A few weeks ago, the marketing team at Match.com emailed me. They had seen my success story and wanted to know if I’d be interested in sharing it in a radio commercial. For those who know me, as a Match.com success story, Broadway actress, and real-life online dating coach, they know I’ll talk about the advantages of online dating to pretty much anyone, anywhere. Subway platforms, in line at the deli, a beer garden in Brooklyn… wherever I hear questions or doubt about online dating in a stranger’s voice, I swing into action. Eavesdropping? Nah. I’m the Zorro of online dating. I believe in it. So when Match reached out to me, it made perfect sense for me to continue my regular praise for Match, this time a little more publically- on the air.
My husband (yes, husband!) and I met on Match.com over two years ago. In fact, the radio interview for the commercial fell a few days shy of our 6-month wedding anniversary. As I chatted amiably in the Plexiglas sound booth about the first moment I laid eyes on Adam, I remembered back on the year of online dating that led to meeting him. Over the course of average dates, I eventually learned to ask for what I wanted in my profile, without apology. In my mind, I became a “success story” the day I figured out that I deserved to be loved just as I am.
Finding Adam took time, but I finally reaped the ultimate reward: I was myself. And someone amazing loved me for it. Talking about Match for the radio spot, made me realize that even someone like me, who’s a relationship coach, can use a little assistance defining what they want and going for it! I’m so thankful to having found Match and then having the opportunity to share my incredible experience on the radio.
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