May 16, 2012

I was walking across the street today on my way to lunch and I noticed this couple walking towards me, smiling from ear to ear, and holding hands. I quickly realized it was a couple I had matched. After all the hugs and hellos, they told me they were celebrating their one year anniversary. She and I have talked a few times over the past year but I could not believe an entire year has passed since I matched them.

I said “You two make a great looking couple and you seem so happy!” He said “We ARE!” and squeezed her hand.
She said “We owe it all to you!” This lady was a client for five years before he walked through my door, and she was his first match. She had a couple of relationships during that time, but she never gave up, and neither did I. He was just plain lucky! Needless to say, it made my day.

My first appointment today is a man, mid 50’s, divorced, grown children, his long term goal is a serious, committed relationship which could include marriage. He is a good looking, tall, Hispanic man and he would love to meet a Hispanic lady.

He said “I would love to meet a Hispanic lady. My pervious relationships have always been with Caucasian ladies, and I am very open to also meeting Caucasian ladies, but I have always thought it would be great to fall in love with a Hispanic lady.”

He is very active, does the Manitou Incline every week! He also hikes a couple of times a week, lifts weights, mountain bikes and enjoys camping.

His age preference for a lady is 50 to 60. I told him it is refreshing that he will date someone a few years older than himself.
He said “If I find her attractive, and she can keep up with me, age does not matter.” I told him he took the words right out of my mouth.

He is a very likable fellow, really easy to talk to, comfortable to be around, and he has a fabulous smile.

He is going to come back on the 25th to sign up and I look forward to working with him. The ladies are going to love him!

I just had a phone call from a fellow who is 30 years old and separated from a ten year marriage. I asked him who was choosing to end the marriage and he said “She is.”
I said “I could tell that by the tone of your voice.” He is so not ready to date, although he wants to because she is dating already.
I said “First of all, you have to file for divorce before I can even offer you membership, and secondly, this really works better when the divorce is a done deal.”
When I asked him how he heard about my service he said “I remember my wife telling me she belonged to your service about ten years ago.”
I said “What is your wife’s name?” When he told me, I knew exactly who she was because her interview with me was on September 11, 2001. She was only 20 years old and she was the only one who did not cancel her appointment that day. Funny how that instantly came back to me.

To be continued……….