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Who’s The Best Arizona Matchmaker? Top 6 List [2022 Edition]

Finding your ideal partner starts with hiring the right Arizona matchmaker, and with so many options out there beginning your search with a little research is a smart move.

These 6 elite matchmaking services are a great place to start!

Joann Cohen

Joann Cohen Phoenix Matchmaker

Joann Cohen has a solid background in human relations and recruiting, skills which help add high-quality people to her database of Scottsdale and Phoenix singles.

Clientele

Many of Cohen’s clients have careers in fields like tech and engineering, and are often late 40s+ and re-entering the dating scene.

Like most ‘boutique’ style matchmakers, she’s fairly selective about who she chooses to work with - and generally maintains an active client roster of around 15.

Cost

Customized for each client.

Contract Required

Yes, commitment varies.

What To Expect

Women can be matched for free by having their profiles included in Cohen’s database. But you’ll only meet men who are looking for someone who matches your general description. In other words - Cohen isn’t actively searching for matches on your behalf, so you may or may not ever meet anyone.

For men, the matchmaking process begins with a paid 2-hour initial consultation. If you decide to hire Cohen, the consultation fee will be put toward your matchmaking services. (Or refunded if you don’t sign a contract.)

Once she’s put together a custom matchmaking package for you and you’ve signed the contract, you’ll meet women from her database. Cohen also looks for compatible matches online, and by scouting at events around Scottsdale and Phoenix.

She’s also a dating coach - which means she’ll give you plenty of tips and advice to set you up for success on your first dates. She’ll even check out your home, to make sure you’re making the best possible first impression.

Additional Services

Dating coaching, image consulting

Further Reading

Joann Cohen reviews

Founded In

2007

Roseann Higgins, SPIES

Roseann Higgins

The acronym means “Single Professional Introductions for the Especially Selective” - which basically sums up Roseann Higgins’ matchmaking mission. Her service is headquartered in Phoenix, and she works with singles living all over the United States.

Clientele

Executives, pro athletes, and successful men.

Cost

$6,000+

Contract Required

Yes, 1-year commitment

What To Expect

Men are paying clients, while women can submit a profile for consideration.

Women, if accepted, are able to become one of the 70,000+ singles listed in the SPIES database at no charge. If your profile meets a paying male client’s criteria, you can say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to meeting a paying male client, but there’s no guarantee of ever being matched.

Men participate in a “discovery conversation,” during which you’ll go over your dating history, relationship goals, etc. with a SPIES matchmaker. This step costs a few hundred dollars, and it's non-refundable, meaning if you don’t pass the screening process, you still have to pay for the consultation.

If you decide to join, you’ll be introduced to women pulled from the SPIES database. After each date, you can follow up with your matchmaker to let her know how things went, and how you felt about the quality of the match.

SPIES also hosts member’s only single’s events, which as a client you’re eligible to attend - although there may be an additional per-event fee.

Founded In

1994

April Davis, LUMA Luxury Matchmaking

April Davis

LUMA isn’t an Arizona matchmaking service per se, as you’ll find the headquarters right outside of Minneapolis, MN. But they do help Arizona singles find love, with a branch located at 2303 N 44th Street in Phoenix.

Clientele

LUMA markets itself as an “elite” matchmaking service, geared for successful, professional men and women seeking the same.

Cost

$5,000 - $50,000+

Contract

Yes, membership length varies per client

What To Expect

Joining LUMA’s database doesn’t cost you anything, however the only time you’ll ever meet anyone is if you happen to meet their ideal partner criteria. If you want guaranteed introductions, you’ll need to purchase a membership.

How much you’ll end up paying for a Premium membership varies, as your matchmaker will factor in your particular requirements when it comes to the type of singles you’re interested in meeting. Everything will be outlined in your contract.

When it comes to the matching process, LUMA puts a bit of a spin on the “match - meet - provide feedback - repeat” process most traditional matchmaking services follow.

Forty or so potential matches will be pulled from the database all at once, then your matchmaker will take a closer look at that batch of profiles. The most promising singles will be invited in for an interview, and of that smaller group you can expect to meet at least 3.

Hopefully you’ll hit it off with one or more of them, and you can make arrangements during the date to see them again. If you don’t, you can purchase additional matches and the process will start again.

Founded In

2010

Further Reading

LUMA Luxury Match Reviews

Susan Trombetti, Exclusive Matchmaking

Susan Trombetti, national matchmaker

Like April Davis, Susan Trombetti isn’t strictly an Arizona matchmaker. Her dating agency is based on the East Coast, but has offices in many major cities around the US - including one in Scottsdale.

Clientele

Exclusive Matchmaking, as the name suggests, markets itself as a high-end matchmaking agency. Trombetti says the service attracts affluent, successful singles from the corporate world, as well as celebrities.

Cost

$7,500 - $250,000+

Contract Required

Yes, membership length varies per client

What To Expect

Women have two options for joining Exclusive Matchmaking: paying for services as a VIP client, or joining the database at no cost.

Of course, the free option is a passive membership - meaning you’re only contacted if you happen to fit what a client is looking for in a match. If you’re contacted for further screening, there’s a one-time fee associated with that.

For men (and women who want to be proactively introduced to matches) the process starts with the screening interview. It costs $350 via a screen like Skype, or $550 in person.

Each client has a membership package tailored to fit, so factors like how easy Trombetti thinks finding suitable matches will be and how many cities you’d like to search in affect the bottom line.

After meeting each match, you can let your matchmaking team know how the date went, as well as make any observations as to how well you thought the person fit your “ideal partner” criteria.

