Christie Nightingale: We target male and female upscale single professionals, ranging in age from the early 30s up to the late 50s. CN: I was looking for a career change while working in the fashion-modeling field in New York City.We work with single people who are seeking long-term relationships and marriage. My interest in matchmaking stemmed from the encouragement of a very successful matchmaker who ran a firm in California.After the dates occur, we follow up with our clients to receive and document all feedback, discussing what worked and what didn’t work. CN: It is an incredible market to service upscale single professionals.
This is key for the sake of keeping the database alive and fresh with new applicants. Our 11th anniversary was March 31, and I love him more than the day I married him. CN: I would have to say the first date I went on with my husband.I did tons of research and interviewed many singles who had worked with other matchmakers and dating services in the D. After listening to their stories, I recognized a real need for an ethical, hardworking matchmaker offering a high level of service here in D. I researched the matchmaking industry and decided it was a perfect fit for me. MJ: Frustrating WL: Why should single WL readers choose your service?I made it official when I opened my company, DC Matchmaking, three years ago in early 2009. MJ: My matchmaking clients hire me to do all of the legwork and interviewing on their behalf so that they can simply show up and enjoy their dates. MJ: My life mission is bringing people together to love one another, and I’m very passionate about this work.Once a client is added into our database, we begin the matching process by facilitating introductions for them and reviewing individuals’ profiles for their acceptance.Once both parties of a match have OK’d one another, phone numbers are exchanged between them and they arrange their own dates.The database is always changing every three months or so. He took me to the symphony, and then we went to a really cool lounge bar in So Ho.We had such a great time that we closed the place down after 3 a.m.As a dating coach, I work with my clients to help them create a diverse portfolio of dating activities to increase the likelihood that they will end up in a relationship. for 45 years, and I have a huge social network, which works to my advantage when I match my clients. I’ve sat in the front row of weddings, crying my eyes out. Executive Director Meghann Novinskie & Mixology President Kim Rosenberg (Photo courtesy of Meghann Novinskie). Executive Director Meghann Novinskie & Mixology President Kim Rosenberg (Photo courtesy of Meghann Novinskie)." src="https://i2com/washingtonlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Meghann Kim Award.jpg? Meghann Novinskie: We work exclusively with the LGBT community, ranging in age from 25 to 70. It always has unique exhibits, which lend an opportunity for interesting conversation.I design a personal dating plan for each client which empowers her to become her own matchmaker, teaching her how to find, attract, meet, date and get to commitment with the right man. MJ: I’m a native Washingtonian, and I love it here. I am impeccably honest and have a very strong work ethic. " data-medium-file="https://i2com/washingtonlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Meghann Kim Award.jpg? fit=595,632" data-large-file="https://i2com/washingtonlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Meghann Kim Award.jpg? fit=595,632" class="size-full wp-image-70731" title="Mixology U. Mixology members are proactive people, typically relationship-oriented and are able to articulate to us what they are looking for in a partner. I studied psychology in college, with many classes focused on relationships, sex and what makes successful relationships tick. I also think a cooking or a sushi-making class is a great idea for a first date.I discovered that there were plenty of Internet dating sites and a few large franchised-type dating services, but there were not any services following the same business model like this firm in California: working with high-end singles. CN: We begin each membership by arranging an in-person confidential consultation with a potential candidate.In a city like New York, it seemed inconceivable at the time that there were not any matchmaking services catering to single affluent professionals. Fast forward to present time; I have three physical offices in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D. This interview process is also designed to explore any preconceived notions or general patterns that have the potential to influence a client’s ability to be compatible.