Cover Story: Single in Salt Lake City
We talk to three of the power players in the SLC dating scene.
Daisy Blake Dblake@nowsaltlake.com
Published April 4th 2012 3:24 pm
Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune Pamela Michaels, left,
has just launched a mystical match dating site,
Sunday, April 1, 2012. Here she poses in the Mystical Wine Match-up room.
Pamela Michaels, Mystical Match
Pamela Michaels is also offering a new dating services company in Salt Lake City, Mystical Match. It is located inside Pamela Michaels Healing Center (1380 W. Indiana Ave.), which offers mystical services, life coaching, meditation, sound therapy and a learning center.
The concept for Mystical Match started five years ago when Michaels discovered that many of her clients were increasingly using online dating as a central part of their love lives.
"They would frequently ask me to use my psychic perceptions to review texts and online dating correspondences from potential mates," she says. "They were also asking me to use my intuitive skills for relationship coaching and I wanted to somehow combine these concepts with online dating as well.
"After several years of conceptualizing and many more events I decided on an interactive software relationship advice site, mysticalmatch.com, in addition to an online magazine, mysticalmatchmag.com. I believe these two dating services combined will offer something that singles everywhere need most, better matches and more insight and inspiration when it comes to dating and relationships."
Mystical Match Salt Lake City location offers relationship and date coaching, determining dating style and how-to-use-it courses, manifesting love and meditation courses, understanding your past karma courses, divorce and breakup services.
Club services also include events such as Mystical Martini Matchmaking, Mystical Wine Tasting and Psychic Speed Dating.
She says: "To use our Mystical Mojo night's at Kristauf's Martini Bar for an example -- an individual will have their mojo (energy) determined at a table at the door by myself or another psychic. How their mojo (what energy they are carrying with them for the night) is determined is usually from picking a tarot card, astrology, numerology, etc. ...
"After learning about their mojo, the individual can look around the club for other matching colors and see whom they would possibly have compatibility or chemistry with."
Michaels says her services are necessary because many of her clients have compared her to a decoder ring.
"I help them more smoothly navigate the dating scene to find the right mate. After doing thousands of relationship readings and working local dating events at clubs such as Kristauf's Martini Bar and Club Jam, I have observed that Salt Lake City has an unusual dating culture compared to many other cities. I believe that this is largely due to the prominent role religion plays in the lives of everyone in Salt Lake, even those who don't affiliate with a particular religion may find themselves dating someone who does, or did.
"Along those lines, over the years I've noticed a much higher number of young divorced men and women in Salt Lake City who married early, divorced and then reentered the dating scene again, with a much different attitude about how they approach dating and what they are looking for in a mate."
Our readers tell us their best (and worst) pick-up lines!
Monique • "Your parents must be talented people. Together, they created a beautiful woman."
Paul • "Your father must have been a thief; he stole the moon and the stars and put them in your eyes."
Kristal • "Him: 'Do you believe in love at first sight?' Me: 'Uh, no.' Him: 'OK, let me walk by one more time ...' It was the best and the worst. It made me laugh but he did not score the digits."
Kylee • "I want to sex to you."
Michael • "When I was about 14 I saw another boy walk up to a girl I knew at a disco and hand her a quarter. 'What's that for?' she asked. In his suavest voice he said: 'That's to call your mother to say you'll be home late.'"
Celia • "Are you from Tennessee? Because you're the only 10 I see."
Jennie • "How do you feel about possibly receiving a child support check from me in the future?"
Bill • "Hi there. What can I make you for breakfast tomorrow?
Ryan • "I seem to have misplaced my phone number, may I borrow yours?"