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At Essence, "modern-day matchmaker" Paul Carrick Brunson shares the gems that he picked up while working side-by-side with Winfrey.

If You Want It, Be It

This is one message Oprah harped on. If you want love, you first must be love. It doesn’t happen any other way.

If You Want It, Be It

This is one message Oprah harped on. If you want love, you first must be love. It doesn’t happen any other way.

Love is an Action, Not a Feeling

This is a concept I heavily debated in my mind for years, but have now become a strong believer in. Watch this video of me at my office in Lovetown explaining why.

Love Comes Unexpectedly

“The best things in life come unexpectedly” is a phrase frequently used. When it comes to love, this is not far from the truth. Love has no “on switch” and is often developed when we are least focused on it.

Read Paul Carrick Brunson's entire piece at Essence.com.

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