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Best South Carolina Matchmaking Services [2024 Top List!]

South Carolina matchmakers all have one goal - finding your perfect match. 

That can be hard to do on your own. Especially considering The Palmetto State is one of the worst states for singles, coming in at a dismal 41 out of 50 in Wallet Hub’s annual ranking.

But with so many options out there, deciding which service to hire can be difficult.

That's why our team of matchmaking experts put together this quick guide - to help singles in South Carolina find the best matchmaker. With our experience in the industry dating back to 2009, we're well acquainted with the players, both major and minor.

We’ve written over 200 reviews of matchmaking services, leveraging our in-depth knowledge of the industry and keen understanding of what clients value most.

These reviews of the 6 best South Carolina matchmakers will get you pointed in the right direction!

Enamour

Enamour website

Enamour offers matchmaking services tailored for busy, successful singles looking for matches who are the "total package". The team carefully curates an exclusive, invitation-only database, and also actively scouts for compatible candidates using tech-based recruiting methods.

Clientele

The team typically works with accomplished, discerning professionals who want to take a white glove approach to finding their ideal partner.

Cost & Contract

Packages begin around $20,000 for 6 months of service.

What To Expect

As a client, your matchmaker will hand-select and carefully screen matches from the Enamour database. The team also utilizes both recruiting technology and a network of scouts to identify highly compatible candidates from a variety of sources, both offline and online. No stone is left unturned!

Before that search commences, your matchmaker will dive into your match criteria, lifestyle, goals, and more, meticulously building a profile she'll use to find truly relationship-worthy singles for you to meet.

Each candidate is carefully vetted before being presented to you for approval, with the screening taking place either in person or via video call.

After each introduction, your matchmaker will gather feedback from both you and your match, giving you valuable insight into your dating process. This feedback is also used to fine-tune your search as needed.

Enamour offers a wide array of complementary services, including professional photography, personal styling, image consulting, and coaching.

VIDA Select (by Scott Valdez)

Scott Valdez

Whether you’re living in Columbia, Charleston, Hilton Head or anywhere else in South Carolina, meeting high-quality singles just got a whole lot easier. The matchmaking team at VIDA Select has direct access to the largest source of eligible singles in the state!

Clientele

VIDA Select clients are typically successful professionals ranging in age from their 20s to 60s. 

Cost & Contract

With a variety of monthly matchmaking packages offered at 3 levels of service, finding one that fits your dating goals and budget is easy. 

Basic matchmaking packages begin at $1195 per month. Premium packages start at $1795 per month, and Elite matchmaking service options start at just $2595 per month.

The price of each package highly correlates with how many hours should be devoted to your search each month. Service is paid-as-you-go, so there is no long-term contract. You can pause, stop and restart as needed, at your convenience! 

Clients meet someone special within the first 3 months of service, on average.

What To Expect

After passing a quick screening process, the road to meeting your perfect match starts with an initial consultation. The call is free, and it will give you a chance to share a little about your background, your relationship goals, and your “must have” compatibility factors.

Your matchmaking advisor will help you decide which package is right for you, and your search begins. You’ll review full profiles of highly compatible matches, complete with photos. You have the opportunity to approve each one, so you’ll only go on dates with singles you can’t wait to meet. Say goodbye to lackluster blind dates!

VIDA Select offers a range of additional services, such as dating coaching, image consulting, and personal styling. Everything you need to make a great first impression on all your matches!

Prestige Connections (by Amanda Rose)

Amanda Rose

South Carolina matchmaker Amanda Rose has founded several companies in the dating industry, including Dating Boutique and her luxury matchmaking service, Prestige Connections. Her reach is national, and she has a presence in Charleston. 

Prior to launching her own dating agency in 2019, she was a regional coordinator for one of the largest matchmaking franchises in the US. 

Clientele

Rose markets her company as a luxury matchmaking service, so clients are typically affluent, professional singles. 

Cost & Contract

Including your profile in Amanda Rose’s database costs $100 a year. That fee renews annually, until you advise them you no longer wish to be considered.

This is not the same as becoming a paying client, however. No one is actively seeking compatible matches on your behalf, so you may never be introduced to anyone. You’ll only be contacted in the event you seem like a good match for a paying client. 

Prestige Connections matchmaking packages start at $4597 for a 3-month contract that includes 3 matches. 

The Basic package costs $6997, which has a 6-month contract with 4 to 6 matches. 

The Premium package costs $14,797 and lasts for 1 year, with unlimited matches.

