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Ultimate Guide To Philadelphia Matchmakers [Top 8 & Cost!]

When it’s true love on the line, you want the best Philadelphia matchmaker your money can buy.

But with dating agencies practically a dime a dozen, finding the right professional matchmaker can be as frustrating as being single in Philadelphia.

Don’t worry - start your search here, with this short list of the 8 best matchmakers in Philadelphia.

From the boutique-style independents to the big industry players, our team has reviewed more than 200 matchmaking services. Our insight comes from 14+ years in the industry, comprehensive research, real customer reviews, and a deep understanding of the matchmaking landscape.

Everything you need to know is right at your fingertips, including cost, clientele, and a glimpse at their matchmaking process!


Enamour website

Perfect for Philadelphia singles seeking a more bespoke matchmaking experience, Enamour's matchmaking team uses a combination of intuition, relationship psychology and cutting-edge tech to source highly compatible matches for discerning clients.


Single, successful professionals, typically in their 30s to 60s.


Matchmaking starts at $20,000 for 6 months; packages can be tailored to fit a client's search requirements.

What To Expect

Enamour's matchmaking team starts the search for your perfect partner by carefully screening potential matches from the exclusive, invitation-only database. Each match is interviewed for compatibility before being presented to you for approval.

The team also utilizes recruiting technology to scout beyond the database, selecting desirable candidates for the interview and vetting process.

After each introduction, your matchmaker will check in to see how the date went, gathering feedback to help fine-tune the search if needed. She'll also share insights on how the date went from your match's perspective, giving you invaluable feedback on the dating process.

Enamour also offers personal styling, imaging consulting, dating coaching and other concierge services.

VIDA Select (by Scott Valdez)

Scott Valdez

Founded in 2009, VIDA Select is one of Philadelphia’s most affordable matchmaking services.


Men and women in their 20s to 60s.


VIDA Select offers 3 levels of professional matchmaking service - Basic, Premium and Elite. Package prices are highly aligned with the total number of hours that will be used to find highly compatible matches each month.

There are no long-term contracts - VIDA clients pay on a month-to-month basis.

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

What To Expect

This matchmaking service fits your schedule. Because it’s a pay-as-you-go format, you can start/stop your service at any time, as often as you need.

VIDA’s elite matchmakers can leverage Philadelphia’s largest database of interesting, high-quality singles - and you pre-approve each one. When you approve a match, we’ll take care of the rest. You just show up for the dates!

Michal Matches (by Michal Naisteter)

Matchmaker Michal Naisteter

Michal Naisteter began her career as a professional matchmaker in 2017, working at Three Day Rule. She branched out on her own in 2022, launching Michal Matches.


Michal Matches primarily works with clients in the greater Philadelphia area, with a special focus on her roots within the Jewish community.


Matchmaking packages start at $4,000, with the final price factoring in your match preferences, scope of the search, and package duration. Depending on the package, your contact can span 3, 6 or 12 months.

The initial consultation with Naisteter lasts an hour, and costs $350. 

What To Expect 

You can join Michal Matches as a client, or opt to have your profile included in the database. Joining the database is free, but booking the $350 consultation will give you priority consideration as a potential match.

But if you want Naisteter to do a proactive search on your behalf, you’ll need to join as a paying client. After learning more about you, your lifestyle, and your dating goals in the initial consultation, Naisteter will pair you with compatible clients from her database of 4,500+ Philadelphia singles.

She also proactively scouts both for clients and for database members, sourcing candidates at events, online, and while she’s out and about.

Naisteter doesn’t guarantee a specific number of matches, but aims for presenting you with at least 1 per month. 

Further Reading

Michal Matches review

Three Day Rule (by Talia Goldstein)

three day rule website homepage

This dating agency is based in Los Angeles, but Three Day Rule has expanded to Philadelphia too.


Men & women, mid 20s - mid 60s.


The 3-month membership option is $5,900, and guarantees at least 3 introductions.

There is also a 6-month membership that includes a minimum of 6 matches during that time frame for $9,500. 6-month "VIP" memberships start at $19,500. Both 6-month options include a pro photo session.

Joining the database is free, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be matched with a paying client.

What To Expect

You’ll be matched with other members in TDR’s database of eligible Philadelphia singles. Three Day Rule matchmakers also approach interesting, attractive people at places such as Whole Foods or local events.

When your matchmaker locates a suitable potential match, you’ll be sent their profile (including photos) for review. If you accept the match you’ll receive contact info, and you’ll take the initiative to reach out and schedule a date.

