Dating political differences
Today, her matchmaking team faces the difficult challenge of bringing people together in divisive times.Cassie told us that, in the last year, political opinions have become a dealbreaker for many of her clients, and that has negatively impacted her ability to find compatible matches.Innovative Match arranges dates between clients across the political spectrum and encourages singles to have a face-to-face conversation before they pass judgment.“I tell my clients to listen to the other person’s side or don’t bring it up at all on the first few dates,” she said. Just be open-minded to it.” Polling data from the Pew Research Center backs up Cassie’s approach.Innovative Match, Cassie’s boutique matchmaking company, is on a mission to bring people together, even while current events continually drive them apart.Cassie is working hard to bridge this divide by persuading her clients to keep an open mind as they search for love.
In 2016, Cassie published her first book, “Finding Love After 50,” as a guide for mature singles seeking relationships.
“The impact I want to have is for people to read these stories and come out of it with a new thought process,” she said.
“I want singles to look at themselves and the decisions they’ve made and get back on track.” A growing number of singles in the last year have let their political biases affect their dating decisions, and matchmakers across the country have had to adapt their matching systems or coaching consultations to keep singles from getting in their own way when it comes to romance.
Cassie said some of these couples wouldn’t have chosen each other without the prompting of a matchmaker, but by keeping their hearts open they realized they were the right match despite differences in politics, religion, or lifestyle. “My most successful clients are open and understand that differences are a positive and not a negative.” Her book will examine the case studies of clients who went on to meet their matches and form solid relationships or happy marriages.
Cassie will then offer her insights into the mindsets and tactics that helped these individuals find love in the modern dating scene.