Dating can be stressful. It’s only natural to worry about how you’ll come across and whether or not your date will want to continue dating you. But no matter how shy or anxious you feel, you can overcome your nerves and self-consciousness and forge great connections. Never self medicate or drink too much on your dates. Be honest if you are nervous and share with your date that you are excited about the opportunity the relationship is presenting and how you feel.

A matchmaking service takes the personal drudgery out of dating by utilizing the benefits of a matchmaker's team. By working together the searching for interesting, attractive, age appropriate, individuals becomes a team effort and more productive. Just as you might use a personal trainer to get in shape or a financial planner to improve your retirement, Long Island singles outsource their dating lives to Long Island matchmakers.

So many singles come to Long Island Matchmaking after becoming extremely frustrated with Matchmakers who make unsubstantiated claims and empty promises. Then when it is too late they find out their options are limited because of the penalties and rights they signed away in their matchmaking contracts. If you are considering retaining a matchmaker do not believe any hype or unsubstantiated claims. Here is a list of the top 10 clauses we have seen in matchmaking contracts that should be avoided at any cost, or just walk away.

Create the foundation for great relationships by getting coached in having a great single life and great dates by Long Island Matchmaking Senior Matchmakers. Whether you are single and ready to date casually, single and ready to commit to a long term relationship, or single and ready to take your relationships to the next level, LongIslandMatchmaking.com Singles Coaching can be the catalyst to get you there! Our Matchmakers are also singles coaches, and they help you embrace yourself as a unique individual, while they are providing an outsiders view of your methods and approach.

The Wall Street Journal reported recently that loneliness undermines health and is linked to early mortality- and baby boomers are especially feeling the effect. Baby boomers are aging alone more than any generation in U.S. history, and the resulting loneliness is a looming public health threat. About one in 11 Americans age 50 and older lacks a spouse, partner or living child, census figures and other research show. That amounts to about eight million people in the U.S. without close kin, the main source of companionship in old age, and their share of the population is projected to grow.

When we hear matchmakers claiming to represent a set number of singles year after year we have to ask ourselves why? Why would the same matchmaking firm claim to have over 2000 of the finest singles on Long Island and New York City year after year? Is that company actually matching anyone? Is that company just taking money from anyone they can get it from? How can you represent the same number of singles year after year? As if that is the only issue that "commercialized matchmakers" face. Anyone who knows anything about love and romance knows that if you only have 2000 members in your "database of singles" your odds of introducing them to each other, and them finding love is almost impossible.

The love was gone and she lay empty in my arms like a ghost with no heartbeat. I was falling endlessly into the dark eternity of despair, not knowing just how far the crack in my heart would grow, or if the gap would be beyond repair. Years of emptiness and lost hope were my daily companions. I was alone and unwilling to settle for anyone less than my soul mate and then I met her. But how far had the cracks in her heart grown? Was her smile just a front to hide her own pain? She was no stranger to betrayal and her heart was also challenged. This she shared candidly, when I first met her. And of course, I saw it in her eyes. Maybe the cracks in her heart is what attracted me to her, as I am so accustomed to rescuing broken hearts, as I recklessly expose my own.