During most of that time, I’ve been wildly, definitively, stubbornly single. In the past two years, I’ve had maybe three matches turn into dates.
So when her matchmaker suggested someone outside of Adelle’s requirements, Adelle took a chance and, boom, met her husband. First dates, whether through Tinder or TDR, are always a little awkward. Did I just think it did, after the whole process with Adelle? While I was working with Adelle, I put away the apps. I wanted to see if a real, live person was better than an algorithm and Google Maps.If you don’t meet your perfect partner in your three dates you can have 3 more at €400! I do put like with like all the way through the profile, but everyone has different tastes.So with the consent of your match, I will show you photos.“I know what look I am attracted to and although Sharon thought I was being a bit shallow, I am delighted I went for the option to say no ten times to photos.And, more to the point, she wanted to make a match for me. Adelle’s clients are a mix of ages, genders, races.Some are famous (she wouldn’t tell me who, obviously), some aren’t.
She’s looking for “just right.” Knowing that someone is out there, looking out for you, gives you a kind of swagger. And anyone who’s been on Tinder for more than three minutes can tell you, it is not great for one’s sense of self-worth. After every conversation, I felt a little better about myself, about my options. A friend suggested TDR to her to get her out of the bubble of single life. “Sunday night is the toughest night for singles,” Adelle says, “The weekend’s over, the work week is starting and you’re back where you started.” During a Sunday night conversation, Adelle’s matchmaker hit her with an epiphany that really resonated: the only person who really knows what you’re looking for is you.