February 29, 2012

My first appointment today is a “be back”, a man I interviewed a year ago. He is mid 30’s, ABS, highly educated, a retired military officer, financially secure, his long term goal is marriage and children. When I met with him a year ago he was in between contracts and unsure of whether or not he was going to stay in Colorado Springs. Now he has bought a home, has a job he enjoys, and plans to stay here. He would love to raise his children here.

He is a strong believer, goes to church on a weekly basis, and looks for a lady who is also a strong believer and goes to church. He is Christian and is open to a lady of any Christian faith. He enjoys reading, referred to it as “exercise for his brain”, movies, working out and staying fit, and travel. He has been to Japan, China, Germany, France and England. He also enjoys live theater and the arts. He does not consider himself much of an outdoors person, but he is open to hiking and walking. He speaks four languages.

I think he will be a terrific husband and father and I look forward to helping him with this important part of his life. He has everything else under control, and this is the only missing part.

My second appointment is a lady, early 50’s, divorced, self employed, very successful, her long term goal is a serious, committed relationship. She sees no need for marriage, but in a committed relationship she would live with someone. She is nonconforming, very outgoing, very affectionate, and funny as hell.

She said “You don’t tell them how old I am, do you?” I said “Yes, of course.” She said “Honey, I don’t bust my butt to stay this fit and spend money for nipping, tucking, lifting, smoothing, and erasing for you to tell them how old I am. How old do you think I look?” I said “I would guess you to be early to mid 40’s.” She said “Them tell them I am 45.” I said “I can’t do that. My clients expect to know how old someone is and I cannot lie about your age.” She said “Them show them my picture.” I said “As a rule, I don’t show pictures.” She said “I don’t want to date OLD men, and men my age seem OLD to me.” Her age preference for a man is 40 to 45. The man in her last serious relationship was 43 and she thinks that is a perfect age for her.

She said “I was a cougar before the phrase was invented.” Her husband was 11 years younger than her. When they married she was 36 and he was 25. The marriage lasted for 12 years and she was the one who chose to end it. She said “He was 12 years younger, and acted 12 years older.” She finally agreed with me that if she found a man attractive, and he could keep up with her, she would consider dating someone her own age and maybe even a year or two older. I showed her a picture of a man I think would be a great match for her and she thought he was very attractive. He is 55. She said “I thought you said you don’t show pictures.” I said “As a rule, I don’t show pictures. I can show your picture if you want me to, but I don’t think it will be necessary. I will tell them you are drop dead gorgeous and they will meet you.” Actually, she is drop dead gorgeous, she looks like Heather Locklear.

She reads at least two books a week and has an extensive library in her home. She hikes, skis, practices yoga, Pilates, loves good food and great wine, and enjoys cooking. She said “I drink wine almost every night, not to excess, but I will have a couple of glasses with my meal most nights and I want you to share that information when you match me. If that turns someone off, they are probably not a good match for me.” She goes to Vegas three or four times a year and she wants someone who will enjoy Vegas with her. She said “I don’t gamble anywhere but Vegas, not Cripple Creek, or Blackhawk, just Vegas, and I only play Blackjack.” She loves traveling, especially cruises. Last year she went on a cruise that lasted a month. She is very fond of Hawaii and the Caribbean. Any place warm with beaches and lots of sunshine.

She said “I am no trust fund baby, I have worked hard for every penny I have and I intend to live life to the fullest and have fun for a very, very long time!” I have no doubt that she will, and I get to help her find the right man to share it all. By mutual agreement, her first match is going to be the 55 year old whose picture she found very attractive. Another thing they have in common is that they both prefer to date much younger than themselves. A match made in heaven!

Spring is just around the corner! A time when everyone starts thinking about getting outdoors, enjoying the warm weather, and falling in love. In an effort to get Spring off to a rip, roaring start, I am going to offer the opportunity for those who might be wondering how Perfectly Matched could work for them, to give it a try by purchasing a smaller number of matches than I usually offer. For the next two weeks, you can purchase 5 matches instead of 10, half the program for half the price.
This offer is good through March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day…AND, if your birthday is in March, I will offer you a full program, 10 matches, for half the price. It does not cost you anything to come in for the interview and there is no obligation. Call 260-1000 or send me an email. It could definitely change your Spring and Summer, and maybe the rest of your life!

To be continued………..