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Natalie Clarice wants to find you a man on new Oxygen show

 

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If you are having problems in the love department, you may want to keep two new Tuesday night shows on your radar.

In this corner, at 9 p.m. on NBC: Ready for Love. Executive-produced by Eva Longoria, it features three bachelors searching for their perfect mate; one of the guys is from South Florida, Ernesto Arguello.

And in this corner, same time, different station: local relationship expert Natalie Clarice stars in Find Me My Man! on Oxygen.

Each episode follows two women going through the dating process, one with a fake rehearsal partner and then the real McCoy.

The Pembroke Pines resident, who runs Heart & Soul International agency (heartandsoulintl.com), is known for tough-love tactics and making sure a couple is completely compatible before they move forward.

We spoke to the woman also known as The Titan of Love:

What are the biggest bumps you are seeing right now in the road to matrimony?

Just by observing my clients, there is most definitely a pattern. Women are having a hard time identifying men of quality, men who are able to provide them a healthy, meaningful relationship.

Do you think the situation is different in Miami than in other parts of the country?

To be quite honest, yes. It’s a little more challenging here. The men — I’m not saying all of them — aren’t content in their own personal accomplishments. So if you’re not in a place where you’re happy you can’t provide happiness to someone else. I also think women are looking for more materialistic things here.

What is your status?

I’m very, very happily married, and have been for 14 years to my husband Roland, who is a courier with FedEx. We have two kids, an 8-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter. He’s absolutely my biggest support system.

What do you think is your secret to marital success?

We try to address and correct all problems. We keep it real. If I don’t agree with something, I say something. If something raises an antenna, I ask about it. If my husband loves me, we are going to work it out. You have to have peace of mind. It’s important to communicate with each other and be straightforward. Most of all, be each other’s friend.

What is the top advice you could give to a bachelor or bachelorette?

It all starts at the very beginning. Meaning: Always be true to your authentic self. That’s the person they need to see and know and fall in love with. I’m an educator, not a matchmaker. I teach people how to establish and maintain a relationship. Love feels good. When it hurts, it’s not right.

The show was filmed all over South Florida. Have you had many success stories?

Here’s the thing with my business: Some people have landed relationships, others haven’t. But at least they have the knowledge and the tools to be successful in their dating journey. Hopefully, they’re transformed in some way.

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