YORKTOWN, N.Y.--Adrienne Tavelinsky says it was fate that caused her to meet her husband, and that love has caused her to start a business to help others find their soul mateeven if she has to help fate along.
Tavelinsky is the owner of Catch Me A Match where she acts as chief matchmaker to help those who are searching for a significant other.
Everyone likes to see love occur, and I get to have fun, to meet people and to help them along while they try to find someone, she said. Despite what might seem somewhat untraditional to find a partner, Tavelinskys values are very traditionalthe mom of two believes in chivalry and leaves it up to the man in the match to make the first move and contact the date.
The benefit, she says, of meeting with a matchmaker one on one versus an online dating site is that she gets to meet with her clients and somewhat coach them through the process. It adds a personal touch she said, and she actually sets people up after meeting them, not after a wink on a dating site.
The biggest thing I have to explain to people is that its a process, she said. Im not God, but I do get people and its all been very successful. Successful, but still fun. The successes are still my favorite part!
Despite the part-time nature of the job, she is always on the search for potential dates for her clients. Although it all seems natural for this bubbly, confident and outgoing woman to strike up a conversation with random strangers she often has a motive behind it. She might just the want have a conversation, or perhaps search for a date for a client.
Before I was even doing matchmaking as a job, I was still always matchmaking. I was always that friendthat one girlfriend that everyone has who is setting her friends up, Tavelinsky said. Matchmaking may only be her part time job and hobby, but she credits her family as inspiration to do what she does.
My husband is absolutely my soul mate, and I found love, and now live a life with love, Tavelinsky said. Now Im just paying it forward.
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