About Bloom

Bloom Matchmaking specializes in providing safe, long-term relationships for busy singles in Virginia, the Greater Washington, D.C., area, and beyond!

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 Locations

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.

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

Get Started Today!

Companionship, support, and intimacy are essential to life. Don’t settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary! Contact us now to set up a free, no-obligation consultation – don’t wait another minute to find love!