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South Carolina Matchmakers [3 Best Services For 2022!]

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. These reviews of the 3 best South Carolina matchmakers will get you pointed in the right direction!

Amanda Rose, Prestige Connections

Amanda Rose

South Carolina matchmaker Amanda Rose has founded several companies in the dating industry, including Prestige Connections. Her matchmaking service is national, with a presence in Charleston. 

Prior to launching her own dating agency, 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.

Year Founded 

2019

Laurie Berzack, Carolina’s Matchmaker

Laurie Berzack

As the name implies, Laurie Berzack provides matchmaking services for singles in both North and South Carolina. She got her start as a Jewish matchmaker, founding Chai Expectations in 2006. 

Over the years, she expanded her service and rebranded as Carolina’s Matchmaker in 2012. 

Clientele

Her South Carolina clients typically live in cities like Charleston, Columbia and Hilton Head. She takes on both men and women as paying clients.  

Cost & Contract

Carolina’s Matchmaker packages start around $15,000. The cost can go over $25,000, depending on your search criteria, location, etc. Contracts span 1 year.

Unlike Prestige Connections, having your profile included in Berzack’s database of over 5,000 singles is free. However the same caveat applies - taking this route is no guarantee of ever getting matched. 

What To Expect

Like Amanda Rose, Berzack keeps her active client roster limited. In Berzack’s case, she typically works with around 25 clients at a time. This allows her to focus on each client individually. 

As she explained to the Charlotte Observer

I do a lot of work with people learning how to love themselves. The more we love ourselves, the more we will attract someone who is at that higher vibration of love.

The matchmaking process starts by filling out a basic questionnaire online, or calling the service directly. You’ll have an initial consultation, where you can discuss your match criteria, dating history, relationship hurdles, and lifestyle. 

If you decide to hire this South Carolina matchmaker, signing the year-long contract is all that’s left to do before your search begins.

Berzack uses proprietary software to help her identify compatible singles in her internal database. She’ll set up dates with the most promising singles. However you’ll have to trust her software and intuition, because you won’t receive much information about your match beforehand. 

That means no photos or personal information. She wants you to give each date a “fair shot” by walking in with an open mind.

After each introduction, you can let the matchmaking team know what you thought of the pairing. You’ll also get feedback on the impression you made. 

If needed, Carolina’s Matchmaker also offers additional dating coaching packages. 

Year Founded 

2006 

Scott Valdez, VIDA Select

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 $995 per month. Premium packages start at $1595 per month, and Elite matchmaking service options start at just $2395 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!

To learn more about VIDA Select’s matchmaking process and see if you qualify, click here now.

Year Founded 

2009

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