When I was working in the aerospace and defense industry, I was looking for CEOs with specific experience and for these guys I'm looking for specific type of woman.
That's one of reason they come to me, they want someone professional who's got their own thing going on, not someone who wants a sugar daddy. That's another thing I screen for—I'm not working with a 60-year-old looking for a 25-year-old.
After graduating, Sullivan moved to Portland, Ore., where she earned two master's degrees (in adult and clinical psychology) and worked as a recruiter in the aerospace industry.
She even managed to match both her cousin and another good friend with their husbands in her free time before giving in to destiny and joining a matchmaking service, eventually founding her own, Lasting Connections, in 2012.
My clients would do Tinder because they want confidentiality.
People will go on Tinder or just to shop—there is a high percentage of users who are not even divorced yet, who are doing online shopping trying see what their worth is, see what kind of attention they get. A lot of my clients are Baby Boomers—even if they've tried online dating, they're against it because it's a meat market out there, it's a zoo.
for figuring out which of her friends would make a good couple when she was growing up in Sugar Land.
You'll be most successful if you do something you're not used to doing, even just smiling at a stranger or making eye contact at a coffee shop.
Sometimes they think they need one type of woman, and I'm like, "No, this is what you need.
This is what you want." And they listen to me and trust my judgement, and they'll find someone who's completely different from the kind of women they've been dating.
I had one client who went on a date with a Trump supporter—and he liked Trump but with everything going on he's turned off by that and not voting.
It was a disaster—they got along well but the whole date became an argument about whether he was a Trump supporter. I've heard of couples breaking up because it creates so much anger.