Additional Services

Dating coaching, stand-alone background checks (i.e. if you want someone you’re currently dating investigated)

Founded In

2011

Further Reading

Susan Trombetti Reviews

Jill Kelleher & Amber Kelleher-Andrews, Kelleher International

Matchmakers Jill and Amber Kelleher

Kelleher International, run by a mother/daughter matchmaking team, is based on the West Coast. As the name implies, they have a presence abroad as well as locations across the US - including Scottsdale.

Clientele

Each matchmaker on the Kelleher team only works with a limited number of clients at once, giving this international matchmaking service a distinctly ‘boutique’ feel. Clients are typically quite affluent, successful and discerning.

Cost

$30,000 -$300,000+

Contract Required

Yes, 13-month commitment (plus 1 year of “hold” time if needed)

What To Expect

As with most elite matchmaking services, not everyone is accepted as a client. So assuming you’re a good fit for the agency, you’ll then choose a local, national or global search - and that helps determine the price of your membership.

The base price of a local search is $30,000 if you just want to meet Arizona singles, while matching within the US starts at $45,000. Searching multiple international cities runs over $150,000.

Whenever a compatible match is found from within their database, both you and your match will receive a description of each other. There’s also the option for your matchmaking team to “scout” for matches in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

After you and your match have met face to face, you can let your matchmaking know how the introduction went and the process will begin again.

Founded In

1986

Scott Valdez, VIDA Select

Scott Valdez

VIDA Select takes traditional matchmaking and combines it with cutting-edge technology and data analysis - and that means our elite matchmakers aren’t limited to an internal database. Instead, they can pull high-quality, incredibly compatible singles from Arizona’s largest pool of singles.

And here’s the even better news - your search isn’t limited to just one city. Some of VIDA's package options include matching in any city you want to date in. It’s the perfect service if you only live in Arizona for a portion of the year!

Clientele

VIDA’s matchmakers help both men and women find their ideal partner. Clients are usually (but not always) in their mid 30s to late 60s, leading busy, successful lives that just lack one key component… someone incredible to share it all with.

Cost

Clients can choose from a wide array of monthly matchmaking packages offered at 3 different service levels. Basic packages start at $995 a month, and Premium matchmaking packages start at just $1595 a month. Elite package options begin at $2395 a month. On average, VIDA clients meet someone special in only 3 months!

Your package cost highly reflects factors such as the overall complexity of your match "must haves," number of cities you'd like to include in your search radius, etc.

Contract Required

None - it’s a pay-as-you go monthly matchmaking service

What To Expect

Like many elite matchmaking services, VIDA isn’t for everyone. The first step is a confidential, 20-minute or so phone call to see if it’s a good fit. If so, you and your dedicated matchmaker will go over the monthly package options and the journey to finding your soulmate begins!

As compatible matches are found, you’ll get to review a full profile (including pictures), and either approve the match or decline it. You have unlimited matches each month, so you can control the pace at which you’d like to meet new people.

One of the many benefits of a pay-as-you-go matchmaking service is the ability to pause or stop service at any time, so you can take a break to see where a promising relationship goes, for an extended vacation or business trip, or for any other reason life may throw at you.

Restart your service whenever you’d like to meet incredible people again!

The first step is finding out if you qualify.

Additional Services

Dating coaching, style/image consulting, pro photography

Founded In

2009

Insider’s Tip: How To Hire The Right AZ Matchmaking Service For You

You’ve just learned about 6 great Arizona matchmaker options - but there are many more. Perhaps you’re even considering one that’s not listed here!

You found this article, so you already know how important it is to check matchmaking service reviews before setting up a consultation. And you’ve likely done a lot of thinking about what sort of person you’re hoping to start a new life with.

But how much thought have you put into what type of matchmaking service is the best fit for you? As with any service-oriented company, the quality varies dramatically - and some are more interested in your credit score and financial situation than your relationship goals.

VIDA Select is a monthly service, meaning you don’t lock yourself into a long-term, iron-clad contract. You simply pay for each month you’d like to meet carefully curated, high-quality singles.

That’s not the case with most other services. Instead, you commit yourself to a certain length of time - often a year or more, and pay in full up front. That means it’s absolutely VITAL to understand what you’re agreeing to by inking your signature.

This isn’t your first rodeo - it’s likely not the first contract you’ve ever signed. But matchmaking is an inherently emotional service - what’s more important than your love life? And some matchmakers are adept at high-pressure sales presentations, so you may find yourself tempted to make a decision based more on emotion than logic.

Come To The Consultation Prepared

One way to prevent that is to bring a list of questions to the consultation.

Asking questions along these lines can help ensure you’re making the right decision:

Questions to ask a matchmaker

Consider ahead of time what answers you’re comfortable with, and let that information help steer your decision.

Then, take as much time as you need to peruse your contract - understanding exactly what you can expect from a matchmaking service is crucial, because once that ink is dry and the 3-business-day “right to rescind” period has passed, you’re locked in.

Checking out Better Business Bureau complaints is a great way to get a sneak peek at a matchmaking service’s contract. If a complaint has been lodged, the company has a chance to respond - and often they’ll quote language from the contract.

The BBB also issues “Alerts” and “Patterns Of Complaint” for companies with a history of complaints, such as these for Phoenix Singles:

Phoenix Singles alerts

Written contracts are binding - but that’s not the case with anything verbally expressed during a sales pitch. Here’s an example pulled from a BBB complaint lodged against another Arizona matchmaking service:

Arizona singles contract

That means over the course of a year, you could get a match a month, 10 matches a month, or no matches at all. Definitely something you want to be on the same page about before you sign, right?

That’s not to say matchmaking service contracts are necessarily a bad thing - only that a full understanding of what you’re agreeing to is vital! If you’ve got reservations, take some time to think about it, or invest in a service where you don’t have a long-term, paid-up-front obligation - a service like VIDA!

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