Looking to meet high-calibre professionals singles like you? You may wonder about using a matchmaking service versus online dating.
Matchmaking Service vs. Online Dating Summary
- There’s no shame in seeking help—many people out there use dating and matchmaking services for a variety of reasons.
- You may be too busy to meet people on your own and don’t want to keep wasting time.
- TV shows and movies have made you curious about these services and if they would work for you.
- Ready to meet your match? Join Incredible Connections and let’s see who we have for you.
[The following is the full transcript of this video.]
Just like you might hire a resume writer to give a jolt to your job search or a personal trainer to help you get more out of your workout, there may come a time when you decide to get help with your love life.
Hi… I’m Michelle G., a Certified Matchmaker, bestselling author, and relationship coach with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Psychology. I am passionate about helping elite, professional men and women find a meaningful and rewarding relationship. I accomplish this by either presenting you to your ideal partner or teaching you how to attract love into your life.
In my experience of talking to thousands of singles over the years, there appears to be some confusion over the difference between a dating service and a matchmaking service. Along that same conversation, the question always comes up—should you use a matchmaking service or online dating?
First, let’s start by understanding what a dating service is.
Dating services allows YOU to pick and choose your own dates. They come in a variety of forms such as online dating sites and apps like Match.com, eHarmony, Bumble, Tinder, etc. These dating services present you an online catalogue of prospects that you can potentially date. A dating service may offer you additional help such profile writing services, photo services, and even “online dating assistants” who cater to busy singles who don’t have a lot of time to help message potential matches on your behalf.
Matchmaking, on the other hand, is a more personalized, curated approach where you allow an expert to select and choose dates for you. What sets matchmaking apart from other dating services is the process of how dates are selected for you. A matchmaker’s job is to introduce you to vetted singles who have been screened and qualified beyond typical surface-level criteria.
3 Reasons why elite, professional singles hire a matchmaker:
#1: You don’t have time to waste.
You’re a busy man or woman who doesn’t want to spend time with online dating or participating in endless swiping behavior. You’re looking for a matchmaker (like me) to be your headhunter and expect to be introduced to vetted and high-caliber matches who share the same relationship goals as you. Unlike matchmaking, when you use a dating service, it’s a lot harder to verify someone’s identity, let alone their relationship goals.
#2: You value privacy and confidentiality.
Matchmaking is discreet and completely confidential. You will engage in highly personal conversations with your matchmaker about your personal life, who you are, and your relationship history. As your matchmaker, your information is held in the highest degree of confidence and before any information is exchanged, you will be notified.
#3: No algorithms.
Unlike a dating service that uses computer-based algorithms that match on similar interests and profile questionnaire answers, matchmaking uses good old human psychology, intuition and a face-to-face vetting process. As a matchmaker, I can help you decipher whether someone is truly a match because I’ve had the same conversation with the client and the prospective match. This is a far more personalized and tailored experience.
If you’ve decided it’s time to hire a matchmaker, the first step is to think about what your relationship goals are and what you’re looking for in a partner. Then I invite you schedule a matchmaking consult to chat about exploring matchmaking as an option to helping you find love.