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Meet LA Matchmaker Cristina Morara [Can She Find Your Perfect Match?]

If Stellar Hitch is a matchmaking service you’re thinking about hiring, doing a little recon on founder Cristina Morara is a wise move. 

From how she got started to her approach to matchmaking, this short profile will help you decide if she’s got what it takes to find your perfect match.

Our team of matchmaking experts has over 14 years of firsthand industry experience, so we know what clients value most in a service.

We’ve reviewed more than 200 matchmakers, diving deep into their processes, cost, client experiences, and more.

Let’s dive in!

From Casting Director to Matchmaker: Meet Cristina Morara

Matchmaker & Stellar Hitch Founder Cristina Morara

Cristina Morara wore many hats prior to kickstarting her matchmaking career – she was a casting director, producer, and magazine editor. 

But she says she’s been fascinated by love from an early age, particularly in how people go about finding it.

“I’ve always been interested in romance and finding ‘the one’. I remember being 16 and wondering how you knew when you met your perfect romantic partner. As a former casting director, I was always into the challenge of being on the hunt and finding the perfect person.” 

She made the leap into professional matchmaking after opening a wine bar with her husband, Andrea Morara. The duo noticed how many of their attractive single customers were having difficulty finding someone special, and recognized the business opportunity.

As she told Voyage LA:

“Our upscale clientele began ordering off the menu; ‘Does your husband have any single friends?’ or ‘I’m bringing in someone special tonight - pour the Brunello if you think she’s a keeper or give her the Chianti if she’s not.’ Requests became intimate, so we leaned in and wanted to help. That’s how we came up with the idea for Stellar Hitch Private Matchmaking.” 

The idea came to life in 2009, when the pair officially launched Stellar Hitch in Sarasota. Three years later, they expanded to Los Angeles.

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What To Expect As A Stellar Hitch Client

Matchmaker Cristina Morara describes her clientele as upscale professionals who don’t have time to go on a million first dates, so they’re looking for highly curated matches. 

They work with singles in the LA Metropolitan area and Southwest Florida, but they also have a presence in Milan, London, and NY. 

As Cristina said in an interview:

“Clients are looking for partners abroad. Maybe they have more than one home or are traveling internationally. So I’m working with London clients, and breaking into the Italian market as well.” 

Stellar Hitch takes a “quality over quantity” approach to matchmaking, with an emphasis placed on getting to know each client individually and determining what they need to have a successful relationship. 

A “boutique” matchmaking service, the Moraras only work with a set number of clients at any given time. 

Clients can be matched with other clients or with people in Stellar Hitch’s network of contacts. 

While they have scouts that will approach attractive, interesting singles to see if they want to be added to Stellar Hitch’s database, Cristina Morara says most of Stellar Hitch’s database was built from word-of-mouth and referrals. 

In addition to matchmaking, Stellar Hitch offers image consulting and dating coaching. 

Andrea Morara uses his background in design to give clients a “Stellar Personal Brand Review”, which includes a wardrobe critique and advice for creating a signature style. 

Cristina will work with male clients to give them a “female perspective” on what women are looking for, while Andrea coaches female clients on what men really want. 

Both of these services are offered before a date is scheduled, so that each client has the best possible experience during their introductions. 

In her words:

“We give daters the tools to recognize how they’re coming across, and how prepared they are for a first date. Preparation is half the battle. That motto became our touchstone. Let’s prepare our clients, squeeze out the limiting beliefs, and get them to meet the right person.”

They often hand out first date tips to clients, for instance advising them to take things slow and not reveal everything about themselves upfront. As she explained in an interview,

“You don’t need to tell them about your bankruptcy from 10 years ago or your bunion surgery. I remind people, you’re still a stranger. Go slow, steady and respect the process…” 

She also suggests distilling the essential traits you need in order for a relationship to work: 

“Decide on what is absolutely essential in a partner. What are the top 5 fundamental requirements you need in your partner in order to feel happy and healthy in your relationship?” 

Want more intel on their matchmaking process, and a peek at what clients have to say about their experience? Check out our Stellar Hitch review next! 

How Much It Costs To Hire Cristina Morara As Your Matchmaker

Stellar Hitch cost starts around $25,000 and can range up to $150,000, with factors such as match criteria and the scope of your search impacting the final amount. Memberships typically span 6 or 12 months.

Curious how that package price stacks up with a few other elite matchmaking services who may have made your short list? Let’s do a quick cost comparison!

Enamour offers a highly personalized matchmaking experience with packages starting around $20,000 for 6 months. With an international presence, it’s a perfect option for singles in LA, Florida, and beyond.

As a client, you’ll be matched with highly compatible singles selected from Enamour’s invitation-only database. Enamour’s team also utilizes recruiting technology as well as an extensive network of scouts to vastly extend the search.

Each potential match is vetted in person or via video call during an in-depth screening interview. You’ll receive a profile, including photos, of each match who passes the screening process. When you approve, the date will be arranged.

VIDA Select is also a great option for singles looking to meet exceptional matches. Their modern approach to finding your ideal partner leverages the largest source of singles there is. 

And VIDA doesn’t use multi-month contracts. Instead, packages are by-the-month, which means you can start, stop, or pause your search at any time. The cost of your package highly correlates to the number of hours your matchmaker should devote to the search, given your matching criteria, scope, etc.

Basic matchmaking packages start at just $1195, and Premium packages start at only $1795. Elite matchmaking packages begin at just $2595. 

On average, VIDA clients begin a relationship with one of their highly compatible matches within just 3 months of beginning service.

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