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Meet Columbus Matchmaker Rachel Joy Barehl [2024 Service Review!]

Curious about Columbus matchmaker Rachel Joy Barehl? You’re in the right place!

This Rachel Joy Barehl Connections review covers everything from her matchmaking approach to what to expect if you sign up. All the details you need to decide if she’s the best one to find your ideal partner.

Our team of experts has been in the industry since 2009, so we know first hand what clients value most when it comes to hiring a matchmaker. We’ve reviewed more than 200 services, from the smallest boutiques to the largest international firms.

Let’s get started by meeting this Ohio matchmaker!

Meet Matchmaker Rachel Joy Barehl

Columbus Matchmaker Rachel Joy Barehr

A photographer by trade, Rachel Joy Barehl decided to expand into matchmaking in late 2022 after hearing two friends discuss a lackluster speed dating event. Thinking that she could put together more effective events, she began researching matchmaking.

After becoming certified by the Global Love Institute, she became a professional matchmaker in 2023. As she explains on her website, she considers herself to be a “dating doula” for singles in cities like Columbus, Cleveland, and Akron

Barehl believes that helping her clients take a deeper look into what they want in life will help them better understand what they need in a partner. 

A boutique matchmaker, Barehl only accepts 5 clients per month, adding potential clients to a waitlist if needed. Her clientele is typically from Columbus, although she works with a network of matchmakers so she’s open to helping those in other regions as well.

One of her founding principles is making matchmaking available to all types of people. As she explained in an interview

“A lot of matchmakers are just for the wealthy and beautiful, but I want to make this accessible – people of all different backgrounds, sizes, and shapes. Mostly, people that are kind and care about human rights. People with good hearts that are good humans. And, the people who don’t necessarily ‘look the part’ have been so successful on their dates that I’ve set up!” 

Rachel Joy Barehl’s Matchmaking Process

Rachel Joy Barehl Matchmaking homepage

As Barehl shared with [614] Magazine, there are 3 phases each of her matchmaking clients go through.

During Phase 1, Barehl and her team get to know you. There’s a background check, a 20-minute call with her relationship coach, and a “deep dive” session where you’ll dive into your past, your relationship goals, how open you are to meeting different types of people, and more. 

As she explained, 

“I’m not scared to ask the deep questions. I want to know what motivates you, what inspires you, what hurts you.”

Barehl will also start working on your profile, which will be included in her database of Columbus singles.

Phase 2 includes a photography session, more in-depth coaching, and the opportunity to attend singles events hosted by Barehl. Events include game nights, speed dating, and dating pep talks. Singles can sign up for these events at an extra $12 - $40 per event.

She’ll also start checking her database for compatible singles to match you with.

Then, in Phase 3, you’ll review profiles, including photos, of any potential matches she identifies as compatible. Barehl interviews each candidate before passing along the profile. When there is mutual interest in meeting, she’ll arrange the date. 

As Barehl explained to [611] Magazine,  

“I want to create a space and opportunity where people are laughing and having fun – intimate dates where people aren’t just talking, but are figuring out how to serve the world together.” 

Both you and your match will receive a questionnaire after the first date. If there is mutual attraction, Rachel will set up the second date.

How Much Does Rachel Joy Barehl Connections Cost?

Having a basic profile included in her database Columbus singles is free. 

There is also an option to pay $20 for VIP Database entry, which also includes a 20-minute interview with Barehl so that your profile is more comprehensive.

Keep in mind neither option includes any guaranteed matches. You’ll only be contacted if you meet a paying client’s criteria.

If you’re interested in joining her database, there’s a form on her matchmaking website. Upload two photos of yourself and fill in personal information such as your name, email, phone number, location, birth date, gender, sexual orientation, and pronouns.

For paying clients, the process begins with a $350 Deep Dive session.

This 90-minute call digs into your past, present, and future goals. The point is to learn who you are and what you are looking for in a partner, so Barehl can help you develop a dating game plan. It also includes a check in session 4 weeks later.

But as far as the cost of her concierge matchmaking packages, she doesn’t divulge those on her website.

To get a quick idea of the price range you can expect when hiring a matchmaking service, let’s take a quick peek at what a few other Ohio matchmakers who should be on your radar cost.

Enamour, for instance, offers white glove matchmaking for accomplished, selective Columbus singles. The team curates an invitation-only database full of exceptional matches, but your search will extend far beyond that.

Your dedicated matchmaker also uses recruiting technology as well as an extensive network of scouts to identify potential matches from a variety of offline and online sources.

That kind of reach is an important factor to consider when thinking about hiring any matchmaking service. That’s because boutique matchmakers often rely on a limited internal database to select singles for you to meet.

And your ideal partner might very well have decided to choose the same service you did. But statistically speaking, it’s nearly impossible for any matchmaker to find consistently high-quality matches from within a limited dating pool in any given city.

That’s because compatibility isn’t a one-way street. Your matchmaker not only needs to find someone who fits all your criteria but also has to ensure that person is looking for someone like you.

Want to work with a matchmaker who has direct access to the largest source of Ohio singles there is? Put VIDA Select on your shortlist! VIDA’s modern approach to matchmaking means you can look forward to first dates with singles who check all your boxes - and who are excited to meet you, too.

VIDA’s matchmaking packages are monthly. This “pay-as-you-go” format means you have the flexibility to stop, pause, and start your service as needed - no long term contract required!

Basic matchmaking starts at just $1195 per month, with Premium packages beginning at just $1795. Elite matchmaking begins at only $2595. 

The cost of your package highly aligns with the number of hours your matchmaker will need to devote to your search, taking into account factors like the geographic scope and complexity of your matching criteria.

On average, VIDA clients begin a relationship with a match in just 3 months. Intrigued?

Find out if VIDA Select is right for you by going here.

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