Rachel Russo

Rachel Russo, MS, MFT is a Matchmaker, Dating & Relationship Coach, Author & Speaker. With a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Iona College, a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University, and a certification as an Intentional Relationship Coach, Rachel has worked in the dating industry for eleven years. She also serves as The Director of Education at The Matchmaking Institute and teaches aspiring matchmakers everything they need to know to run a successful business.


Rachel is the author of two books: A Fab Job Guide To Become A Matchmaker and How To Get Over Your Ex: A Step By Step Guide To Mend A Broken Heart Italian American Style. No stranger to using her own personal experience to help others with their love lives, Rachel once went on ninety-two NYC dates in one year and blogged about them.


From her media interviews on WGN Morning News to The Mancow Muller Show to Glamour Magazine,  Rachel was voted one of the top twelve best NYC matchmakers in 2014.  Originally a Jersey Girl, she’s lived and worked in NYC throughout her entire career.  She truly eats, breathes, and sleeps dating and relationships. Extremely passionate about helping New Yorkers find and keep love, Rachel even acts as the resident relationship expert co-host on Brooklyn Savvy Tv. Without a doubt, Rachel’s drive, credentials, and experience makes her the perfect person to make the perfect match! To learn more about Rachel, check out. www.RachelRusso.com.


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Speed Dating / Will It Work For You?

As the saying goes: “There are plenty of fish in the sea.” Without a doubt, single people are everywhere and may be open to dating relationships with you if only you’d stop and notice them. It seems that despite all of the options for meeting singles-including all the newest technology in the mobile dating world and the plethora of online dating sites-it is still difficult to find a good catch. If you could discover a way to meet lots of people in a fun way, improve your dating persona, and potentially stumble upon the next love of your life; would you try it? If so, speed dating can work for you.

When partaking in speed dating- or a singles event that consists of having a series of brief mini-dates with potential matches-there are some things you should consider to increase your chances of connecting in dating relationships.

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