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Success Stories

Heinz and Merrilyn

 

How would you describe your dating lives before joining The Ideal Match?

 

Heinz: I didn’t have one. I was married for 56 years.

 

Merrilyn: Not very successful. It was awkward meeting people through friends.

 

Did either of you have any opinions about matchmaking services before signing up with The Ideal Match?

 

Heinz: No. I found out about it online and someone called me.

 

Merrilyn: A little hesitant. I thought it was for people who were desperate.

 

What inspired you to sign up with The Ideal Match?

 

Heinz: I was single and I wanted to meet someone of quality.

 

Merrilyn: A friend convinced me to go for it!

 

What was the interview process like?

 

Heinz: Very good and thorough!

 

Merrilyn: Pleasant. I was nervous but Shyla made me feel very comfortable.

 

Then you two were matched. What happened next?

 

Heinz: Merrilyn and I just clicked. We had a lot in common.

 

Merrilyn: We liked each other right away, even though he was an hour late! He was just so charming and friendly. He apologized so much… we were both widowers so we understand what it’s like to take care of someone.

 

How many other people were you both matched with?

 

Heinz: 3

 

Merrilyn: 2

 

What was your first date like?

 

Heinz: We met for coffee. I was an hour late because I got lost. I’m so glad she waited!

 

Merrilyn: We met at a restaurant for coffee.

 

What were some of your first impressions of each other?

 

Heinz: Very good! She is beautiful and very open. We had a great conversation.
Merrilyn: He was different, but charming and caring. We hit it off right away!

 

What do your friends think of how the two of you met?

 

Heinz: We didn’t tell them. But they approve!

 

Merrilyn: They are happy for us. We got the thumbs up of approval!

 

It’s been close to (?) months now and you talk about the future, so are you engaged?

 

Heinz: 3 months, we are engaged! No wedding date quite yet.

 

Merrilyn: 3 months. Yes we’re engaged!

 

How do the two of you enjoy spending time together?

Heinz: We go on cruises, out to dinners, and enjoy the yacht club.

 

Merrilyn: Travelling, concerts, we like to cook together. He is an excellent cook and I help him, he teaches me because I’m not so good. But I’ll clean!

 

Do you have any advice for others considering signing up with The Ideal Match?

 

Heinz: It’s a better way to meet people.

 

Merrilyn: Be honest on what you like and what you expect.

 

 

 

Jim and Holly

 

How would you describe your dating lives before joining The Ideal Match?

 

Jim: Like a dart board; Most of the time you get on the board, rarely do you hit a bulls eye.

 

Holly: Always picked the ‘bad boys’ and was always surprised by disastrous results.

 

Did either of you have any opinions about matchmaking services before signing up with The Ideal Match?

 

Jim: I had done all the major sites (Match, eHarmony, POF etc) but never considered any connections that I made to be a true “match”.

 

Holly:  I thought they were all money making scams.

 

What inspired you to sign up with The Ideal Match?

 

Holly: I liked the background check feature because I think that in this day and age, a girl needs all the help she can get in selecting a suitable match.  The background check was a great value-added selling point, for me.

 

What was the interview process like?

 

Jim: Fun, light; Designed to bring out specific areas of interest that promote an “ideal” match.

 

How many other people were you both matched with?

 

Jim: 10-12

 

Holly: First date!

 

What was your first date like?

 

Jim: After an hour, I felt like we had known each other for much, much longer.

 

Holly: We laughed and talked a lot.  We discovered that we had a lot in common.

 

What were some of your first impressions of each other?

 

Jim: I felt she was cultured (having lived in foreign countries previously, as I have), smart, funny, nice looking.

 

Holly: I thought he was very attentive, worldly, and kind of cute.

 

What do your friends think of how the two of you met?

 

Jim: Many have said that we are an appropriate match and regardless of how we met, they’re simply glad that we did.

 

Holly: Most of my friends are surprised that we met through a dating service and have told me that it gives them hope that dating services do work.

 

How do the two of you enjoy spending time together? 

Jim: We travel, we shop, we entertain with our friends.

 

Holly: We spend quality time at home watching movies, making home cooked meals and enjoying our friends and families.

