Ambiance Matchmaking Member Overview

We are very selective with whom we accept into the Ambiance Matchmaking community. In 2017, we had a total acceptance rate of 22%. We do this to ensure we devote the necessary time and resources into each client's search. We are dedicated to helping our members reach their relationship and marriage goals!

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Keeping Expectations In Check

Relationships are tricky. Everyone says so. They can be even trickier in midlife since rather than two 20-something blank slates coming together to build a life, middle-agers typically have full lives with deep and anchoring roots in the form of exes, kids, homes, careers, debt, and maybe even family court orders, which limit flexibility and makes the merging of lives challenging. 

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Improve Your Relationship Through Self-Awareness and Insight

An important ingredient for a successful relationship is self-confidence, and an important ingredient in self-confidence is self-awareness — often defined as “the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals.”

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How To Master Dating With Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is a squirrelly bedfellow. We all want it, we’re desperate for it. In America, we tend to worship self-confidence. In fact, I’ll go one step further - most of us in the Western world believe that high self-confidence is an actual birthright. Dare to admit your low self-confidence issues and watch as people have a shaming field day with you, no doubt plummeting your self-confidence even further.  

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How To Choose Your Matchmaker

The opportunity to experience the matchmaking process with a professional matchmaker by your side should be both exciting and enlightening. Yet, with the amount of matchmakers recently flooding the industry, it can be difficult to separate the rookies from the experts. How do you choose a quality matchmaker that will help you define and achieve your goals in finding a romantic partner? These ten tips will help you select a genuine, passionate, and experienced matchmaker to ensure a successful experience.

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"Hell Yes Or No"

The dating world is a continually unfolding set of possibilities and opportunities. You have the ability to meet new singles on a never-ending basis. However, when you meet someone worth pursuing, will you do just that? Will you make a choice to pursue this one person and exit the dating pool?

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5 Unexpected Benefits Of Marriage

When Americans decide to get married, it seems that love is the number one motive, with making a lifetime commitment, companionship, having children, and financial stability following. However, there are more reasons to marry, and possibly with even greater benefits than the aforementioned. Younger generations in particular need to understand tangible benefits that come with a strong marriage. If you are on the fence about marriage, keep reading…

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Romantic Chemistry Explained

There has been numerous attempts to explain what causes this type of romantic chemistry to occur. Researchers say a combination of factors are needed, including physical attraction, similarity, non-judgement, feeling understood, mutual trust, communication, and mystery. Let's dive into each of these factors separately. 

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Compatibility and Chemistry: Why You Can't Have One Without the Other

Many people use the words compatibility and chemistry interchangeably. However, these terms, when referencing romance and relationships, should never be confused. To muddle these two ideas together can be detrimental to the success of your relationship. 

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3 Stages Of A Relationship

There are three very distinct and enthralling phases that every relationship must pass through before they find themselves gray-haired in rocking chairs, holding contests on who has more wrinkles (or was that just my grandparents?).  Here we examine the three stages of a relationship...

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How Oxytocin & Vasopressin Play A Role In Monogamy

Are humans wired to be monogamous? Do some have a higher propensity toward monogamy than others? What drives some toward infidelity? And can science tinker with our genetic makeup to make us more faithful? 

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Am I In Love?

I was falling for him, at first slowly, then hard and fast, and without trepidation. I never experienced love before, and therefore never experienced heartbreak. I had a clean slate from which I had no roadblocks, constructed walls, and nothing to encumber myself from falling head-over-heels. I could not stop thinking about him, and I succeeded in inserting his name into every conversation I had.

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Can Your Dateability Be Written All Over Your Face?

I arrived at Nightwood and waited for him at the bar. I had only seen photos from his OKCupid profile, yet I remained hopeful that he hadn’t gained twenty pounds or aged twenty years. Shortly after, he arrived looking very dapper (which I later found out is his norm) in a long, sleek black jacket and a scarf that wrapped around his neck just below his chiseled jaw.

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10 Springtime Date Ideas

If you want to invest in your relationship, you need to invest time spent with that person, and that means planning rewarding and meaningful dates. There is no better time to do this than during the spring season! March 20th, 2017 will mark the first official day of spring, so let's start planning!

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Most Important Relationship Factors For Men

I recently met with Leslie Wardman, Founder and Matchmaker of Ambiance Matchmaking, to ask for some insight into the male psyche. She has interviewed more than 3,000 men over her fourteen year matchmaking career, and always asks them one specific question: “What are three characteristics that are important to you in a match?” She says there are commonalities between their answers, with physical attraction being the number one response. Here she shares men’s most common responses.

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