Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but are you prepared to make a great impression on your date? And if you don’t have a special someone this year, then what do you do? Our readers had these questions and more for Charlie the Matchmaker, a celebrity matchmaker and image consultant in New York.

He recently released his first book called “Love Made Easy with Charlie the Matchmaker,” available on Amazon. He’s also a frequent contributor for MY Lifestyle Magazine. So what’s his biggest piece of advice for anyone celebrating this day of love?

Instead of grabbing that Hallmark card and box of chocolates from the corner bodega, write that person a love letter and make a quiet homemade meal

- Charlie The Matchmaker

“Whether you are going on a first date or celebrating with the love of your life for the umpteenth year in a row, make it special and memorable,” he says. “Instead of grabbing that Hallmark card and box of chocolates from the corner bodega, write that person a love letter and make a quiet homemade meal.”

But what happens if you are single this year?

“If you do not have a date, don't run around frantically searching for one last minute,” he says. “Instead, surround yourself with positive energy and friends.”

MY Lifestyle Magazine is a boutique publication for chic bicultural Latinos. From health, beauty, travel, entertainment and fashion, this national publication reveals all the latest cultural styles and trends. It is the first multimedia platform for bicultural readers, as 85 percent of the content is in English and 15 percent in Spanish.

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