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The Top 5 Silicon Valley Matchmakers [Ultimate 2021 Guide]

Dating in Silicon Valley isn’t easy due to the gender discrepancy. Men face fierce competition, and women often feel overwhelmed by all the attention they get on dating apps and sites.

A professional matchmaking service is a great way to circumvent all those headaches, but with so many Silicon Valley matchmakers to choose from, deciding which one to hire can be a challenge in and of itself.

Start narrowing down your options with this guide to the best Silicon Valley matchmakers!

Matchmaker: Amy Andersen

Silicon Valley matchmaker Amy Andersen

Service: Linx Dating

Nicknamed the “Silicon Valley Cupid” by many Bay Area singles, Amy Andersen runs one of the most prominent Silicon Valley matchmaking services.

Clientele

She specializes in helping those in the tech industry find their perfect partner, but she’ll also work with successful singles from all backgrounds.

Cost

$35,000 – $500,000/2-year commitment

Package prices depend on factors like how many matches you want to meet, and if they are pulled from her internal database or “scouted” from beyond the Bay Area.

There’s also a no-cost “referral” option for men under 31. You’ll be placed in the Linx database and matched with paying clients who are looking for someone who matches your description. But there’s no guarantee you’ll ever be contacted.

What To Expect

The process starts by filling out a questionnaire on the website. Linx doesn’t take incoming calls from potential clients, so this step is mandatory. A representative will reach out if they feel you’re a good candidate for the service, and schedule a 90-minute consultation.

The consultation costs a few hundred dollars, and you’ll learn the details of the available membership packages.

Contract Required

Yes.

Linx memberships require a 2-year contract, during which time you’ll meet between 6 and 10 potential matches, depending on your package level. All contracts include up to 4 months worth of “hold” time.

Additional Services

According to Andersen, many of her clients are highly intelligent, but haven’t yet mastered the “emotional” side of dating.

She often coaches her clients not to treat dating (and love) as if it were a problem that needed solving, and that over analyzing matters of the heart can come off as a bit robotic and cold.

That’s one of the reasons she offers date coaching. Clients also have access to image consulting, styling help, and other “concierge” type services.

Founded In

2003

Further Reading

Linx Dating Reviews

Matchmaker: Talia Goldstein

Talia Goldstein Three Day Rule matchmaker

Service: Three Day Rule

Unlike Linx Dating, Three Day Rule isn’t originally based in Silicon Valley. It’s a national matchmaking service headquartered in Santa Monica. Three Day Rule is backed by IAC, the parent company of popular dating sites like Match.com.

The Silicon Valley branch opened in San Jose in early 2017, and is one of many locations around the US.

Clientele

Both men and women can become paying clients, usually ranging in age from 20s to 60s.

Cost

$6,100 – $16,500+/3- or 6-month commitment

It’s free for both men and women to join Three Day Rule’s national database of eligible singles, and your profile will be considered for matching with paying clients. However, if you want matchmakers to actively match you with other singles, you’ll need to become a “premium” member.

Three Day Rule membership packages start at $6,100, which includes a minimum of 3 introductions over a period of 3 months.

For $9,300, you’ll get a minimum of 6 introductions over the course of 6 months, as well as a professional photo session.

Three Day Rule also offers Silicon Valley singles “VIP” memberships starting at $16,500 for 6 months of matchmaking. The final price of a VIP package may vary depending on your particular search requirements.

What To Expect

Paying clients can be matched with each other, singles who are included in the database for free, or with matches scouted on major online dating sites. Three Day Rule has agreements in place with OkCupid, ChristianMingle, JDate and Match.com, and will pull compatible matches from those dating sites as needed.

For each potential match, you’ll see photos and a profile. If there’s mutual interest, contact information is exchanged on your behalf. Then you can reach out to schedule a first date.

Contract Required

Yes.

Paying members sign either a 3- or 6-month “endeavor to find” style contract. That means you’re not actually guaranteed matches who fit all your stated criteria. Only that the service will try to find suitable singles.

Pro Tip: This “endeavor to find” style of contract is common in the matchmaking industry. Make sure you fully understand your contract before inking your signature, so there are no surprises down the road when it comes to exactly what you get for your money.
Additional Services

Three Day Rule also offers 50-minute “Dating Strategy” Skype sessions for an additional fee. The cost depends on whether you buy 1, 2 or 10 at once.

