Sacks, Steven 1968-

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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."



Library Journal, September 15, 2002, review of The Mate Map, p. 81.


Mate Map Web site, (accessed June 12, 2003), "The Story of the Mate Map."

My Shelf Web site, (accessed September 30, 2003), Suzie Housley, review of The Mate Map. *