There have been countless nights in which you were lying awake at 2AM-- either wondering why there is never anyone there to keep you warm or contemplating how things got so bad with the person sleeping next to you.
You want to feel love, happiness, and strength—regardless of your relationship status. But you don’t know how you can--let alone how you will cover up those bags and dark circles. (Hint: Jackie O glasses like the ones I am rocking there!)
I’m Rachel Russo, and I help people learn to love their love life no matter what their status.
Soooo, we need to talk........ But why should you talk to me?
I wholeheartedly believe that actions speak louder than words. I'll be honest: A lot of people in my industry are full of it! They charge exorbitant fees for subpar service, do not practice what they preach in their own love lives, and come up with all kinds of fake-ass statistics about their "success rate".
I don't play that. Though my fees aren't cheap, they are an investment that will be worth every penny if you follow my process, learn about yourself, and have the chance to connect with the love of your life.
Credentials, please: As I state in my second book, How To Get Over Your Ex: A Step By Step Guide To Mend A Broken Heart Italian American Style, I am not just the self-proclaimed kind of “expert” who has read every book in the self help section of Barnes & Noble—though I could add that to my list of credentials.
I have 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, and have worked as a matchmaker and dating coach full-time for my entire adult career. No moonlighting as a waitress here.
FYI: My education didn't stop with my schooling. To learn just how much dating sucked-and how I could make it better-I once went on ninety-two NYC dates in one year and blogged about them. Thankfully, the international reality dating blog that housed all my gems has since been removed from the Internet. But I learned my lessons and developed much more empathy for my single clients and friends.
The clients I have helped to end unhealthy relationships and establish successful relationships include everyone from college students, to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, to NFL players, to retired senior citizens. Most of them have been successful professionals in their thirties, forties, and fifties. They all have at least two things in common: They benefited from my advice on matters of the heart and appreciated my willingness to share my first-hand dating and relationship experience. In addition to all the nice things they’ve said about me on the Praise page of this website, my clients and others who know me say that I am sophisticated and articulate, yet down to earth and real.
I am proud to say that I have been well-recognized in the industry. From my media interviews on WGN Morning News to The Mancow Muller Show to Glamour Magazine, I have even acted as the resident relationship expert co-host on Brooklyn Savvy Tv, fulfilling my passion of helping New Yorkers find love in a unique way. Most recently, I was chosen and featured in "100 Amazing Females To Follow For A Perfect Love Life In 2018", and I was even voted one of NYC's top twelve matchmakers of 2014 by DatingAdvice.com
Did I mention there are several married couples and babies running around because of me? That I got a client married by ghostwriting his online dating profile and messages?
If you like me, and I like you: We've GOT this. I can provide the message that you need to hear and have the drive and abilities to change your life forever.
It is important to like your matchmaker. While there are a lot of matchmakers-I know them as I have also taught many aspiring matchmakers everything they need to know to run a successful business through my work teaching at Matchmaking Institute-there is only one matchmaker who is your TRUE match. That is the matchmaker that will will help you find you the ride-or-die relationship that can will last forever-ever.
Look, we are all in this crazy life-trying to figure out this crazy love thing-together...
I am a fan of real love. I believe that real love endures. It does not walk out when the going gets tough, because it is not conditional. It pulls up chair, rolls up its sleeves, and works things the **** out. Fake love is there for the party, but isn't willing to clean up afterward and deal with all the inconveniences. If you are willing to stay, to be vulnerable, to give it your all, well-no matter what- you've still got a shot.
Mostly, I just think we need to find love or die trying........
BASED IN NJ & NY