By Whitney Baker Johnson

Unlike both Matthew Hussey and Amber Kelleher-Andrews ” her fellow matchmakers on NBC’s upcoming reality show, Ready for Love ” Tracy McMillan considers herself to be a best friend matchmaker. “I come from the loving perspective of a friend who’s going to tell you the things that your real friends are afraid to say because you might get mad.”

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She further explains, “My philosophy isn’t about getting the guy. It’s about opening your heart wide enough that the guy can walk into you’re life and that you’re ready for him.”

With that said, in today’s world, there’s not a “one size fits all” approach to dating. “It used to be that you’d date in your early 20s, settle down in your mid-20s and be married for the rest of your life,” McMillan explains. “Now, there’s a lot of confusion because people don’t understand that you don’t date the same as you do when you’re 25 and 38.”

Still, the author of Why You’re Not Married Yet: The Straight Talk You Need to Get The Relationship You Deserve believes that it’s “not necessarily harder to date.” There’s just more circumstances to consider when looking for love ” which is where she can help.

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The matchmaker believes that Ready for Love is going to change the way America dates. “I don’t think anybody’s ever seen a show get into the process of meeting someone, dating and falling in love. There’s something very riveting about it. You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; and you’ll say, “No, she didn’t! ” McMillan shares. “It’s just not like anything else on television.”

Be sure to watch McMillan on “Ready for Love,” which premieres on NBC on Tuesday, April 9th at 9/8c after “The Voice.” To purchase her book “Why You’re Not Married”Yet,” click here. For more information about the matchmaker, check out her site or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.