How It Works
It’s easy to take the first step – and we offer services à la carte, which means we can go to work for you in a variety of ways.
1. Fill out the application.
2. We then call you to discuss your service options (which are described below).
If this is the right fit for you, we will sit down with you to determine who you’re looking for, what your criteria is and how we can conduct that personalized search for you. Matchmaking services include date coaching, 1-hr consultation, database listing, and event invites.
Next, we study the profiles in our database, we run background checks on your potential matches and conduct interviews with them to determine the likelihood of sparks, chemistry and Happily Ever After.
Now for the fun part. We’ll arrange a day, time and venue for your first date—a place where you both can feel relaxed and at ease. We’ll spend time with you beforehand making sure you are confident and ready to put your best foot forward. Then, you simply show up—knowing that every detail has been arranged for you. After the date we’ll call each of you to find out how it went—what hit, what missed, and whether you’re interested in seeing each other again.
If it’s a match on both sides, then we step aside. It’s really that simple. And if you’re just not into them, it’s truly no big deal. There are no awkward excuses. No “It’s not you, it’s me” speeches. We handle everything in a personal and empathetic way. Then it’s on to the next match.
Date Coaching (Online and Offline)
Laurie will write from scratch, or enhance your online profile(s).This includes dating websites as well as dating apps. She will help select photos that accentuate your best features as well as give constructive feedback and helpful, positive suggestions on your current overall image. Included in this is a session with a professional photographer and a styling session with one of our wardrobe stylists. Chai Expectations will select up to 5 online prospects a week for you which saves you hours of time scanning the online marketplace. In addition, we will teach you how to initiate and/or continue the conversation with your online prospects. As a supplement to the online dating program, we will offer weekly suggestions of local events to attend based on your interests and personal calendar. Also included are weekly date coaching sessions, either in person or on the phone with Laurie or a member of our team.
Meet with Laurie
Get a “jumpstart” on your love life with two individual sessions totaling 90 minutes with Laurie F. Berzack, MSW, owner of Chai Expectations. The first 60 minutes are in person or by Skype/ Facetime. She will evaluate your dating goals and formulate a dating plan exclusively designed for you and your life. She will provide you with advice and tips that will help YOU to become your very own matchmaker. Goals and priorities for the session will be determined by YOU ahead of the session. Your second session will serve as a follow-up to the assignments and suggestions that she has given you to ensure that you are on track to finding love!
These meetings are also an opportunity for both you and Laurie to determine whether a matchmaking or coaching package is the appropriate next step in your journey.
Once you fill out the application, you are automatically part of the Chai Expectations singles’ database. You will also be invited to all singles events hosted by Chai Expectations.