This evening, yet again, I wrap up an incoming business telephone call with a successful bachelor in his 50s. He’s driven, intelligent, caring, nice looking, and eligible. He’s giving to his community, his alma mater, those in need, and the underdog. He loves a challenge. He’s sought after professionally. He’s good to his family and […]
By Tammy Shaklee, Founder, He’s For Me A journalist once interviewed me for one hour to discuss my journey in now being known in my industry (of certified matchmakers) as the Gay Matchmaker. It was a fast interview, ending with a final rapid fire question: “If you could give a speech to the world for […]
By Tammy Shaklee, Founder, He’s For Me Takes one to know one. You’ve heard it. So I’ll remind you that I was a matchmaking client. That’s right. I, too, wanted someone to please just find the good guys, and call me when you have a match, because I love my career and I’d like to […]
As I sit to write this, I feel like an investigative reporter. With the afternoon shower, I’ve escaped to the Solarium on Brilliance of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s “adult” pool, for shelter. Laptop on table, House of Cards new season streaming on wildly rare occasion based on wifi connectivity, I promised to complete the next […]
By Tammy Shaklee, Founder, He’s For Me When gay singles conduct their personal interview with a certified matchmaker, they can be quite specific regarding the man they are seeking in a long-term relationship. I’ve experienced singles bringing in detailed multi-page lists, some prioritized, charted, and even diagramed out. Most have a list on their […]
After my first year as a “Gay Matchmaker” I know I should slow down long enough to share my observations in possible trends and current behaviors of the local LGBT community, the exclusive community in which I choose to serve individuals through my company designed by a straight ally aligning with the pro-equality movement.
By Tammy Shaklee, Founder, He’s For Me Pool party INVITE!!! You receive via text, social media, email, word of mouth, or an annual holiday weekend tradition. You get an image from the first mention. You are perhaps already hearing “Shut Up and Dance” or even the Beach Boys in your head. You start to envision […]