To start with professional matchmaking, it depends on your chosen matchmaker.
1. Initial Consultation
Private matchmakers like to set up an appointment first. while matchmaker agencies will ask you to sign up on their website. After signing up, they will ask you to build an online profile that only they can see, then you will get a call for a sit-down meeting with one of their matchmakers. After the appointment has been set, both private matchmakers and marketing agencies follow a standard process.
There are some high-end private matchmakers, however, who have a long waiting list just to get in. There are also some real life matchmakers who have a highly selective screening process. Online matchmakers, do not discriminate. Everyone can sign up and meet the right match regardless of age, gender, and profession.
2. Pairing with Potential Matches
After the initial consultation, matchmakers will review what he or she has learned from your meeting. They look into different factors when deciding on your potential matches such as:
- your priorities
- spiritual alignment
- personality and interests
- short-term expectations
- lifestyle values
- similar backgrounds
- day-to-day activities
All these will be taken into account when gauging your compatibility with their selection pool of singles.
Online matchmakers follow the same principles with regards to matching their members to their ideal potential matches. This makes the service of online matchmakers at par with the services of real life matchmakers.
3. Setting-up Dates
Once your potential matches have been lined up by your matchmaker, he or she will ask about your free time to meet them. You will be setup on dates which of course, you need to attend. Matchmakers offer pre-date advice and will help you, if you need, with the things to prepare, conversation starters, and what to wear.
4. Post-date Feedback
After the date, your matchmaker will ask that you contact him or her to provide post-date feedback. In the case that you or your date is not interested to see one another again, your matchmaker will respect that, and will set you up on a date with another potential match. He or she can also offer some advice if the date did not end well, so that the same things won’t happen on your next date.