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      Singer SPotlight from page 1                       Fence, Iberjoya Diamonds The
                                                         Owen Group, Earl Stewart
      Eric Lupton awarded their                          Toyota, Allyson Sullivan and
      annual Life Saver award to                         Lang Realty, Joshua Chernes
      Alan Korn.                                         with CrossCountry Mortgage,
        This  year ’s  gala                              Nanny, A&S Electric, Pandora,
      once  again  included  the                         Hypoluxo Car  Wash and
      hugely  popular  Diamond                           Illustrated Properties.
      Champagne fundraiser where                           All  funds  raised  go  to
      guests purchased glasses of                        support  Live  Like  Jake’s
      champagne with the chance                          mission of raising awareness
      of  winning  an  authentic,                        for  drowning  prevention   Lindsey Rohrig and  Allie
      brilliant round diamond                            through  self-rescue  swim   Hayes pose with a guitar
      worth  $5,000  (including                          scholarships, outreach   signed by Taylor Swift from   Logan and Ashley Gluck  Greta and Chris MacMillan
      setting and chain), courtesy                       programs  and  financial   the silent auction at the Live
      of IberJoya Diamonds and   Event Emcee Mike McGann   assistance to families who   Like Jake Be the Light gala.
      The  Owen  Group.  Lucky   and Edwige Gilbert      have lost a child or have a
      guests  Michael  and  Dina                         child with critical care needs.
      Pragana took home the beautiful bauble.              For information about future events, scholarships, or
        Additional sponsors for the night included: Infant Swimming   the foundation, please visit or call
      Resource, Edward Jones, The Atkins Family, The River Kelly   (561) 441-7611.
      Fund, Swim Safe With Tobi, Atlantis Car Wash, Life Saver Pool           Images by Jen Scott Photography

        The Singles Scene , est. 2007

        Special Holiday Edition                         of yourself now, at the end of the year, and during the
        by: Kelly Leary, M.S. &                         holiday season, when can you? Get out there and laugh.   Josh and Jordan Chernes  Heather and Steve Atkins
        Miranda  Capparelli,                            Dress like you are going to fall in love with someone
        The Matchmakers                                 during the day--even if it is your barber or your dry cleaner.
                                                        You don’t have to literally romantically fall in love. Just
           “Love and gratitude                          understand that the more we love and appreciate others,
        can  part seas...It can                         the more others will love and respect us. I.E. Let’s see
        move mountains and                              how many heads and hearts we can touch in these last two
        it can create miracles.                         months of the year.
        The power of love and                              5. Spoil yourself this holiday. You’re single, so go wild
        gratitude will dissolve all                     treating yourself. You will feel great. You deserve it too,
        negativity in our lives no                      right? Buy the date night outfit (even if you don’t have the
        matter what the form has                        date yet.) Buy the shirt. Book your hair appointment. Hire the
        taken.”~~Rhonda Byrne                           Matchmakers. Understand, every one of us (single or taken)
                                                        has a “Relationship Investment Spend” whether you are aware
        Top 5 Dating Tips for                           of it or not. Any and all things that enhance your relationships
                                                        with others—new and old—will increase the quality of your
        November!                                       life. Ask yourself: “What have I spent this year to enhance   Jeanmarie and Mike Connor  Wade and Jamie Gilbert
                                                        my relationships with others? “If it’s nominal—you know
                                                        what to do next. It’s buying season. Celebrate YOU! Thank
           Hey  Insiders!  First  and  foremost,  our  heartfelt   us later for this stellar holiday survival tip.
        thanks to you for sharing your precious time with us      In closing, there is no better time than November to
        again today. This is an excellent read to share with your   ramp up and show gratitude for how far you have come
        single friends and family too. We are entering the most   this year. Let your wild streak shine and squash that
        vital time of year--and extra love is on the menu. Our   inner self-critic. It’s time to reward yourself--with the
        commitment is to love and support all individuals in   gift of love.
        their goals to connect, especially in November, the most      Warm wishes for a joyful Thanksgiving to you and
        popular month to join our club. This month, our gratitude   your loved ones. Seize the opportunity to transform
        knows no bounds for our community, couples, clients,   your love life before the “big” holy holidays come in
        and all of our American Heroes (First Responders). Our   December. Once again, thank you for following THE
        Team appreciates all of you.                    Florida Matchmakers!
