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Hello, I am Ariadna D. Peretz, Founder of Maitre D’ate matchmaking agency.
I’m a certified matchmaker (accredited with the Matchmaking Institute) and work with Hong Kong professionals who want to fall in love.
You may have some questions…
Why did you get into matchmaking? It all started when I realized some of my most awesome friends in Hong Kong were single even though they didn’t want to be. And why should they be single if they were so frickin awesome!?! Eventually I decided to take things into my own hands and get the job done.
Why is Hong Kong such a difficult place to find love? Three reasons:
Hong Kong is always on fast-forward — too many evening conference calls, early-morning gym sessions, networking events, happy hours, working lunches (and a few champagne brunches) and let’s not even talk about how much time you spend at HKIA and on flights. You can’t get to know a potential Significant Other on a meaningful level if you’re run ragged because you won’t have the opportunity nor state of mind to chill out, slow down, and just hang.
Everyone in Hong Kong is ambitious to a fault. We’re so focused on what we can achieve, have and be that we’re not satisfied with who we are right here right now. So this means we delay and delay settling down until we’ve achieved the next milestone…and then the next…and then the next…; and
With that ambition comes expectations. Hong Kong is all about the PBO. Always aiming for an upgrade (or at least reaching out for something novel). When you do that it becomes difficult to accept that what you have right here and now is actually pretty darn good and should be nurtured because it has the potential to grow into something beautiful.