How to Match Two People

Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Marla Martenson, author of entitled Hearts on the Line: The Elusive Pursuit of Love in the City of Angels: I love that. I always say that being selective is great. But you should be very vigilant about what you’re being selective about.

It’s a half inch here or there versus character traits. It’s for the long haul.

What do you tend to use as a basis for matching two people? How has that changed for you over the years?


Marla Martenson

How to Match Two People: Get To Know Them

I get to know the person.

  • I’ll sit down with them and find out what they’re looking for.
  • We’ll talk about their lifestyle.

I have quite a large database. I have recruiters and I’m always getting new people. I get the overall picture of what they’re looking for and then start presenting candidates.

How to Match Two People: Men Want Looks

Of course, with the men, it’s always looks first.

First, I have to find a candidate that he will like the look of or he won’t even be open to hearing the rest.

How to Match Two People: Women Want Personality

The women are a little more open. Humor is big. They are looking for powerful, successful and dynamic men.

The women tend to look a little more for characteristics first and then the rest.

The men go for the looks first and then the rest.


Tell Us:

Now you know how to match two people, can you think of two friends you’d like to set-up? Do you have experience matchmaking? What’s your process? Share with us in the comments below.


The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Marla Martenson

The entire interview transcript is at: Marla Martenson Interview – Insights on Matchmaking & Dating

Listen to the entire interview on: Intersections Match Talk Radio – Jasbina’s Lifestyle Show

Listen to the entire interview on Blog Talk Radio: Hearts On The Line – Discussion with Marla Martenson

Listen to the entire interview on iTunes