Most of our clients, like you, seek our services after they have exhausted the “traditional” means of meeting people – work, school, the bar scene, online and community dating services, and of course set-ups by family and friends. And like you, they are disillusioned and frustrated after investing countless hours and dollars with no real success to show for it.
What they’ve realized is this: Without the resources of a network like ours, the chances of meeting other Jewish singles who are actively seeking real, true, this-is-finally-it love and, ultimately, marriage, is exactly that- chance. And, like you, they’ve discovered these chance meetings are few and far between.
If you’re serious about finding your life partner, Chai Expectations can help you make it happen. Founded by professional matchmaker Laurie Berzack, MSW, Chai Expectations caters exclusively to the Jewish community, offering a methodical yet personalized approach to meeting other singles who are ready for marriage and Happily Ever After.
“Our lives changed a year and a half ago when Laurie introduced us. She made our first date so easy-we ended the night already looking forward to the second date. We bring love, laughter, and excitement to each other’s lives, and we have Laurie to thank for all that awaits us in the future. If you’re looking for Jewish matchmaking services you can count on, look no further!”
– Geoffrey and Meredith (married 2009)
“Jonathan and I have lived within a mile of each other in Charleston for over ten years and never met until we joined Chai Expectations. We were married on January 20th, 2009, and are both tremendously happy- thanks to Chai Expectations!”
– Robin (married 2009)
“Oftentimes we forget that God works in mysterious ways and our simplest act of kindness can produce miracles. Without Laurie, Bernie and I would not have met when we did. We are both very grateful and overjoyed at connecting with our true Jewish soul mate.”
– Leah and Bernie (married, 2008)
"It is just amazing and magical! It is like Laurie took all the qualities I discussed with her and mixed them all up in a mixing bowl, put them in a mold, and created my fiancé just for me. Thanks to Laurie’s hard matchmaking work, we have found each other and are looking forward to our wedding day to spend the rest of our lives together."
– Vicky (engaged, March 2009)
"Laurie is so much better than your best friend at doling out dating advice. Her extensive experience in creating matches makes her an invaluable resource. She cuts to the heart of the matter by asking you tough questions and then dispensing smart, sensible suggestions that you can take with you in your journey to find the man (or woman) of your dreams."
– Lisa, Charlotte, NC
"Laurie is committed to turning Jewish dates into lasting Jewish partnerships. She is honoring her soul’s purpose and I am in awe of what she is doing."
– Rivka, Raleigh, NC
"I recently moved to Charlotte and was having a hard time meeting people. I met with Laurie in hopes of meeting someone. She was very professional and helpful. I fell in love with the first person she introduced me to."
– Brad, Charlotte, NC
"What I like most about Laurie and Chai Expectations is that Laurie really listens to me and knows who and what I am looking for and, more importantly, what I am not looking for. This is not like the other Jewish dating services and so much better than Jewish personal ads or any executive dating service I know of. Laurie will help you find that new chapter in your life and begin creating history together."
– Eric, Atlanta, GA
"I had tried a Jewish dating website and considered other Jewish matchmakers. But several people recommended Chai Expectations to me shortly after I moved to Charlotte, and I am so glad that they did. I was very impressed by Laurie’s holistic and personal approach. During my initial meeting with her, Laurie took a lot of time to learn about who I am and who I was looking for. She asked insightful questions, and truly seemed to understand what is important to me in a relationship. Laurie is genuinely and personally invested in introducing people who have the potential of being a “good match. Laurie introduced me to a wonderful man who has added such richness to my life! I would highly recommend Chai Expectations and Laurie Berzack’s services."
– Beth, Charlotte, NC
"Are the extra bucks worth it? You bet. Until a Jewish dating agency or Jewish online dating service can ask follow-up questions in an attempt to come up with an ideal match, nothing can beat a face-to-face interview with a highly qualified expert. I have been completely satisfied with the matches chosen for me by Chai Expectations. For the safest investment in Jewish dating, bank on Laurie!"
– Jamie, Greensboro, NC
"Your talent at identifying our personalities, considering our shortcomings as well as our strengths, has led me to a woman for whom I already care deeply. We talk about everything! I’m so happy to have found my Jewish match at last. We wish you continued successes in your service. Honestly, I was very skeptical, but you’re an excellent judge of character and clearly a very gifted matchmaker. I don’t see how Jewish dating websites can compete with your personal touch! Thank you so very much."
– Michael, Dallas, TX
"I have really enjoyed working with Laurie. She is positive, intelligent, a good listener and, most importantly, a great judge of character. She tries hard to determine what is important to those with whom she works and I believe she is genuinely interested in making a good match for the right reasons."
– Edie, Greenville, NC
"When it comes to professionalism I have been extremely impressed with Laurie at Chai Expectations. She has a unique way of really understanding what will work for her clients. Her accessibility is fantastic! She has an amazing way of making you feel like you are truly friends and that she has known you for a long time. In other words, she is not interested in signing someone up as a member and then leaving them on their own. Her follow up is amazing as is her consulting. Also and definitely not least importantly…she really conveys how much she cares and never gives off a feeling of being “bothered” or “rushed”. I would recommend “Chai” to anyone that is serious about meeting that special person."
– Jack, Charlotte, NC
"I have such admiration for you and your company. It’s wonderful to see in this somewhat crazy world of ours."
– Cindi, Charlotte, NC
"Much more than someone who ensures that your dating life continues in the midst of work deadlines and travel obligations, Laurie is a dating coach who gives you confidence that with time, energy, and patience, the right person will appear and the relation that was “meant to be” will materialize. It took me just six months after relocating to the South to realize I couldn’t do this alone: there were fewer Jews and my social network was hundreds of miles away. Engaging Laurie’s help was absolutely the right decision; now, as I continue to settle into my new home and new job, I know that there’s someone sharing the responsibility for helping me find happiness. Even better, it’s been fun along the way."
– Lauren, Columbia, SC