Valentines’ Day is right around the corner, and for some it will be a fun holiday to look forward to while others might decide to wear all black and cringe at the sight of all the flowers, chocolates, and ads for over-priced dinner specials that will be inevitable that day. If you find yourself in the latter category, you should at least take solice in the fact that you are not alone. That said, maybe it is time to look at changing some things so that V-Day may actually be a fun holiday to share with a significant other?

Let’s face it- technology has increased our dating options significantly, but it has also created a lot of challenges. Options can seem limitless for some, and competition is steep. Understanding how to navigate the various dating sites, create an appealing profile, respond to emails, texts, FB requests, etc. may be a bit daunting, especially for those just re-entering the dating scene after a long hiatus. Luckily, where there is a need, solutions always seem to appear- in this case they are professionals known as dating coaches and matchmakers.

This weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting one of DC’s top matchmakers, who clearly cares about helping her clients find that perfect match. For those that don’t enjoy games, find dating to be a chore, have limited time and/or feel lost in the whole process, it is nice to know there are people with just the right skills to help make this phase a little more manageable. Dating should be fun, not scary. Some may simply need of a refresher course in the skills required to make dating more enjoyable, and the solution may just be a few clicks away with a quick Google search.


By Regina A. DeMeo, Esq.