About Paula

We are a professional matchmaking service helping busy singles find their match. We are located in the DMV but we can help you anywhere in the world.  Let us help you find your soulmate.

About Paul Pardel

Professional Matchmaker Ready to Help You Find Love

Romance is fun and exciting but when the romance dies done, it’s important to be with your best friend, the person who understands you and sees you for all that you are.

Welcome to my business, Bloom Matchmaking. I’m a professional matchmaker who understands what it is like to look for love. As a divorced woman and single mom, I’ve navigated the dating world, and I’ve come to realize that there is a reason the expression “you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you get your Prince,” exists. It’s because in today’s world online dating covered in untruths and false statements, with people trying to be something they are not. It’s aggrevating, time consuming, and as a busy professional — frustrating. Noone wants to waste the valuable time they have and yet everyone wants to find real love.

I became a professional matchmaker to help eleviate the online dating stress. Busy professionals, both men and women, find work with me to find the person they’ve always been looking for, and I take care of everything.  I’ve set up my matchmaking business to help you meet quality individuals like yourself and specifically ones that would fit well with your personality and desires!

Finding the love of your life can take work. But, when you work with me, I’ll do the vetting, the background checks, and even set up the dates should you wish for that level of service. You can stop worrying about cringe-worthy coffee dates and awkward lunches with people you can’t talk to. I ensure that each and every match is made and approved by human beings – not algorithms!

Once you’ve met someone that you feel has long-term potential, and with whom you have chemistry and compatibility, everything gets easier!

Meanwhile, you can trust the process and the fact that your privacy and security are protected. I vow to not share your personal information, or your personal matchmaking journey, without your permission.

All of this starts with an introductory assessment. My assessment includes questions about your relationship goals, your likes and dislikes, your location preferences, as well as specifics such as the kind of person you’ve always wanted to meet.

Bloom’s founder, Paula Pardel, devotes herself to helping people find true connection as safely and effectively as possible. Her determination and hard work have taken Bloom Matchmaking from a dream to a thriving business that successfully brings people together to form satisfying, long-lasting relationships.

Bloom’s expert staff designs personalized matchmaking experiences with the goal of finding your perfect match. Background checks, face-to-face interviews, and personality assessments are just the beginning of our proven process that connects you with safe, desirable, and compatible singles. With online dating and matchmaking apps, you don’t really know the people you’re meeting, and there’s no one to walk you through the process.
One of the many benefits of working with Bloom is that you work personally and individually with an experienced matchmaker. Plus, centrally located to accommodate in-person meetings with clients from around Virginia and the Washington, D.C., area. As we build relationships with our clients, we stay in touch regularly through phone calls, email, chats and additional in-person visits. You won’t find this kind of personalized service and attention with a dating app or the big, corporate matchmakers!

Our Offices

14321 Winter Breeze Drive, #47, Midlothian, VA 2311

249 Central Park Ave #300, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, United States

Meet Paula, Owner of Bloom Matchmaking

Paula is passionate about helping singles find true connection. She provides a fresh perspective on matchmaking by combining modern technology with time-tested intuition and experience.

Paula’s past work in the real estate and hospitality industries and her genuine love for people and their happiness led her to shift her talents into matchmaking, which she calls “the thing I was meant to do.” She is warm, eager, and genuine, and she puts clients at ease with her empathy, her compassion and her positive spirit. She is committed to providing superlative service to each of her clients.

“My experience has taught me how important it is to be in a healthy relationship,” Paula says. “This makes me passionate about helping people find love – the right way, and with the right person.”

Paula is a devoted mother of two and lives in Central Virginia. She is a member of Matchmakers Alliance and regularly attends the Alliance’s conferences for training and mentoring by colleagues with generations of experience. Locally, she is a member of ChamberRVA, Richmond’s Chamber of Commerce, and Synapse, an organization that helps businesses and nonprofits connect to foster greater economic and community development.

Meet Our Relationship Team

Hunt Ethridge

Dating & Relationship Expert

Award-winning dating and relationship expert, Hunt Ethridge brings over ten years of experience helping people become the best, most dateable versions of themselves.

Erika Ettin

Online Dating Expert & Dating Coach

Erika Ettin is an online dating expert and dating coach who helps people navigate the world of online dating.

Sara Ellen

Official Photographer

Wedding • Branding • Beauty & Boudoir Photography