"When you're in the hands of a matchmaker, let the matchmaker figure it out for you," she said.
"If you really want to find someone amazing who you can be happy with and build a life with, you've come to the right place." Hardesty, a professional matchmaker for 20-plus years, is soft-spoken but can be persistent in matching clients, sometimes poking and prodding them to go on dates until they agree.
10, see a big upside to events hosted by Pre-Dating Speed Dating - which they attended.
"It's a great opportunity to find people who really want to date and find somebody," said Minto, 39.
"But what they're looking for is a serious relationship.
And what we can do as matchmakers is vet people for them." Dating Directions, Cobey-Piper noted, accepts clients interested only in lasting relationships, not just dating.