Updated: May 16
You have several options to choose from when deciding how you want to enter the dating scene. Ideally, most people would like to do so organically - ultimately meeting someone at a favorite after-work hangout, at an event, etc.
Simply bumping into your dream person is seen as the perfect way to find love, because in general people believe doing so should be effortless. We’re conditioned to think that love should come to you or find you, and if you’re trying too hard then it won’t.
This can be true to an extent, but let’s keep in mind dating isn’t one-size-fits-all. It looks a little different for everyone and depending on your circumstances, there’s nothing wrong with exploring different ways to go about it. One of those ways that is sometimes overlooked is matchmaking services. One reason matchmaking may be overlooked is because it’s not fully understood. Some people may view it as just hiring someone to set-up blind dates, but it’s much more than that. Additionally, compared to other methods such as tech-based or online dating, it’s the more effective option.
The Benefits of Getting Professional Matchmaking Help
There are a number of reasons having a little help when dating while Black in Seattle is preferable. Some are:
Personalized assistance tailored to address your wants and needs - this increases your chances of finding the best match for yourself in terms of personality, character, family or future goals, finances, and more.
Security - there usually isn’t a background check required to use dating apps or sites. No matter what a profile says, you don’t know for sure if the person you’re talking to has a concerning history. If this is something important to you, using a matchmaker to vet potential partners is ideal, especially if you are new to the Seattle area.
Assurance - most of us have probably experienced catfishing in some form. It could be photos not aligning with reality, educational background dishonesty, or dishonesty regarding future plans. There are a few people out there that will say whatever they think makes them most appealing, regardless of if it’s true or not. In addition to legal background verification, a matchmaker will also take the time to look into your potential matches’ personal traits, interests, goals, and more. This eliminates the chances of your time being wasted meeting someone that wasn’t fully aligned with you.
Deciding the best way to date is a big decision. If you require a higher level of personalization, or need a time-efficient method, give matchmaking a try. Feel free to reach out to us if you would like more information on matchmaking or to schedule a consultation!