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Personal Touch Matchmaking Service Review [Best Calgary Matchmaker?]

Pat Wright has been helping singles find love for over 40 years, but is she the best Calgary matchmaker for you? From how she makes her matches to how much you can expect to pay, this Personal Touch Matchmaking review has all the details you’re online to find!

With over 14 years of matchmaking experience, our team of experts knows exactly what clients value most in a service. We’ve reviewed over 200 matchmakers, diving deep into their processes, client experiences, and more. 

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What To Expect As A Personal Touch Matchmaking Client

Pat Wright

Pat Wright launched her professional matchmaking service back in 1983. Personal Touch Matchmaking is headquartered in Calgary and provides service to local singles.

A boutique matchmaker, Wright works directly with her clients. As she explains on her website, everyone is interviewed in her office and matches are done “personally and in-house” by the same team. In other words, she gives clients her “personal touch.”

Personal Touch Matchmaking homepage

The process starts with a complimentary consultation, which you can set up by calling directly or filling out a contact form on the website.

The next step is an in-person interview with Pat Wright at the Personal Touch Matchmaking office, located at 187 Covewood Close NE, Calgary. 

During this interview, you’ll learn more about how the service works, and share a little bit about your background, dating history, preferred match criteria, etc. This is also your chance to ask any questions you may have. 

(Not sure how to best prepare for your initial consultation? Our Insider’s Guide To Hiring A Matchmaker has all the crucial questions you should ask any service you’re thinking about hiring!)

If Wright believes she can find suitable matches for you, she’ll draw up a contract. Contracts typically specify a set number of matches, and you’ll remain an active client until that quota is fulfilled. 

If you decide to execute the contract, you’ll pay for the service and come on board as a member. Wright will then match you with other compatible members.

After each introduction, you’ll have an opportunity to let her know how your date went and your thoughts on the quality of the match, so she can fine-tune her search moving forward if needed.

How Much Does Personal Touch Matchmaking Cost?

Like many matchmakers, Pat Wright does not disclose her pricing on the Personal Touch Matchmaking website. However, based on online reviews, you can expect to spend around $1500 for 10 matches.

One thing to note: Wright does not mention any additional services on her website.

Other matchmakers that may be on your radar, such as Enamour, also offer services designed to complement the matchmaking process, such as personal styling, dating and relationship coaching, professional photography, etc.

If you’re looking for additional support throughout the process, you may also want to take a look at these top Calgary matchmakers.

Next, let’s take a look at what some former Personal Touch Matchmaking clients have to say about their experience with this Calgary matchmaker!

Personal Touch Matchmaking Reviews

Personal Touch Matchmaking is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating and no customer complaints on file. They have a 5-star rating based on 5 customer reviews, which were all posted in 2022.

Personal Touch Matchmaking BBB rating of A+

This former client shared the he met someone special through the service, meeting 5 compatible matches before finding the “ideal one”:

5-star BBB review for Personal Touch Matchmaking

These former clients also shared that they were still seeing one of the matches Pat Wright had selected for them:

5-star BBB review for Personal Touch Matchmaking

While the BBB only has 5-star Personal Touch Matchmaking reviews, it’s a different story on Yelp. Pat Wright’s Calgary matchmaking service has a 2-star rating based on 3 reviews.

Personal Touch Matchmaking 2-star rating on Yelp

The first Personal Touch Matchmaking yelp review gives Wright a 4-star rating. The former client mentioned a “thorough interview process” that he felt led to a successful pairing:

4-star Personal Touch Matchmaking Yelp review

The other reviews were 1-star ratings. One was from a former client who didn’t find value in the service:

1-star Personal Touch Matchmaking review on Yelp

Wright responded via Yelp to the review, providing a little background context:

Pat Wright response to Yelp review

The other 1-star review wasn’t from a client. She had decided not to sign up with the service after her initial consultation.

Yelp also has 9 not currently recommended Personal Touch Matchmaking reviews, predominantly 5 stars. 

Is Pat Wright The Best Calgary Matchmaker For You?

With 35+ years in the industry, there’s no doubt Pat Wright is an experienced matchmaker. But with so many options to choose from, you want to ensure you’re making the best choice for you.

Where your matches come from is one of the most important aspects to consider, no matter which services are on your short list.

Boutique matchmakers generally match clients with other clients, or with singles who have profiles listed in their database. And there is a chance your ideal partner will decide to sign up for the same service that you do.

But keep this in mind: for a match to be successful, compatibility has to run both ways. Your match needs to fit your criteria, and the reverse is also true - you need to fit theirs. 

Making truly compatible matches on a consistent basis is statistically difficult for any matchmaker to do when they’re pulling from a limited roster of clients in a single area. That’s why one of the biggest complaints you’ll find in online service reviews is meeting people who don’t fit the brief.

It’s usually not because the service is bad at what they do - it’s because the matchmaker is pairing up the people they have available at the time. 

For the best chance of meeting relationship-worthy matches, you’ll likely want to consider hiring a service that includes proactive scouting outside the database as part of the matchmaking process. 

Enamour, for instance, has a curated, invitation-only database of eligible singles. But the team also utilizes an extensive network of scouts as well as recruiting technology to pinpoint candidates from a variety of other sources as well, both online and offline.

VIDA Select is another option worth considering. That’s because VIDA’s modern approach to matchmaking leverages the largest source of Calgary singles there is! 

And you’re in total control - you approve every potential match. That means you can look forward to dates with matches who check all your “must haves”.

Matchmaking packages are offered on a pay-as-you-go structure, which means you won’t have to invest in a long-term, multi-month contract. Simply continue each month you’d like service.

Basic matchmaking packages start at just $1195 per month, and Premium options begin at just $1795 per month. The cost highly aligns with the number of hours your matchmaker will devote to your search, given the complexity of your criteria, how many cities you’d like to include, etc.

On average, VIDA clients begin a relationship with a match within just 3 months of starting their service. Want to learn more about VIDA’s modern matchmaking service and how it will work for you? 

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