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Meet Matchmaker Lori Zaslow [Can She Find Your Soulmate?]

If Project Soulmate has made your short list of potential NYC matchmakers, it makes sense that you want to learn a little more about co-founder Lori Zaslow and her approach to finding your ideal partner.

Our team of experts knows firsthand what clients value most in a matchmaker - we’ve been in the industry for 14+ years!

We’ve reviewed over 200 services, taking a close look at their process, cost, client expectations and more. Coming up, you’ll get all the details you need to decide if Lori Zaslow is the right Manhattan matchmaker for you.

Let’s dive in!

Meet Manhattan Matchmaker Lori Zaslow

Manhattan matchmaker Lori Zaslow

Before entering the world of professional matchmaking, Lori Zaslow worked in recruiting for over a decade, primarily in the fashion and retail industries. 

As she revealed in a podcast, Zaslow has always loved bringing people together:

“I just love connecting people. My background was helping people find jobs, and I love to connect people no matter what it is.”

Her childhood friend, Jennifer Zucher, shares her passion for helping others find meaningful relationships. As Zaslow explained in an interview with Forbes, matchmaking is an innate talent for both of them:

"It’s a sixth sense. You either have the gift to connect people or you don’t, and once you have done it enough, just like anything else, you become an expert. Both Jenn and I have set up our brothers with their wives and plenty of our close friends with their husbands before we began Project Soulmate."

When both Zucher and Zaslow found themselves in need of a change, they launched Project Soulmate in 2009. 

In 2012, Zaslow appeared in a single season of a Bravo reality show called “Love Broker.” The show followed Zaslow as she searched for perfect matches for her clients. 

According to Zaslow, Love Broker helped put Project Soulmate on the map for NYC singles.

“Before BRAVO approached us about being on a reality show, we were self-marketing and our company was solely based on referrals, but ever since ‘Love Broker’, our business has drastically increased. After our show we were able to expand Project Soulmate as a company and brand through landing talk shows like ‘Katie Couric, and the ‘Today Show’.”

Love Broker reality show on Bravo
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Matchmaker Lori Zaslow’s Best Dating Tips

Manhattan matchmaker Lori Zaslow isn’t just known for dispensing advice to her clients on a reality show. Relationship support based on “honest and kind feedback” is a fundamental part of the Project Soulmate matchmaking process. 

She’s also quoted as a relationship expert in various media outlets. Here is a taste of her best dating advice from around the web:

Matchmaker Lori Zaslow's 3 best dating tips

How Project Soulmate Works

Project Soulmate homepage

Headquartered at 750 Lexington Ave 9th floor in New York, Project Soulmate typically helps local singles meet someone special. But the service is also open to people from other areas, as long as they’re willing to relocate or travel to NYC.

Zaslow says they don’t try to sell the business “as a way to get married,” as that’s not necessarily the goal of her clients. In her words:

“We are helping people get into relationships. We are not selling marriage, most don’t last. We are not selling people an unrealistic expectation.”

On the Hello & Goodbye podcast, Zaslow said that their clients are healthy, mentally sane, and looking for that long-term serious relationship.

As a boutique matchmaker, Zaslow only works with a limited number of clients at any given time. According to her

“A lot of people are referrals. We don’t just take random people that email us because they saw us on the Today Show and they’re single… so we get to know people well.”

Paying clients are matched with compatible singles from the Project Soulmate database. Having a profile included within that database is free, however there is no guarantee of ever being matched with anyone.

If you want Lori Zaslow to proactively search for your perfect match, you’ll need to purchase a membership. More on cost coming up!

When a potential match is identified you’ll have the chance to review a profile. If you’re interested in meeting and so is your match, the date is arranged. There’s a feedback process after each introduction, where you’re encouraged to let Zaslow know how things went.

For an in-depth look at what to expect as a client - and what former clients had to say about their experience - read our Project Soulmate review next!

How Much Does Hiring Lori Zaslow Cost?

Project Soulmate packages start around $25,000 and can go as high as $100,000+. Factors such as your matching criteria and your age can impact the cost. 

To help you get a realistic idea of what you can expect to invest, let’s take a look at what a few other NYC matchmakers charge.

Enamour, for example, provides elite matchmaking services to high-caliber singles in the NYC area. Known for its curated, “invite-only” database, Enamour should be on your short list if you’re looking to meet exceptional matches.

Proactive scouting is included in every package, with your matchmaker using an array of recruiting technology and an extensive network of scouts to pinpoint candidates both offline and online.

Memberships are tailored to every individual client, with packages beginning around $20,000 for 6 months of service.

Janis Spindel's Serious Matchmaking is another NYC millionaire matchmaking service that may be on your radar. Like Enamour, Spindel and her daughter Carly Spindel offer local, national, and international searches. 

Serious Matchmaking costs between $25,000 and $350,000 to work with Carly, or $50,000 to $1,000,000 to work with Janis. Contracts last for 1 year.

VIDA Select, another service worthy of consideration for NY singles, takes a different approach to contracts. Instead of investing in a long-term membership, VIDA offers packages that are paid by the month. 

Basic matchmaking starts at $1195 per month, with Premium options beginning at just $1795 per month. Elite matchmaking starts at only $2595 per month.

The cost of each package highly correlates with the number of hours your dedicated personal matchmaker will spend on your search, given your criteria, geographic scope, etc. 

VIDA’s matchmakers take a modern approach that leverages the largest source of NYC singles there is, so clients typically meet someone special within 3 months of beginning the service.

Intrigued? Find out how VIDA Select can find your ideal partner! 

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