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Julianne Cantarella Reviews [Meet “New Jersey's Matchmaker”]

Julianne Cantarella reviews

Single in Northern New Jersey or Rockland County? If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering if Julianne Cantarella’s dating service “New Jersey’s Matchmaker” is the best way to meet someone special.

Reading matchmaking service reviews is a great first step.

Our team has reviewed over 200 matchmaking services, diving into their operations, cost, success rates, and customer experiences. Our reviews are built on extensive research and a keen understanding of the matchmaking landscape that comes with 14+ years of first-hand industry experience.

Let's start with the face behind the service...

Meet The Matchmaker: Julianne Cantarella

NJ matchmaker Julianne Cantarella

With a Master’s in social work from Fordham University, Julianne Cantarella definitely has some insight into what makes people tick. She’s a licensed therapist with 12 years experience, and a former social worker.

Prior to founding New Jersey’s Matchmaker in 2009, she was a matchmaking consultant for clients enrolled in the Diamond program for online dating giant eHarmony.

She’s also a respected dating coach, and has dispensed advice via Your Tango online magazine, Talk of the Town magazine, “The Dr. Joy Show” and Vue Magazine.

This mom of three got into the matchmaking industry when her husband encouraged her to go on the eHarmony matchmaker interview. As she told Urban Agenda Magazine,

I thought my husband was crazy when he told me to go for the interview, but I got the job, and my passion was born. I’m here to help people, and that’s what I get to do. It’s such an exciting and rewarding profession. I still get butterflies when I hear about my clients’ dates.

So how does this Englewood Cliffs matchmaker elevate herself from the competition? Let’s take a look at how she works her magic.

How New Jersey’s Matchmaker Finds People Love

NJ Matchmaker

The first step for potential clients is a 1-2 hour consultation with Julianne Cantarella. During this interview, she’ll get to know you and what you’re looking for in a relationship and in a partner.

She only takes men on as paying clients, and specializes in working with singles over 40. She also keeps her client list small - generally around 10 at any particular time.

Running a boutique matchmaking service gives her plenty of time to give each client any date coaching they need as well.

In her words, she wants to “help empower my clients to make healthy changes and extinguish all self-limiting beliefs or behaviors that could be blocking them from love. It allows them to see what changes need to be made in order to move forward.”

Want an example of some of those changes she might ask you to make? She shared her top 3 tips for revamping your love life with Urban Agenda:

  1. Don’t Put Up With Bad Behavior - Creating new boundaries is important in new relationships, so if a date doesn’t call you back or treats you poorly, don’t accept it.
  2. Be Proactive About Meeting New People - Take a class, or volunteer for a cause that you’re passionate about. Whatever you decide to do, it needs to be an active step.
  3. Put Your Best Foot Forward - It’s important to show people your “best you,” whether that’s in person or on your dating profile. If you need pro photos or a makeover, make it happen.

What To Expect As A Client Of Julianne Cantarella

If you decide to sign up for the matchmaking service, you’ll sign a contract that includes a full year of “hold” time. The cost of her service depends on each client, and she’ll tailor a matchmaking package that fits your relationship goals.

Not all of her clients seek marriage. Some of them just want to meet someone special to spend time with.

Whatever your goals are, Cantarella will pull compatible matches from her database of eligible New Jersey singles. She’ll interview each potential match in-depth to make sure they’re a good fit, and then arrange all the date details.

After each date, you can give her feedback on what you thought about the quality of the match. You’ll also get feedback on what your date thought about you. That way, you can receive additional coaching sessions as necessary.

You’ll be meeting women who joined the database for free, although they must pass a screening process. The women in the database are ages 25 to 68. If she doesn’t feel like there’s a suitable match in her Rolodex, she’ll network with other matchmakers, go out scouting, or even “discretely advertise.”

While she only takes on men as matchmaking clients, she offers date coaching for women who she says are typically “more open to the process”. Many of her female clients have never been married and are hoping to one day have a family.  

Cantarella says she is passionate about coaching and offers these services to prepare women for healthy relationships. Or as she puts it, “I’ve been doing coaching since I entered this area. I love coaching because I love empowering women.”

Is Julianne Cantarella The Right Matchmaker For You?

To help you answer that question, check out our New Jersey's Matchmaker review next! You'll find all the details you need to help you decide if she is the best fit for you.

For example, Cantarella's service requires you to sign a contract that typically lasts for 6 months. And it's common in the industry to pay in full before your matchmaking service begins. However, there are some services that allow you a little more flexibility.

VIDA Select provides an exclusive matchmaking service on a monthly basis, which means you only pay for the months you want service. Plus, if you meet someone amazing right away you won’t be paying for time you don’t need!

Remember that a successful match requires mutual compatibility and that can be challenging to find when working from a limited rolodex. This is often why you’ll find complaints in online matchmaking service reviews where people are saying that their matches don’t meet most - or any - of their criteria.

But with VIDA’s modern approach to matchmaking, finding your ideal partner just got easier! VIDA’s matchmakers have access to the largest pool of New Jersey singles there is, which means you can look forward to meeting singles who check all your boxes.

On average, VIDA clients begin a relationship with a match in just 3 months. Intrigued? Discover how VIDA Select will find your ideal partner too! Start here.

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