Category Archives: Dating

If someone told you they were dating multiple people at the same time, how would you react? If you’re like many people, you’ll immediately jump to conclusions and think that this person must be either commitment-phobic or some kind of cheater. But what if we told you that dating a few people

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on October 30, 2020 in design / comments

It’s hard for most people to imagine being with someone who isn’t “their type.” It doesn’t feel comfortable or natural to them to even think about it. It might be because they don’t feel themselves, or they might be intimidated by the idea of venturing into unknown territory. If the a

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on October 30, 2020 in design / comments

These days, we’re working from home, having meetings online, and doing as many things as possible in the virtual realm. But what about dating? Is it possible to date virtually? The great thing about technology is that we have all the tools w

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on October 21, 2020 in design / comments

As our collective reality trudges forward in the wake of COVID-19, what does it bode for those of us who are single and dating? Is it even possible to date safely during a pandemic? The answer is yes. You just need a little planning.

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posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on October 21, 2020 in design / comments

All relationships have their ups and downs. It’s the nature of human interaction.There are good times, and there are bad times too. We all evolve at our own pace. When we’re in a relationship, we grow and change with our partner, so it’s inevitable to feel the highs and lows. It’s esse

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on February 25, 2020 in design / comments

We all have a past. For most of us, it’s not easy for us to share. Some people carry guilt, remorse, confusion, and secrets, and not everything is easy to understand. This makes for a challenging situation when we start a new relationship.

To Share or Not To Share?

When you consider shari

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on February 17, 2020 in design / comments

It isn’t unusual for couples to have a gap in their earnings. Unfortunately, for many people, this situation can cause an imbalance that might seem impossible to navigate. If you are experiencing relationship issues that stem from an earning gap, it’s important to know that you’re not alone

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on February 14, 2020 in design / comments

Prioritizing Your Partner for a Healthy, Happy Relationship

It’s no secret that a healthy relationship is good for your children to see and be apart of. What more could you want then to have your kids want to emulate you for the love and caring you have for your spouse? Your children

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on November 18, 2019 in design / comments

Legal separation is not a divorce.But, this does not mean a person who is separated cannot or should not date. There are a million reasons why they may not have taken that final step (divorce). But, just because they haven’t, it shouldn’t prevent them from being happy and moving on with their li

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on October 28, 2019 in design / comments

We always encourage our clients to be open-minded about their potential partners. Some of our most successful matches have been between a client and a match that they least expected for themselves.

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on October 7, 2019 in design / comments

After years of being single, when you decide it’s time to move on and start dating again, it opens up a whole new dimension in your life. But if your adult children are having a difficult time accepting the fact that you’re moving on, you might start to question yourself and your choices. You

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on September 16, 2019 in design / comments

… but got it together before she let it slip away

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posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on September 6, 2019 in design / comments

In ages past, choosing a life partner was so much easier. Ever wonder why that is? Mostly, it was easier because there were fewer ways to go about doing it. Plus, people seemed to be more open-minded in terms of getting to know someone over a period of time to see if there was a real connection.

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on May 8, 2019 in design / comments

As a professional matchmaker, I sometimes ask myself: “Does this person actually want to meet someone? Or do they just want to tell themselves that they tried?” Do they want to make a serious effort to get to know themselves and see others as potential life partners? Or are they d

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on March 26, 2019 in design / comments

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were to take all of the suggested first-date advice and just throw it out the door? How would it be if, instead of asking fluffy questions that lead to a safe conversation, you just jumped right into the heavy, hard-hitting subjects? Would you even

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on July 5, 2018 in design / comments

Although it’s never easy to know just how to approach the subject, it’s a conversation that needs to happen: talking to our children about THEIR dating lives. No matter how you feel about it, it’s going to happen. One day, your child will not be so child- like anymore. Puberty, hormones, fe

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on June 22, 2018 in design / comments

He’s just not into you, and that’s okay.

Trust me, I’ve been there before. What I mean by that is, I have dated men (*ahem* … they acted more like boys!) and put 120 percent into what was really a hopelessly lame situation that was clearly going nowhere. Looking back, I think of a

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on June 19, 2018 in design / comments

Relationship status on social media is something a lot of people don’t consider, though they should. In my experience, it’s a big one. When you decide you want to put yourself out there to meet somebody, it’s important to make sure that your social media accounts reflect your current relations

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on April 5, 2018 in design / comments

Working with a professional matchmaker is a little different than just jumping into the dating pool. Face it: you’ve decided to work with a matchmaker because you don’t want to waste your time. You want quality results. What you may not have considered is that ess

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on November 18, 2017 in design / comments

You’re a busy professional. Your time is valuable. Your schedule is so water-tight that there really isn’t a lot of wiggle room, even when it comes to your personal life. So, why is it that so many people insist on wasting their precious leisure time on something

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on November 18, 2017 in design / comments

You probably see a lot of articles about what a matchmaker can do for you, but did you ever wonder what we look for in a client?   Yes – we do have an ideal of the “perfect” client, and since the Match Me Canada

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on November 18, 2017 in design / comments

Some people will put a lot of emphasis on physical attraction or a certain personality type when they are describing their perfect match. Physical attraction is a key characteristic of course, but even more importantly, you should be putting the emphasis on finding tr

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on November 18, 2017 in design / comments

Do you even know what makes you attracted to someone else? Have you taken the time to pay attention to your needs as a person, and what you may need in a partner to create a successful relationship? Lack of self-insight and fa

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on November 18, 2017 in design / comments

Often in meetings with our new Match Me Canada matchmaking clients, I hear them speak about what a great catch they are, and how they want to meet someone who has as much confidence as they do. I believe it! I can see with my own eyes that they are sitting tall, and t

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on November 18, 2017 in design / comments

If you are in the market for a serious relationship and you haven’t considered dating outside of your age group, you might be missing out. Many women in their 20’s and 30’s actually prefer dating men who are 10 or more years older than they are, and there are pl

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on November 18, 2017 in design / comments

Do you have a “height requirement” when it comes to dating? If so, you run the risk of never finding your perfect match. In our experience, many women are sticklers when it comes

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on November 18, 2017 in design / comments

Flirty, Confident & Fashionable – Picking your outfit for your first date is more important than you think.

Creating a positive impression is crucial. Takin

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on November 18, 2017 in design / comments

Whether you are new to the dating scene or a veteran, figuring out the etiquette on how to act on a date can be frustrating. It should be simple but for some unknown reason common sense goes to the waste side when you step into date world.  It is time to reign in the

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on November 18, 2017 in design / comments

Dating is a wild frontier, and being a single dad in this world comes with its fair share of challenges – but along with those challenges come some incredible rewards that you might not have considered. If you have ever dated or considered dating a single dad, you m

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on November 18, 2017 in design / comments

I was on my way back from an event in Ottawa, and a client of mine called my cell phone wanting some advice on her current dating situation. I was in the passenger seat, so I was able to give her my undivided attention. She re

posted by Rebecca Cooper-Traynor on April 27, 2015 in design / comments