LA’s 11 Best Matchmakers of 2014

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LA’s 11 Best Matchmakers of 2014

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews • 10/09/15

Sometimes it’s best to leave an important job to the professionals, especially when that “job” is your dating life.

If you’re in Los Angeles, you can trust your match in the hands of these matchmakers – it’ll be one made in heaven.

Patti Stanger


Bragging Rights: Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker

Having a show that lasts eight seasons means something – that Stanger really knows what she’s talking about. She puts her blood, sweat and tears into finding a match for her clients. She’s known for her bluntness, her big heart and her ability to find the perfect person for you out of more than 100,000 clients.

Social Clout: 375,885+ Twitter followers; 68,320+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @pattistanger

Amy Laurent


Bragging Rights: voted among Oprah’s “Female Power Players”

Known as “The Connector,” Laurent is regularly ranked as one of the top executive matchmakers in the U.S. She recognizes that her clients have time to date – just not time to date the wrong people. Her hands-on, dedicated approach to finding her clients the match of their dreams is what brings her such renown.

Social Clout: 17,340+ Twitter followers; 1,515+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @AmyLaurentMatch

Sherri Murphy


Bragging Rights: founder of Elite Connections

A natural people person, Murphy finds introducing single people incredibly fulfilling. She’s been doing it her whole life! She believes there is someone out there for everyone. If conventional methods aren’t working for finding them, then she can help you. She is so satisfied when she brings two people together.

Social Clout: 35,690+ Twitter followers; 5,130+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @MatchmkerElite

Amber Kelleher


Bragging Rights: been named the top global matchmaker

Being a family-owned and operated firm, the Kellehers have always valued the personal touch they can bring to someone’s relationship. Kelleher International may be the largest matchmaking firm in the country, but every client is invested in with the experience, reputation and resources needed to find them the one.

Social Clout: 8,850+ Twitter followers; 710+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @amber_kelleher

Marla Martenson


Bragging Rights: been a matchmaker in LA since 2001

Martenson is passionate about helping people find someone who makes them sparkle. She helps you consider not only what you’re looking for in a partner, but also what you have to offer a potential love interest. She even keeps a blog of tips and tricks so you can be fully prepared when you meet your match.

Social Clout: 1,185+ Twitter followers; 410+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @marlamartenson

Julie Ferman


Bragging Rights: more than 20,000 clients

A master of matchmaking, Ferman is responsible for more than 1,100 marriages. She understands you’re a busy person, so she works discreetly and decidedly to ensure you can forget the bar scene. With a database as large as hers, she can make dating more fun and more fruitful for you.

Social Clout: 1,030+ Twitter followers; 300+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @JulieFerman

Jessie Kravik


Bragging Rights: CEO of The Real Matchmaker

Her adventures in the dating service began with Great Expectations, the oldest dating service in the U.S. Now Kravik has founded her own matchmaking service. Here she has created hundreds of relationships based off the eight slices in her Relationship Pie. Let her be your fairy godmother and make your dreams come true!

Social Clout: 835+ Twitter followers; 275+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @realmatchmaker

Elite Matchmaking


Bragging Rights: a five-step matching process

Being busy doesn’t mean you shouldn’t find love. Rather than you having to take time out of your hectic schedule, the matchmakers at Elite make it easy for you. They will hand select a person who they think will fit best with you. This specialized service makes dating fun and unforgettable.

Social Clout: 785+ Twitter followers; 55+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @Elitematchmkr

Andrea and Cristina Morara


Bragging Rights: a male and female perspective on dating

Become the person you want to be and attract the person you want to meet with the help of the Moraras. They provide personalization, intimacy, elegance and safety for their clients. Their extreme care will make you feel incredibly well taken care of. They focus on the quality of matches, not the quantity of them.

Social Clout: 560+ Twitter followers; 325+ Facebook likes

Twitter Handle: @datingdivadigs

Mason Glenn


Bragging Rights: specializes in working with gay men

There are unique needs of the gay community that aren’t necessarily catered to by other matchmaking services – that’s where Glenn comes in. Intuition, expertise and a personal touch combine here to ensure you meet more than whoever’s available. You meet the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.

Social Clout: 250+ Facebook likes; 70+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @GayMatchmakerLA

Orly the Matchmaker


Bragging Rights: recognized by Guinness World Records

Orly has been matchmaking for more than 30 years, and she knows what she’s doing. Her clients hail from across the globe, coming to her with marriage in mine and impeccable backgrounds. She spends time with each client one on one to find them the match they’ve been looking for.

Social Clout: 250+ Twitter followers

Twitter Handle: @Orly_Matchmaker

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