Tawkify Favorites

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print

Matchmaker Says: Lisa Yanni Revealed

This week's Matchmaker Says is all about the talented and beautiful Lisa Yanni! Last week, Lisa was featured in The Evening Tribune in an article authored by Jason Jordan, focused on unconventional careers. Like many of our matchmakers Lisa came to us from several (seemingly) unrelated fields--teaching and IT recruitment...

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print


This week’s Matchmaker Says is all about the talented and beautiful Lisa Yanni! Last week, Lisa was featured in The Evening Tribune in an article authored by Jason Jordan, focused on unconventional careers. Like many of our matchmakers Lisa came to us from several (seemingly) unrelated fields–teaching and IT recruitment.

In Jordan’s words: “Tawkify doesn’t have a mandated formula for its matchmakers to follow, but there are a few good general principles they follow.” Yanni elaborates:

“They do choose people from similar backgrounds. Some people have a more analytical perspective towards matchmaking, and others from recruiting backgrounds,” she said.

Several weeks ago Heartalytics editor, Valerie, interviewed Tawkify Director of Operations, Julia Armet, to get the scoop on what she looks for when hiring. She highlighted the following qualities as essential: persistence, accountability, skilled in communication, compassionate, nurturing, and creative.” I think most would agree these qualities are also essential to the effectiveness of a teacher. 

Yanni shares her perspective:

 “I think you need to have empathy and a high emotional intelligence,” she said. “It’s a very emotional business. It’s someone’s love-life and it’s easy for clients to become frustrated when they haven’t found the one.”

“You’re basically hired to be like a best friend, but also a leader who can take charge for people who haven’t had success on their own and point them in the right direction,” Yanni explained.


Matchmaker Lisa Yanni with her fiancé.

Matchmaker Lisa Yanni with her fiancé.

Both Yanni and Director of Tawkify Operations, Armet, agree that there are challenges that come with the job. A specific hardship Yanni struggles with is the necessity of making judgements about attractiveness. She describes her mixed feelings about it below:

“Sometimes I feel like it’s in opposition to my more feminist side, but I also have to be objective,” she said. “People who fall in love are usually equals in physical looks, so there is a level of objectivity to it.”

Jordan explains further: “There are a number of obstacles matchmakers help their clients overcome. Most people have very high standards, or may let some attributes overshadow others that produce proven results.”

In Yanni’s words:

“I work with a lot of high power women, and a lot of them want to date someone in their league, so they will want an executive. They have specific taste, and that’s why they go to a matchmaker to find what they want.”

“There are some people who are out of touch with the reality they may need to compromise a bit,” she said. “Sure, we want everything we want, but maybe 80 percent might be a sweet spot, and cause you to change the way you think.”

Related: Diana, author of the Love Gates series, discusses the downfalls of operating your love life with a strict list in Heartalytics article, Delist Your Love Life

Jordan’s interview with Yanni also highlights an integral benefit to working with a Matchmaker; which is, even if you don’t find love, you may just rediscover… your confidence, your mojo, heck–maybe you’ll rediscover yourself. In Yanni’s words:

“Just getting out there and going on dates can be a big step for somebody, and if they don’t find love, they carry the things they learned into their own dating life.”

It seems completely appropriate to end this one as we normally do:

DATE ON brave singletons!

Love, 

The Matchmakers

Popular Posts

5 Ways to Win An Argument In A Relationship

It’s happened– your Springtime in Paris new relationship has hit a significant bump in the road. You’re feeling the urge to say something 180 degrees from “you’re just so perfect and amazing” to your new love interest. Congratulations– this is your first opportunity for a growth power-up!

Quell the impulse to text “We need to talk.” If you’ve already typed it in, with your thumb hovering above “send,” aim for “delete” instead. No one wants to read that; no one wants to be forewarned of impending doom unless they’re watching a movie. You’ll only succeed in spurring the imminent arsenal of defense…

Read More

GIVE ME EVERYTHING YOU AM: “Love Again” by Run The Jewels

The other week, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who is a new father – we’ll call him Cronus – and we were talking about parental instinct. He lowered his voice conspiratorially, considered the infant in his lap and said, “Sometimes I love my baby so much that I want to eat him. Is that normal?” 

Turns out, it’s not just normal–it’s science! Olfactory chemical signals–the smells of newborn babies have been linked to dopamine spikes in the brains of new mothers, essentially triggering the same neurological reward circuit activated when a very hungry person eats, or when a heroin addict shoots up…

Read More

5 Ways to Avoid the Cliff of Contemporary Dating

I have a friend who dates online… a lot. You could say she’s popular. She gets out again and again because she’s fabulous–which is obvious, even through a screen. Yet she arrives each time preloaded with every personal detail about her date–their hometown, full legal name, and family history–often even their annual income and whether or not they rent or own. IT IS RIDICULOUS. The internet is a fantastic tool for writing a thesis, but should it be used to compose a 15-page, pre-introduction memoir on a potential romantic interest’s life story?…

Read More