 

Do you have any advice for others considering signing up with The Ideal Match?

 

Jim:  After you’ve done the online dating thing and have discovered what a disappointment they can be, put up the dollars and be as honest and forthcoming as possible with the Ideal Match interviewer so he/she can locate your true match.

 

Holly: If a girl can spend a couple of thousand dollars on a piece of jewelry or a dress, then why not spend it instead on the possibility of meeting an ideal match that could last a lifetime.

 

 

 

Jim and Cece

 

How would you describe your dating lives before joining The Ideal Match? 

Jim:  I have been divorced for over 2 years and have been dating for about 6 months. I joined another Dating Service first and met 30 women and although I had good experiences I was not able to find my match. I was getting a little frustrated.
Cece: I have been divorced for 20 years and my dating was limited. My daughter recommended joining a Dating service which I did almost 4 years ago when I joined The Ideal Match.

 

Did either of you have any opinions about matchmaking services before signing up with The Ideal Match?

 

Jim: I had talked to friends who had had success with Dating Services and was convinced it would work for me so I joined.
Cece: I never thought much about it but trusted my daughter and thought when she mentioned it “Why not. Nothing to lose”

 

What inspired you to sign up with The Ideal Match?

 

Jim:  I enjoyed Michelle’s interviews with me and was impressed with the detailed array of questions and thought maybe they could find my Match.
Cece:  I thought I had been single long enough and wanted to move on with my life and knew I wanted to be married again.

 

What was the interview process like?

 

Jim:  The Interview process was very intense and seemed to cover everything I could think of myself and more.
Cece: The Interview process was very long and frankly I felt it was a little tiring but I was excited at the same time.

 

Then you two were matched. What happened next?

 

Jim and Cece:  We spoke by phone on Feb 28th the day we got our Match Info and since Jim was heading back to Canada and then Florida for a month we committed to meeting on my return April 1st. In the meantime we heard about the Social Gathering at Morton’s and decided to meet there.

 

How many other people were you both matched with?

 

Jim:  I was matched with one other with Ideal Match
Cece: I was matched with 6 previously over a 3 year period.

 

What was your first date like?

 

Jim:  The moment I saw Cece at Morton’s I was pleasantly surprised and went up to her and suggested we escape to the Bar for a drink and so we could have one on one time and I thought “I want to know this lady”
Cece:  When Jim introduced himself and called me my Heart fluttered and I felt comfortable with him right away. The conversation in the Bar over a glass of wine went easily. We commented that we felt like we had known each other for a long time.

 

What were some of your first impressions of each other?

 

Jim:  I thought “this lady is HOT and was very easy to talk to.
Cece:  I thought he is very kind and thoughtful and easy to talk to.

 

What do your friends think of how the two of you met?

 

Jim: My friend always, always thought online Dating we the way to go and now they are saying “great I told you so”
Cece: They were just so happy for me because they knew how much I wanted the right man in my life.

 

It’s been close to (?) months now and you talk about the future, so are you engaged?

 

Jim and Cece:  We met exactly one month ago and we definitely talk about spending the rest of our lives together. We are taking time to just enjoy each other and confirm our feelings about being together forever.

 

How do the two of you enjoy spending time together?

Jim and Cece: We live an hour apart and Cece is working full time so we spend our weekends together doing everything from walking, swimming, golfing, having dinners together and just enjoying each other’s company. Jim is leaving to go back to Canada for 6 months and we are arranging for Cece to come to Canada in the summer and again in the fall to accompany Jim to drive back to California.

 

Do you have any advice for others considering signing up with The Ideal Match?

 

Jim:  I would obviously recommend the Ideal Match because I found or I should say you people found my Match very quickly. I had become a little weary on the other site with dating so many.

 

Cece:  I have only one suggestion and that is that I would recommend to anyone joining insisting on seeing photos before meeting matches. My goal of meeting a life partner was met just the same.

 

 

Joe and Lei

Joe and Lei

 

How would you describe your dating lives before joining The Ideal Match?

 

Joe:  Time consuming; spent a lot of time communicating on sites before meeting

 

Lei:  I had dated two other men, one who was very nice but just wasn’t what I was looking for long term, the second a total disaster.

