What happens when you put 1500 single women in one room?
A lot of dancing it turns out, that and massaging one another’s shoulders! But before any of you single guys go getting any ideas of gate crashing (I know what you’re thinking, ‘single women massaging one another – yes please’!) this event was solely for women.
So where was I? At the Matthew Hussey Live ‘Get The Guy’ event in Indigo, the 02.
I have followed him online for some time and I have to take my cap off to him. At just 27 he has built a brand people twice his age would kill for. He has amassed thousands of followers all over the world, has a best selling book under his belt, is on TV screens all over America and is a matchmaker on Eva Longoria’s TV programme.
Matthew Hussey Live at the 02
The day started off a little confusingly. I was under strict instruction’s to be there by 10am, which I have to tell you, on a Saturday morning after a long ass week at work felt very early. Imagine my grumpiness then, when we arrived to find the VIP box office wasn’t open yet and in fact the meet and greet with the main man himself didn’t start until 11am…that’s a whole extra hour in bed I missed out on! Don’t come between a girl and her beauty sleep This slightly chaotic organisation continued throughout the day but it didn’t really matter.
To pass the time a strong cuppa and some good stuff for my body was needed and fortunately there was an All Bar One serving breakfast.
Matthew Hussey Mania
At 11am I made my way to the VIP meet and greet which was extra in the cost of the ticket (though I kindly got given mine complimentary to check it out). This was where I first stumbled across ‘Matthew Hussey mania’. Women scrambling to talk to him. Well I assume it was him. There was so many people around him it was like bees round a honey pot. With not a chance of getting near him I instead opted to find friends who had already taken their seat in the venue for the 12pm start.
Matthew Hussey at the Meet and Greet
Dotted around in pink t-shirts were Matthew’s team helping people, encouraging everyone to talk to one another and generally being lovely. We found out after most of them had been on a retreat he hosts and that naturally gets plugged quite a lot through the day though having looked it up, it looks a worthwhile and interesting 5 days. They told us there would be no breaks throughout the day….no breaks?! In the style of life coach Tony Robbins the day would be fully immersive. I suppose the logistics of all those women going to the loo at the same time might cause the venue to break
The main issue with not having any breaks was that the event went on from 12-7:30pm. That’s a long time to go without eating if you weren’t aware there would be no pause. If you plan on going to the event – take snacks!
View from the balcony – getting busy!
When I popped to get some food I saw approximately 300 women in line waiting to collect their tickets. Because of this it didn’t kick off till gone 12.30 but by then even I was at fever pitch excited and i’m not a single woman eagerly awaiting his advice! There was a real buzz in the air….and then Matthews dad came on. I’m sure he’s lovely and the older members of the crowd were practically salivating but how to bring a hyped up crowd down in 60 seconds! 15 minutes later he was still going on about, well, im not sure. Eventually on Matthew came and now I could see why there were 1500 women in the room…
He’s a Hot, Flirty, Buff, Sex God of a Man
He’s a charmer. One of those men who just knows what to say. And he’s funny too.
Like my matchmaking idol Paul Carrick Brunson, Matthew Hussey has a way of keeping people engaged, enthralled and laughing. It makes for a lethal and infectious combination. So much so that despite there being no practical advice for at least the first 2 hours but who the heck cares?! We were all having too much of a good time and it certainly set the scene and made you feel like he knew you and knew what you were going through dealing with those troublesome men
At one point he got 2 women on the stage and practised ‘the eyes’ on them. In other words, making eye contact. When he did it I thought several of the women were going to pass out! As the day went on we learnt about making ourselves approachable so guys feel they can come up to us, text messaging responses and general dating tips. Nothing was rocket science but the way he presented the information made it fun and relatable.
I didn’t agree with everything. When he told us to always speak on the phone to men we’ve met online before agreeing to a date I had to disagree. In theory that works but not in practise. I know first hand from my own dating experiences and from clients at my dating agency, Mutual Attraction, that men just aren’t great on the phone – especially when they don’t know you. Sure the Matthew Husseys of the world are dynamic and full of banter on the phone but your average man? Not so much. Judging someone from a phone call is risky business.
It’s Very ‘American’
Matthew is British but has been working in the States for some time and boy did that show – what with getting up and dancing and rubbing one another shoulders to massage them I found it all a little cheesy, and this coming from the girl who loves Disney World! He mentioned at one point that many of us don’t let go and dance rigidly (this is when we were all up on our feet), and those people who do that are often the same in their dating life – rigid and take themselves too seriously. Well I must be one miserable mother fu***er then because dancing widely in a room of strangers just isn’t my thing. Fortunately, I’m ok with that.
By 5pm I had a numb bum and decided to make my exit but had to do the shuffle of shame along the row. I practically crawled out on my hands and knees to the glaring eyes of his supporters. It had started getting a bit ‘culty’ with women from his retreat getting up and doing a wiggle dance in their matching ‘Matthew Hussey’ tshirts’. Talking to some of the women made me a bit on edge. I make no exaggeration when I say some of these women were obsessed with Matthew, a quick google of his name proves the point. Begin typing his name and the first search term that pops up is ‘Matthew Hussey wife?’….need I say more? Oh and a woman a few rows back kept shouting ‘we love you Matthew’.
Whilst I left early some friends didn’t and the event wrapped up at 7.30pm after a hard sell for his Lifestyle Retreat. I am sure there will have been many women sign up and if it helps them on their dating journey? Then it will be worth every penny. In fact it has some great reviews online.
Would I recommend going to see Matthew Hussey live? Absolutely, it was an enjoyable day and if anything – he’s very easy on the eye