A New Take on Matchmaking that Has Us Intrigued
For those tired of swiping left and right, entering bars and wondering if you’ll hit it off with someone in a loud, crowded space, or haven’t had luck connecting with an individual organically—there is a new service being introduced to Orange County. Three Day Rule is a curated, intentional take on matchmaking. Envision the formula of “Million Dollar Matchmaker”, but without the cameras and chaos. Three Day Rule offers a three step process with various levels of involvement. After filling out a private profile for free, you are assigned a personal matchmaker within 48 hours. After meeting one on one, you can decide if you want to pay into the service, or be in their database for free. These matchmakers—all IV League graduates by the way—truly get to know you, what you want and are looking for. This curated experience takes the guess work out for you.
We got the chance to interview CEO and Founder of Three Day Rule, Talia Goldstein, and find out what she anticipates for TDR’s launch in Orange County, and what inspired her to create this “modern take on matchmaking.”
Q: What inspired you to start Three Day Rule?
Talia Goldstein: While working as a producer at E! Entertainment, I was surrounded by coworkers and friends that were all having trouble finding love. In my spare time, I would set them up on dates for fun and ended up having quite a few success stories. I eventually started hosting singles events all around LA and as the parties grew, I saw that there were so many successful, attractive singles that were struggling with dating. I knew that there was something missing from the market. So, I took a huge leap of faith, quit my job, and started Three Day Rule.
Q: Are there any success stories that are particularly memorable?
TG: I once had a female client that had a high-powered corporate job and pretty much fit the typical stereotype. She envisioned herself with someone similar to her (straight-edged and corporate), but I could tell that underneath her cardigans and pearls, she had an edge to her. So, I decided to set her up with someone that she wouldn’t have normally chosen for herself—a musician who had piercings and tattoos. She was hesitant at first, but decided to have an open mind and gave him a chance. Not only did they end up dating, but they’re married now and couldn’t be happier.
Q: What motivated you to bring TDR to Orange County?
TG: We are headquartered in LA and over the last year, we noticed that there was a surge in requests from singles in OC that wanted us to launch there. I grew up in Irvine and know a lot of singles who still live there, and many of them have told me how hard it can be to date there. I’m so excited to be launching in OC so we can finally match all of the amazing singles there!
Q: How do you anticipate Three Day Rule will differ in Orange County compared to your other markets?
TG: I actually think that singles in Orange County face many of the same struggles as the singles in many of our other major markets—there are plenty of busy, successful professionals who just don’t feel like they have the time to date. At TDR, we help singles outsource their love lives so they can spend more time on actual dates, rather than searching and vetting for the right matches. I’ve also heard that many singles in OC find it hard to break out of their existing social circles so working with a TDR matchmaker is a great way for singles to go beyond their existing networks and connect with other great singles in OC that they may not have otherwise run into.
Q: What advice would you give to young professionals looking for love amongst a busy and bustling schedule?
- Be Proactive
I can’t emphasize this one enough, especially for women. If you see someone online that you are interested in, message him first. If you are at a party and you see a cute guy, make the first move. Don’t wait around! Once you land the first date, you can go back to being traditional if you prefer, but if the date never happens, you’ll have missed your chance. Guys can also be more proactive too. It can be stressful or intimidating to ask a women out directly, or to actually pick up the phone and call her instead of texting, but trust me, if she’s into you, she’ll appreciate it.
- Make Time for Love
Try spending 30 minutes a day on your love life. Take a few minutes to send out messages (or respond to them) online, try out a new hobby to expand your network, or put yourself out there and try going the new events each week. You never know who you will meet!
- Ask for Help
Don’t be shy or afraid to ask your married friends or friends in relationships to set you up! Or, consider working with a matchmaker, who will do all the vetting for you. At TDR, we can work with you to help you hone in on our preferences and do all upfront vetting, and will only set you up with the matches that we think will be a great fit for you. We also provide feedback after dates so there are no guessing games. It’s free anytime to schedule a meeting with a matchmaker—you can sign up for free at threedayrule.com.
Three Day Rule
A Modern Take on Matchmaking