Something More in Austin has been helping people meet their mates now for five years, and there is every indication that there are many more good years ahead.

Something More in Austin was established in the summer of 2009 by Julia McCurley, a former corporate headhunter who is now, she says, a headhunter for the heart. After eighteen years in the corporate world, following by a brief retirement, she took her innate ability to turn singles into couples and launched Something More in Austin.

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The business, she says, was created for busy Austin professionals who are tired of the first date blues, and want something better than what online dating sites can offer. Julia McCurley is able to offer a highly personalized matchmaking service by personally interviewing potential clients. “I ask all the awkward questions about lifestyle, habits, and values,” she says. “I take care of all the deal breakers in advance, so my clients can focus on chemistry.”

And it is a formula that works. “We have had a four hundred percent growth success that is based on the fact that many people are seeking a more targeted approach to finding romance in the youthful, hip city of Austin,” she says. The typical client of Something More in Austin, she says, will be anywhere from twenty-six to seventy-seven years old, so it really runs the gamut. Many of them have tried online dating services and come away completely disappointed. But as a certified matchmaker, Julia McCurley has the skills to bring likely couples together. She says that since Something More in Austin first opened its doors, she has facilitated some two thousand introductions, and seen hundreds of them bloom into relationships that work.

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