Further Reading

Three Day Rule review

Serious Matchmaking (by Janis & Carly Spindel)

Serious Matchmaking

They’re two of New York City’s most high-end matchmakers, but their services extend to Philadelphia singles as well. Janis Spindel has been matchmaking since 1993.


Men who want a marriage/serious relationship.


Both matchmakers offer 1-year contracts, during which you’ll receive at least 12 introductions.

Carly’s matchmaking services start at $25,000 and go upwards of $350,000. To work directly with Janis, prices start at $50,000 and go up to $1,000,000, making her a legit millionaire matchmaker.

You also have the option to have both of them search for your ideal partner, which starts at $80,000.

Contracts also include a signing fee, which varies by client but starts at $65,000. The same rate is also charged as a finder’s fee, should you date one of your matches for 12 months, start living together, or get engaged.

To join the database of eligible singles, women can pay a screening fee to meet with Janis, and will be included if they pass the interview.

What To Expect

Either Janis or Carly will meet with you over a meal, and get to know you in a casual setting.

A membership package will be recommended, and you’ll pay the entire fee up front - then the search is on.

Further Reading

Serious Matchmaking reviews

Master Matchmakers (by JoAnn Ward)

JoAnn Ward Master Matchmakers

You may recognize JoAnn Ward as one of the stars of Tough Love, a VH1 matchmaking show which she hosted with her son (and fellow matchmaker) Steve Ward from 2009-2013.


Men and women seeking serious relationships.


Matchmaking services start at $2,500, which includes the $450 “qualification fee” that’s part of the initial consultation.

What To Expect

After signing the contract and paying the entire membership fee upfront, the matchmaking process starts with a series of 3 1-hour “coaching” sessions via Skype. During these sessions, you’ll discuss your past relationships and current goals, as well as basics like your hobbies, occupation, and background.

When your matchmaker finds a suitable match, you’ll receive a profile complete with a photo.

Provided the interest is mutual, you’ll each receive the other's phone number and it’s on the two of you to initiate contact. If you go on a date, you can discuss your feedback afterward with your matchmaker.

Further Reading

Master Matchmakers reviews

LUMA Luxury Matchmaking (by April Davis)

April Davis LUMA Matchmaking

This boutique matchmaking service, formerly known as “Cupid’s Cronies”, is based in Minneapolis but April Davis and her team have a presence in Philadelphia.


Men and women seeking serious relationships.


A basic membership package starts at $5,000 - $10,000.

You can become a “passive member” for free, which means your profile is listed in their database of Philadelphia singles, but you’re not guaranteed to be matched with any paying clients.

What To Expect

Each LUMA matchmaker only takes on 15-20 clients at a time, so the first step in the process is an interview to see if you’re a good fit for the service, and vice versa.

Your matchmaker will then conduct interviews with up to 40 passive members, and send you a minimum of 3 potential matches from that group.

You’ll go on a date with each one, and can exchange phone numbers during the course of the evening if you’d like. Then you’ll contact your matchmaker and discuss how the date went.

Further Reading

LUMA Matchmaking reviews

Marriage Minded Mentor (by Aleeza Ben Shalom)

Aleeza Ben Shalom

Founder of Marriage Minded Mentor and Aleeza Ben Shalom matchmaking, Ben Shalom is a Jewish matchmaker, dating coach and relationship expert. She's also the star of Jewish Matchmaking, a Netflix show that follows her journey to help Jewish singles find their perfect match.


Ben Shalom is based in the greater Philadelphia area, but she provides Jewish matchmaking and coaching to singles in Israel and all across the US.


Her package pricing is not advertised on her website, however based on the questions in her contact from you can likely expect to pay between $15,000 and $50,000 to have Ben Shalom as your personal matchmaker.

What To Expect

Aleeza Ben Shalom Matchmaking is partnered with two online Jewish matchmaking websites, SawYouAtSinai and JMatchmaking.

That means you can opt to have your profile included in her Marriage Minded Singles database, or in her larger network. Either option is free, however it does not include a proactive search. An affiliated matchmaker will only contact you when (and if) a paying client is seeking someone like you.

Ben Shalom's website advises she only personally works with a limited number of matchmaking clients. If you're interested in being one of them, the first step is filling out the contact form on her website.

In addition, Marriage Minded Mentor also offers dating coaching, and matchmaker training to those who are interested in becoming a matchmaker themselves.

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