objective may be to meet their soul mate and another may be focused on the ultimate goal of initiating a sexual encounter. Failure to recognize and understand each other’s motives can often lead people to getting into a relationship that is based on very different needs and wants, which ultimately causes relationships to fail. Leaving behind clear lessons to remember, with the lingering feelings of hurt, pain, anger and regret along with thoughts that you have wasted your time.
Don’t misunderstand me: meeting people, flirting and dating is tremendously exciting and is an essential and wonderful part of life, but when the chemistry is flowing, that passion can sometimes overpower our reasoning and decisions in determining whether this person is the truly all that they appear to be. As abrupt as it may seem, it is imperative that you make it your first objective to make sure a possible potential-mate of interest understands what you want and need; Whether it relates to sex, love, passion or friendship. Don’t be afraid to lay it out on the table; Why? Your love life is not a game, don’t use your poker face in the beginning and hold back your best hand. Because ultimately the joke may be on you!
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Meeting the parents!

Posted on: December 22nd, 2012 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle

Was it horrifying? Was it easy? For those who have met your significant other’s parents, let us know!

From my personal experience, my family already knew one of my ex-boyfriend’s parents because we had been family friends. So check “meeting his parents” off that list! However, there was another ex-boyfriend when it was awkward meeting his parents… the “being in his house alone not doing anything but bumping into them” kind of awkward. The most recent ex-boyfriend I’ve had though, I met his parents but it wasn’t very planned out. We were coming back from an outing with friends and decided to stop by his house so he could pick something up. I was a bit nervous and worried but his parents were so nice and welcoming. It was easy to be around them and not awkward at all. They really made an effort to make me feel at ease and I really appreciated that. I honestly will probably send them a Christmas card thanking them for everything they did for me in the time period when I was still with their son, haha. They were that welcoming!

Tips and tricks from my experience:
1) be nice
2) compliment their home/son or daughter whom you are dating
3) be polite
4) engage in conversation
5) be yourself!

Good luck if any of you are meeting your mate’s parents anytime soon! Does anyone else have any tips or tricks of their own?