Founded In

2013

Further Reading

Three Day Rule Reviews

Matchmaker: April Davis

National matchmaker April Davis

Service: LUMA Luxury Matchmaking

Like Three Day Rule, LUMA Matchmaking is a national matchmaking service. They have 40+ locations around the US, including a presence in San Jose.

This exclusive matchmaking service is based near Minneapolis. It was originally called “Cupid's Cronies.”

Clientele

Men and women can both become paying clients or be listed as “Passive” members in the database.

Cost

$2,800 – $50,000/commitment outlined in contract

A “Passive” membership is free because you won’t be actively paired with other singles. But if you meet a paying client’s criteria your profile will be considered as a potential match. There’s no guarantee with a Passive membership that you’ll ever meet anyone through the service.

A “Premium Search” membership package generally starts around $2,800 and can range up to $50,000. The scope of your “perfect match” criteria, how many introductions you want, and any additional coaching services your matchmaker feels you may need all affect the final price.

What To Expect

Potential clients have an interview. Then, a matchmaker is assigned if both sides decide to move forward with a Premium Search membership.

Your matches come from the LUMA database, with dates arranged on your behalf. It’s then up to you if you choose to swap numbers during that first date.

Contract Required

Yes.

All paying clients sign a contract detailing the nature of the matchmaking services that will be provided.

Additional Services

Clients can opt to receive both date and “relationship” coaching.

Founded In

2010

Further Reading

LUMA Luxury Matchmaking Reviews

Matchmaker: Erica Arrechea

Silicon Valley matchmaker Erica Arrechea

Service: Cinqe Matchmaking

Erica Arrechea started Cinqe Matchmaking after getting certified by the Matchmaking Institute. Cinqe has branches throughout California, including Silicon Valley. She also works with a network of matchmakers across the US and Canada.

Clientele

Men and women from 25 to 70 can join Cinqe’s database of eligible singles for free or purchase a membership for an active search on their behalf.

Cost

$5,000 to $20,000+/commitment varies by client

Joining Cinqe’s “network” of eligible members is free. But it comes with no guaranteed matches as no search is done for you. Instead, you’ll be considered for any paying members whose criteria you happen to match.

But that’s an “if” – not a when.

Paying memberships can run over $20,000. The price tag depends on a host of factors like how narrow/broad your “ideal match” criteria are, how many introductions you’d like, the geographical scope of your search, etc.

What To Expect

Prospective clients start with a phone screening. If you meet Cinqe’s “matchable” criteria, you’ll interview with the matchmaking team. Assuming you come on board as a client, you’ll be assigned a specific matchmaker.

Clients receive unlimited matches. However, it’s on you to call them and schedule the first date. Your matchmaker helps arrange the introductory phone call.

Contract Required

Yes.

Additional Services

Cinqe offers date coaching and image consulting.

Founded In

2013

Matchmaker: Scott Valdez

Scott Valdez VIDA Select

Service: VIDA Select

VIDA Select’s modern matchmaking service uses extensive data analysis and the latest tech to pull highly compatible matches from Silicon Valley's largest database of eligible singles.

Clientele

Men and women in their mid 20s to 60s+ seeking a serious relationship.

Cost

VIDA Select has a wide array of basic and VIP matchmaking packages available, all paid on a month-to-month basis.

Package cost is determined by the number of hours dedicated to finding highly compatible, incredible matches for you to meet.

Considerations like the overall complexity of your match criteria and the number of locations you'd like to include in your search are taken into account when selecting the best option for you.

Basic matchmaking packages begin at only $895/month. VIDA's VIP matchmaking packages start at just $1595/month.

What To Expect

VIDA delivers executive matchmaking services. But unlike the other Silicon Valley matchmakers listed, you aren’t required to commit to a lengthy contract.

Instead, you have the freedom to pay only for each month you’d like to go on dates with high-quality, pre-screened matches who meet all your compatibility requirements. And you get unlimited matches.

On average, VIDA clients find a relationship-worthy match within the first 3 months of service. Why not start your search today?

Just click here to see if you qualify!

Contract Required

No.

You can pause, stop and restart your service at any time.

Additional Services

Date coaching, image and style consulting, and professional photography services.

Founded In

2009

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