HN Q&A

Didi Warmate: ‘My job brings me a lot of happiness. If you can’t find happiness within yourself, try counting your blessings.’

Didi Warmate is the first United States Certified and award-winning dating coach in Nigeria. She has been matchmaking for over 7 years but got her certification from the United States in 2015. The platform Lagosmatchmaker was created as a need for privacy in this dating age. It is a privacy-focused matchmaking platform for singles over 25years to meet like-minded individuals. It has now been extended to every location in the world so we also have clients in Belgium, Dubai, and More.

Why do you do what you do for a living?
I do matchmaking for a living because it’s something I am passionate about and my friends say I am addicted to the feeling I get from the knowledge that a couple found love through my service so I try to constantly duplicate that.

What would you say is your secret to happiness?
I personally feel happiness is found within so it must be something you have control over. My job brings me a lot of happiness. If you can’t find happiness within yourself, try counting your blessings and I bet you would see a change of your mindset.

What are some of the challenges you have faced in matching the right people and how do you resolve these challenges?
The challenges come in the job structure not as much in the people because we ask what you expect from our service before you sign up and if it’s something we cannot deliver on, we don’t take you onboard because time is important to you and us as well. However, in the past, we did have some clients with the mindset that we created human beings so they come with a long list of what they want so we are very realistic and direct with them.

What motivates you to get up in the morning when you feel like sleeping in?
I am always motivated to get up cos there is this feeling in my tummy of guilt when a job isn’t yet completed which is every single day lol. I wouldn’t be able to even sleep peacefully.

What would you like to be remembered for?
I would love to be remembered for touching so many lives by helping them find love and also helping the less fortunate in any little way I can (which we try to do via crown foundation). Making an impact in someone’s life will be a life well-lived.

More about Didi
She has her first degree in Economics from the prestigious Howard University in Washington, DC and her masters in international strategy from University of St-Andrews, Scotland. She also works as a statistician for National bureau of statistics and has previously worked as a strategist for NEXIM Bank and a data analyst with Debt management office. She is an author and her books can be purchased on Barnes and noble, amazon and other online book stores. Her first book is titled: Examining July 2004 banking sector reform and her second book is titled: Roller coaster: the external debt journey so far- Nigeria.

She decided to go into matchmaking because she intends to be a vessel to happiness and positively affect economic growth. she has a passion for matchmaking and her certification in data analysis from the value Frontera has been surprisingly useful in the business of matchmaking.

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