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                                             The Singles Scene Column                                            ©

                                                               I Want More For You.

                                                             By: Kelly Leary, M.S., The Florida Matchmaker
        Happy New Year to my                            I want the same for all of you.                    yourself up for failure, over and over again. You are rolling
      loyal readers, couples and                          Sometimes we get down ourselves, right? Why aren’t I   the dice with your life physically, financially, and emotionally.
      soon-to-be couples! I am over                     more perfect? Why did I make this mistake or that mistake?   Call it quitsville, while you still can.
      the moon about the last half                      Why did I enroll a person that I knew would be a problem?     At the end of the day, the best way to meet someone is
      of 2021. The year ended on a                      I did it because I REALLY believe there is a pot for lid,   through a friend, BUT since our friends are not thinking
      VERY high note for my clients,                    seriously. Anyone who knows me “well” knows that much   about us 24/7, you need to connect with someone who does
      team, and me. A picture tells                     about me and how I work. Some clients simply take longer   this professionally. In the same way you have a CPA, doctor,
      1,000 words and I can’t even                      to reach their goal and this often has nothing to do with me   or dentist. Leave it to the pros and listen when they speak.
      begin to tell you how excited                     or my club. Patience is a virtue in any relationship, especially     That being said, show some optimistic grace as you
      I am to be celebrating my 31st                    in love.                                           enter this new year. Visualize what you want in 2022. We
      year in the love business. I am                     Our 2020-21 matches have been MAGICAL. The profile   all have been worried for one reason or another. We didn’t
      so happy with the new direction my firm is taking. I’m so   of the “typical” client who has started during this period is   have a clue what was going on and some still don’t have a
      grateful to the many people who rallied around me over the   optimistic, proactive, successful, authentic, busy and they   clue. But YOU do. So, this year, SOAR. Spread your wings.
      last couple of years and the decades before that too.  DO NOT want to mingle with players that seem to flood the   No one is going to do it for you. Don’t let another year run
        The Pandemic Era did a number on all of us in more   online dating network. My clients are also more realistic as to   away from you.
      ways than one. I’m not going to get political but what the   who is the best match for them, recognizing that their classic     Form a strategic alliance with a woman in the know
      heck just happened in the last 22 months? Businesses have   “type” may not be the best match for them for the long haul.   who is very connected (yours truly). How you spend your
      closed, even long-term anchor businesses that have prevailed   I’m seeing a theme of open mindedness and willingness to   days and nights will define you and your future (and your
      in our area for 40 years. Closed and gone. It’s so sad. Fires   get it right, this time.             children’s if you are a single parent). So, don’t take this all
      have started (we had one right in our building that affected     Online dating has gotten WORSE (so you tell me). Just   for granted anymore, please. Love your life and love yourself
      us greatly for months). Socialization and dating had ceased   when you thought it would get better, it has PLUMMETED.   enough to find the best partner for you. Find your person.
      for a bit of time and life, as we knew it, no longer existed.   Some sites are even trying to say they have a new matchmaking   It’s NEVER too late! I promise. You can and will love again,
      It’s daunting to even wrap our heads around it all, still now,   spin. I find that FUNNY. Also, baloney. There is only one   regardless of your age. Time to make some moves and give
      as the clouds begin to part.                      REAL MATCHMAKER with credentials like mine, bar none.   yourself permission to come join us.
        At the headquarters of love, we have seen miracles   By the way, you are lucky I reside in your area. Hidden agendas     I have so much more happiness to share with all of you. I
      occur during the last 22 months. Our word-of-mouth   abound online like tawk-a-date or date-a-rama (whatever   will save it for our in-person meeting!
      referrals and community connections powered us thru this   their names may be on that day). If you value who you are and      Thank you ALL for your love for so many years! I am so
      exceptional period in history. My mission and purpose to   what you have accomplished in your life then by all means,   blessed and I love to share! I look forward to hearing your
      be your REAL DEAL Matchmaker was reinforced by leaps   hire a real person (IN PERSON) to do the work for you. The   story very soon.
      and bounds. Our phone has been ringing off the hook for   definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again                  XOXO, Kelly
      months and we have increased our core team by demand. I   expecting different results. Give it up already and step it up.   #LoveOffline #DateLocal #More4Uin2022 #SecretsSafeHere
      have repeatedly said to myself and my peer group: “WOW, I   This is not rocket science. Online dating is like Las Vegas.   #EventsReturning #TellYourFriends
      must have done something right all these years!” It’s been a   Period. You could win, but the odds are you could lose. You
      full revival for me. I have never been happier all around and   could lose your heart, money, soul, and time. You are opening   Dating on page 10
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