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CATCH JOURNAL

The Catch Journal is a collection of articles drawing upon the experience of Catch Matchmaking, a cutting edge relationship consultancy and dating agency in Los Angeles, California.


New Podcast: What Do Dating And Sales Have In Common?

March 29, 2021
New Podcast: What Do Dating And Sales Have In Common?

What do dating and sales have in common? A lot, when you think about it! The same basic principles apply to making a sale and making yourself alluring on a date. Whether you are a salesperson or interested in improving you dating skills, you should listen to this 35-minute podcast with Katie Chen!

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Love & Loathing On Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2021
Love & Loathing On Valentine’s Day

If you are less than enthusiastic about Valentine’s Day, you are not alone. There are plenty of people around the world who are either skeptical about the occasion, or who loathe, despise and reject it with abandon. Here’s how Valentine’s Day became the subject of controversy.

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Bourbon Aperol Fall Cocktails For Two, Served With Mini Baked Potatoes

November 26, 2020
Bourbon Aperol Fall Cocktails For Two, Served With Mini Baked Potatoes

As fall is changing the colors of nature outside, let’s invite some hues and scents of ripe fruit indoors for cocktail hour! Who knows – perhaps in between the turkey basting, herb chopping, gravy thickening, pie making, and the antics of pesky relatives over Thanksgiving – maybe you need a drink? Better still when it […]

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Why Apple’s FaceTime Should Be Your Preferred App For Virtual Dates

November 25, 2020
Why Apple’s FaceTime Should Be Your Preferred App For Virtual Dates

With so many video chat apps to choose from, which is your best bet for virtual dates?

Most likely, you’ll be discussing very private and personal things on a date, which can potentially expose you to embarrassing situations. And let’s face it: sometimes you may meet creepy people, particularly if they weren’t introduced to you by a trusted friend (or a professional matchmaker).

Save yourself heartache and trouble and learn about the pros and cons of the various video chat apps, then pick the one that’s best suited to your needs.

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Catch Cocktail Hour: Kirsch, Served With Cheese Fondue

November 21, 2020
Catch Cocktail Hour: Kirsch, Served With Cheese Fondue

As temperatures chill down, it is the perfect time to commune with your special someone and warm up by sipping on Kirsch and dipping crusty bread into a cheese fondue.

Our version is sure to keep your date feeling less stuffed, yet still packed with communal joy and sparks of conversation.

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Mini-Oktoberfest For Two

October 25, 2020
Mini-Oktoberfest For Two

Bavaria’s Oktoberfest season had to be canceled this year, but there is no reason why you can’t make your own Gemütlichkeit at home. See our suggestions for a “Mini-Oktoberfest For Two”!

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Tinto de Verano, Served With Spanish Tapas

October 15, 2020
Tinto de Verano, Served With Spanish Tapas

As the heat waves are coming to an end, but the COVID crisis continues, let’s bring home a refreshment from Spain! Cool and refreshing, tinto de verano is a wine based drink of immense popularity in Spain. The term literally means, “red wine of summer”.

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New Video: Date Night Movie Recommendation: “Coming Home”

October 10, 2020
New Video: Date Night Movie Recommendation: “Coming Home”

For our next date-night movie recommendation, we’d like to take you back to China during the cultural revolution. This is a truly heart wrenching love story directed by Zhang Yimou, starring Gong Li and Chen Daoming. Watch our video! If you saw the movie, please share your thoughts in the video’s comment section on YouTube!

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Love Always Finds A Way

October 4, 2020

Pandemic, violence in the streets, economic crisis: all this may seem depressing and daunting. But none of this can destroy love. Caught up in current events, it is very easy to forget that previous generations also faced challenges and problems. And theirs were often much more severe and deadlier than ours. Maybe this video will serve […]

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Pineapple Punch, Served With Kalua Pork Sliders

October 2, 2020
Pineapple Punch, Served With Kalua Pork Sliders

It’s time to bring back an old school ritual: cocktail hour! Our version of the German fruit bowle includes pineapple fruit. One sip and you’ll realize why this – fizzy, light, not too sweet – fruit bowle is so popular at German garden parties and barbecues. Join us and discover the romantic secret of transitioning from the busy workday to a relaxing and enjoyable evening!

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