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.
Date Coaching (Online and Offline)
Laurie will write from scratch, or enhance your online profile(s).This includes dating websites as well as dating apps. She will help select photos that accentuate your best features as well as give constructive feedback and helpful, positive suggestions on your current overall image. Included in this is a session with a professional photographer and a styling session with one of our wardrobe stylists. Carolinas Matchmaker will select up to 5 online prospects a week for you which saves you hours of time scanning the online marketplace. In addition, we will teach you how to initiate and/or continue the conversation with your online prospects. As a supplement to the online dating program, we will offer weekly suggestions of local events to attend based on your interests and personal calendar. Also included are weekly date coaching sessions, either in person or on the phone with Laurie or a member of our team.
Short, Sweet, and Highly Effective Hour-Long Online Dating Profile Tune-Up!
In just one hour (in person or video call), a Carolinas Matchmaker team member will review and edit your online profile write-up, select photos, review your inbox, discuss most effective online communication, review your search criteria, and select prospects.
How to Be your Own Matchmaker
Get a “jumpstart” on your love life with two individual sessions totaling 90 minutes with Laurie F. Berzack, MSW, owner of Carolinas Matchmaker. The first 60 minutes are in person or by Skype/ Facetime. She will evaluate your dating goals and formulate a dating plan exclusively designed for you and your life. She will provide you with advice and tips that will help YOU to become your very own matchmaker. Goals and priorities for the session will be determined by YOU ahead of the session. Your second session will serve as a follow-up to the assignments and suggestions that she has given you to ensure that you are on track to finding love!
These meetings 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.