you’re looking for love, Linda Miller is in business to help. As the
owner of Misty River Introductions, a matchmaking service based out of
Carleton Place near Ottawa, Miller travels the province meeting people
that she hopes to match for marriage or long-term relationships.
a matchmaker, Miller interviews all her clients and decides who would
make the best couples. Although not everyone is looking to tie the knot,
many older individuals in their 60s or 70s are seeking
they can spend time
With Valentine’s Day,
Miller said her office gets busier as people begin to plan for their
romantic future, Valentines Day also has people realizing they’re not
with someone and they want to
change their situation for next year, she said.
Last weekend, Miller was
interviewing potential clients in the Guelph, Cambridge and
Kitchener areas, This region alone has roughly 1,500 clients and last
year about 100 couples married
with her help.
very rewarding,” Miller said, It’s particularly satisfying helping
older people find a companion. Often they were married a long time
“You don’t have to be 20 to be in love, It’s
available to anybody,” she said.
Miller said signing up for her service can be a hard
decision, but her clients are meeting people that fit their
Like any relationship, clients still have to make it work,
it doesn’t just happen, she added. “Everybody is nervous and they
discovered there is a need for the service her company provides. People
don’t have enough time at the end of their day to spend it
looking for the perfect
person. Yet, looking for a companion is similar to looking for a job,
won’t sit in the house and wait for someone to knock and say: ‘Come
work for me.’ Finding someone to spend the rest of your life with is
the same thing.”
Matchmaking doesn’t take the romance out the picture, she
said. “Often times, people still need a spark and when there’s a
spark, it’s romantic.”
contact Misty River Introductions, call 519-658-4204. It costs $550.