           Thanks to our Matchmaking Dream Team, countless      We can’t wait to meet you in our private offices on PGA
        couples will be celebrating the 2023 Holiday Season   Boulevard soon. Reserve your appointment today so that
        together. There’s still time for you to find love too. Last   you can avoid the up-and-coming waitlist! The early bird
        year, between November and December, we connected   gets the worm--and the guy--or the girl.       Jennifer Gomez, Esq. and Eric Lupton
        more new couples than ever before. People are more willing
        to let their stone wall guard down in November. There is        XOXO from Your Favorite Cupids,
        less judgment in November. In a nutshell, ’tis the season!                     Kelly & Miranda
        Below are your coveted tips...
           1. Cast your love line in well-stocked crystal clear   P.S. Want some bonus points
        waters, not in bargain Black Friday basements or risky   with us? Mention this article and
        online shopping traps. You are only as good as the crowd   how long you have been reading
        in front of you. Just as you may visit Bloomingdales,   it when you schedule your first
        Macy’s, or Saks for that special outfit, your approach   appointment. Some of you have
        to dating should be equally selective. If you’re seeking   been following this column for
        love in bars or on online dating sites, you may be putting   more than 16 years. We thank
        yourself at financial, emotional, and physical risk. Half   you for that too. Keep spreading
        the dating challenge can be overcome by looking in the   the love!
        right places—where quality, honest, and successful singles
        gather. It’s that simple.                       #LoveOffline #CuffingSeason #Gratitude
           2. Once you’ve found a promising person to date,   #MatchmakingRoyalty #AlmostPerfect #TellYourFriends   Diamond champagne winners Dina and Michael Pragana
        be your best self and get to know them. Effective   #HolidayRomance #Privacy                       took home the $5,000 diamond from IberJoya Diamonds
        communication is the cornerstone of any successful
        relationship. Early on, determine if your communication      Kelly Leary© has 32 years in the dating industry   and The Owen Group.
        styles align. Refrain from judging a book by its cover;   and a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She has
        delve into its pages and read the story. If you need   been profiled by Modern Luxury Magazine in the Fall
        assistance with this, don’t hesitate to reach out. This   2023 Issue as a Dynamic Business Woman. Look for
        Team is here to help--it’s in our DNA. We provide   it on shelves now. She has also been written about in
        services far beyond matchmaking. Connection and   The Palm Beach Post, PalmBeacher Magazine, Stuart
        compassion are the language we speak, offering   News, Jupiter Magazine, and many more. Revolution
        coaching and networking throughout our community   Dating members are pre-screened in person including
        of members and concierge services.              background checks. Professional photos are taken by
           3. Be fun and light! Who wants to be around a perpetual   the staff. Revolution Dating is NOT online dating or
        grouch? Is whining attractive? Is constant drama and   blind dating. In addition to providing matchmaking
        complaining appealing? We think not. If this describes   services that make singles “UN-single” through their
        you, it might not be the right time to join the revolution yet.   exclusive club memberships, Kelly and her Team also
        Take some time for introspection—try yoga, read a book,   provide feedback from your dates when appropriate.
        take a class, or go for a nature walk. We attract physically   Mock Dates are available by request. Single Coaching
        and emotionally available people who are ready to take the   Sessions and Evaluations are also available by request
        next step. Always remember, an attitude of gratitude will   for non-members or as an add-on to some memberships.
        get you farther than being critical and judgemental.   *All inquiries are confidential.
           4. Be extra! If you can’t be your fullest and best version
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                                                                                                           John Wagenhoffer and Maddie Wagenhoffer
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