How It Works
It’s easy to take the first step – and we offer services à la carte, which means we can go to work for you in a variety of ways. Filling out the application is free but we do select our clients very carefully. We accept only a small number of clients at a time so that we can give each one the care and attention he or she deserves.
It’s a big commitment—an investment on your part and ours. It’s important the chemistry is right, that you’re dedicated to the process and that both our team and you feel you can be successful.
We then look to an extensive database of quality singles in the Carolinas to specifically match our clients with the people who have the most potential.
To become a client:
1. Fill out the application. It’s confidential and can be completed online from the privacy of your own home.
2. We then call you to discuss your service options.
If this is the right fit for you, we will sit down with you to determine who you’re looking for, what your criteria is and how we can conduct that personalized search for you. Matchmaking services include date coaching, 1-hr consultation, database listing, and event invites.
Next, we study the profiles in our database, we run background checks on your potential matches and conduct interviews with them to determine the likelihood of sparks, chemistry and Happily Ever After.
Now for the fun part. We’ll arrange a day, time and venue for your first date—a place where you both can feel relaxed and at ease. We’ll spend time with you beforehand making sure you are confident and ready to put your best foot forward. Then, you simply show up—knowing that every detail has been arranged for you. After the date we’ll call each of you to find out how it went—what hit, what missed, and whether you’re interested in seeing each other again.
If it’s a match on both sides, then we step aside. It’s really that simple. And if you’re just not into them, it’s truly no big deal. There are no awkward excuses. No “It’s not you, it’s me” speeches. We handle everything in a personal and empathetic way. Then it’s on to the next match.
It’s not just about finding the right person, it’s also about being ready for the right person. With a masters in social work, Laurie has helped thousands of singles overcome some of the roadblocks that get in the way of a healthy long-term relationship.
Through date coaching, we customize the conversation to what you may need to focus on, strengthen, or overcome. We can also help you learn the best places to find quality singles (and how to meet them once you get there!)
Date coaching can also cover how to make the best impression on a first date and how to avoid common dating mistakes. Laurie will review your internet dating profiles to make sure you’re putting your best face forward. (While we know it’s not for everyone, we understand the advantages of casting a wide net online, and we’re here to help.) Date coaching can also help you learn from your past mistakes, recognize red flags, and avoid the wrong relationships. Our team can also take you shopping and give you the style makeover that will boost your confidence and get you date-ready. Date coaching can even be used to help you learn to flirt comfortably and read your date’s body language.
Laurie personally sits down with you to get to know you, but this is your hour. The consultation is customized to each client and is typically used to discuss a client’s biggest obstacles to dating. Many 1-hour consultations have led to client’s booking additional sessions because of the breakthroughs singles are able to realize in these conversations.
These consultations are also an opportunity for both you and Laurie to determine whether a matchmaking or coaching package is the appropriate next step in your journey.
Once you fill out the application, you are automatically part of the Carolinas Matchmaker singles’ database. You will also be invited to all singles events hosted by Carolinas Matchmaker, including one of the most popular type of events, Philanthrodating™.
In 2016, Carolinas Matchmaker trademarked the term and began hosting singles mixers that partner with philanthropic endeavors. The events have raised thousands of dollars for charity and led to relationships, new friendships, and connections.