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Own Who You Are Today

Aug 28, 2016 No Comments by

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 […]

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Love is my Religion

Jun 22, 2016 No Comments by

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 […]

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Driving Away (Negative Head Talk)

Apr 27, 2016 No Comments by

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 […]

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Rebooting Your Love Life in 2016

Mar 12, 2016 No Comments by

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 […]

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The Man You Date. Wait, I Mean Marry… Continued

Feb 03, 2016 No Comments

By Tammy Shaklee, Founder, He’s For Me To recap: There’s a difference between the man you “date” and the man you would marry. As I said, “Gentlemen, if it seems and feels and makes you wonder if it’s too good to be true? It probably is.” Men, it’s easy to interact with someone online. I […]

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You Never Know Who You’ll Meet

Dec 22, 2015 No Comments

It’s the Holiday Season. Parties, toasts, special programs, gatherings, and expectations to make it a memorable one. Especially in light of all going on in the world. We all seek togetherness. With friends, new and old, loved ones, family, and those chosen friends we consider our extended family.

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The 3 C’s of a Compatible Match

Sep 14, 2015 No Comments

  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 […]

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Singles, Everything’s Going to be Okay

Aug 03, 2015 No Comments

By Tammy Shaklee, Founder, He’s For Me You say you’re ready for this. Ready to take the leap of faith into love. You want a compatible partner. A good man (or woman). And yes, let’s be honest, one that you will be hot for not only now, but years down the road. And yet something […]

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Why Gay Men Are Moving to Austin?

Jul 20, 2015 Comments Off on Why Gay Men Are Moving to Austin?

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.

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Don’t Drown in a Sea of Summer Pool Parties

Jun 28, 2015 No Comments

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 […]

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