I personally chose the services of MTN Matchmaking in Melville Long Island because I got the opportunity to meet with the owner, Maureen Tara Nelson, personally and privately in her office.
Sounds like a basic task right? Not when you been trying to meet someone for the past six months and was told by one company they are Long Island best singles matchmaking service, only to find out they were calling me from a different state and wanted to interview me over the phone. When I asked them why they did that, they didn’t have an answer.
Then I tried another service that claims to be a matchmaker on Long Island in addition to having events which I would have no interest in, and had to meet the person in a coffee place. Although it was really cheap and obviously I could afford 100 bucks, it put me off that I wasn’t in an actual office. Then it dawned on me anyone could afford that and that was just the same to me as doing the Internet which was the worst experience of my life, but that’s another story.
Just when I was about to give up and have to go to a Manhattan service, my colleague told me he was planning on getting engaged this Valentine’s Day. My first thought was that I was just as good looking as this guy; We work at the same company so I know we made about the same income. So naturally I had to ask him where he met her? His answer surprised me when he said, Long Island’s matchmaker, Maureen Tara Nelson.
What? Where? How do I not know about this matchmaker? My colleague quickly put me in this place that I must be living under a rock, because MTN Matchmaking has had the same office in Melville for 16 years and the owner of the company meets with her clients personally in her office.
This is exactly what I was looking for. Well I went to visit this Long Island’s matchmaker, Maureen Tara Nelson this passed Saturday morning, in her beautiful Melville office and she greeted me with a smile and even coffee!
I have to say it takes a lot to impress me, but when you come in for your free consultation you will see all the awards she has won and many articles written about her right there on the wall in her office. My first question to her was if she was successful at matchmaking? She looked at me with a very inquisitive look and confidently told me she has over 1000 success stories. Now I was even more confused that I never heard of her before. My next logical question was how many clients she had on Long Island? I was waiting for the typical sales person answer that I received from the company over the phone that it only takes One, but she surprised me by saying over 2000.
What she did next really surprised me as she stood up and looked as if she was going to walk me to the door. For a very sweet woman, for a second I thought I offended her and was embarrassed by my question. She walked over to a big bulletin board of pictures of happy clients and letters from them that filled the board. With a big smile on her face she told me to take a minute and read them. I was quite relieved and told her that it would not be necessary, that I could see them from where I was sitting. While keeping the same sweet smile on her face, she told me to get up and actually go look at them and read them. So I did.
After I signed up and she walked me to the door, I thanked her for her professionalism. She leaned over and hugged me which took me back a bit-in a good way. I had to ask her again being so impressed with meeting her, why did she think that it took me so long to find her services? This time she was more blunt and came right out and told me that she does not solicit business, she doesn’t pay for search engine ads as other companies do and she relies mostly on word-of-mouth and social media that she personally does herself, (which I am not on Facebook or Instagram etc.) Then she explained that most of her success stories like to keep the privacy of where they meet! I told her that’s got to suck that after she works so hard on couples and makes them successful that they don’t tell everyone they know they met through her matchmaking service. She reminded me that some do, just like my colleague and I realized, that I’m glad he did and I owe him one.
Then I pulled a “Colombo” on her and as she turned to walk away I asked her if I could ask her one more thing… at this point I knew I had to be annoying her but she still smiled and said yes. I asked her if anyone else was coming in for appointments on this sunny yet cold Saturday, and I was surprised to hear that I was her fourth and final appointment for the day. Before I could say anything else she offered up the information that she signed up a great, handsome guy in sales that she found so interesting they talked for over two hours, a beautiful and smart girl who impressed her very much, and another beautiful girl who was so funny that they laughed the entire time.
I couldn’t resist and I asked her how she was going to think of me when describing me to women? She said while crossing her arms and standing firm, that I was the handsome, skeptical guy with a million questions. We both laughed and I have to say what a great experience this was for Me meeting with, Long Island’s matchmaker, Maureen Tara Nelson.