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Your guide to a romantic holiday season with that special someone

Driving around looking at Christmas lights, baking cookies, going for a walk on snowy paths, sitting at home having hot chocolate while watching a Christmas movie…all things and more that help make the holiday season merry and bright for you and your significant other.

But how do you know what to do and when? What kind of gifts do you get if you’ve only been dating a short while, a long while and even when you’re married? If you’re single at this time of year, what are some ways you can find happiness and love?


Looking for love? You might want to rethink your day job

Think that a new haircut or losing 10 pounds will up your dating game on apps like Tinder and Bumble? It turns out, what you do for a living might be determining whether fellow singles are swiping left or right on your profile, no matter how good you look. According to a recent study, our job titles influence how attractive we are to potential romantic partners and can be the tipping point for whether they’re interested in pursuing a date.


Digital Dating: How Do You Keep A Connection Going?

PHILADELPHIA (WLVT) — If you’re looking for romance online, you’re not alone. According to a Standaford University study, online dating is the most common way that couples meet in the US. As more daters go digital, how do they keep a connection going? Julianne Cantarella of New Jersey’s Matchmaker says she’s noticed that people are becoming more serious about finding the right person as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the interview to learn more!


New Jersey’s Matchmaker Julianne Cantarella Helps Commitment-Minded Singles Make the Most of the Dating Experience

When singles feel run-down in the search for love, Julianne Cantarella lifts them back up. This professional matchmaker and dating coach has spent the last eight years championing relationship-oriented singles in New Jersey. Her comprehensive dating services guide men and women to lasting, loving relationships, and she boasts a 93% success rate as a hands-on dating coach. Whether she’s arranging dates or editing dating profiles, Julianne empowers her clients to turn dating failures into dating successes and to have fun while they’re at it.



Valentine’s Day can be tough for the unattached. One day you’re fine with being single, and the next, it seems the world has turned into Noah’s Ark; everyone is coupled up. A day dedicated to love and romance highlights one’s relationship status, which might make some singles feel insecure. But we spoke to some of New Jersey’s best dating coaches and, as it turns out, being single on Valentine’s Day can be fun. It’s all a matter of perspective.


Passion, Intuition, and Support — Julianne Cantarella Helps New Jersey Singles Make Lasting Connections

Featured on By Brittney Mayer
Few of us like to admit we need help, let alone with such a personal thing as finding love. Truthfully, though, we could all probably benefit from a little expert help finding “the one.” For successful singles in New Jersey, that expert is Julianne Cantarella, a licensed therapist with over 11 years of experience as a matchmaker and dating coach. Julianne’s background — working with sensitive therapy patients — gives her the intuition and know-how to help her commitment-minded clients forge genuine, successful relationships.


Let New Jersey’s Matchmaker Bring You Love this Valentine’s Day

Featured in Urban Agenda Magazine By Sarah Emily Gilbert
From matchmaking to date-coaching, Julianne Cantarella is the Queen of Hearts. Yente’s got nothing on Julianne Cantarella, President and CEO of New Jersey’s Matchmaker. In addition to her current career as a matchmaker and dating coach, Cantarella is a former social worker that worked with hospice patients dying of cancer or infectious disease prior to working for 12 years as a licensed therapist for those with severe mental illness.

First & Foremost — It is possible to have a great first date.

Featured in Media Bistro By Martta Rose Kelly
There are scores of articles, blogs, and web sites about horrendous first dates. Yet not much has been written about fantastic ones. Is it a case of not wanting to jinx a budding relationship? Perhaps one needs a little distance from that intitial link-up to gain some perspective.

25 Signs Your’re Ready For A Relationship

Featured in Shy Magazine By Tango
How you feel about and care for your own mind, body and spirit sets the stage for all relationships outside yourself—with your partner, family, friends and co-workers. From psychological, spiritual and practical perspectives, it’s pretty clear that if you don’t love yourself, it’s in turn harder to give and receive love.

Top 10 Places to Propose in New Jersey

Featured in Best Of New Jersey By Mary Beth Schwartz
It is that time of year when love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is upon us, and nervous gents all across NJ will be bending down on one knee to propose marriage to their lovely ladies. (Or, for the non-traditional crowds, any combination in between. Oh, and ladies, you can propose too these days.) Which is why Best of NJ spoke to Julianne Cantarella, MSW, president and CEO of New Jersey’s Matchmaker.

Exposure North Jersey presents 2016 Women for Women event in Mahwah

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Exposure North Jersey presented its Women for Women networking event at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah yesterday to discuss the topic of "How to Start the Conversation?” Attendees learned how the panelists have disrupted the unknown, made a change, brought a lesser known issue to the forefront, started a conversation about something they were passionate about and created a support group to initiate a change.

The love lives of Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Wendy Williams

Featured in My Central Jersey By Chris Jordan
What do New Jersey celebrities have over other celebs? Marriage stability. The marriages Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Wendy Williams have all lasted more than 15 years — that's a marathon compared to most celebrity wedding flameouts. Why do Jersey celebrity marriages last? There are some common factors involved, said Julianne Cantarella, aka New Jersey's Matchmaker and dating and relationship expert.

Find Your Perfect Match In Bergen County

Featured in Bergan County By Brooke Perry
Finding Mr. or Ms. Right is a highly personal and time-consuming process. Many who have engaged in the process of finding love can attest that the journey can be daunting and fraught with disappointment. Singles in the Garden State may find it particularly challenging – especially as they mature - to find or create the right opportunities to meet that special someone.