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Best Orange County Matchmaking Services [+ 2024 Cost!]

Looking for Orange County matchmakers because you've grown weary of the dating scene? Finding your ideal partner can be hard, especially when you can barely find time to hit the gym after putting in long hours at work.

A matchmaking service can save you a lot of time by hand selecting high-quality matches for you to meet, but only if they’re good at what they do. There’s no shortage of dating agencies that service the OC, so which one is right for you?

Our team of matchmaking experts created this information, easy-to-skim guide to help Orange County singles find the best matchmaker. With over a decade of industry experience, we're well acquainted with the major and minor players. We’ve written 200+ reviews of matchmaking services, leveraging our extensive knowledge of the industry and our deep understanding of what clients value most.

So start your search here, with these 10 best Orange County matchmakers!

Enamour

Enamour website

With its curated, invitation-only roster of truly exceptional singles, Enamour is an elite matchmaking service worth considering if you're selective about who you want to meet.

Clientele

Accomplished, professional singles, typically in their 30s+ and looking for a tailored matchmaking experience.

Cost

Enamour memberships start around $20,000 for 6 months.

What To Expect

As an Enamour client, the process starts with an information gathering session with your dedicated personal matchmaker. During the interview, she'll learn all about you and your lifestyle, and also start to build a profile of the type of singles you want to meet based on your matching criteria and preferences.

She'll start the search from within Enamour's database, selecting highly compatible candidates. But that's just the beginning. The team also uses recruiting tools and an extensive network of scouts to identify potential matches from an array of different sources, both offline and online.

After reviewing a profile and photos of each candidate, dates will be arranged with singles you approve. Your matchmaker will contact both you and your match after each introduction, gathering feedback she can use to fine-tune your search and also passing along any helpful insights.

Enamour also offers complementary services ranging from personal styling to relationship coaching and professional photography.

VIDA Select (by Scott Valdez)

Scott Valdez

If you’re over the Orange County dating scene, don’t throw in the towel. Call VIDA Select!

VIDA’s elite matchmakers have access to all the best singles in Orange County, LA, or wherever you want to date.

Clientele

Men and women in their 20s to 60s looking for their perfect match.

Cost

VIDA Selects offers an array of Basic, Premium and Elite matchmaking packages for Orange County singles.

Package pricing is highly correlated with the number of hours that should be dedicated to searching for matches who meet all of your "must have" requirements. The complexity of your criteria and locations you'd like to date in are both taken into account.

Basic packages start at $1195 a month. Premium options begin at $1795 a month, and Elite packages start at just $2595 a month. On average, clients meet someone special in just 3 months.

What To Expect

VIDA is unique among matchmaking services in that a long-term contract isn’t required.

Instead, you pay by-the-month for unlimited matches, and you can pre-screen all of them prior to your dates! That means you’ll meet carefully chosen, high quality singles who may just be your perfect match.

Match By Julia (by Julia Bendis)

Match by Julia website homepage

This Orange County matchmaker was born in the former Soviet Union, where she grew up watching her mom and her grandmother help singles find true love.

She moved with her family to the US in 1989, and Julia Bendis made her first “official” match while she was in high school. She’s been at it ever since, and founded Match By Julia in 2009.

Clientele

“Regular, everyday people” age 25 and up.

Cost

A database membership costs $510 to have your profile, but this price doesn’t include an active search - you'll only be contact when you're a good match for a client.

Matchmaking packages start at $7,500, with the price depending on the length of your contract, search criteria, and other factors. There is a $175 fee for the initial consultation, which can be applied toward the cost of most memberships if you move forward with the service.

What To Expect

The first step to becoming a client is filling out a 50-question application form. Next you’ll sit down with Julia and talk about your answers, your relationship and life goals, etc.

She’ll then check her database of OC singles for compatible matches, and also actively recruit people she thinks you may be interested in meeting.

Further Reading

Match by Julia review

Catch Matchmaking (by Katie Chen)

Orange County matchmaker Katie Chen

This dating agency is headquartered in Los Angeles, but founder Katie Chen works with singles in Orange County via a large network of matchmakers. Catch Matchmaking launched in 2009.

Clientele

Men who are serious about meeting “The One.”

Cost

$1,000 to $10,000+ for matchmaking services. They also offer dating coaching by phone, with two 50-minute sessions for $250. Image consulting costs $400 for a 2-hour shopping trip with a personal shopper, plus plenty of advice on how to dress attractively for your specific body type.

What To Expect

The initial consultation is either in person or on Skype.

Once you’ve signed the contract, you’ll be matched with some of the 4,000 or so local singles in their database. You can accept or reject each potential match based on photos and a bio. If you accept a match and the interest is mutual, Catch matchmakers will orchestrate a date.

If you don't mind a bit of a drive, you can also attend member’s only mixers and LA speed dating events, which usually cost between $24 and $65.

Further Reading

Catch Matchmaking review

Cinqe Matchmaking (by Erica Arrechea & Melissa Lapchuk)

Cinqe Matchmaking homepage

After training with millionaire matchmaker Patti Stanger, Erica Arrechea and her friend Melissa Lapchuk decided to launch their own upscale, boutique matchmaking service in Orange County in 2013.

Clientele

Predominantly successful men and women in their 30s+.

Cost

Inclusion in the database is free, although you’ll only be contacted when you’re a potential match for a paying client.

Membership costs vary per client, but are in the $5,000 to $20,000 range. The price is determined by the length of the contract, which is in turn decided by how long they feel it will take to find someone who fits all your criteria. All contracts include unlimited matches.

What To Expect

The first step to becoming a paying client is a phone screening.

