It was then I chatted with Talia about what led her to the matchmaking industry, how TDR is different from the others & more. Check out my interview with Talia below:
How did you get started?
I was working at E! Entertainment, on the E! True Hollywood Story show. In between interviewing celebrities, I would spend the day giving relationship advice from my cubicle. I loved helping the singles out in my department, and even successfully matched many of them. I started hosting singles events around town and within a few months the parties had 600 people attending at the largest hotels in LA. I knew that there was something missing in the market because the guests were all attractive, professional, and successful, but still searching for love. I decided to take a leap of faith and quit my job to start a matchmaking company.
How is Three Day Rule different from the other matchmaking sites?
We are a modern-day, personalized matchmaking service that allows singles to work one-on-one with a real matchmaker. We are not another dating app or online site - we are an offline service. We are very high-touch, genuinely care about each client, and tailor all of their matches based on their preferences. We meet and vet all potential matches in-person before we decide to set them up with our clients. For example, if you were a client, I would meet with you in person and find out what you are looking for. I would then go back to our database and attend events specifically to find all of the people who seem to be a good match with you. Then, I would personally meet all potential matches in person to get to know them. When I find and meet someone who I believe would be a strong match, I would set you up.
You don't have to be a paying client to get set-up. Anyone can sign up to be a free member at: threedayrule.com/free. Fun fact: 95% of TDR clients are matched with free members so you have everything to gain (and nothing to lose) by signing up for free!
Motto you live by.
Here are two of my favorites:
1) "Excuses are for people who don't want it bad enough." As an entrepreneur, there is no room or time for excuses...only room for improvement and workaround solutions.
2) "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar." In other words, be kind. I think people respond better to positivity, rather than negative energy.
What advice would you give those who wants to start their own business?
It's easy to doubt yourself when you're starting a new business because there are so many new challenges every day. As an entrepreneur, you learn very quickly how to deal with rejection and people saying no. It's important to stay positive, confident, and focused on your goals. Surround yourself with a positive support system and weed out the people who bring negative energy.
To learn more about Three Day Rule and the Matchmakers, click here.
Check out Images from the TDR D.C. Media Launch Party below.
Event Images courtesy of Marcus Bennett/DC HotSpots
ChristineSocial Image via John Robinson/Guest of a Guest
Headshots courtesy of Talia Goldstein.
*Thanks to TAA PR for organizing the fun event & Talia for the interview!*