09/19/2012 01:53 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Make Love a Priority in Your Life Today

Every year, September is one of the busiest months in my matchmaking business. Why? Because so many single ladies and gents take the summer off from life and let loose. What amazes me is that so many of these people only decide to get serious about dating after the Labor Day festivities are over. They seem surprised when I ask them, "Were you seriously looking for love in any of these relationships, or were you just looking to have a summer fling?"

This blog is not for my diehard love seekers who work with me tirelessly to find true love but for the single people out there who decide only every once in a while to take their search for love seriously. And this is also for all the single people out there who constantly say, "I would like to find someone to date, but I am simply too busy." I have said this before, and I will say it again: You must make love a priority in your life today!

If you have found yourself single for far too long, or have had several relationships fail because you didn't make enough time to date, you are simply failing to make love a priority. Sit down and give this some thought and ask yourself:

  • How many hours per week do you clock in at the job to be a success?
  • How many hours a week do you spend at the gym to keep in shape?

I am not saying to quit your job or trade in that gym membership for love handles. I am simply saying that if you are single and serious about finding love, stop making excuses and take action now! If finding someone to share your life with is important to you, then it's time to start putting your love life at the top of your priority list. Far too often I hear people in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s say, "I spent so many years becoming a success that I didn't make time for love. I hope it is not too late for me." I am not trying to scare you, but if you find yourself cancelling a date because of business or putting off setting up dates because you can't find time to fit them in between spin class and yoga, you may have a problem.