December 20, 2011

My only appointment today is two ladies, one late 40’s, the other mid 50’s, best friends for many years. I interviewed them together last week and they came back together tonight to join. They bought each other the gift of Perfectly Matched for Christmas. Their stories are so similar. They were married the same number of years, got divorced at the same time, and have children the same ages.

The first lady is mid 50’s, educated, one grown child, and her long term goal is marriage. She has had one short term relationship since her marriage ended but she is definitely emotionally available and interested in meeting some quality, compatible men. She enjoys golf, running, biking, hiking, theaters, concerts, and cooking is a passion.

The second lady is late 40’s, educated, one grown child, two children at home and her long term goal is marriage. She has not dated for almost 30 years but she is excited to start dating and move on with her personal life. She enjoys skiing, cooking, hiking, gardening, theaters, concerts travel, sporting events; especially the Bronco and Rockies games.

She was the one who encouraged her friend to check out Perfectly Matched. The two of them have been through so much in the last 25 years and I am very happy that I will be able to help them both move on with this important part of their lives and share this experience with them. Not surprisingly, they have very compatible scores, friends usually do, because we choose our friends because we really like them and have a lot in common with them. It would be nice if we could choose our romantic partners the same way, but that “chemistry” thing very often leads us astray.

I had a voice message from a client today which said “Donna, I am calling to tell you can take two people permanently off your clientele list. Why, you ask? Because we got married yesterday. Thank you for everything, your patience, your guidance and helping us find each other.” This young lady became a client in May 2007. I matched her with him in April of 2010. It took three years and 14 matches for her to meet him and it took three weeks and two matches for him to meet her. He was referred to me by his best friend who met and married his wife through Perfectly Matched over 10 years ago.

He said “My friend has been trying to get me to call you for years.” I said “What took you so long?” He said “I just thought it would happen.” I am sure he is glad today that his friend kept telling him to call me.

She is one of the sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with and the road to finding him was not always easy or fun. I cannot count how many conversations we had where I would eventually say something like “Hang in there, it only takes one right one” “You must believe he exists” “I won’t give up if you don’t give up”.

My last note on her feedback before today’s message was 11-30-10. She said “We have been together seven months and we have never even raised our voices with each other. We have a tendency to think for each other. He is the easiest person I have ever been with.” I am glad she hung in there and neither one of us ever gave up.

To be continued…………..