Chicago Matchmaker

Our professional matchmakers have been matchmaking Chicagoland singles looking for love since 2009. If you live in places like Near North Side, Near South Side, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Andersonville, Kenwood, Hyde Park, or Rogers Park its hard to meet your match while you’re just out and about.

Chicago singles beyond the city in places like Bridgeview, Lisle, Northlake, Summit, Midlothian, Matteson, Worth, West Chicago, Crete and Mokena have hired our professional matchmakers and personal coaches to meet the man or woman of their dreams.

Although it might be hard to sometimes to make it out and about in the Windy City there’s no shortage of outstanding singles surrounding you. Online and mobile dating often do more harm than good because they tend to be flooded with bad actors. We prove identity and age, run criminal background checks and personally interview people we represent face-to-face to ensure our clients have a safe and worry-free experience.

Complete our Get Started form or call us toll free at (800) 734-9230 for matchmaking services in Chicago. 

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Online dating is difficult. We guarantee matches that meet your criteria. Your personal coach and dedicated matchmakers will communicate feedback, troubleshoot issues and guide you into a relationship.

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Joann Ward has been matchmaking for over 30 years. Her son, Steve Ward followed in her footsteps in 2003. They became internationally known matchmakers as Hosts and Executive Producers of VH1 Tough Love

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Your Relationship Affects Your Career More Than You Think

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Your Relationship Affects Your Career More Than You Think

A little while ago, the Harvard Business Review published an article on the advantages of having a conscientious spouse. According to the article, a recent study shows that a partner with a diligent and devoted mindset can work wonders for your career.

As an expert on love and relationships and a professional matchmaker with years of experience, I was of course intrigued by this new information. The topic was right down my alley and I found myself agreeing with a lot of what was said. After all, this article did not just make empty claims.

The longitudinal study referenced in the piece, conducted by researchers from Washington University, linked partner conscientiousness to occupational success. Out of five different personality traits, it's how conscientious their partner is that predicts an employee's professional self-fulfillment, income, and promotions. Indeed, this study also provides an explanation for this phenomenon - conscientious spouses enable professional success through their pragmatic behavior. They tend to get household tasks done and promote a happy home life. Consequently, this allows their partners to focus more on their work - with visible results.

Fair enough - so far, this seemed plausible to me. I've been in business for a long time, and these findings were - whilst very interesting - nothing new. The right relationship can increase your productivity and your probability to succeed at work. When your partner frees up your mind, it gives you space to focus on work and aim for that raise or finish that project.

A great relationship with a responsible and understanding partner has the potential to improve every aspect of your life. I've seen people blossom once they start a new, healthy relationship. Let me tell you - there is nothing more affirming than that if you're spending your days trying to help people find love like I do.

But while I am absolutely in favor of a solid and fulfilling relationship (with a conscientious partner, if that's what you're into), I am vehemently against the idea that any kind of relationship might help you fix your life. I hate to break it to you, but most relationships won't lead to great success and instant glory. This holds especially true if your relationship feels kind of below average in the first place. My clients often tell me that they would rather be alone than wish they were alone, and I couldn't agree more.

It's not being alone that hurts your chances of success. The one thing that is guaranteed to keep you from living a healthy, fulfilled, and successful life is being in the wrong kind of relationship. There is nothing more debilitating to success - I've seen it myself, and more than just once. In fact, it's probably a miracle I'm not a relationship cynic yet.

Admittedly, the Harvard Business Review article does hint at this briefly. It mentions that you can still be successful, even if you're not in a relationship. In fact, being single has been linked to more aggressive investment strategies, an attitude that can pay off in the business world.

Nevertheless, I think you can't emphasize this enough. If I've ever seen a recipe for professional disaster, it's someone who desperately clings onto an unhealthy relationship. This kind of emotional struggle and unhappiness will rob you of all your energy and deplete you of resources that you desperately need to get ahead in your professional life.

Yes, being in the right kind of relationship can do wonders for your career. But so can putting an end to the wrong one.