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Valentines Day Message From Love Expert; Avoid 3rd Base on The First Date


Elite Connections' founder Sherri Murphy talks about the art of matchmaking and dating successfully in this conversation with the CEO, exclusively for News Blaze and The Hollywood Sentinel.

The Rise of Hollywood's Hottest Celebrity Matchmaker

After being introduced to her future husband in Malibu by a professional matchmaker, founder and CEO Sherri Murphy ditched her career as a real estate agent and in 1994 launched her own matchmaking agency in Los Angeles.

Elite Connections Contact: 1-800-923-4200

Sherri Murphy said, "I was in my 30's, raising two children, sick of dating, and just too busy to figure out where the serious, together men were. I wanted to keep my life private and find a really good man to settle down with. I tried a matchmaker myself."

Love Was In the Air

Sherri continues, "My first match was Bill. I found the love of my life, and also a career that I love. Most of our clients are just too busy, tired of dating online, and want to keep their dating life private. They put their dating life in our hands."

Clients can contact Sherri for for information on her company or to ask her advice about dating. at her e-mail at the bottom of this story. Founder and CEO Sherri Murphy ditched her career as a real estate agent and in 1994 launched her own matchmaking agency in Los Angeles.

Valentines Day Romance

With an expert on love connections like Sherri at our fingertips, and Valentine's Day here, we thought it would be the perfect time to ask her advice on dating.

Hollywood Sentinel: What Dating Mistakes to most people make?

Sherri Murphy: There are about five of them I see again and again.

Top 5 Dating Mistakes; By Sherri Murphy

Don't Discuss Your Past Relationships!

Talking about your ex is a sure way to alert your date that you have not moved on from your past relationship. A date is an opportunity to connect with someone new, not harp on what could or should have been with an old flame. I advise that if asked why your last relationship didn't work out, less is more: Keep it simple, just say, "It didn't work out."

Don't Judge Too Quickly!

Keep an open mind when meeting someone for the first time. Don't let small things stop you from seeing the bigger picture. Just because they don't know your favorite artist doesn't mean that this person couldn't potentially be a part of your life. Even if there are no immediate sparks, it's not uncommon for friendships to turn into something more. And, I've introduced people as dates who became friends and then met romantic partners as a result of their new friend fixing them up. I also suggest that one should not be deciding if they want to marry the person on the first date. Instead, approach a date as an opportunity to meet new people and form friendships.

Don't Rush To Meet Someone After Work!

Don't make the mistake of thinking that the more unavailable you are, the more attractive you are. When someone is ready for a commitment, they are not interested in chasing potential partners. On the contrary, they are looking for someone who makes dating a priority. Rushing from work, or scheduling a date for two weeks in the future sends the message that you are not ready to find that special someone.

Stick To One Cocktail!

Sure, first dates can be stressful, but waking up the next morning remembering drunk behavior is much worse than any first date jitters. Sloppy is never a good first impression.

Don't Jump In to Things Too Quickly!

Sleeping with someone on the first date often sends the wrong impression. Even if you think that there is an immediate and unique connection between the two of you, your date may likely believe that this is your normal behavior and will therefore disregard you as a serious partner.

Don't Go to 3rd Base on Your First Date!

If you're serious about forming a real commitment with someone, take the time to connect to them in a meaningful, emotional, and intellectual way before becoming intimate. Not only does this let your partner know that you are looking for a lasting relationship, sex is better when you take the time to really know someone!

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For more information on dating and finding your best match, e-mail Sherri at, or visit

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