You’ll find a range of matchmaking services for singles in central Florida, but for a mission this important you want only the best. This insider’s guide to the best Tampa Bay matchmakers is the perfect place to start your search!
April Davis, LUMA Luxury Matchmaking
April Davis’s upscale matchmaking service isn’t exclusive to the Tampa Bay area – LUMA is based in Minneapolis with locations around the US.
Clientele: Generally successful professionals who are in their 20s to 60s and seeking a long-term, serious relationship.
Cost: $2,800 – $100,000
What To Expect: LUMA’s professional matchmakers typically work with a limited roster of clients at any one time, so the first step is a screening process to determine if the service is a good fit for you (and vice versa).
You also have the option of joining the database of 25k+ singles in the LUMA network, which is free. However as a non-paying member, you’ll only be contacted when/if a matchmaker thinks you fit the profile of what a client is looking for in a match.
As a paying client, you’ll sign a 6-month contract that also includes the option to pause your service one time for a month. The details of each membership contract will be customized for each client – factors such as how specific you want your matchmaker to be when identifying potential matches all affect the final cost of your matchmaking service.
Your matches come from LUMA’s database, or if you’ve included the “personal search” service your matchmaker will scout outside of that as well. After each introduction has been made (either an in-person or a video date), both you and your match are expected to report back as to how it went.
Like many upscale matchmaking services, LUMA offers additional services such as dating coaching and personal styling.
Founded In: 2010
Further Reading: LUMA Luxury Matchmaking Reviews
Janis & Carly Spindel, Serious Matchmaking
This mother/daughter matchmaking team is actually based in New York City, but they’ve expanded their service to include over 20 large cities around the country – including Tampa.
Clientele: Affluent men (according to Janis Spindel their typical client’s annual income is more than $1,000,000.)
Cost: $25,000 – $1,000,000
What To Expect: Women can pay a $250 fee to be placed into the Serious Matchmaking database (provided they pass the screening interview) although there is no guarantee of being matched with a paying client.
For men, the matchmaking process starts by meeting with either Carly Spindel or her mom Janis. After getting to know you and who you’re looking for, they’ll decide whether or not to take you on as a client.
Each year-long contract includes at least 12 matches, and details like the scope your search are customized. Potential matches come from the Serious Matchmaking database, or via scouting efforts in your “dating radius”.
Founded In: 1993
Further Reading: Serious Matchmaking Reviews
Scott Valdez, VIDA Select
Looking for elite matchmaking service in Tampa but don’t want to lock yourself into a long-term contract? VIDA Select offers pay-per-month pricing, meaning you only pay for the time you actually want to meet incredible singles. With the ability to pause, re-start and stop as needed, you’re in complete control of the matchmaking process.
Clientele: Successful, accomplished and selective singles in their 20s to 60s who are looking for a serious relationship.
Cost: $695 to $1695 per month
What To Expect: As with most elite matchmakers, the first step in the process is an initial consultation to see if the service is a good fit for both parties. Next, you and your personal matchmaker will have an in-depth interview, during which you’ll discuss everything from your lifestyle and match criteria to your relationship goals and history.
Your matchmaker will then use all that information to select highly compatible singles from the Tampa Bay area’s single largest pool of eligible singles. You’ll have the opportunity to review each potential match – including photos – so you can focus on meeting people you’re genuinely attracted to.
VIDA Select offers an array of additional services designed to help you make the best possible impression, such as personal styling, professional photo editing and dating coaching.
Founded In: 2009
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