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Julie Ferman Reviews [Matchmaker Praise, Complaints & Cost]

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Los Angeles might be the land of the beautiful people, but finding time to get out there and meet them can be difficult when you’re logging a lot of hours at the office.

Matchmaking services are perfect for busy professionals, but if you want the best matches, you’ve got to hire the right one. So is Julie Ferman the key to finding your soulmate?

These Julie Ferman reviews will help you decide!

Getting To Know Julie Ferman

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She met her husband through his matchmaking service in 1990 - he owned a franchised branch of Great Expectations. When he later sold it, she decided to launch her own coaching and matchmaking business in 2002. Back then, it was called Cupid’s Coach.

Cupid’s Coach was acquired by eLove in 2010, and she stayed on as their “Chief Relationship Expert” until they closed in 2013.

She then started Julie Ferman Associates in Los Angeles. After building up a database of over 30,000 eligible singles in the greater LA area, she decided to expand into Sante Fe where she’s busily recruiting singles by hosting social events like mixers.

Part of her secret to success?

As she told the Santa Fe New Mexican, she works only with “marketable” clients - i.e. people with good hair, good skin, good body. In her words,

If they’re not willing to play the game, they won’t be successful and I’m wasting my time. [Some]one who is happy already, not looking to be fixed. Living a life he or she already loves. Wants to share a life, not have a life completed by someone. I’m not going to take a hit for that person who is not living in the real world.

For the clients she takes into her matchmaking fold, she’ll develop a personalized “romance marketing plan.”

As Ferman described on “This Is LA,” “It’s a chance for people to get really serious about who they’re looking for, what they want in their life, and it’s a strategic plan for how to cause connection to happen. Kind of like a business plan, but it’s personal. It’s about creating love in our lives.”

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Ferman was nominated for Best Dating Coach at the 2014 iDates Awards, and won their Best Matchmaker award in 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

She’s worked her matchmaking magic on a few episodes of Dr. Phil, and claims to be responsible for over 1,000 marriages. So now you’re probably wondering...

How Much Does Julie Ferman Cost?

Matchmaking clients are required to purchase a consultation first, either a 50-minute session via phone or Skype for $295 or a 90-minute session in person for $495.

You’ll receive date coaching and advice during your consultation, and the cost can be applied toward whichever matchmaking package you purchase.

Personal matchmaking packages run from $9,995 to $25,000+.

The cost varies depending on whether you want 3 or 6 months of active matchmaking service, and if your search is local, national, international, or customized.

She predominantly works with clients in Los Angeles and Santa Fe. But she also networks with matchmakers across the US and beyond if you want a broader search.

For those who would benefit from dating coaching, Ferman offers a customized 90-day program that costs $7,995.

If You Sign Up… Here’s What To Expect

The first step for potential clients is filling out a short registration form on the website:

Julie Ferman registration form

Ferman or one of her staff will then reach out to schedule the initial consultation. Prior to that meeting, she’ll search her database for potential matches that you’ll go over with her during the meeting.

If you decide to hire her, you’ll sign a contract and she’ll start arranging introductions. You’ll be matched with present and former clients, as well as people who were recruited during the singles events Ferman hosts in LA and Santa Fe.

You can attend those events as well; they generally attract 20 to 50 people. Some are free, others require a small fee.

You’ll review photos and a profile of each match, and can either pass or express interest. When both halves of a match agree to meet each other, Ferman will arrange a date.

Afterwards you can share your thoughts on the quality of the match with Ferman, and you’ll also receive any feedback your match had about you. Date coaching and advice will be dispensed as needed.

As she puts it, “We do all the work, you just go have fun.”

So does all her work pay off? Here is what a few clients had to say about their experiences on local review sites...

Julie Ferman Reviews

Julie Ferman Associates currently has 4 recommended Yelp reviews for her office at 10880 Wilshire Blvd in LA, and there are also older Yelp reviews for her previous location in Oak Park.

In LA, she’s got a solid 3-½ star rating. In the most recent reviews, clients praised both her date coaching and matchmaking skills. This reviewer was able to start a serious relationship, and credited Ferman with helping her change her perspective:

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This client was impressed with her experience during the initial consultation, and also enjoyed attending Ferman’s singles events:

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And this reviewer thought Ferman did a great job matching her brother:

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The negative Julie Ferman review was from a client who didn’t like the matches Ferman selected for her:

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Ferman’s matchmaking service also has a 4.9 star rating on Google, with all 4 reviews being positive. Two were from actual clients like this one, who was thrilled to have met her husband via Ferman:

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This client was happy she launched her Santa Fe branch, and said he was already benefiting from her advice:

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Julie Ferman Associations has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, with no reviews or complaints yet.

So if you’re single in Los Angeles or Santa Fe, is Julie Ferman the best matchmaker for you? That’s a question you’ll have to answer for yourself. But you may want to consider a few things first, like whether or not you want to commit to a contract, and if the “boutique” approach is the right one for you.

After all, Ferman’s time is spread between the clients she chooses to take on in 2 different states. Maybe you’d like to consider a matchmaking service where you’ll get an entire team working hard to find your ideal partner?

VIDA Select’s Modern Approach To Matchmaking

With VIDA Select, you have a dedicated matchmaker as your convenient point of contact, but you also have an elite team of dating professionals working behind the scenes to hand select your very best matches from the largest pool of local singles in existence.

And here’s the best news - you get to pre-approve each one before we schedule a date!

You’ll get a full profile, including photos, so you’re only meeting high-quality people you already feel an attraction to.

Plus, with VIDA there are no contracts. Instead, you pay on a month-to-month basis, so your service can be stopped, started, or paused whenever you want.

Intrigued? If you’re serious about meeting your perfect match, just click here to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of VIDA’s elite matchmakers.

The average client finds someone special within the first 90 days or so of service, so why not see how VIDA can change your life too?

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