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Chaya Malhotra, Founder of Matched4love

After a bad experience with dating apps and expensive agencies, Chaya Malhotra decided there had to be a better way. Now, as the Founder of Matched4love, Chaya helps people find their perfect match and develop into the best possible version of themselves.

How did you end up sitting where you are today?

My background is in recruitment, and I have always been successful in matching people into jobs and been very consultative in my approach. I have been very strong in building relationships with my clients and candidates.

I also went through a divorce a while ago and tried all the dating sites, swipes, and the more expensive introduction agencies. I found that the people on the sites were not genuine or looking for a serious relationship and wasted my time. I found many agencies had extortionate prices, which led me to wonder why is it that only the people that can afford to pay thousands deserve love?

During that time, I also did a lot of transformational work on myself, did lots of courses and developed into the best version of myself.

I saw a gap in the market and then created Matched4love to help people who are sick and tired of dating sites and 'swipes'. Or those who don't have time to find love or simply have no confidence in themselves.

What kind of work does your role involve?

Finding people who are looking for a serious relationship, introductions to potential matches. I also mentor those that are not 'Love Ready' to become Love Ready with a course that I have developed.

What gets you excited about your industry?

The fact that I can help people find love and transform themselves to be the best version of themselves. I love talking and connecting with others and love it when I feel that I have helped people.

What's the best advice anyone ever gave you?

Always listen to the needs of people and provide an amazing service to everyone that comes your way. You never know who you will meet on your journey and where your paths may cross later.

What, or who inspires you?

People that are self-made and have been successful without any financial backing from others.

How do you keep up to speed with what's happening in your industry?

Browsing online and surfing Google.

What was the most challenging project or situation you've overcome?

I have raised two children who are now young adults, and I created a home and a business single-handedly after I divorced from my ex-husband. I faced many difficult situations alone, but this has made me stronger.

You finish work today and step outside the office to find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do?

I would probably buy a place in the sun, maybe run a bar on the beach - though perhaps I would drink the profits! No, seriously, I am 52, so I would travel the world as much as I can while I am fit and healthy.

How do you switch off after a day at work?

I walk, exercise, watch Netflix, and see friends when allowed to.

If you had one wish for the future of your industry, what would it be?

For everyone that wants true love to find their amazing special partner. Everyone deserves true love.

What book or podcast should everyone know about?

The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne.

How should people connect with you?

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