For a truly VIP matchmaking experience, you can opt for the VIP Exclusive membership. That includes perks like private car and jet services, and wellness coaching. Pricing varies by client.

What To Expect

Rose says she only takes on “a handful of matchmaking clients every few months.” If you’re thinking about becoming one of them, the first step is a consultation.

This call gives you the opportunity to share what you are looking for from a match, provide some basic background information, and decide which matchmaking contract is the best fit. Once you’ve signed, you’ll be introduced to matches from the Prestige Connections database. 

As the website advises, the service is nationwide so you’ll have the opportunity to meet matches in multiple locations. Depending on your package level, all of the date arrangements may be done for you.

If it’s not already included in your contract, you can purchase additional services like dating coaching and image consulting.

Further Reading

Prestige Connections reviews

Eli Simone

Eli Simone website

Fighting burnout after ten years in the corporate world, Julie Wadley channeled her passion for making a positive impact in people’s lives into matchmaking. She founded Eli Simone in 2013 in Charlotte, but works with singles in South Carolina as well. 

Clientele

Julie Wadley primarily works with women of color as clients. Men can submit profiles to be considered as potential matches for her paying clients.

Cost & Contract

Matchmaking packages begin at $9,000, with factors such as the length of your contract, matching criteria, etc. impacting the final cost. 

What To Expect

The process of becoming an Eli Simone client begins with a membership questionnaire. You’ll be asked to provide personal information about yourself, including your name, location, ethnicity, height, religion, lifestyle, goals, education, income, and match preferences. 

Next, Wadley will connect with you for a strategy session, so you can dive deeper into your relationship readiness.

If you decide to continue with the service and sign a contract, Wadley will begin her search for your potential matches within her database. After each introduction, there will be an opportunity to provide feedback so that your search can be adjusted as necessary.  

Further Reading

Eli Simone reviews

East Coast Match

Matchmaker Michelle Renee Smith

A veteran of a national matchmaking service, Michelle Renee Smith launched her own firm in 2015. East Coast Match is headquartered in Charlotte but Smith and team work with singles from all over the East Coast – hence, the name.

Clientele

Clients are typically successful, sophisticated professionals looking to meet the same.

Cost & Contract

Packages start around $10,000. 

Women can join their internal database at no cost for a chance to be matched with one of Smith’s paying clients. However, this is not an active membership so you’ll only be contacted if you happen to meet the criteria of a paying client.

What To Expect

The process begins by submitting an online form via the matchmaking website. An East Coast Match representative will be in touch to schedule an initial consultation. 

During this call, you’ll describe your relationship goals, match criteria, lifestyle, etc.. This is also when you will learn about their pricing and package options.

If you decide to move forward, you’ll sign a contract and pay for the service. Your matchmaking team will then start searching their database of singles for potential matches. 

East Coast Match offers several concierge services such as date planning, and is also  partnered with other providers such as stylists and photographers. 

Further Reading

East Coast Match reviews

Select Date Society

Select Date Society website homepage

Co-founded by veteran matchmakers Amber Lee and Sandra Myers in 2020, Select Date Society is headquartered in Richmond, VA. But they work with clients in major cities all over the United States, including Charleston. 

Clientele

Select Date Society works with successful professional singles such as celebrities, executives, and pro athletes.

In Lee’s words:

“I’m very selective about who I choose to work with, so I don’t take everyone as a client. I only work with high-caliber singles who are serious about finding ‘the one’.” 

Myers echoed this sentiment in a different interview, explaining: 

“We started SDS with the idea that we want to be the Ritz Carlton of matchmaking.” 

Cost & Contract

Select Date Society offers levels of service based on which matchmaker you want to work with, your search radius, match criteria, and more. Packages range from $50,000 to over $300,000.

What To Expect

The process begins with filling out a short inquiry form on their website where you provide personal details about yourself and your occupation. 

A member of their team will contact you for a brief screening conversation. You’ll discuss your expectations, match preferences, etc. and learn more about the different package levels.

At the Concierge Level, you’ll work with the SDS matchmaking team. They will screen candidates and arrange introductions with matches they approve. 

To have a say in who you’ll meet, you’ll want to apply for the Platinum Level. Packages at this level include a private search by their recruiters and the opportunity to approve matches before the date. 

Executive VIP clients work directly with Lee and Myers, and this level is the most expensive option. The matchmaking duo only works with 5 VIP clients at any given time.

The package also includes a first date master class with Myers, as well as being paired with matches sourced from their personal network.

Further Reading

Select Date Society reviews

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