April 8, 2014

My first appointment today is a “be back”, a young man I interviewed on Valentine’s day, decided now was the right time to join Perfectly Matched. He has been keeping in touch with me to let me know he was still interested.
This is a portion of the email he sent me a few days ago:

Hi Donna,

Still mulling this over. Perhaps it’s my over-analytical side coming through, but I was talking to my brother about this the other day and his skepticism rubbed off on me a bit. I want to be optimistic about your services, and was telling him I was willing to try it, but he told me he thought that the girls I would meet would be girls who already had no luck meeting people in real life, and most likely then turned to the Internet and had no luck there, and are now probably desperate because they are more or less unable to meet people through more conventional methods. His further assumption of course was that there must be something wrong or odd with people if they had that hard of a time meeting somebody.

Granted, I fit the exact same bill, as I also have trouble meeting compatible high quality girls in person, and have found I am not having good results with Internet dating either. For me however, this is largely due to the fact that I have not found myself very attracted to many of the girls I’ve been matched to online (just being honest). What would you tell somebody in my shoes? You can probably sell me on your services. In fact, I want to be sold on them. I am just hesitant due to my not-so-successful dating history through services, online included.


This was my response to his email:

This is why people tell me they are interested in my service:

1) It saves them time. They don’t have the time to do the internet.
2) They know they will meet serious minded people because anyone can go on the internet but not everyone is going to invest the money to work with a professional matchmaker.
3) Referral business. Over 70% of my business is referrals.
4) They like the idea of someone coaching and counseling them through the dating and relationship process.
5) I have been in business for 23 years.

It only takes one right one and I think your odds of finding the right lady through my service are 90% better than on your own, or on the internet.
The internet was become polluted. Scammers, cheaters, liars prevail. There is no game playing at Perfectly Matched because I am involved as a third party before and after each match.
There is no time frame on my service.
If I don’t have your perfect match right now, I will do my very best to find her. And while we work on finding her, you will meet quality, compatible ladies, have some fun and learn a few things along the way.

I am ready when you are.


This is what I wrote about him after the initial interview ;

He is late 20’s, ABS (always been single), his long term goal is marriage and children.

I really enjoyed this interview because he was so open in sharing his thoughts and feelings with me. Although his relationship experience is somewhat limited, he is much more focused than most people his age. He also has a great sense of humor and when he smiles his entire faces lights up.
He is self employed and has had a very successful business for many years. He is financially stable and responsible.
He said “I am looking for someone with goals and ambitions. Someone who is content to be working at McDonalds for minimum wage would probably not be a good match for me.”

He is into art and music, hiking, doing the Incline occasionally, writing, dancing and moderate exercising, very healthy eating and proper nutrition.
He loves dogs and, although he is not fond of cats, he would meet someone who has a cat.
He said “Unless her cat’s name starts with Mr. Someone calling her cat Mr. Whiskers or Mr. anything probably would not be a good match for me.”

He is fit, trim, tall and good looking.
He said “Of course I have to be attracted to a lady but I am not looking for a super model.”
He ran out of time at the end of the interview but he is going to call me this week and he feels confident that he will be a new client.
I am usually right about guessing if someone will follow through and I think he will.
I think he would be fun to work with and I would love to find the right lady for him.

I left a message for the young lady I am going to match him with first and said “Hi Jessica, this is Donna and I think I just signed up your new husband to be.” She will know I am teasing her but I do think they are a great match and I bet she calls me back pretty quickly.

It is definitely spring time in the Rockies with the weather we are having this week and love is in the air. I think everyone is really ready for some nice warm weather and having fun in the sun. I booked three new appointments today for this week; a man, mid 60’s, a lady late 30’s and a man early 40’s.

If you are missing having that special someone in your life now is a great time to check out Perfectly Matched.
Call 260-1000 for your no obligation interview and let’s see how many matches I have for you!

Donna Shugrue
Perfectly Matched