One advantage of my job as a personal stylist, is that I often have the pleasure of being the go-to person for my clients on a wide range of topics. Whether they are looking for an aesthetician, a hair stylist or an interior decorator, I’m often asked for referrals. This has become especially fun as so many new people are moving to our city. Because so many folks arrive telecommuting at the job they had before they moved or happen to be following a partner, it’s common for me to the be one of the first people they meet.
I describe the consultation as an opportunity for me to try to get inside a client’s head as much as possible. Using that information along with her budget, her body type and her lifestyle, we create a strategy for her personal style moving forward. Really, my job is to see people. And part of that is understanding where someone is in her life and where she wants to be.
Commonly, this includes conversations about giving back, relationships and careers. I’m a big proponent of resources and I was THRILLED several months ago when I first met up with Ali Migliore, owner of Simply Matchmaking. My deep dive approach to style closely aligns with her deep dive to help her clients find love.
You may have heard before that I worked at a dating service for 3 ½ years in college. It’s true. I ran the member services department at Great Expectations. At that time, it was the world’s largest dating service and the inspiration for the Saturday Night Live sketches about Lowered Expectations. I loved it. The job was similar to my role now- truly see someone and help him/her see themselves. Back then, I’d support them as they sought their romantic match. Now, I help them communicate through style.
So, back to Simply Matchmaking. For so many reasons, I’m a big fan.
3 Reasons You (or Someone You Love) Should Check Out
1. It’s Highly Personalized.
Ali and her team work directly with members. The goal is to deeply get to know you and match you only when there is a mutually fitting match that their team feels strongly about, rather than simply feeling obligated to meet a quota of making a specific number of “matches.”
2. Sometimes, You Need an Outside Perspective.
If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that having an outside perspective is helpful. As a personal stylist for women, I’m able to come in with an unbiased perspective and truly hear what my clients are saying. It’s always nice to hear feedback from someone who is meeting you for the first time and is an expert in the field. Simply Matchmaking provides coaching and date feedback after each time their members are matched!
3. It’s a High-End Service that’s Affordable for Women.
When I worked at the dating service, I noticed an expected trend. Women would select men within a decade or two of their age, with common life experience, interests or lifestyles. Men often would choose women who fit that criteria plus they’d inevitably select the especially young and pretty woman whether or not they had anything in common. Simply Matchmaking works with their male and female members in a different capacity to ensure there is mutual compatibility each time a match is made. All men and women go through the same process by getting a personalized, one-on-one interview with a matchmaker at their firm to learn everything they can about who they are and what they are looking for in a match. To attract only the most quality, high caliber men who are truly committed to finding a long-term relationship, the men pay a higher fee for a 12-month membership where they receive top of the line, personalized attention.
In contrast, women can join for a one-time fee of $250.00 (there are really no additional fees ever due in the future!) As a female member, you sit down with a member of Ali’s team (my clients often met with her husband, also a partner in the business) as well as one of the matchmakers on their staff to help Simply Matchmaking get a feel for what you are looking for. Then, they add you to their database and when one of their clients is mutually a fit for what both of you are looking for, they reach out. Their focus is on making quality matches that will hopefully lead to a long-term relationship instead of focusing on meeting a quota to fulfill a sheer quantity of matches. I love this approach because it’s honest, shows integrity and is a thoughtful way to offer incredible women to up their dating games.
So there, you have it. I’ve been wanting to share about Simply Matchmaking for months and now seems like the time to do it. I’m a fan of female fronted small businesses AND any opportunity to help my clients and readers. Take a chance. And as always, let me know how it goes!
P.S. – Simply Matchmaking is extending a discounted rate of $199.00 instead of $250.00 for any females who join their lifetime database membership by Valentine’s Day! All you need to do is just mention this blog post and feel free to spread the word to all the single ladies you know!
P.P.S. The details about Simply Matchmaking.
Simply Matchmaking was founded by Ali Migliore who has successfully been matchmaking high caliber, relationship-minded clients since 2005, which have led to countless long term relationships, engagements, marriages and children. While Simply Matchmaking is in the heart of downtown Seattle, they service a national network of professionals located throughout the country. Their incredibly diverse client base is inclusive of straight, gay, bisexual, and transgender males and females from a variety of nationalities, professional industries, religions, socioeconomic statuses and ages ranging from 21-80 years old.