Marrying Mr. Right
Special Report: Marrying Mr. Right
In her late thirties, Melanie's career in finance was on the fast track. But this Tufts University graduate's dreams of walking down the aisle had hit a dead end.
"My ultimate objective of having a happy family life, which I had put off for career reasons was starting to seem more remote."
Melanie's dates included a wall street tycoon and a senator. But by 38, none of these so called perfect men were a marital fit.
"I found that while we had a lot in common with our backgrounds. There just wasn't chemistry or personal fit."
And with more potential brides than grooms, it's hard to find a partner for the wedding waltz.
Rachel Greenwald, Author, Find A Husband After 35
"There are 28 million single women over 35, but only 18 million single men. So this is marriage 911!
Rachel Greenwald uses her Harvard MBA to help women like Melanie get their MRS or Mrs. Greenwald's best selling book outlines a 15 step program that takes a business approach to dating.
"Twelve to 18 months, this program usually works in finding a husband."
One way to bridal bliss -- shake things up by changing your daily routine. One of Rachel's clients got her coffee at a different place one morning and when a guy spilled his drink she handed him a napkin... soon he was asking for her hand in marriage.
Another marriage making move -- brand yourself…
"You want to find a unique attribute about yourself to make you stand out in the crowd so that you're memorable."
Get out of the single slump by throwing a program party. Call everyone you know and have them bring friends. That's how Rachel met her match more than 11 years ago. She invited an ex-boyfriend.
"I called him and invited him to the party and asked him to bring his friends and he brought my husband that night."
To find a good catch, cast a wider net. After Melanie threw out her list of expectations, she met the man of her dreams when he took her order at a casual Colorado restaurant. She was married one year later.
"It is sort of ironic, while I dated, went on a date with a senator and a pretty famous doctor and a Wall Street tycoon that I actually ended up marrying a waiter."
Now 41, Melanie has a new man in her life... a beautiful baby boy. It just goes to show you, mixing business with pleasure can help you find your marital match.
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