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Best Ottawa Matchmakers In 2024 [Reviews & Cost!]

Ottawa’s dating scene doesn’t have to be a source of frustration - having a matchmaker introduce you to hand-selected, high-quality singles is one of the fastest ways to meet people with relationship potential.

Ottawa matchmakers help singles meet

But with so many Ottawa matchmakers out there, which ones are worth considering? Our team of matchmaking experts created this guide to help Ottawa singles answer that question!

With our experience in the industry dating back to 2009, we're well acquainted with all the options, from the big players to the small boutiques. We’ve written over 200 reviews of matchmaking services, leveraging our in-depth knowledge of the industry and first-hand understanding of what clients value most.

Start here, with this list of the 3 best matchmaking services in Ottawa!


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Catering to highly selective Ottawa singles, Enamour's team uses a powerful blend of relationship psychology, recruiting technology, and old-fashioned matchmaking intuition.

Enamour has a global reach, making it the ideal solution if you truly want to leave no stone unturned in the quest to find your ideal partner.


Accomplished, discerning singles who are seeking a more tailored matchmaking experience.


Matchmaking packages start around $20,000 for 6 months of service.

Contract Required


What To Expect

Getting starting with Enamour is simple, just fill out an inquiry form on the website and schedule a consultation. If the team feels the service is a good fit, you'll be paired with a personal matchmaker. She'll be with you throughout the search, getting to know you and understanding what you truly seek in a relationship.

In your initial chat, your matchmaker will delve deep into compatibility factors and your search criteria. Once she has a clear picture of your perfect match, the hunt begins!

Enamour will introduce you to matches hand-selected from the exclusive, invitation-only database. But that's just the first step. The team also utilizes a network of scouts and cutting-edge recruiting tech to source high-quality candidates from a variety of places.

Each possible match goes through a thorough vetting process to help ensure they align with what you're looking for. And after each date, a feedback session helps fine-tune the search. Your matchmaker also gets insights from your matches, offering you a glimpse into how your dates perceive the experience.

Additional Services

Personal styling, dating and relationship coaching, image consulting

Scott Valdez, VIDA Select

Scott Valdez

With access to more high-quality singles than other Ottawa matchmakers, VIDA Select offers modern matchmaking that’s perfect for career-minded singles who want to find their “happily ever after.” The service was founded in 2009 by Scott Valdez.


VIDA’s clientele includes professionals from all backgrounds, such as CEOs, investors and entrepreneurs, typically in their mid 20s to late 60s.


Clients can choose from a range of monthly matchmaking packages within 3 levels of service. Package cost is highly correlated with how many hours should be dedicated to your search, taking into account how many geographic areas you'd like included, what your "perfect match criteria" are, etc.

$1195/month is the starting point for Basic matchmaking packages, with Premium packages starting at just $1795/month. Elite packages begin at $2595/month. On average, VIDA clients meet someone special in just 3 months!

Contract Required

No long-term contract, service is pay-as-you-go.

What To Expect

Like the other Ottawa matchmakers on this list, potential VIDA clients start with an initial consultation to see if the service is a good fit. With VIDA, this pre-screening is free, and can be done via the phone or internet.

All of VIDA’s pay-as-you-go monthly matchmaking packages include unlimited matches.

And you’ll get to review photos and profiles for each one. That means you won’t have to compromise on your ideal partner criteria - you’ll only be meeting Ottawa singles you consider to have true relationship potential.

Thanks to VIDA’s elite matchmakers, the average client stops service within the first few months to explore a promising relationship!

Additional Services

Dating coaching, photography, professional photo retouching, style/image consulting

Friend Of A Friend Matchmaking (by Claire AH)

Claire AH

Friend of a Friend Matchmaking was founded in 2013 by Sofi Papamarko, a freelance writer specializing in dating and relationships. She initially got into matchmaking as a “side gig,” but her dating agency quickly took off and she began playing Cupid full time.

When Papamarko stepped away from matchmaking to focus on other projects, the company was bought in 2020 by Claire AH.

Claire AH was a former client of the service in 2013, who then joined the company as a matchmaker in 2016. She has over 10 years of experience working as a writer, educator, and speaker on the topics of sex & relationships.


Singles living in Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton and Burlington. She works with people from all demographics, and has a matchmaker at the Toronto location who specializes in LGBTQ+ matchmaking.


$750 - $20,000+

Contract Required


What To Expect

Potential clients can choose from 3 membership options, all of which include a year’s worth of matchmaking and the chance to meet at least 1 to 5 Ottawa singles. With the highest level package, starting around $17,000, you get unlimited matches.

Unless you purchase one of the more expensive memberships, you’ll be introduced to singles from her membership roster. The Platinum membership also includes “external” matching, meaning Claire AH and her team will scout for suitable candidates in and around Ottawa.

Claire AH believes in matching people on personality, first and foremost, which is one of the reasons she doesn’t share photographs of matches prior to an introduction. It can take a bit for her team to find a perfect match for you, so it’s not uncommon to wait a few months before your first date.

Want to learn more? Check out our Friend Of A Friend review!

Additional Services

Dating coaching and online dating support.

Ready To Call Ottawa Matchmakers? Read This First!

Considering a matchmaking service not listed here? Check out this handy list of important questions to ask them before making your final decision:

Questions to ask a matchmaker

That should give you a general idea of how a service operates, and what you can expect if you sign up.

Most matchmaking services Ottawa matchmakers aren’t like VIDA Select. They require you to sign a contract committing you to 3, 6, 12 months or more, and pay for it all up front!

You haven’t even gotten a taste of what the service will actually be like, and the contract language often makes it difficult (if not impossible) to get a refund in the event you’re not happy with your decision down the line.

Why not try an elite matchmaking service that’s so confident in its matchmakers, they don’t require a contract at all?

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Since 2009, thousands of clients have discovered true love thanks to VIDA Select’s fresh, modern approach to matchmaking – which has finally thrown blind dates and long-term contracts out the window. This isn't your grandmother’s matchmaking!

Instead of working with a single matchmaker using a small rolodex of potential partners, VIDA Select’s matchmaking team taps into the world’s largest database of available singles. We’ll quickly identify the matches who check all of your boxes so you can finally experience true chemistry. Are you ready to become our next success story? Schedule your complimentary consultation now by clicking the button below!

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