 

Did either of you have any opinions about matchmaking services before signing up with The Ideal Match?

 

Joe: Never gave it much thought…
Lei: No, I was not comfortable with meeting a stranger that I knew nothing about except what he posted on line that may or may not be true.

 

What inspired you to sign up with The Ideal Match?

 

Joe: Spending too much time on line at sites (Match, Harmony and Our Time).
Lei: I contacted The Ideal Match on a whim, Enza was persistent and got me to come in.

 

What was the interview process like?

 

Joe: I actually enjoyed it, like talking to a friend.
Lei: It was a bit uncomfortable, I would encourage people to be as honest as they can be and really think about what they are looking for in a partner.

 

Then you two were matched. What happened next?

 

Joe: We actually hit it off on our first phone conversation.

 

Lei: It was so right, and we both knew it, honestly it scared us both that it happened so fast.  We both kept waiting for “the other shoe to fall” as Joe said.  It never did.  Four months later we are engaged!  I am converting to the Catholic faith so that we can worship together, and looking at remodeling his house where we will reside once we are married.

 

How many other people were you both matched with?

 

Joe: Lei was the sixth
Lei: Joe was my second match.

 

What was your first date like?

 

Joe: I was amazed (I think she was too) how much we had in common, how well we “matched”.
Lei:  It was right from the first moment.  Just an unbelievable, story book falling in love.

 

What were some of your first impressions of each other?

 

Joe: Physically attractive, intelligent, honest and spiritually fit. She was ready for a committed relationship.
Lei: He was exactly what I was looking for and I immediately was attracted to him and continue to fall more in love daily.

 

What do your friends think of how the two of you met?

 

Joe: Surprised.
Lei: I have told my friends about The Ideal Match and how I would not use a dating service other than yours that does background checks prior to matching them.

 

It’s been close to (?) months now and you talk about the future, so are you engaged?

 

Joe: Yes, we have not set a date yet, pending some “paperwork”.

 

Lei:  Yes we are engaged!

 

How do the two of you enjoy spending time together?

Joe: Concerts (The Pacific Symphony, Yanni, Transiberian Orchestra, Jackie Evanchoe) Movies, watching DVDs, dinner, and very importantly, we attend Church together.
Lei:  Joe loves music, and has season tickets to the Pacific Symphony.  We love going to concerts, we worship together.

 

Do you have any advice for others considering signing up with The Ideal Match?

 

Joe: Be open and honest during interview and specific on feedback following a meet so that the staff can best support you.

 

Lei:  My advice is that you really take the time to think about and be able to verbalize what your Ideal Match looks like and what you’re looking for as a person, the qualities you are looking for.

 

 

Review from Juan R.

 

Hi Enza,

 

I wanted to share with you and the staff at The Ideal Match how much I appreciate your service. I want to thank The Ideal Match for finding me the love of my life. I appreciate that you took to heart my input on who I was looking for. With the crazy busy life that live I don’t know if I would ever find the time to meet women, let alone the woman of my dreams. The way I see it, you sent me an angel from heaven. Sherri is no doubt the woman of my dreams!

 

Thank you!!

 

Juan

 

 

 

Review from Martin J.

 

Just wanted to let you know that Sharon and I just got married on August 31.  We could not be happier!

 

 

 

Roy and Rosa

 

How would you describe your dating lives before joining The Ideal Match?

 

Roy: I was in long-term relationships but none of them were good for me. There were too many deep differences that spending time together could not overcome.

 

Rosa: Dating before Ideal Match was scary because I did not know the background of the guys I would meet through online dating services. Many of them were perpetual liars.

 

Did either of you have any opinions about matchmaking services before signing up with The Ideal Match?

 

Roy:  I knew it had to be better than the alternative ways people meet, such as online.

 

Rosa: I thought that matchmakers were more likely to find the right guy for me than online services.

 

What inspired you both to sign up with The Ideal Match?

 

Roy:  Dave’s explanation about how Ideal Match works, his empathy, and the opportunity to attend mixers involving a certain class of women.

 

Rosa: They perform background checks. So safety was an important reason for me.

 

What was the interview process like?

