So, you’ve created your Match Me Cards® dating card using our How to Create Your Dating Card guide. Nice work! Now what? The very next step is to check your email…
Right after you placed your order, we sent you an email with your digital card files (front + back). We recommend saving those to your phone and to your computer desktop. (Tip: starring as ‘Favorites’ will make them easily accessible.) If you also ordered printed cards, see our FAQs to find out when those will ship.
Next, it’s time to share! Although one of the major benefits of taking your dating game offline is less screen time (whew), you’ll still need to dedicate time to connecting with matchmakers. Here are some helpful tips to make that experience fun and fulfilling.
Who should I give my cards to?
We suggest giving your card to friends, family, and trusted acquaintances. Basically, your matchmakers can be anyone who you respect and believe will keep your best interests in mind. Here’s a quick list of who that could include:
- Friends of friends
- Family friends
- Group activity partners
What should I say to them?
This part is unique to you, but we do have a few suggestions:
1. Tell them you are using a new dating tool as you share your card with them.
2. Give them a quick explanation about how Match Me Cards® works.
3. Let them know why you think they’d be a great matchmaker for you. For example: “You know so many interesting people!”
4. Describe what type of person you are looking for… and any dealbreakers. (Think about these in advance, and consider what really matters.)
5. Explain that this is not a job for them, it’s just a reminder to keep an eye out for you, and permission to connect you to people who might be a good match.
6. Thank them in advance for their help!
Text Message Example:
Hi Gwen, Hope you’re having a good week! Sharing my dating card with you in case you know any kind, single men (late 30’s – early 50’s) who would be interested in going on a casual date to get to know each other (you have my blessing to share this card). No hurry. Just so you have handy if someone comes to mind 😉 Happy to talk more about it!
What if they’re worried they’ll make a “bad” match?
Reassure your matchmakers that you’re looking for better dating experiences… not perfection. It is possible that you’ll be connected with people who aren’t a fit, but actual “bad” dates are less likely.
Should I tell my matchmakers about my dates?
It’s nice to let your matchmakers know if you went on a first date with someone they connected you with. You don’t need to share all the details, but if it wasn’t a fit, give them feedback for next time.
Can I give my card directly to someone I’d like to date?
Absolutely. If you meet someone you’d like to date and you feel confident enough to give them your card, we say go for it!
What if I’m not getting a response?
Don’t be discouraged. In some instances, this will be a new way of thinking for your matchmakers, so check in with them occasionally to see if they’ve thought of anyone who may be a good fit. It’s also a gentle reminder to keep an eye out for you.
Here’s to happier dating!