The Power of Barstools

You want a successful first date or first encounter? Go sit on a barstool with your date instead of a traditional table. Why you ask?? At a traditional table you feel like you are interviewing one another. At a bar stool it’s parallel interaction which men can relate to more, which in turn makes them more comfortable, which in turn makes things easier and more fun and successful for both...

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Fall in Love Again with a matchmaker in Seattle

Straight to the Heart: Your Chance to Fall in Love Again If you find yourself rarely finding the time to get out and socialize, let alone find your soulmate, you are not alone. Many of us are incredibly busy in our daily lives and can hardly fit everything that already needs to happen into the few hours of each week. However, as advancements in the digital realm have pushed the dating world more...

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Unique Date Ideas for Unique Seattle Singles

Unique Date Ideas for Unique Seattle Singles Being single in Seattle can feel challenging at times. One of the challenges many Seattle singles feel comes from trying to think outside the “coffee date” box. Even though our city may be known for its coffee stops and cozy shops, that doesn’t mean you can’t look for more unique date ideas. As a premiere matchmaking service in Bellevue, Straight to...

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Why personalized matchmaking would work for you

Why personalized matchmaking would work for you Matchmaking is a highly personalized service and I feel that it is only fair for me to give you a glimpse of who I am.  Last fall, after 20 years of marriage, I re-entered the “single” world. I am now able to practice what I preach! (I’m trying my hardest anyway, ha!).  Currently, I am single just like you. It is the most humbling, incredible and...

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Seattle Matchmaking Quiz – Men, are you ready for love?

Seattle Matchmaking Quiz – Men, are you ready for love? Click on the link below for a quick 10 question quiz to confirm you are truly ready for love!  This quiz is very brief, so of course it doesn’t address everything, but gets you into the right mind set. Personally, after research and my own experience, the most VITAL thing a single needs before entering a new “healthy” relationship, is self...

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Single in Seattle During the Holidays

Single in Seattle During the Holidays Single in Seattle should be fun and busy! Many people are surprised when I tell them my busiest time of year for Seattle matchmaking is during the holiday season. Most individuals assume that matchmaking would be at its peak during the summer months. However, if you really stop and think about why the holidays are full of singles looking for love, it makes...

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Three Dating do’s and don’ts for Single Men

Three Dating do’s and don’ts for Single Men: Today most men find themselves living a fast paced lifestyle with limited and precious time to date.  Throw in the fact that dating can lead to all kinds of tricky situations, and some men may shy away from dating altogether! Men need and want a few Do’s and Don’ts on how to navigate this process.  Follow the brief list I’ve...

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Tips for Marriage-minded Singles

Dating and Matchmaking Tips from a Local Expert Tips for marriage-minded singles In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked professional matchmaker, dating, and relationship expert Peggy Bennett for tips for singles in search of romance. Bennett owns Straight to the Heart, an exclusive matchmaking and dating service for Northwest professionals. Learn more here. First impressions count. As they say,...

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Single men…wanting to find your ideal woman?

If you’re a single man looking to find your ideal woman use these 3 Top Tips to Ensure Success Whether you have been dating for a long time, or you are returning to the scene, remember that searching for the love of your life is a journey.  There are several things to be mindful of during this most important phase of your life.  I won’t go into them all on this particular blog, but I do...

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About Me

Peggy Bennett is the founder of Straight to the Heart Matchmaking, an exclusive matchmaking agency. As a native and growing up in Bellevue, Peggy has a natural instinct and passion for interpersonal relationships. Straight to the Heart brings Seattle’s busy professional singles together in a more personal and discreet way.