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Inspired by Founders' True Love, New Personalized Matchmaking and Dating Service, Make It a Great Date, Offers Three Fun Ways to Bring Singles Together

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Dealing with Valentine's Day in mid-February is often difficult for people still looking for a relationship, but by the end of the month, singles in the Seattle, Wash. area will have a new resource for finding true love. ( will provide Seattle singles with three avenues for finding the person of their dreams, personalized matchmaking services, online dating opportunities and "Mix Up" events at venues around the city, starting with its launch party, February 27, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

"Many of our friends have told us the dating horror stories, and we have met several people in unhappy relationships who stay because it's convenient," said co-founder Mayumi Shugarts. "If you are going to spend a large majority of your adult life with someone, you have to be happy in the relationship. I've found my true love and we want everyone to experience how we feel."

Shugarts and her fiance Aaron Muller decided to create a personalized matchmaking service that really delved into personality traits and helped clients figure out what different traits mean for a relationship. "Since we're both certified Meyers and Briggs facilitators, we'll be able to identify your profile dichotomy and help you find your compatible partner," said Shugarts. Services also include one-on-one consultations, dating and relationship coaching, personal makeovers, personalized shopping and a photo shoot. "We are basically headhunters for love."

"We will help you define what you truly want and need," said Shugarts. "With Make It a Great Date, you'll explore new places and ways, and you'll master the arts of asking for and accepting a date with confidence. We will also fine-tune your dating etiquette and communication skills to increase the likelihood that the first date will lead into a second."

In addition to their matchmaking service, Shugarts and Muller have designed a free online algorithm matching system. Singles can register on the website at no cost and view the profiles and pictures of members. "Our members will have the opportunity to communicate and develop their friendship prior to meeting for their date," said Shugarts.

The website also includes a blog on dating, a "love" horoscope and a calendar of local "Mix Up" events for love-seeking singles. Shugarts and Muller have taken care to choose venues where members can get together in a controlled environment. The couple will be at every event to provide advice and ensure that every attendee has fun. "We'll be the liaison between you and your future true love," said Shugarts.

The Make It a Great Date launch party will take place at the Suite Lounge in Bellevue, Wash. Individuals can register for the event at


Mayumi and Aaron Muller