I have seen and met increasing numbers of men and women who, like you, are looking for more than a companion or partner; they are looking for their perfect match. It took me over 15 years to meet my perfect match and I had a hard time along the way. Now every single day I can’t believe my luck to be waking up next to my loving and perfect husband and sharing our life with our two beautiful children. My mission in life is to help as many people as possible to experience the happiness I have found and meet their perfect match.
I spent over half my adult years as a single person and have been in destructive as well as good relationships. It was not until I changed fundamental things within myself that I met my current husband. Here is a brief summary of the journey which led me to where I am now.
In my early 20’s I was happily footloose and fancy free and was more interested in travelling than a serious relationship. Then in my mid-twenties I decided that I wanted less casual relationships but fell for someone who was already in a relationship and who I let treat me disrespectfully. I became addicted to the thrill of being with someone who wasn’t totally available and ended up getting very hurt. This relationship left me angry and with strong feelings of not being worthy. Self development tools and good friends helped me to get through this period.
Two years later I started to form healthier relationships but most of them were short lived and I became increasingly disillusioned with relationships. Spending long hours at my job became an excuse not to do anything about my personal life. This left me feeling lonely and stressed. A trip to New Zealand gave me the inspiration to make some changes in my life. You may know the expression, “be careful what you wish for”, I came back from my trip with a focus on fun and my wish came true. I started meeting men much younger than me who were interested in having fun. This made me realise that I wanted more than just fun.
My Turning Point
On February 14th, 2003, I went to a party and noticed a man at the bar who I thought was the most beautiful man I had seen in a long time. To my surprise, he came over to me and said, “Did you feel the energy between us?” The connection between us grew from there and we spent 3 happy months together. We both knew and admitted to each other that we were soul mates. This man had sickle cell anemia which is a life threatening condition. When I met him he was well but had previously spent long periods in hospital. One night I was with him while he was getting over a sickle cell crisis and I woke up to find him dead. I’m telling you this since it really was a turning point in my life and tested my faith and determination. People said to me, “you’ll never meet anyone like that again” and “you’re so unlucky in love”. These negative comments made me more determined to meet another soul mate and someone who would play a different part in my life.
After a period of intense grieving I decided to focus on meeting my perfect match. I spent time observing fulfilled relationships, was coached to overcome deeply entrenched barriers and tried every kind of dating option out there – speed-dating, blind dates, internet dating and the traditional club and bar hopping. At the age of 35 and after several stabs at Internet dating, I met my now husband online. We were so sure that we were right for each other that we got married within 8 months of knowing each other. Neither of us has looked back since. I shared my experience and strategies with other single people who collectively suggested that I help even more single people so in 2005, I created and ran my first ever How to Meet Your Perfect Match workshop. The workshop was a resounding success and I now run regular workshops in London and Birmingham. Clients who came to my workshops asked me for more support and in-depth help so I started providing relationship coaching. In 2010, after learning from more than 30 Meet your Perfect Match workshops and coaching hundreds of clients, I culminated all my experience and knowledge and published my first book, How To Meet Your Perfect Match.
More about Candy Jannetta
For over 10 years, Candy worked as a marketing manager, brand consultant and account director at Warner Music, CNN, and Redwood Publishing. Her clients included, Apple Europe, Shell, Dulux, Action Man, BT and Eurostar.
Having qualified as an accredited Life and Business Coach Candy left the corporate world and set up her own business as a Coach, Motivational Speaker and Facilitator. She began coaching individual clients on career development and change and corporate clients on management and leadership development. Candy noticed that like herself, many of her clients had pursued their careers at the expense of love and romance and expanded her business to include relationship coaching.
Candy has worked as Relationship Champion for the Well Being Network and Date coach for the Single solution. She is dedicated to supporting, inspiring and advising single people to meet their perfect match.
Candy’s other interests include, yoga, Pilates, Salsa, languages, travel, film and theatre.
Candy lives in London with her husband, son and daughter.