If you are considering joining a matchmaking agency in the near future it is worth taking a moment to consider these key points. They will help you understand what to expect so that you can get the very best from what is an exciting adventure – the chance to meet like minded individuals you would never normally encounter.
1 It is an investment in YOU (and therefore always worthwhile).
2 While there are no guarantees that you will succeed, if you want your life to change, action is needed! Joining an agency will help you move closer to your ultimate goal.
3 You will need to engage with the process:
- Complete honesty about your feelings, aspirations and needs at your initial meeting with the consultant will significantly improve outcomes for you: crystal balls are not available.
- Establishing an open dialogue with your consultant will foster that critical spirit of collaboration between you. They will be making lots of helpful suggestions, not all of which you may wish to adopt. This is exploratory work: by gauging how you respond, the consultants gain a wider understanding of what will actually work for you. Frank, non-judgemental responses in this regard are going to help you move forward far more quickly than resistance and negative critique.
- Be prepared to consider the feedback you receive about the quality and suitability of the photos you provide. To capture interest, any old photo will not do. The consultant will know which images to use. They will be looking for well-lit shots in which you look approachable, warm and intriguing – shots that encourage the other party to want to know more about you.
- Matching is a delicate process. There is no correlation between the number of members available and how many might be potential matches for you. People connect over a vast range of things, so to give yourself the best chance of finding someone special, trust your consultant’s instincts and give everyone they approve of a proper chance to reveal themselves.
4 Matchmaking agencies provide expertise which, when followed, gets results. If, having joined the gym you do not lose the weight or improve strength in the way anticipated, you know that it is because you have not followed the expert guidance given. I would venture that the matchmaking process needs your commitment in the same way, plus a little fairy dust.