 

Roy: Pleasant and informative.

 

Rosa: Very thorough.

 

Then you two were matched. What happened next?

 

Roy: We had dinner, spent quality time together, and fell in love.

 

Rosa: We started dating and fell in love fast.

 

How many other people were you both matched with?

 

Roy:  Four

 

Rosa: Six

 

What was your first date like?

 

Roy: Very pleasant. It confirmed that she was a nice person, and I saw for the first time that she was very attractive.

 

Rosa:  Pleasant, we hit it off right away.

 

What were some of your first impressions of each other?

 

Roy: She was genuinely a nice person, which is what I was looking for, and that she was very pretty.

 

Rosa: He was very attractive and kind.

 

What do your friends think of how the two of you met?

 

Roy: They are very happy for me.

 

Rosa: They think it is wonderful.

 

It’s been close to (?) months now and you talk about the future, so are you engaged?

 

Roy: We have been dating for three months, and are planning to get engaged very soon.

 

Rosa: We are planning to get engaged and live together.

 

How do the two of you enjoy spending time together?

 

Roy:  We love listening to music, seeing plays, watching TV, traveling, and just hanging out together.

 

Rosa:  We enjoy each other’s company.

 

Do you have any advice for others considering signing up with The Ideal Match?

 

Roy: Take advantage of all they offer, such as the mixers and relationship seminars.

 

Rosa:  Be true to yourself.

 

 

Review from Janet S.

 

Hi to all at Client Services.  Wanted to touch base and let you all know that we are doing better than fine!  Thanks very much.  Please place me in a “hold” situation.

 

We are seeing each other exclusively.

 

Janet

 

 

Anni and Craig

Anni and Craig

 

How would you describe your dating lives before joining The Ideal Match?

 

Craig:  Not very active and did not date very much.
Anni:   Dating before The Ideal Match was a bit frightening. Most of the men I met through an online site lied about their age, career, looks, etc.  It was difficult for me to spend so much time reading the profiles and trying to decide if it was worth the risk to reach out or respond.  Mostly I experienced only one meet up and that was it.  I did meet one guy and dated him for a while only to find out he lied about his age by 10 years.

 

Did either of you have any opinions about matchmaking services before signing up with The Ideal Match?

 

Craig: Match.com did not work very well for me.

 

Anni: I had never experience a matchmaking service before TIM.

 

What inspired you to sign up with The Ideal Match?

 

Craig: I wanted to meet an attractive well balanced woman who was also looking for the same in a man.
Anni: My last dating experience through an online site.

 

What was the interview process like?

 

Craig: It was ok but frankly I thought it was over priced and didn’t need or want to invest that much money for something that may or may not work out.

 

Anni: The interview experience was enjoyable and pleasant.  I was made to feel very comfortable and heard.

 

Then you two were matched. What happened next?

 

Craig: We had already met at a wine tasting event at Buscalacci’s, so when we reconnected on our first date it was very easy to talk and hang out and it’s been that way ever since.

 

Anni: We took it slow and had fun together doing outdoor activities and concerts.  We got to know each other.  We laugh a lot.

 

How many other people were you both matched with?

 

Craig: Anni was my ninth date.
Anni: 5

 

What was your first date like?

 

Craig: Very casual we walked around mission bay, then went to ocean beach and split a meal and had a great time.
Anni:  Our first date was a walk at Mission Bay. We had such a good time talking that we decided to go have dinner together and made plans to meet up again.

 

What were some of your first impressions of each other?

 

Craig: Anni girl is very affectionate and likes to express her feelings, which I am fine with.
Anni:  This might sound weird to some, but I really liked his energy.  He was upbeat and positive and had good self esteem.

 

What do your friends think of how the two of you met?

 

Craig: Not sure we’ve told a few how we met and they smile and probably think it made sense.
Anni:  They think it is cool and smart.

 

It’s been close to (?) months now and you talk about the future, so are you engaged?

 

Craig: It has been almost 5 months now, and we are starting to know each other better and spend quality time together about 3 times a week. We have both been married in the past, and speaking for myself there is no need to rush our relationship into an engagement after only 5 months.

 

Anni: No – I’m not in a hurry.  I like taking time.

