Hi! I'm your Matchmaker!
My name is Jean-eva, and I am the founder of Book of Love Canada. I began this journey as a single woman, in the dating battle field. I used to flail in the dating world, never understanding what I was doing wrong. I wanted to find my partner, but past patterns kept creating the same results. Relationships that would last a year or two and then end.
That was fine when I was in my 20's and early 30's, but at 35, I was tired of that never ending cycle. I knew I had to change something, because what I was doing, clearly was NOT working. Along the way of building a successful matchmaking and dating coaching company, I taught myself many things, but the most impactful were:
- Breaking the cycle of my past patterns.
- Learning to understand and love men (recovered man hater).
- Becoming the best version of myself.
- How to attract, qualify and choose a compatible partner.
It wasn't until I found my now partner, that I completely understood why it didn't work with all those other relationships.
Our services began in 2017 with one speed dating event in Halifax, Nova Scotia. From that one humble event with 8 men and 8 women, we have grown to several singles events a month, group dating workshops, 1-on-1 proven dating coaching services, an honest blog, a weekly podcast and a east coast designed matchmaking service.
Online dating has created a culture of hurt people, hurting people, grounded in unkindness and dishonesty. We have designed a dating community that reflects the real and friendly people of eastern Canada, led by kindness and honesty. We have created a complete system that will take a single from any form of singlehood, show them how to become the best version of themselves, with the mindset, skills and confidence to approach the dating world.
Men's Dating Coach
"It all started with a book given to me for Christmas, 'Dating for Dummies'. Thanks mom... after begrudgingly reading the book, I realized that dating doesn't always come natural, especially for men, it's an art! I became fascinated with the psychology and human behaviour around dating. After devouring any dating material I could get my hands on, I decided to take my knowledge and real life experience and teach other men what I've learned."
Olivia Harrison Shaw
New Brunswick Matchmaker
"I started working with Book of Love November 2022, and it's been an amazing experience so far. Growing up in Newfoundland, it's in my blood to love people and to work with them. I’m lucky enough to say I found the love of my life and together we opened a company - you may have seen our little blue truck around town, Drift Coffee! Since I was young, I've always had a hopeful romantic side to me. This has given me an eye for love and the ability to see the perfect match for my clients. I'm thrilled to say I already have lots of successful matches, and I'm excited to continue spreading love throughout the city. I believe that everyone deserves to find their happily ever after and I'm dedicated to making that happen for my clients. If you're looking for love, I'm here to help!
Event Coordinator &
Social Media Manager
"I'm your event coordinator at Book of Love Canada and I'm so excited to meet you all! Originally from small-town New Brunswick, I moved to the city this past fall to pursue my passion for content creation and digital design which led me straight to Jean-eva's door.
If you have noticed a bit of a change in the Book of Love content... that's me! After hosting speed-dating events I quickly noticed how important the energy of the host is and I can't wait to bring my bubbly personality to all the events moving forward. Looking forward to meeting you all!"
"Inspired early on by my mother’s fabulous sense of style, I would always look forward to getting up in the morning and choosing something unique to wear, even as a small child. She taught me about how my personal image could change my mood, my opportunities and my life. My keen eye for shapes, colors and textures naturally led me to help friends and acquaintances dress themselves.