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by James Houran, Ph.D

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Interview with Frank Seifert and Larry Michel of MatchMatrix - Part 2

This Part 2 of my interview with the talent behind the new “MatchMatrix” compatibility system (click here to view part 1). This approach is highly controversial, which is why my research team is conducting a scientific study of their matching process. You can read the results as soon as they are available.

In the mean time, enjoy learning more about the company’s background and what a customer receives using this new method to matching people.

What kind of information does the user get from your system?


The MatchMatrix Relationship Report gives the user a unique energetic profile of themselves in a side-by-side presentation with their person of interest. They can easily see the quality of their alignments in each of four Lifestyle traits: Style of Communication; Activity Level; Sexual Response and Financial Logic.

We developed a unique method for energetically calculating attractions. This information presents a consistently reliable way to explain why the strong chemistry some people feel is good guidance for selecting a partner and also why for others those same strong feelings consistently lead them to failed relationships.  We distinguish the two types as True or False Attractions.

MatchMatrix has defined five Personality Modifiers that give a deeper look into a personality.  A person can have no Modifiers, one or multiple Modifiers.  The names indicate the power they carry in a relationship. They are the Achiever, Controller, Engager, Manipulator and the Perfectionist.  The Modifiers give big benefits and big challenges.  They accurately describe deeper dimensions to a personality and explain many of the challenges in relationships.
The MatchMatrix Nelson Rating System drives our MEnU (Me and You) product, which gives an instant assessment of the potential of every relationship as Friends and Lovers.  Our flagship Relationship Report provides the detail behind the ratings. The Nelson rating system is also the heart of Best Friends and Lovers our Facebook and MySpace applications.  The Play Cupidtab within the application is a hybrid dating service bolted onto the social networking sites. This is not just a gallery of people. We give custom ratings to the Facebook member with every friend and friends of their friends and give them a way to refer people who are highly rated. This added value rating system is well received. We have just completed OpenSocial programming for access to all the social websites. MySpace has accepted Best Friends and Lovers as one of its very limited number of applications. It became available to all MySpace members this week.

We have published more than 75 Celebrity Ratings that make use of the Nelson system to explain celebrity relationships. This analysis is entertaining and it presents the MatchMatrix features to our readers in a unique educational format. We know it would have great value for the celebrity couples. If you go to click on Celebrity Ratings, then archives and you’ll clearly see the educational value of these reports.

We do a live weekly Internet radio show Monday nights on the Law of Attraction Radio Network, part of Blog Talk Radio. It is called The MatchMatrix Show. We review relationships on the show that graphically present the benefits of MatchMatrix counseling. We also interview incredible guests. Jim, we need to have you on our show. Most important we talk about energetic compatibility. Replays are on our website and offer great information. MatchMatrix is simple to use because it's keyed to a birth date and the depth of information it provides is remarkable.


What dating sites use your approach and what is the user reaction so far?
We attended the 2009 iDate conference to connect with dating sites to use our system. All of our experience so far has come from our own B2C efforts. We have delivered thousands of detailed Relationship Reports that provide the information listed above.

People absolutely love MatchMatrix. It has helped them resolve issues from past relationships to be able to move on in their lives. Over and over again it has confirmed their experience in current relationships and assisted them to work out their differences. Because of the understanding from MatchMatrix they can make a new decision. More and more Singles are using the MEnU ratings to qualify someone new on the front end to save time, money and emotional stress. We have many testimonials that attest to the unique value of MatchMatrix. 

Singles use our information for dating as a way to qualify the long-term potential of a new relationship up front. Ideally consumers will use this to have the best possible match. The alternative, if they choose to go forward without the best match, is to know the strengths and challenges of what they will be dealing with.

Couples gain great benefit from MatchMatrix.  It is a source of education for a new understanding of each other. They no longer need to try to change the other person and are finally in the position to acknowledge and accept them for who they are with love and caring.  

We receive many acknowledgments for the educational value and practical application of this information. They come from:

  • Parents and teachers for assistance in education
  • Coaches and therapists who assist in transition out of failed relationships and a return to dating
  • Travel and boarding services to match roommates and gatherings
  • Business for selecting employees and partners, optimizing workgroups increasing employee job satisfaction and managing absenteeism
  • Personal and Professional Development for optimizing mastermind teams and accountability partners
  • Directors and casting agents for theatrical productions


Dr. James Houran's "Office Hours with Dr. Jim" column is published every Monday.

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