Siggy Flicker (born 1967 as Sigalit Paldiel[2][3]) is a relationship expert,[5][6] matchmaker, television personality[7][8] and author of Write Your Own Fairy Tale: The New Rules for Dating, Relationships, and Finding Love On Your Terms.[9] She starred in the VH1 reality television series Why Am I Still Single?![10] and has appeared as a guest on several talk shows.[11] In 2016, she became a cast member on the seventh season of Bravo's reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Background

Flicker was born in Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War and grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, after moving to the United States as a five-year-old.[2] Her mother named her Sigalit after the Hebrew word for "violet."[3] She attended Monmouth University and supported herself as a waitress at TGI Friday’s. Siggy earned a BA in Communications.[12]

Career

Flicker has been a successful matchmaker for more than 20 years[10][13] and has appeared on national TV programs offering relationship advice. For example, Flicker said on NBC’s TODAY show: "Being single isn’t going to kill you, and being married or being in a relationship isn’t going to heal you."[14]

She often cites her personal life for examples of healthy relationships.[10][15][16] After she and her husband of 10 years divorced amicably, she acted as his matchmaker.[7][8] Later when she remarried, her ex-husband served as the best man at her second marriage, a move the New York Post’s Page Six described as “extremely grown-up.”[8]

Flicker’s book Write Your Own Fairy Tale will be published by NAL on September 29, 2015.[9] The book offers advice on such topics as defining “the relationship you want,” taking a break from dating, and learning how to “make the most of the first five minutes.” Bravo also recently announced that she will be joining the Season 7 Cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey[9]

Media

Flicker has appeared as a guest on the following television programs: Good Morning America,[6] Good Afternoon America,[17] TODAY[14] Dr. Phil,[18] Joy Behar: Say Anything!,[19] The Wendy Williams Show,[17]Showbiz Tonight,[11] Dr. Drew Lifechangers,[20] The Jeff Probst Show,[21] Access Hollywood,[22] Fox & Friends,[23] Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan, Mob Wives: The Sit Down,[17] and The Couch,[25] as well as on several radio stations throughout the country.[26][27][28]

She has also provided commentary on celebrity relationships for publications such as In Touch Weekly,[29] The Huffington Post[30] and Us Weekly.[31] Her advice column, “Single with Siggy,” debuted in the September 2013 issue of Marie Claire.[32] She is known for her loud[33][34] and over-the-top approach.[33] The Village Voice described her as a “hyper mix of Teri Hatcher and Sandra Bullock.”[7] As she puts it, “My whole life I have always been on, I am a hyperactive person, I don’t hold back from anything.” [35]

Flicker starred in the reality television series Why Am I Still Single?!, which premiered on VH1 on October 16, 2011.[34] Each episode featured two clients, a man and a woman, who were having trouble dating. Flicker put each client on a test date with one of her recruiters without informing them whom they’re dating.[7][15] She then monitored the date secretly via a remote camera in order to assess their issues.[33] Afterward she gave each client lessons in an effort to improve their dating habits.[34]

Personal life

In 1997 she married Mark Flicker, with whom she has two children.[8] The couple divorced amicably in 2007.[7] Flicker remarried in 2012 to car salesman Michael Campanella.[8] Speaking of her love life she said, “I ended up falling in love with a bald car salesman, but I've never been so rich before—where it counts. You can fake many things in life, but true chemistry, you can't fake."[7]

Flicker has been a resident of Tenafly, New Jersey.[2]