Janis & Carly Spindel: Owners of Serious Matchmaking

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Janis Spindel gets people married. She finds love for the world’s most attractive, well-educated, upscale professional single people.

Janis has been a Matchmaker for over 20 years. With over 1,013 successful marriages, Janis is continuously acknowledged for her expertise. She has been featured on over 50 specials on love, dating, and relationships such as Dr. Phil, The Today Show, CNN and more.

Janis searches worldwide for the perfect matches for her clients, and has been described as a clairvoyant Matchmaker to the elite. She is an award-winning author who shares her knowledge and experience in her best-selling books – “Get Serious About Getting Married: 365 Proven Ways to Find Love in Less Than One Year” and “How to Date Men: Dating Secrets from America’s Top Matchmaker.”

Carly Spindel has been a matchmaker for over 6 years. With 79 marriages to her name, Carly is persistent, vivacious, and gregarious. It is no wonder that she is Janis’ daughter and has been called mini Janis since she could walk.  She has been living the matchmaking business her entire life and learned the inside tricks of the trade from Janis. Carly is a dating and relationship expert and writes articles for StyleCaster and Jdate.

How did you get into the matchmaking industry and why?

Janis: I was always setting up my friends and they were getting married left and right. After 14 of my guy friends got married within an 8 month period, I looked at my husband, looked at the phone and a matchmaker was born. I have the gift of gab and an uncanny sixth sense. Since I was a little girl, I’ve always been able to talk to people wherever I am.

Carly: Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve been counseling my friends on every stage of their relationship. People have been coming to me for dating advice for as long as I can remember. Starting at 10 years old, I would spend every Saturday afternoon with my mom and listen to her interview dozens of women. I was infatuated with hearing all different women’s stories. I’m a great listener and I know what men want and what women do wrong.  The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree so it was inevitable that I would join my mom.  I love helping people connect and fall in love.

Why are you so successful?

Janis and Carly: We spend a lot of time with our clients. We get to know them and exactly what they’re looking for. We don’t fit a square peg into a round hole. Just because we really like two people, we don’t introduce them unless they’re a perfect match. We’ve found that people in almost every city need love. We enjoy spreading love through the country.

How do you differ from online dating sites and dating apps?

The dating apps and dating websites are great to expand people’s horizons. The men and women who come to us want something more personal. They don’t have time to peruse the apps and online sites. They meet tons of people, but have trouble meeting the right person. They hire us to do the editing for them.  We know what our clients are looking for and deliver exactly that.

Has the millionaire matchmaker affected your business?

Janis: I thank the millionaire matchmaker on a daily basis. She made matchmaking a known profession. Tons of people watch her show and then hire me and Carly.

Life motto?

Janis: Work hard, play hard.
Carly: Be in love with every moment of your life.

#1 dating tip for men and women?

Janis: Be confident. Men and women are drawn to confidence.
Carly: Smile. It’s your calling card.

Favorite travel destination?

Janis: Israel. The people are beautiful and the country has so much love and history.
Carly: Paris. It’s a city full of love, culture, amazing food, great shopping, and sophistication. 

Why do you think people are still single?

Janis: They have unrealistic expectations. So many people have a magic mirror. Others have issues from their family and more baggage than just a carry on.
Carly: We hear complaints from both men and women that people aren’t available. They’re busy and don’t make dating a priority.

Role model - business and personal?

Janis: Jackie Kennedy. She’s a true lady who exudes style, elegance, and grace.
Carly: My mom. She’s taught me that women can have it all; she has a great family, a booming business, and a wonderful loving marriage.



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