Susan Rose is a New York native with a successful boutique matchmaking service. She offers high end services from personal matchmaking to dating advice and help with online profiles. I’m fortunate enough to know Susan personally and absolutely adore her personality. She is caring, a joy to be around, and just an all around positive person. I admire her approach to calling in a healthy relationship, starting with evaluating yourself.

Susan started her matchmaking business over fourteen years ago to help men and women navigate the choppy waters of dating. She assists her clients in uncovering their road-blocks leading to light bulb moments. She identifies people’s dating patterns and bridges the disconnect between men and women through dating. She peels away self-sabotaging ways and guides them through easy transformational steps in taking a healthy approach to finding love and success. This is done through her approach called the Ten Commitments to Dating and the Mindset Makeover. In the past she’s hosted two radio shows on Sirius XM called “Love Talk” and “The Dating Playbook”. She’s had a segment on Nightline and has been covered in Crane’s Magazine, Gotham, and other publications. In the past she’s worked for 15 years in the international and domestic non-profit world, serving as a Director of Development at The East/West Institute and Contributing Editor at Redbook. Her international relief work focused on analyzing a situation and executing a plan to put people and resources together to fill a need.

Susan is offering Poppy & Seed readers 15% off her services. Email her to connect at

  1. Squash & Pure Barre – I can’t live without playing Squash. I started playing in my early teens. I am highly competitive and this is a sport that has built confidence and taught me how to take risks in my life. Squash is for mental and physical demand. Pure Barre is for toning the body and stretching the limbs. Barre is a great fitness exercise that is vastly different from Squash, which is all aerobic. It is a mentally soothing workout that bends and pushes the body in an intense, yet relaxing way
  2. Eddie Bauer Women’s Sun Valley Down Parka – I can’t live without this parka. It’s warm, light, easy, and stylish at the same time, which is essential for the chilly New York winters. It is all-purpose whether it’s walking my dog or running to a business meeting.
  3. The Whitney Museum and The Neue Galerie – The Whitney focuses on amazing American 20th and 21st century art. It brings you to the vibrant neighborhood of the West Village which is full of great cobble stone streets and townhouses, featuring wonderful coffee shops and restaurants. The Neue Galerie is a small museum housed in a beautiful mansion built in 1914 on the Upper East Side. It houses early 20th century German and Austrian art.
  4. One King’s Lane – I love to look at furniture. I am obsessed with One King’s Lane. I love to look at all things vintage and they feature interesting mid-century furniture. They have great sales and it’s a lot of fun to scour through the decorative items available.
  5. Chantecaille Liquid Foundation – I cannot live without this and never leave the house without it. It’s a perfect touch for the face and doesn’t irritate the skin. I have very sensitive skin and this product is great especially for the bitter cold winters in New York City.
  6. Central Park – In a city that is fast paced and diverse, your eyes and ears are always absorbing the unique eye candies of the city. It is important to go to the park and have some solitude time with nature and my dog. I have lived in New York City for 28 years and still see something new every time I stroll in the park.
  7. Minton’s – Minton’s in Harlem was the original jazz spot in the 1930’s. This incredible supper club has recently been restored offering world-class southern revival food, featuring phenomenal jazz musicians. There is truly no other place like Minton’s. The revitalization of Harlem and the beautiful boulevards are a great place to stroll.

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