Sacks, Steven 1968-
SACKS, Steven 1968-
Born January 3, 1968, in Bronx, NY; son of Allan and Elaine Sacks. Education: State University of New York—Buffalo, B.S., 1992; Fordham University, M.B.A., 1995.
Office—Mate Map Enterprises, 1289 N. Fordham Blvd., Suite 349, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. E-mail—[email protected]
Entrepreneur; Founder of Mate Map Enterprises; Relationship coach; Writer.
Publishers Marketing Association.
The Mate Map: The Right Tool for Choosing the Right Mate, Banner Publishing (New York, NY), 2002.
A relationship coach and entrepreneur, Steven Sacks is primarily known as creator of the Mate Map, a method for finding long-term relationship partners. The genesis of this method is described on the Mate Map Web site: "After several years of struggling to find the right person for him, Steven thought to himself 'there's got to be a better way.' So he looked for a book that would offer him help. But after searching the bookstores, the libraries and the internet, he didn't find anything that he was confident would work.… Since a tangible method didn't exist, the only way he was going to get what he wanted was if he created such a system himself. And that's exactly what he set out to do." Sacks drew on his ten years as a business strategist to come up with an analytical framework for judging both the emotional and practical aspects of any relationship, and for predicting the prospects of long-term success. Pleased with the results in his own life, he began sharing his method, then testing it under the supervision of a trained psychologist and statistician. In 2002, he published The Mate Map: The Right Tool for Choosing the Right Mate to give his method a wider audience. Library Journal reviewer Douglas Lord found it "Illustrative, informative, and not as wacky as it sounds." Suzie Housley, a contributor to the My-Shelf Web site, went further, calling the book "a must read for anyone seeking expert advice on how to find 'Mr./Ms. Right.' Do yourself a favor; set sail on an exciting adventure-ensure you make reading the Mate Map a top priority!"
Steven Sacks told CA: "The reason why so many relationships don't last is because the two people were never compatible enough in the first place. Therefore we need to do a thorough assessment of a potential mate before making a lifetime commitment."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Library Journal, September 15, 2002, review of The Mate Map, p. 81.
Mate Map Web site,http://www.matemap.com (accessed June 12, 2003), "The Story of the Mate Map."
My Shelf Web site,http://myshelf.com/ (accessed September 30, 2003), Suzie Housley, review of The Mate Map. *