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Exclusive Interview With Professional Matchmaker Marla Martenson

Mark C. Miller | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
Mark C. Miller

Marla Martenson was born in Tacoma, Washington, the "City of Destiny." She has a natural flair for acting and a deep interest in reading and writing poetry and short stories.

Why It Was Inevitable That Brad Pitt Would Cheat On Angelina Jolie

Samantha Daniels | Posted 09.28.2016 | Style
Samantha Daniels

With that backdrop in mind, here are 10 reasons why it was inevitable that Brad Pitt would cheat on Angelina Jolie with someone at some point in time.

The Elephant In The Room...

Brooke Wise | Posted 07.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brooke Wise

Just as unheralded and surprising as this campaign season has been, I have learned my clients find it almost distasteful, removed, and provincial of a date not to have some opinion on the election.

Are You Forgetting These Obvious Dating Don'ts?

Samantha Daniels | Posted 05.04.2017 | Style
Samantha Daniels

Don't play too hard to get. The operative word here is "too," don't play "too" hard to get. This is not the 1960s or even the 1980s, where men went after the hardest women to get.

5 Essential Dating App Hacks

Francesca Hogi | Posted 04.22.2017 | Women
Francesca Hogi

if you are looking for love, dating apps are way too huge a pool of potential partners to ignore. Here are the five hacks that will ensure you find the most success when you swipe.

Dry Wit and Sarcasm... Be Careful What You Wish For!

Brooke Wise | Posted 04.19.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Brooke Wise

The truth is, if you have the dry wit or you are searching for the dry wit, it's coming-out eventually. Perhaps the answer for the person who wants it, or has it, what's the proper amount to give? When? And where are the boundaries?

5 Steps to Navigating the Dating Scene

Aleeza Ben Shalom | Posted 04.13.2017 | HuffPost Home
Aleeza Ben Shalom

I'm guessing you don't love dating events. While they have the potential to be fun and sometimes (surprisingly) are, they are also a source of anxiety...

In Response to: Harvard MBA Offers $10,000 for a Girlfriend

Aleeza Ben Shalom | Posted 04.13.2017 | HuffPost Home
Aleeza Ben Shalom

Ren's story originally appeared here. But the short version is that he put up $10,000 to find a girlfriend. Hi Ren, I'm a dating coach and matchmaker...

Your Treasure

Brooke Wise | Posted 03.15.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Brooke Wise

There is no accounting for taste. Bob Dylan is a lyrical poet. Bob Dylan is amplified mumbling. Jackson Pollack mastered the art of creating fracta...

Why Women Hate These 10 Compliments

Samantha Daniels | Posted 02.23.2017 | Women
Samantha Daniels

As a Professional Matchmaker, one of the things I consistently hear from women is that they wish men would compliment them more. Another thing I hear is that when men do compliment them, they wish the men would think first because many times their compliments really come across as insults.

8 Tips on How to Be a Bad Boy

Carly Spindel | Posted 02.24.2017 | Divorce
Carly Spindel

Nice guys are great. In fact, they're really great. But women don't want to date just a nice guy. They want to date a man with an edge. Here are eight ways to be a little bit of a bad boy.

10 Absolute Don'ts For Women This Valentine's Day

Samantha Daniels | Posted 02.12.2017 | Women
Samantha Daniels

Don't compare your night to your friends' nights.

A Professional Matchmaker's Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Every Type of Woman

Samantha Daniels | Posted 02.11.2017 | Style
Samantha Daniels

Every year, I get a slew of emails asking for Valentine's Day gift suggestions. This year, I noticed something a little different, most of the emails ...

How to Wow Your Partner on Valentine's Day

Carly Spindel | Posted 02.07.2017 | Women
Carly Spindel

Women love when men are expressive. They always enjoy being adored and appreciated. Take a jar and fill it with notes all about why you love your partner. The more communicative you are, the better.

Stop Using Dating Apps as a Crutch

Mary Stuart Deibel | Posted 01.21.2017 | Women
Mary Stuart Deibel

Don't fool yourself into thinking that just because you're "putting yourself out there" by online dating that it means you should neglect the potential for meeting someone in person the "old-fashioned way."

10 Men You Shouldn't Date

Samantha Daniels | Posted 12.21.2016 | Style
Samantha Daniels

As a Professional Matchmaker and founder of The Dating Lounge app, I am constantly being asked if there are certain types of men that a woman simply ...

Is The Person You're Dating Marriage Material?

Carly Spindel | Posted 12.15.2016 | Women
Carly Spindel

Marriage is a union of two people. It's something that happens when you're madly in love and are super eager to start the rest of your life with your beloved by your side. It's hard work, yes, but the best things in life aren't easy. Can the person you're dating confidently answer these nine questions? I hope so!

This Is How You Get Married

Samantha Daniels | Posted 12.08.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Daniels

One day, I decided that I was ready to get myself married. In order to accomplish that, I had to make some radical changes. Given the fact that I spend day in and day out listening to what men like and don't like when it comes to dating, I already knew the "secret sauce" for getting married... now, I just needed to practice what I preached.

12 Things Men Do That Make Women Fall Deeper in Love

Carly Spindel | Posted 10.29.2016 | Women
Carly Spindel

When a man plans, it's almost as exciting as him proposing. Whether he organizes a date, a weekend trip, an afternoon walk -- really, anything -- we're happy. It shows us that you're capable of putting effort into us and you like it. Actually, you really, really like it.

Exceptional You

Brooke Wise | Posted 09.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brooke Wise

You rose through the ranks of a Fortune 500 Company and now you are at the top of your professional game. You save people's lives through the practice...

Next Evolution Matchmaking Seeks to Destroy Traditional Matchmaking

Joshua Pompey | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Joshua Pompey

The art of matchmaking is a tradition as old as time. For many singles walking through life, friends, family, and co-workers are often relied upon to assist in the matchmaking process. Others take more extreme approaches, spending upwards of fifty thousand dollars on high-end matchmakers in the hopes of finding that one true love.

Will You Be The Girl Who Is Single Forever?

Samantha Daniels | Posted 06.24.2016 | Style
Samantha Daniels

Dating can be very frustrating. You spend time, money and emotional energy trying to find "The One" and most of the time you wind up being disappointed. Then, you have to go back to the drawing board, hoping that the next one will be better.

How to Love Unconditionally

Amanda W. Rose | Posted 06.23.2016 | Women
Amanda W. Rose

Loving unconditionally is the commitment at the end of the day to another human being that creates long lasting relationships. It includes sacrifice and commitment. However, this does not mean that you are to accept toxic or abusive behaviors.

There Should Be a Stepmother's Day, Too

Samantha Daniels | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Samantha Daniels

For all you fellow stepmoms out there, until we get our "own day", here are 10 things you should be celebrating about yourself on Mother's Day, even if you don't get to spend the day with the kids...

The Question That Changed My Life

Francesca Hogi | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

Asking myself that question literally changed my life. In response, evidence that I was wrong about myself began to appear. I went from a "no-talent" recovering lawyer to a person who made it my mission to uncover what talents I truly possessed.