Are Office Romances Too Dangerous? Tips And Strategies From A Professional Matchmaker
Feb 24, 2017

Love is grand. Love is also a confounding riddle, and sometimes, a real pain in the neck.

These realities are magnified when that love sprouts in the workplace, where a host of complications come into play. How will romance with a colleague affect your work dynamic? What if your lover is your boss? What if you are your lover’s boss? What happens if it doesn’t work out?

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Matchmakers find modern fans in the digital age – Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune, October 23, 2014

Yet online dating, which has ballooned into a $2.1 billion industry used by almost 40 percent of dating singles, hasn’t killed one of the most old-fashioned professions of all: matchmakers.
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Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger, Teams With The Matchmaking Institute to Train Aspiring Matchmakers

Beginning July 31st through August 2nd, Stanger and Matchmaking Institute (// co-founder Lisa Clampitt will teach hopeful matchmakers how to launch and grow their own professional matchmaking agencies. This comprehensive 3-day training for men and women …
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Matchmakers Help Those Over 60 Handle Dating’s Risks and Rewards

AFTER Judith Himber’s husband died in 2010, she didn’t know what to do with herself. “It was a stunning loss,” said Ms. Himber, 73, who works full time as a clinical psychologist in Cambridge, Mass.
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More singles turn to matchmakers for personal touch
Carrie Ritchie, The Indianapolis Star 5:49 p.m. EST February 10, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Personal matchmakers’ share of singles’ hearts — and wallets — has grown considerably over the last few years. Many people looking for love are now paying hundreds — sometimes thousands — for personal matchmakers to find them Mr. or Ms. Right, especially now as Valentine’s Day approaches.
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Dating Games
New Jersey Life Health + Beauty Magazine, March 2011

It’s that time of year again. The month dreaded by singles — when the streets fill with hand-holding couples, restaurants offer specials in portions for two, and Meg Ryan movies take over prime-time TV.
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Your First Valentine’s Day (with This One)
Esquire Magazine, February 6, 2011

If I’ve been dating a girl for only a couple of weeks, do I have to make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day?
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5 Dating Tips For Busy People
Dating Paradise Blog, February 15, 2010

Whether you are a grad student, a busy executive or a divorced mom, it seems as each year goes by more responsibilities are piled on and the faster time flies.
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What Millionaires Want: Q&A w/ Top NY Matchmakers
NBC New York – January 12, 2010

Two top New York matchmakers share inside scoops on finding love with successful singles in the New Year!
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A Matchmaker Talks About What’s Really Important
New York University

Lisa Clampitt married her husband within two months of meeting him. Six years ago, she spotted the City University of New York professor while getting coffee.

Annual Matchmaking Pro Conference: A Place for Yentas to Schmooze and Cruise
NY Blue Print – September 23, 2009

The event will bring together personal matchmakers, introduction services, and dating/relationship coaches from North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
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Study: Men Can Fall In Love In First 10 Seconds
CBS – March 26, 2009

With so many women looking for love, you might be shocked how long it takes for men to fall in love at first sight.

Sorry, girlfriend, he’s just not that into you
Los Angeles Times – February 04, 2009

Those six words have become the single person’s satori, a clear-eyed, catch-all explanation for anyone wondering why the guy who just took you out on a date never calls.
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Old-Fashioned Matchmakers Make a Comeback
npr – April 20, 2008

Some singles are giving up on personal ads and online dating services to find true love. Instead, they are turning to professional matchmakers for help. Although it may seem old-fashioned, the profession is thriving in the United States.
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Matchmaker Mixes Business With Pleasure
The Washington Post – February 24, 2008

Matchmaking is a growing field, attracting former real estate brokers, headhunters and human resources professionals, said Lisa Clampitt, executive director of the Matchmaking Institute training program in New York.
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How To Read Your Date in 5 Minutes
New York Post – March 22, 2007

IN New York, you don’t have an entire evening to waste wondering if your date is The One. But you do have a solid five minutes.
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Making Money Making Matches
Forbes – February 09, 2007

Almost seven years after launching her own matchmaking business, Lisa Clampitt is still amazed at her good fortune.
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Matchmakers Making Comeback
CBS News – April 20, 2005

When you reach a certain age and a certain maturity level, traditional methods of dating aren’t as effective as they used to be…

Matchmaker, Matchmaker (It Could Be You)
Eyewitness News ABC 7 – February 5, 2005

The age of dissonance. Let’s You and Him Date
New York Times – January 16, 2005

There he was at a nightclub bash last fall. Bachelor No.1. Hitting on a beautiful…
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An Academy for Would-Be Cupids
ABC 20/20 – Dec. 28, 2004

New York School Trains 21st-Century Matchmakers.
“20/20” visited New York City’s Matchmaking Institute, a school that bills itself as a “Cupid Academy” and sat in on a class led by Lisa Clampitt, the institute’s co-founder and executive director.
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Cupid Academy
Time – Feb. 16, 2004

The Matchmaking Institute, which offers the nation’s first certification course for would-be Cupids, is attracting students from as far away as Singapore. It helps that the modern-day yenta looks less like Sylvia Miles in Crossing Delancy and more like Alicia Silverstone’s Miss Match: young, attractive and a long way from loserdom – just like her clients…
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Offline Dating
Time Out NY, January 19, 2004

The Institute offers a standardized certification class for newcomers to the field, in which students learn a range of skills. The school also plans to host a database of its graduates.
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Have I got a girl for you: Helping your friends dump the dating service
Wall Street Journal – December 2003

You can’t just throw two people together because they’re both single, says Matchmaking Institute Founder Lisa Clampitt; you have to weigh people’s energy levels, priorities, values and vulnerabilities. Here are some tips for fixing up friends…”
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Learn How To Become A ‘Yenta’
WNBC – November 25, 2003

Course In Matchmaking Helps Students Prescreen Clients, Start Businesses. The brainchild of a social worker turned matchmaker, the Matchmaking Institute will teach would-be Cupids everything they need to know about the delicate art of love. (…) After taking the 22-hour course, students become “certified,” and they are also given tips on how to develop their database, as well as how to start up their business.


CBS Morning News with Linda Lopez – October 2005
Matchmakers Making Comeback
CBS News – April 20, 2005
Matchmaker, Matchmaker (It Could Be You)
Eyewitness News ABC 7 – February 5, 2005
ABC’s 20/20 – December 28, 2004
CBS 5 O’Clock News with Linda Lopez – April 2004
WNBC Today in New York – November 2003
WMURC Channel 9, NH – November 2003
DaySide with Linda Vester – October 2003
Fox News – October 2003
Studio B with Shepard Smith – October 2003
The O’Reilly Factor – October 2003
Studio B with Shepard Smith – January 2003
The O’Reilly Factor – January 2003


June 23, 2005 – Can’t Buy Me Love . . . Maybe
High-end Matchmaking Service
Matches made in Manhattan
Wealthy clients pay Lisa Clampitt thousands of dollars to spend the evening with models, Playboy bunnies and other curvy sirens. But it’s all perfectly legal.
By Stephanie Lehmann
OC Metro Women Section September 2004
Economic Times September 2004
Women and Business Magazine August 2004
South Florida Single Living May 2004
Daily News March 2004
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NYU Livewire February 2004 February 2004
Staten Island Advance February 2004
The New Paper (Singapore) February 2004
Time Magazine February 2004
Time Out NY January 2004
Career Journal December 2003
Wall Street Journal December 2003
Crain’s New York October 2003
New York Planet June 2003
New York Post March 6, 2003
Successful Meetings February, 2003
Ripe Lifestyle Magazine October 2002
Cosmopolitan Magazine September 2000


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