Dear Reader,
How are you? Are you having a good summer so far?
Mine has been a total whirlwind. I have so many exciting things coming up, but I’ve also been so. Busy. I didn’t have time to make it to the podcast studio this week, so I recorded from home instead!
If you’re curious, here’s a sneak peek at some of the things I have going on:
  • I just submitted the final manuscript for my book! 📚If you follow me, you know I’ve been working on this for a while. It’s been a wild ride, but it feels amazing to have it finished.
  • I’ve been packing to go to Greece for two months. Starting tomorrow, we are officially kicking off our Agape Escape in Paros! A week after that… Crete! 🇬🇷 (We have another Escape happening in October! I’ll let you know the moment registration goes live!)
Speaking of Greece, guess who else will be there? Louie Felix, fellow matchmaker and COO of Agape Match! He’s also joining me as this week’s (virtual) podcast guest. Here’s a glimpse into what we cover:
📲First, we discuss a new dating app being developed by the Japanese government. According to Time Magazine, people will be required to verify their identity via their driver’s license, tax records to prove income, and a signed form stating that they’re ready to get married. How will this impact the future of dating? Could something like this ever come to the US?
🙋🏻‍♀️Then, we answer your hotline questions. From navigating “diamond pressure” when engagement ring shopping to figuring out when to have the finances conversation–we have answers!
💘Plus, hear Louie’s perspective on the best way to use dating apps, how to read between the lines, and stay open to unexpected matches.
Tune into this week’s podcast episode on YouTubeApple, or Spotify. Be sure to book a dating strategy call with Louie here.
P.S. While in Greece, I’ll still be releasing new Ask A Matchmaker episodes. I won’t have my neon sign, but I WILL have Ask A Matchmaker mugs. Stay tuned and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!
🤳 Post of the Week
Catch me on Greek TV! Big thanks to the producer who used such flattering b-roll. 💜
I can’t think of a better way to kick off my two months in Greece.
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🎯Let’s work together
It’s here! Our next Agape Intensive will take place in Nashville this September. More information can be found here, and you can secure your spot with a $300 deposit today!
Can’t make the IRL in September? We have our virtual Agape Intensive happening in August, too!
That’s all for now. See you next week!
Maria Avgitidis