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No Limits!

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle 8 Comments

Here’s a piece of advice for those who are single and dating: been single and dating, or have just become single and want to start dating when it’s the right time.

During your process of dating, there is not a limit of how many people you are dating or should be dating. There is no commitment until you both have decided you want to be in a relationship! You should be having fun and dating more than one person. Some dates may just be for fun while other possible dates may be for looking at a possible mate.

If there has been no limit set for you and a possible partner, then know that you are not limited and feel free to date whoever you want. Dating should be a fun time and a period in your life where you explore different situations and network with people! There is no rush to get into a relationship with the first man or woman you end up dating. However, when you and a man or woman have successfully finished the “getting-to-know-each-other” period, set that limit if you both only want to date one another.

Get out there! Dive in head-first. Keep an open mind and push yourself! Have fun and enjoy your carefree dating phase!

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Single? Want to date? Go to these cities!

Posted on: February 5th, 2013 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle

If you’ve ever been curious about the best cities for dating, here are the top 10 ranked for being dating-friendly!

1) Austin, Texas: In this state, the singles like to go out and dance at one of the numerous live-music venues or one of the nightlife hotbeds. With its year-round sunshine and the great outdoors, Austin is one of the cities with singles making more than half the local population.
2) Boston: Number 2 on the list, this is where you and your date can enjoy the popular pub scene, catch a baseball game at Fenway Park or try out the food among the youthful liveliness of undergrads or post-grad singles in this popular educational hub.
3) Chicago: Made for dating! With the renowned art museums, comedy clubs, theaters and Wrigley Field, you can end your date in this city with some deep-dish pizza.
4) Miami: Number 4 is sunny Miami with its sandy beaches and sexy locals who enjoy
the sizzling nightlife scene and enjoying the beachfront- perfect for tropically-inspired dates.
5) New Orleans: Head here where you can visit the French Quarter or their legendary music venues and eat some powdery beignets.
6) New York City: The Big Apple is big on dating with the hip New Yorkers. There are boundless options for where to go for a date night- music clubs, museums, bars, Broadway, top-ranked restaurants. Manhattan seems designed with matchmaking mind.
7) Phoenix and Scottsdale: These two cities are bordered next to each other. They are number seven with their beautiful nature and outdoors. Many active singles would fit in perfectly here.
8) San Diego: With its endless summer weather, beach culture and hip nightlife scene, San Diego is primed to be on the list of the best cities for dating.
9) San Francisco: This city is not to be forgotten as California’s cultural capitol with its acceptance of creative and diverse individuals with its wondrous bay view. Check out the popular tourist spots such as Alcatraz, Haight Street, Golden Gate Park and more!
10) Seattle: The last city on this list is coffeehouse Seattle with its views, nature-filled or bird’s eye-view on top of the Space Needle.

I got this idea and tips from this article here (click to read more!). All credits to them.

Top 5 Online Dating Site Trends

Posted on: January 15th, 2013 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle
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The newest trends in online dating sites are the following:

1) More Hookups. (Last year online, there were more than 17 million people that tried to cyberflirt their way to a love connection. More sites. More people. More opportunities to have that first date kiss.)
2) Niche Markets. (There are at least 92 million single Americans. There are dating sites that people go to and where there’s less people, there’s a chance that you will meet someone that has more in common with you.)
3) Tasting Different Flavors. (There are successful sites like Jewish Singles “JDate” that can prove that ethnic-specific dating sites really do have a market!)
4) The Rise of Non-Date Dating Sites (Facebook is basically a dating site as it is to a social network. Mashable actually asked readers the question “which social network is most likely to get you laid?” and Facebook came in with 800 votes, 2nd to Myspace.)
5) Online Again, Offline Again. (There is an increasing number of online sites from offline communities like high school and university alumni groups. Such sites, like reunion.com or classmates.com. help you specify dating preferences and therefore helping you meet a possible partner online and offline.

Do you have anything to add that YOU think should be on this list?? Let me know by leaving a comment! :)
***This information came from this article: http://mashable.com/2008/09/11/online-dating-site-trends/. Credit given to them.

Love quotes discussed, #2

Posted on: December 26th, 2012 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle

“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should never part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion.” – Louis de Bernieres, “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”

I think this is a beautiful quote. Do you think that this is true- that this is what love is? It takes a hold of you to never let go. It’s the madness that you love and hate at the same time that slowly takes over you but you can’t and don’t want to stop it.

I love the part where it tells you that “you have to make a decision”. You have to decide if “your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should never part”. I find this so true and it speaks to me because you really do have to make a decision if you should let yourself go and fall completely. I feel like you shouldn’t feel afraid to let your guard down and let that special someone in. You may be scarred with previous relationship problems but this does not mean that you will be hurt the next time someone new comes along. They may just be the one.

Even though I think that love actually is “breathlessness… excitement… not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion”, it is not only that. It really involves looking deep into your soul and letting yourself go. Because you’re worth it!

Meeting someone online?

Posted on: December 21st, 2012 by Executive Matchmaker Romella Battle

Would you take a chance to meet someone online? Have you ever done that? Took a chance on someone that was a complete stranger at first but then decided to go for it and the relationship blossomed into something amazing? If you haven’t done it, would you?

Online dating is hard for some people. I honestly have never tried it and who knows, maybe in the future I will. For now, I’m okay but I have friends that have tried it and it’s worked. Other than the horror stories that I’ve also heard from other people, it’s still something to try that could possibly work for you!

Some tips and tricks from me would be:
1)be smart and be safe
2) be open-minded
3) don’t give out any personal security information
4) meet in a public place (especially if you have never met him before- anyone can send you any pictures of somebody but it may be fake)
5) have fun! :)

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On a more serious note, more people than I thought have tried online dating. I’ve heard that the free websites are less successful because they have people that are looking for a hook-up rather than a real connection. However, those that cost money, costs an arm and a leg just for one or a few dates… where’s the line to be drawn? Kudos to you if you are willing to pay and pay thousands for one date that may or may not turn out to be the love of your life. However, wouldn’t you like a chance to go somewhere that will give you more than one option and costs less than the other websites? I would… just saying.