If you’re accepted as a client, you’ll come in for a face-to-face meeting where you’ll chat with your assigned matchmaker about your past relationships and future plans. You’ll then be presented with matches who have already expressed interest in meeting you.

After each date you’ll give feedback about how compatible you felt the match was.

Further Reading

Cinqe Matchmaking reviews

Three Day Rule (by Talia Goldstein)

Matchmaker Talia Goldstein

Headquartered in Los Angeles, founder Talia Goldstein launched Three Day Rule back in 2010. It has since expanded to offer services in 11 other major metropolitan areas around the US.

Clientele

Men and women, typically single professionals in their late 20s to 60s.

Cost

$5,900 for the 3-month package, which includes at least 3 guaranteed matches provided over that time frame. The 6-month package is $9,500, which includes at least 6 guaranteed matches. VIP matchmaking services begins at $19,500 for 6 months.

All package options include 2 sessions with a Three Day Rule dating coach and a professional photoshoot.

What To Expect

Clients are matched with other clients, or with singles from the Three Day Rule database. There is no cost to have your profile included in the extensive database, however there are no match guarantees. You may never meet anyone unless you purchase a package.

As compatible matches are found, a profile and photo is presented to you for approval. Because careful consideration goes into each selection, this counts as one of your guaranteed introductions, even if you decline to pursue the match.

When there's mutual interest, contact information is exchange on your behalf. You and your match can then decide if you'd like to meet in person or via video call.

Throughout the process, your matchmaker will gather feedback on the quality of each match. This allows the team to adjust your search parameters as needed.

Further Reading

Three Day Rule reviews

Exclusive Matchmaking (by Susan Trombetti)

Exclusive Matchmaking Orange County homepage

Susan Trombetti is a rare breed among matchmakers - she says she “doesn’t believe in lists.” At least when it comes to your ideal partner. She’d rather rely on her expertise and intuition to find your perfect match.

Clientele

Susan calls herself a “millionaire matchmaker,” so her services cater to professional men and women. Men ages 21-32 are eligible for the “Exclusive Introductions” membership, which comes with matches but no personal date coaching.

Cost

The initial consultation is $350 on Skype or $550 in person. Women can then join the database of Orange County singles for free, although they must first pass a screening process.

If you want an active search for compatible matches done on your behalf, you’ll need to purchase matchmaking services. Memberships start at $7,500 and go upwards of $125,000 for “Platinum” level clients. The “Exclusive Introductions” membership is $3,500.

What To Expect

Paying clients are matched with each other, as well as with local singles from the Exclusive Matchmaking database.

Susan only works with a select few clients at the VIP level, so you can expect more personalized service. You’ll receive date coaching while her team finds matches for you, and you’ll discuss feedback after each date.

Further Reading

Exclusive Matchmaking reviews

Millionaire’s Club (by Patti Stanger)

Millionaire Orange County matchmaker Patti Stanger

Whether you’ve caught one of her numerous TV appearances or read one of her books, odds are you recognize Patti Stanger - this millionaire matchmaker is practically a household name in California. She founded Millionaire's Club in 2000.

Clientele

Professional athletes, celebrities, and other discerning types looking for a serious relationship.

Cost

$45,000 to $150,000+ for a 12-month membership. (Add another $35,000 to work with Stanger directly.)

What To Expect

Millionaire’s Club only works with a handful of clients at a time. The first step is an initial consultation, either via phone or in-person. During that interview, you’ll see some of the Orange County singles that are available to date.

If you decide to move forward, you’ll sign a non-refundable contract that includes 12 months of search time and 2 months of hold time.

You’ll be matched with singles in the Millionaire’s Club database, which contains around 30,000 profiles of singles living all over the US.

Millionaire’s Club offers a wide range of other services, from business consulting to image makeovers to hosting custom mixer events where you’ll meet 10 to 25 curated matches, depending on which event package you purchase.

Further Reading

Millionaire's Club reviews

Kelleher International (by Jill Kelleher & Amber Kelleher-Andrews)

Kelleher International

They may be headquartered in San Francisco, but this mom/daughter combo has a strong presence in Orange County, and they’re no stranger to the media either. Appearances include shows like 20/20 and The Today Show.

Jill Kelleher founded the elite matchmaking service in 1986.

Clientele

Men and women looking for their ideal partners.

Cost

$30,000 to $300,000+, with the price directly affected by how many locations you’d like these elite matchmakers to search for your perfect partner. Contracts generally span 1 to 3 years and 12 months of hold time.

What To Expect

As with most matchmaking services, it all starts with an initial consultation, in this case either in-person or on Skype. The Kellehers won’t take on just anyone - of the 1,000 or so inquiries they get per month, they only take on 20 or so as clients.

Most clients get 8 to 13 matches during the course of a membership, but the precise number varies as it’s dependent on how narrow your definition of “ideal partner” is. Paying clients are matched with some of the approximately 50,000 eligible singles in the Kelleher database.

Amy Laurent Matchmaking (by Amy Laurent)

OC matchmaker Amy Laurent

This matchmaker has an office on both the east and the west coast. She’s one of LA’s truly boutique matchmaking services, as she only works with 30 clients at a time. She’s also an author and TV personality, and founded the service in 2005.

Clientele

Men seeking serious relationships.

Cost

$25,000+ for a year-long contract that also includes a year’s worth of hold time.

What To Expect

First you’ll have a 1-hour sit down with Laurent so she can decide if you’re a good fit for her matchmaking service. If so, you’ll review a few of the matches she feels are compatible. If you agree, you’ll sign the contract.

Further Reading

Amy Laurent reviews

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