September 17, 2011

My first appointment today is a lady, mid 40’s, divorced, educated, a nurse, and her long term goal is marriage. She is retired military and now civil service and plans to stay in Colorado Springs. Previously, because of her military career, she has moved every three or four years. She can finally make her personal life a priority knowing that she will stay here as long as she wants. She is from the south and called me “Miss Donna”. She said “I hope that is OK, it just comes naturally to me to do that when I like someone.” She enjoys country and western music, Nascar, football, biking, hiking, sightseeing, swimming, aerobics, and travel. She has no children but she loves children and is fine meeting someone who has children, and would even consider adoption with the right person. She came in with a list of things that are important to her and among them are, “Chemistry, laughing, love of the Lord, can communicate his feelings freely, has his own hobbies, does the little things that matter, and has faith in himself.” She is very petite and fit and appreciates a man who takes care of himself. She is really pretty funny and laughs easily. She said “I know I talk a lot and a man is going to have to really like me to put up with that.” I think she is adorable and there will definitely be a man who will think so to, now I get to find him.

My second appointment is a lady, early 30’s, ABS, has a Master’s Degree, her long term goal is marriage and children. She is very, very smart, pretty, fit, tall, active and I thoroughly enjoyed the interview. She enjoys running, participates in a boot camp, hiking, working out five times a week, theaters, concerts, plays, dancing and travel. She is a voracious reader and believes in what she referred to as the Five “F’s”; fitness, food, family, friends, and focus. She prefers a man who is at least 5’11, between the ages of 28 to 42, who has always been single, has at least a Bachelor’s Degree and she is open to all races. She is financially stable and secure and appreciates a man who does not necessarily make as much money as her, but is definitely budget minded and responsible with his money. She is very easy going, on a scale of “0” to “10” she is an “8”. Any time someone has a temperament score of “7” or higher I know they have a tendency to stay in relationships twice as long as they should because they will give the other person the benefit of the doubt until there is no doubt. They are usually surprised that I know that about them. She said “How can you know that from just my score?” I said “Because I know these scores and what they mean like the back of my hand after working with this test for almost 25 years. I could walk into you in a grocery store tomorrow and I would say to myself she is 8-8-3.5-8-3.5-4”…which means she is very easy out, very outgoing, definitely open minded, very affectionate, spiritual, and very budget minded. I believe in these scores. It cannot be a coincidence that the couples who continue to have success are the couples who have the most compatible scores. Because she is easy going and budget minded she is going to “think about it” and get back to me next week. She was very impressed with a couple of the men I think are good matches for her and I think she will be a new client soon.

My third appointment is a man, mid 50’s, divorced, has one child he has raised as a single parent for the last few years, and his term goal is “certainly” marriage. He loves concerts, but NOT country and western, mostly rock n’ roll. He enjoys travel and mentioned Jamaica, Mexico, Vegas and Santa Fe as some favorites. He also enjoys spectator sports and movies. He has been exploring his options as far as dating services are concerned and he decided to call me because he explored my website and liked the idea of a Matchmaker, as opposed to just a dating service. He quickly eliminated the online services because they seemed too superficial. He is also a very easy going person, another “8” and wears his heart on his sleeve. I said “If we work together I am going to encourage you to approach these ladies asking yourself not only if you are a good match for them BUT, also if they are a good match for you.” He said “What a concept.” He is now a new client.

A follow up on my ten day online dating experience…I cancelled my membership two weeks ago and they are still allowing my profile and pictures to be seen, not only on SeniorPeopleMeet, but also on ItalianPeopleMeet, which I never even signed up for. I have been trying to connect with both of them for four days to get my information deleted and all I am getting in response is a form email telling me to log into my accounts and follow the instructions. I emailed back that I cannot log into SeniorPeople because I closed the account and I never had an account with the Italian one. We will see how long this takes and what I have to do to get deleted.

To be continued………………………