Beth Harvey and Belinda Leung try to contribute to the world's great love stories by connecting singles in Seattle.

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Seattle matchmakers Beth Harvey and Belinda Leung

What do you do? We’re personal matchmakers (emphasis on personal!) who connect singles in two ways. First is our matchmaking service, Muse&Co, whereby gentlemen hire us to find their match. Think wingwoman meets executive-level search. Second is through our soon-to-be-launched Muse Invites. We hand-select groups of three men and three women, who accept an invitation to enjoy a dinner together.

How did you get started in this field? We’ve been in business together for more than a decade, and during that time, part of our consulting business focused heavily on recruiting. We considered not only skill set, but also personality fit. We’re also very good listeners. We’ve transferred much of this expertise and process to our matchmaking.

What’s a typical day like? It’s a wonderful mix of talking and listening to people. We’re constantly out networking, searching for women who might be a great fit with one of our bachelors. Attention, women of beauty and substance: Please don’t be surprised if we approach you with one of our cards! Our days are spent trying to meet new people so we can bridge and expand new social groups – all with the aim of connecting potential soul mates.

What’s the best part of the job? A successful match, an enjoyable dinner, a second date. Our passion is connecting people, which is what inspired us to do this. We want to tamp out the “Seattle Freeze,” so we make it our business to try and contribute to the world’s great love stories!

What surprises people about your work? Matchmakers do exist! And remember, your personal matchmaker can strike at any moment. It’s an absolute joy when a woman’s face lights up when we hand her a card.

Other surprises: We never hear how someone didn’t look like their online profile picture! And did you know that if you’re announced at a networking event as a “personal matchmaker,” you will have amazing men and women lined up to chat with you?