Date Smart With Heart

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Founder of Jennifer J. Hayes

Professional certified matchmaker, dating coach and relationship practitioner, Jennifer J. Hayes, Director of Operations of South Carolina Matchmakers, understands the challenges men and women face who are seeking the right person to date, commit to and eventually marry. She teaches how to prepare for love and how to break free from the barriers that block the desired goal of a lasting relationship.


Founder of Joy of Romance

Before founding Joy of Romance, Inc. in 2005, Joy ran the operations of several businesses ranging from motorcycle import/export to entertainment to international wine sales. Joy explains that close relationships are what made her work both rewarding and successful. After receiving a BA in both Communications and Economics, with a minor in psychology, she got an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Mills College. She went on to passionately pursue learning what makes relationships thrive by traveling the US to study with renowned experts and by becoming a certified matchmaker from the Matchmaking and Behavioral Science Institute in New York City. 

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Founder of Hinckley Introductions and Make Your Match

Jill has been a New England Matchmaker for eight years. Through Make Your Match and Hinckley Introductions, Jill uses her networking skills to focus on the personal and rewarding experience of working with single people in her continually growing network. 


Founder of A Little Nudge

Erika Ettin is the Founder of A Little Nudge, a consulting company that helps people navigate the world of online dating, from first click to first date. She is also the author of the book Love at First Site and the co-host of the popular dating podcast So, we met online


Erika studied economics at Cornell University and received her MBA from Georgetown. She started A Little Nudge in 2011 (after a seven-year career as an economist). She is responsible for many relationships, marriages, and the confidence some people simply need to “get out there.”

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Founder of Katie Pulsifer Coaching

Katie Pulsifer is a Master Certified Life Coach and offers the latest, most effective coaching tools and remains on the cutting-edge of this discipline through continued education, training, and practice. Through Katie Pulsifer Coaching she creates a neutral and compassionate place for clients to share their thoughts and experiences that is free from judgment and reaction. She believes that her clients are the experts in their own lives and she helps them understand how their thinking is creating every result they have. They, in turn, discover the most reliable and empowered way to solve any problem moving forward and to create the lives they've been dreaming about.


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