Who uses it: The nationwide service caters to busy professionals, including “a lot of females who are exhausted by the online-swiping culture,” says NYC-based Director of Operations Julia Armet.
Price point: $1,800 (six matches) to $6,288 (24 matches)
How it works: Matchmakers meet clients either over video chat or in person. To find matches, the pros use their network (100,000 people deep nationally); LinkedIn and dating apps like Bumble; and real-world situations, like approaching someone on the subway. Possible dates are screened via phone or video, and each date is followed by a feedback session.
Why it works: “We are a middle ground between online dating and real-world matchmaking,” says Armet. Plus, clients can try out different matchmakers to find their best fit.
Success story: “Tawkify’s approach allowed me to maximize my free time, since I had a matchmaker setting me up on one quality date every few weeks. I met the love of my life!”—Lori*, 30