 

How do the two of you enjoy spending time together?

Craig: We enjoy bike riding, listening to music and going to concerts. We enjoy cooking together as well as dining out, camping and hanging out with family together.

 

Anni:  We get together 2-3 times a week and either go to concerts, dinner, bike rides, walks, tennis matches, parties, movies or just hanging out with his cool dog, Lightning.

 

Do you have any advice for others considering signing up with The Ideal Match?

 

Craig: I say go for it, your mate is not going to fall out of the sky and land in your lap, might as well be proactive.

 

Anni:  It was worth it.  I found someone who was really interested in a relationship, who is honest and trustworthy.

 

Ray and Karin

Review from Raymond J.

 

After joining Ideal Match, it was comforting that an organization knew what I was looking for in a relationship.  Ideal match was able to match me with a individual who has the same likes and dislikes.  I would recommend Ideal Match to those individuals who are tired of using the other on-line dating sites with no success. 

 

Raymond

 

 

 

Event Review from Ann R.

 

I just wanted to let you guys know how much I enjoyed the evening. I thought you did a wonderful job at making it comfortable, organized, fun and safe. The restaurant had such lovely energy. Thank you for making me feel special. 

 

Ann R.

 

 

 

Review from Dianna

 

Art and I fell in love on the first date and have not been apart in almost a month.  I bought the modular home across the street from him and sold my condo, will move into my beautiful new home on the 21st. We have EVERYTHING IN COMMON and are having so much fun fishing on his new boat. We are putting a name on the boat.  (The Ideal Catch).  Cute huh?  I feel like I owe you more money….haha.  We are flying to Seattle on the 27th where his sister will pick us up for a sailing trip for 10 days to Vancouver, Canada. They have a 44 ft sailboat with 4 staterooms. We went skydiving last week but couldn’t jump because of the clouds….later. We have so many trips planned and I will be buying a small motor home to pull the boat.  Our 2 big families are getting to know each other and everyone thinks we are great together.  No dysfunction or future problems that we can see.  We both bring our grandchildren into our lives together and have family reunions coming up. The romance and physical connection is the best! He plays accordion and we will play duets together.  He is an expert dancer and I get a dance lesson each evening!  Spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically we are both on the same page.  Thank you, thank you. 

 

 

 

Event Review from Michelle F.

 

Dear Karian, Dave, and Enza –

 

Thank you for hosting such a fun evening for all of us!  It was incredibly classy, fun, delicious, interesting event and the attention to detail was magnificent.  I had a great time and really enjoyed meeting men from all walks of life, real-estate, forensic psychologist, MD, insurance, finance, etc.  It was a great group of people and this event has made me super excited about the journey ahead with The Ideal Match.

 

You are all doing a great job, keep up the good work!

 

Thank you!

 

Grateful client,

 

Michelle

 

 

 

Review from Jolie R.

 

Dear Enza and Dave,

 

I would like to put my membership on Hold and focus on my relationship with Roger. He is everything I have been waiting for and more! I’m happy, peaceful and with a feeling that I’m finally home. We’re going to travel first to the Pacific Islands and spend more time in Bora Bora, after that we’re not sure where. I think it will be Italy and Greece! Thank you guys so much and I will let you know how things go but for now I’m just so SO happy that he is in my life. He is so special to me, I’m fascinated by him and his spirituality we have lived and follow the same beliefs our all life’s. We just understand and have a great and special connection. Thank you for everything you have done for me I appreciate you very much you’re THE BEST. Take care and talk to you soon.

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Review from Donna A.

 

Brian is AWESOME! I cannot thank you enough for bringing such an amazing guy into my life….seriously, he is phenomenal.  I truly feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

 

Review from Brian R.

 

We met at the Wine Pairing at Delicias Restaurant and had dinner on Wednesday. We’ve talk on the phone almost nightly. Donna and I have hit it off since the beginning. We have a real genuine connection. She has a sincere way of getting me to open up to her. We have similar interests and likes. And of course she is gorgeous with a charming smile and intoxicating eyes. In other words I’m sold on her. We have already made future plans to go out together. Thank you all for getting us together, I want to see her exclusively.

 

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