GLR Spotlight is an interview series featuring Matchmakers, Dating Coaches & Relationship Experts

Global Love Report – December 6th, 2023
Interviewed by Global Love Report

GLR Spotlight was created to feature some of our industry peers as a way for our community to get to know one another. Learn from what has worked successfully, as well as gain different perspectives and insights into various business strategies. We hope to continuously grow as an industry together by sharing these best practices with everyone!

About Claire Gorman

Claire Gorman

Claire Gorman, a newly certified matchmaker, is about to launch Puget Sound Matchmaking, covering the Greater Seattle area in Washington. Her journey began after experiencing numerous unsuccessful first dates, which motivated her to delve into understanding the essential components of a healthy relationship. 

Inspired by her newfound passion and influenced by her mother’s dating coach, she embarked on the path to becoming a matchmaker. Discover more about her story in the full interview below.

Global Love Report Interview 

Global Love Report (GLR): What is the name of your company?

Claire Gorman (CG): Puget Sound Matchmaking

GLR: Which cities/states/locations do you cover?

CG: I will cover the Puget Sound area, more easily recognized as the Greater Seattle area in Washington.

GLR: What was your career before entering the matchmaking industry?

CG: While I am still getting ready to launch fully into matchmaking, my prior career was in higher education.

GLR: Why did you decide to become a matchmaker?

CG: Many failed first dates led me into a journey of discovering what it takes to have a healthy relationship. But, it was a combination of my newfound passion and my mother’s dating coach that led me to become a matchmaker. 

When my mom hired a dating coach about eight months ago, I was listening to her call in the kitchen, and for the first time ever I thought to myself, I need that job. Some industry research led me to the Global Love Institute, and now I am certified and on the way to launching!

GLR: Did your perception of what a matchmaker is/does change after being certified? 

CG: Since I actually did not know of this industry until weeks before the certification I cannot say my perception has changed very much. The most surprising aspect of matchmaking for me was all of the different modalities of recruiting. 

I cannot say I was prepared to go do recruiting out in the field when I went into the certification. I am excited to see how I grow and learn from the community and make my mark on the industry.

GLR: What are you looking forward to as a matchmaker?

CG: I am most looking forward to being able to do meaningful work, connecting others with potential partners, and guiding them on their journey to love. I am also excited to grow as a dating coach and be able to help others holistically.

GLR: Have you met any other matchmakers? If so, how has that experience been? Are you open to collaboration in the future?

CG: Meeting other matchmakers is definitely a goal of mine. I have not been able to meet anyone in my area yet and I am open to collaboration!

GLR: Do you have any advice for people still considering if they want to be a matchmaker or not?

CG: To those considering the matchmaking industry, I would advise that it is possible. If you are passionate about relationships and are good with people then give the certification a go! 

GLR: Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions, Claire! 

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