Questions about the matchmaking process? Wondering what to expect? You’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions below. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call at 310-867-0851. Our friendly team is excited to hear from you, and make sure you have all the information you need to move forward.
Why should I hire a matchmaker?
You should hire a matchmaker if you’re ready to be in a truly fulfilling relationship, and if you feel you want dedicated assistance finding the perfect match. Individuals hire us because they are tired of online dating, want to meet people they would not usually meet, and desire an additional resource to help them find love.
What do you guarantee?
While we cannot guarantee that you will find your spouse or long term partner through us, we can guarantee that we will work tirelessly on your behalf, and that you will deepen your self-knowledge and wisdom in the process.
How many clients do you take on at a time?
8-12 max. If you want your matchmaker to give you the attention and search for you in an effective manner, this is really the maximum amount of clients they should be in charge of at a time. For a matchmaker to be good at what she does, 8-12 clients at a time is really the most she should work with. This is why the packages might cost more than other dating services. Some agencies have matchmakers that work with 20-25 clients at a time. Not here! Matchmaker May does not hire an hourly employee to match you; Matchmaker May does all of her matching and interviewing herself.
Can I put my membership on hold if I meet someone?
Yes, if you choose the memberships with the 6 month hold option.
Do I see photos?
Yes, if you choose a package that includes showing photos. We know men and women are very visual.
No, if you choose a package that does not include showing photos. Some male clients have asked for no photos so we do have a package that is blind date matchmaking. In this blind date matchmaking package, the male client receives a woman’s bio and information, but no photos; the woman still views photos of the him before agreeing to meet him.
How often will I meet my matches?
You will meet an average of 1-2 matches a month. If you are super picky, you will meet fewer people. There are also unlimited packages as well.
How does the matchmaking process work for men?
After you have filled out your profile, we set up a 45-minute one-on-one Zoom Conference Call meeting or a phone call.
Next, we schedule a session with our in-house photographer to get some natural dating photos for you. Approximately 3-5 days later, we receive your photos from the photographer, and put together your profile.
That’s when the search begins.
Within 1-2 weeks, we will be in contact with you with initial match options who are excited to meet you. We will only present to you the women who have said YES to meeting you. If you both agree to meet, we exchange contact information for you both. If you want, we can set up the date with time, place, and reservation – to ensure you have a great first date experience.
After the date, we follow up with you to find out how it went. With post-date feedback in hand, we refine the search for your next match. If you both want to see each other again, you take it from there.
How does the matchmaking process work for women?
After you have filled out your profile, we will do a search for you. If there is a man who’s looking for you and we think you might be a good match, we will set up a friendly phone, Skype, or FaceTime interview to get to know you.
Once the meeting has taken place and we decide you’re a potential match for the client, we proceed by asking the man about you. If there is not a good match on hand, we keep your information in our private network for the future.
If a match option looks appealing to you, and you both agree to meet, we set up the date with the time, place, and reservation to ensure you have a great first date experience.
Then, after the date, we follow up with you to find out how the date went, and if you would like to see each other again. If you would both like to see each other again, you take it from there.
What makes you different than other matchmaking companies?
We have been matching singles since 2009 and have an exceptional private network of women who are attractive, smart, and relationship-minded.
We partner up with only the key industry players – trustworthy people that we have built a solid working relationship since 2009.
Matchmaker May has personally recruited and built strong relationships with all the women in our private network. Our own recruiting affiliates are always looking for high quality singles for our men. We look at art gallery openings, college alumni meetings, charity events, networking functions, Chamber meetings, and more.
We are a boutique matchmaking company and have always prided ourselves with taking a small list of clients; this way, we can work tirelessly for our men, and ensure optimum results. We are not an open enrollment matchmaking company, meaning we are selective and only work with men who we think we can match. If we do not think we have the women for an individual, we would refer him to another company.
How do you screen?
We perform in-depth interviews with each member.
How do you find the clients?
We have been building our exclusive dating network since 2009, and word of mouth is our primary advertising. All referrals come to us from other happy clients and other matchmakers around the US.
Do you recruit outside of your database?
Yes, we do. We leave no stone unturned for our clients. We recruit everywhere from special interest groups to coffee shops, holiday parties to trade shows, and theater events to sports games. There are great singles everywhere. Our job is to find them for you.
Do you host events?
No. We are a high end matchmaking agency. We do not host events. Matchmaking and meeting someone one-on-one is the best way to find a partner. We’ve found that the quality of matches are higher in private matchmaking, instead of you attending an event that is open to the public, with no screening involved.
How do I join your database without getting spammed with newsletters and advertisements?
We are a high end matchmaking agency. We do not have newsletters to spam you and give you information you are not seeking. We don’t collect e-mail addresses to try to sell you things. If you elect to follow us on Instagram, you can receive good old fashion dating tips that way!
How do you differ from a large matchmaking company?
You work with one matchmaker, Matchmaker May. There is no turnover here. Working with a large matchmaking or chain dating company, you are going to work with a matchmaker who’s been matching less than a year or only a few years. They have a high turnover staff. You should ask them how long they have been doing this, because experience does matter in this industry!
How did May start matchmaking?
“When I turned 30 years old, I felt like I was at a great age to start looking for an amazing person to be in a relationship with. I had a great career, owned a house, and was ready to share my life with someone special.
I joined a video dating company in Los Angeles after receiving an advertisement in the mail. I went in for a consultation and signed up on the spot. I was super excited.
And the agency turned out to be a huge disappointment.
It was nothing more than an online dating company, with the addition of videos. Once I signed up, it seemed like they didn’t really care about me, or whether I was going to meet anyone. I thought, “I can totally do better than them.”
After repeatedly requesting assistance, and asking for guidance, I gave up on the agency. There were so many things they could have done differently to help me meet more eligible people.
I moved on, and ended up meeting an incredible partner. But I always remembered that feeling I’d had with the dating company – the feeling that there was so much they could have done… so much I could do better.
I was working for a Fortune 500 company, and I kept moving up and getting promoted. After 11 years, I finally decided it was time to be in business for myself.
And that’s when I decided to finally start my own matchmaking company.
In 2009, I founded a company that prioritized its clients and pulled out all the stops to match amazing singles with their ideal partners.
I knew first-hand what clients like myself wanted and needed. Those are still the same things that drive me to help my own clients today.
When you sign up here, I am your cheerleader, listener, and am always here with encouragement and guidance. Here, you have an advocate at your side, working for you on your path to love.”