PIX11 Anchor Tamsen Fadal

Monday, December 17, 2007

It's been five days since your dream date. You thought the night went well but still no word from him. Sound familiar? As the husband-wife duo behind an exclusive New York dating service, the authors of Why Hasn't He Called? have seen it all and have shocking insights into what guys are really thinking, during your first date and beyond. Armed with advice that's both brutally honest and empowering, you'll be able to:
Learn The Secrets Of The Boys Club
Dress To Impress And Unleash Your Sexy, Confident Inner "Bond Girl"
Determine Which Men Are Confirmed Bachelors And Which Men Are Serious About A Relationship
Know What You Should Never Say On A First Date

About The Authors: Matt Titus & Tamsen Fadal
Matt Titus and Tamsen Fadal know all about what attracts men, what turns them off, and more important, how to help women attract the right kind of man--and ditch the duds.
Why Hasn’t He Called? How Guys Really Think and How to Get the Right One Interested in You (McGraw-Hill; February, 2008; PB, $16.95) is a wake-up call to the behaviors, challenges, and mistakes that lead single women to waste countless hours on men that aren’t worth the investment.

As professional relationship experts, the Titus-Fadal husband/wife duo team step up to offer valuable dating tips in a engaging he said/she said format.

Matt Titus, a reformed “ultimate player,” reveals the Secrets of the Boys Club, and everything you need to know to navigate the confusing and sometimes crazy world of dating. He clues women in on everything from what goes through a man’s head when he looks at you for the first time, to what he think about your “Love Shack,” and what will make him run for the hills.

Tamsen Fadal (the couple were married this past October), dishes on “Where The Boys Are”, how to dress to show off your best assets, how to flirt, and how to proceed when you’re finally ready to take him home.

Matt and Tamsen are the stars of the Lifetime series “Matched In Manhattan,” and founders of the New York-based dating service Matt’s Little Black Book, which has successfully matched up more than 2000 satisfied men and women. For more of their expert advice, check out www.SassyBean.com, the online women’s magazine that spills the beans on dating, love and relationships providing women answers to the many facets of love and romance.

Matt Titus
Matt Titus is New York City ’s premier relationship expert and dating coach. He is the founder of Matt’s Little Black Book, a matchmaking agency that caters exclusively to the city’s most successful and selective single women. Matt’s honest relationship advice is delivered from the perspective of a man who has played the field, a guy who went from heartbreaker to matchmaker and finally found love with his wife, Emmy Award-winner Tamsen Fadal.

Matt is the co-founder of the website. SassyBean.com, where he spills the beans on love, dating and relationships and gives single ladies to their questions on dating and relationship etiquette. Matt lives in Manhattan with Tamsen and their two Chihuahuas .

Tamsen Fadal
Tamsen Fadal is an Emmy Award winning TV journalist who works alongside her husband, relationship expert and dating coach, Matt Titus. As a career woman who has spent over a decade in front of the camera, Tamsen has mastered the art of balancing a successful career and a relationship. She dishes on how to dress to show off your best assets, how to flirt and how to find a great man who will not be intimidated by a confident, fabulous woman

In 2004, Tamsen was named Outstanding Young Alumni for her career accomplishments and university involvement from USF. Tamsen is currently President of the NYC Chapter of Divas Who Dine where she writes a relationship/dating column for the national woman’s networking organization, fielding questions from career women across the country.

When they are not dishing our relationship advice and setting up Manhattan singles, they love to run, explore the city, travel and walk their dogs in Central Park!

About The Illustrator: Eddie Varley
No doubt you will notice the book's witty illustrations. Eddie Varley is responsible for these cartoons, which he also creates for SassyBean.com. When he's not at the drawing table, Eddie pursues his successful career in musical theater on Broadway. He studied at both Tyler School of Art and the Art Institute of Philadelphia. His mom and dad are very happy he's picked up his crayons again!

