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Midwest Matchmaking Reviews [Best Way To Find Your Perfect Match?]

Trying to decide if Midwest Matchmaking and Courtney Quinlan have what it takes to find your soulmate?

Our team has reviewed more than 200 matchmakers and their services, diving deep into their operations, success rates, and customer experiences. These reviews are built on extensive research and a keen understanding of the matchmaking landscape honed over 14+ years of first-hand industry experience.

From cost, what to expect and more, this Midwest Matchmaking review has all the details you need to decide if this boutique service is the right fit for you!

Let’s start at the beginning…

Meet Courtney Quinlan

Midwest matchmaker Courtney Quinlan

This midwest matchmaker has been in the love business since 2006, after she graduated from the University of Nebraska. 

Quinlan tells SmartMatchApp that she didn’t plan to become a matchmaker. She “fell into this career” and it ignited her passion for making love connections that last. 

In 2009, Quinlan broke away from the dating service company she was working for to begin her own. She called it Omaha Love Matchmaking, which specialized in connecting singles around Omaha. It was voted the area’s “Best Dating Service” from 2016 to 2019. 

In her interview with SmartMatchApp, Quinlan briefly touches on the matchmaking process that’s helped her build her business: “I’ve always matched with intuition, so I don’t use any kind of formulas or personality tests.”

In 2018, Omaha Love was renamed Midwest Matchmaking when they expanded their services to cover the entire Midwest. 

Midwest Matchmaking homepage

Now their service represents singles in Nebraska, St. Louis, Des Moines, Minneapolis, and Kansas City.

Quinlan also offers “Love Coach” sessions. These date coaching sessions are available for clients and non-clients who wish to work on building their personal skills for long-lasting relationships.

A Peek At The Midwest Matchmaking Process

Clients are typically busy professionals who range in age from their early 20s to mid-80s, with her largest bracket being clients in their 30s to 50s.

In an interview with KC Women’s Magazine, Quinlan explained that her service gives clients “the exposure to the quality of men/women that they are currently lacking.”

Potential clients start by filling out a short form on their website before being contacted for an initial consultation.

Private membership form

During this first appointment, you can expect to share what type of singles you’re hoping to meet. You’ll also learn about the Midwest Matchmaking membership options, cost, etc. (More on price coming right up!)

If you decide to hire this boutique matchmaker, you’ll be matched with other clients as well as with singles who have a profile included in the Midwest Matchmaking database. After reviewing a profile and a photo, you can accept or pass on each match as it’s presented to you. 

When both halves of a pairing say “yes”, Quinlan and her team arrange the date and time for the date. It’s up to you and your match to decide if you’d like to meet in person or via video, and where you’d like to meet. 

You’ll both receive a post-date survey where you can provide feedback. At that point you can decide to go on a second date, or request your next match.

Passive vs. Private Memberships: Midwest Matchmaking Cost

A passive membership is free, but you’ll only have a profile included in their database. This means that Quinlan and her team won’t proactively search for matches on your behalf, so you’ll only be contacted if your profile is compatible with a paying client’s specifications.

For a proactive search done on your behalf, you’ll need a Private membership. There are several levels available, with contracts in varying lengths. 

A 6-month membership starts around $1,800 and a 12-month membership starts around $3,600. Several factors affect the cost, including the level of service you want, and if you want to browse the database on your own or have a matchmaker select profiles for you. 

Having your profile kept private in the database requires a larger investment, as does working directly with Quinlan. At the “Platinum” level of membership, Quinlan’s team will scout outside of the Midwest Matchmaking database for compatible singles.

There is no guaranteed number of matches during the course of your contract. Paid members are promised “active matching”, but you’ll receive them one at a time, as they are identified.

Curious what previous clients have to say about their Midwest Matchmaking experience? Let’s take a look at some matchmaking service reviews…

What Are Clients Of Midwest Matchmaking Saying?

This Nebraska matchmaking service is accredited by the BBB, and has an A+ rating. There are 4 client reviews, resulting in a 3.25 out of 5 star customer review rating.

Two of the reviews are 5-star, with this client writing that he was happy with the quality of matches he met:

BBB review for Midwest Matchmaking

And this client said she found "my match" after several first dates:

5-star Midwest Matchmaking BBB review

There was also a 2-star review from a client who wasn’t happy with the matches she received:

Courtney Quinlan BBB review

An unhappy former client also left a 1-star review, however Midwest Matchmaking responded via the BBB platform saying the description of her experience was not accurate.

There were also 3 BBB complaints for Midwest Matchmaking closed within the last 3 years, however no further details were available on the site.

Midwest Matchmaking has far more reviews on Google, with a 4.3 rating:

4.3 star rating for Midwest Matchmaking on Google

Many reviewers like these three reported a positive experience:

5-star Midwest Matchmaking review on Google
Google review of Midwest Matchmaking
Midwest Matchmaking review on Google

Fellow matchmaker Michelle Jacoby, founder of DC Matchmaking, left a glowing Google review of Courtney Quinlan’s service:

Midwest Matchmaking review by Michelle Jacoby

But there were a handful of negative Google reviews for Midwest Matchmaking and Courtney Quinlan. For example, this reviewer expressed frustration with the matching process:

2-star google review for Midwest Matchmaking

Midwest Matchmaking has no Yelp reviews, however there were several reviews under its former name: Omaha Love. Omaha Love has a 1.8 star Yelp rating, based on 5 reviews.

There is a single 5-star review:

Midwest Matchmaking Yelp review

The remaining Omaha Love Yelp reviewers gave the service a single star:

Yelp review for Omaha Love/Midwest Matchmaking
Yelp review for Midwest Matchmaking/Omaha Love

Reviews can provide helpful insights, and how a company responds on a review platform can be an enlightening peek into their approach to customer service. But reviews also need to be considered with a grain of salt.

When you’re considering which matchmaking service to hire, it ultimately comes down to how you feel about certain aspects of the service. Budget is a consideration, as is where your matches will come from.

Some services, like Midwest Matchmaking, count scouting outside of their existing database as a premium perk. That means your package will be more expensive if you want to cast a wider net. 

And while your soulmate might have signed up for the same service you chose, keep in mind that compatibility has to flow in both directions. That’s why making quality matches requires an extensive database, and if the matchmaker you end up hiring doesn’t have one, you may end up meeting matches who are available rather than compatible.

If you’re looking for a matchmaking service with an extensive reach, consider VIDA Select! Thanks to a modern approach, VIDA’s matchmakers have access to the largest pool of eligible singles there is. 

That means you can look forward to better first dates with singles who check all your boxes. As a client, you’ll get to approve all your matches based on a profile and photos. And here’s another way VIDA stands out from the competition - no long-term contracts!

VIDA offers matchmaking packages on a pay-as-you-go basis, so you won’t have to commit to  6 months to a year of service you may not end up needing. 

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