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ISBN 978-0071546096

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Matt Titus and Tamsen, Tavern On The Green, October 13, 2007
Well, we got our wedding pictures back and I wanted to share one of my favs! Here it is outside Tavern On The Green where we were married!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

New York Times Vows Section

MATT TITUS is fearless.
On his first date with Tamsen Fadal, a reporter for WCBS-TV in New York, he told her she would end up falling in love with him.
“How do you know you’re going to fall in love with someone the first time you go out with them?” asked a skeptical Ms. Fadal, 36, who had initially refused to even have a drink with Mr. Titus. “I didn’t believe in love at first sight. I barely believed in love.”
But he does. Mr. Titus, 40, a professional matchmaker and dating coach in New York, also knows the rules. “Nine times out of 10, when someone doesn’t say yes, you should move on,” he said, offering advice he would typically give his clients. But there is nothing typical about Ms. Fadal.
“She’s a sex kitten and a smart reporter,” said Magee Hickey, also a reporter at WCBS. “Every man that looks at her falls all over her.”
Mr. Titus initially “fell” in October 2004 when he saw her at a gym in Philadelphia, while she was working at KYW-TV there. “I couldn’t stop staring at her,” he recalled.
But she was focused solely on her career, and lived in a nearly bare apartment. “I had sold everything, so I could be ready to move to New York if I got a job opportunity,” she said.
Mr. Titus, who at the time was a personal trainer with a bad-boy reputation and recently divorced, did not fit into her plans, which is what she told him. But that is not what he heard. He heard fear, he said. “I felt she was terribly afraid of commitment.”
There was some truth to that, she admitted. Having lost her mother to breast cancer, “I had a hard time getting close to people, because I was afraid they were going to leave me,” said Ms. Fadal, who was 13 when her mother’s cancer was diagnosed.
Mr. Titus was also 13 when his mother died from cervical cancer. “He talked about her like she was this angel,” Ms. Fadal said. “Women listen to how men talk about their mothers.” She found herself growing more attracted to him, which unsettled her. “In my career, I’m very strong,” she said. “But in my personal life, I was never sure what was right for me.”
Mr. Titus was confident enough for both of them.
He asked her out daily. If she had other plans, he would ask to see her after. He bought her flowers and jewelry. He even showed up with an umbrella on a rainy night — and escorted her to a date with another guy.
Then he sent a text message to her: “Call me when you leave.” And she did.
In December 2004, Ms. Fadal was offered a freelance assignment at WCBS, and Mr. Titus volunteered to drive her from Philadelphia to her 3 a.m. shift. Five days a week. “She’d get out of the car, and I’d drive back to Philly,” he said. He would return to New York to pick her up at 1 p.m.
“Matt’s passionate, and sometimes passionate isn’t rational,” said Eddie Varley, a friend since college and the chief executive of Matt’s Little Black Book, Mr. Titus’s matchmaking company in New York.
Mr. Titus embraces his gung-ho approach to life. “My mom died in my arms, and if I could get through that then nothing can hurt me,” he said. “I’m used to taking leaps without nets. I fall on my face a lot, trust me.”
The year before he met Ms. Fadal, he nearly died in a motorcycle accident while racing to meet a girlfriend while his first wife waited at home. “I had hit rock bottom,” he said, referring more to his infidelity than his physical injuries. After his painful divorce, he vowed to turn his life around and draw upon his mistakes to help others avoid them.
He was forthright with Ms. Fadal about his past. “I do think you can change,” she said. “Something traumatic can make you a different person.”
That said, she was cautious, fearing the depth of her feelings. “Matt helped me to realize I could have my independence and also have him,” she said.
He wanted that for her, too. “I love her dreams and how she pursues them,” he said. And still at 3 a.m. every day, he walks her to work.
On Oct. 13, 89 wedding guests gathered in New York on the patio of Tavern on the Green surrounded by the still-verdant trees. They oohed when Ms. Fadal appeared in her strapless charmeuse gown and matching ballroom gloves designed by Tanaj Perry, a makeup artist at WCBS. Then Ken Rosato, a priest of the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America and an anchor on WABC-TV, led the couple in their vows.
Afterward, the bride’s father, James Fadal of Orlando, Fla., offered a toast and benediction, saying, “May this be the day that you loved each other the least.”