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The Short Version: Looking for a date can eat up a lot of free time, and it can be frustrating to swipe through hundreds of people who aren’t right for you. Fortunately, commitment-oriented singles can hire a personalized matchmaker to help them comb through the dating world to find The One. The NYCity Matchmaking team saves singles time and energy by screening date prospects for compatibility, arranging quality introductions, and offering valuable feedback once the date is over. These savvy dating experts also provide dating coaching, image consultations, and online dating assistance for singles who just need a few pointers to help them make a good impression. Whether you want to join the database as a free member or take advantage of the premier matchmaking package, you can put yourself on a path to love by consulting with NYCity Matchmaking.
Michelle Frankel is a matchmaker who tells it like it is. As Chief Love Officer at NYCity Matchmaking, she provides straightforward introduction services and straight-up dating advice.
One day, she met a woman for a free initial consultation to talk about potentially signing on for a matchmaking package. The more they talked, the more Michelle felt sure she could fix the single woman in a good relationship. Michelle didn’t try to give her sales pitch, though. She actually said, “Don’t hire me just yet. I think I know your husband already.”
Michelle fixed the woman up with a current client, who also happened to be a friend of hers, and the date went so well that neither of them needed her matchmaking services again. Months later, Michelle was thrilled to receive an invitation to their wedding.
NYCity Matchmaking is a premier matchmaking company for singles interested in settling down with an attractive, intelligent, and compatible partner. Michelle and her team of recruiters search through the city to find dates for their clients and narrow down the dating pool to pre-screened individuals who have long-term potential.
It’s free to fill out the online application to become a client, preferred member, or free member. NYCity Matchmaking’s tiered system allows busy professionals to get what they need from the experts so they feel confident navigating the modern dating scene.
From the initial consultation to the final introduction, Michelle is a reliable partner for singles seeking love and marriage. “I try to keep it real,” she said. “I don’t sugarcoat things. I’m just real.”
After Michelle earned her law degree from George Washington University, she told her family she wanted to move to New York City. Not for a job offer, but because she firmly believed she’d meet her future husband there. And she did. Today she’s happily married and the mother of a baby girl.
In 2012, Michelle decided to shake up her life once again by changing careers. Michelle had realized that she was better suited to working with people than companies, so she left her swanky law office on Fifth Avenue to open a concierge matchmaking firm geared toward fostering long-term relationships. She now has offices in New York City as well as Ridgewood, New Jersey.
“I chose to do this because I enjoy helping people,” she said. “I help my clients manage their expectations and get out of their own way so they get their desired results.”
Michelle started NYCity Matchmaking to give busy singles a stress-free alternative to online dating or meeting people on their own. Most of her clients are well-educated individuals in their 30s and 40s, but she said she has taken on clients as young as 21 and as old as 76. She assists clients across the US, but her primary focus is on singles in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
NYCity Matchmaking’s personalized introduction service screens all singles and handpicks dates based on mutual compatibility. Michelle’s diverse team includes a photographer, stylist, makeup artist, and other dating experts who come together to ensure clients make a good first impression when meeting potential love interests.
Singles who want to jump-start their love lives can choose from personalized matchmaking, dating coaching, or other consultation services. Michelle said she only takes on clients she believes she can help, and she’s happy to tailor her services to their needs and provide honest feedback throughout the process.
“It’s not just about finding someone you’re attracted to,” Michelle said. “It’s about finding someone you can run your business of life with.”
NYCity Matchmaking also offers practical online dating support for singles who want to take control of their own dating destiny. The matchmaking firm employs two professional writers (who are married to one another) skilled at writing dating profiles that reflect the client’s personality and sense of humor. These writers can also manage the account and filter date prospects for clients who are too busy to look through dozens of likes and messages a day.
The hallmark of a successful matchmaker is a robust collection of testimonials from clients. Michelle has her fair share of success stories, and she posts her favorite thank-you letters and emails from clients on her website.
In 2015, Joshua sent Michelle a handwritten thank-you card full of kind words. “Without you, there would be no us,” he said. “The amazing wedding that now seems like a wonderful dream would really have been just a dream. So thank you for seeing that we should be an us before we even knew each other.”
“We’re so happy to have found each other, and we owe it all to you.” — Joshua, a former NYCity Matchmaking client
Brett lives in Los Angeles but still benefited from NYCity Matchmaking’s services. A friend recommended Michelle to him, and he was impressed by her down-to-earth coaching style. “Michelle is warm, thoughtful, intuitive, and great at what she does,” Brett said. “If you’re serious about dating and want to meet someone, call Michelle.”
“Your advice was so on target,” said Rachel, another former client. “I likely wouldn’t be engaged now if it wasn’t for your effective coaching.”
Michelle enjoys hearing back from clients who have gotten into relationships and started families. “I get so much more satisfaction from doing this than I did from being a lawyer,” she said. “This is changing lives on a personal level.”
Michelle likes to think outside the box and come up with fun ways to help singles meet their match. About five years ago, she partnered with Total Tennis, a resort in the Catskill Mountains in Saugerties, to host a singles-friendly tennis weekend. Around 80 attendees showed up to play and flirt in a casual setting. The activity of tennis kept everyone occupied and gave them an easy way to make new friends and meet possible love interests.
Now the NYCity Matchmaking team is currently planning its fifth annual Total Tennis singles event, which will take place August 11. This original weekend event includes 10 hours of group instruction, a 30-minute private lesson, and mixed doubles tournaments.
You can get out on the court and mix things up with a crush during the weekend event. Plus, evening mixers and cocktail hours provide plenty of opportunities for singles to relax and make a new acquaintance.
“It’s really fun because it’s an organic atmosphere where people are doing something they like or want to try,” Michelle explained.
“Everyone was very social,” according to a TripAdvisor review. “The bar is the center of social activity, and there was a barn dance Saturday night which was a lot of fun.”
Over the years, Michelle’s honest and personalized approach to matchmaking has helped many couples find their happily ever afters. She takes pride in her ability to see what people need and provide them with services that meet their priorities.
Her goal is to send her clients on the last first date they’ll ever have — and she’s been remarkably successful at it. Every time she receives another wedding invitation in the mail, Michelle is reminded why she got into matchmaking and how important her job is to singles in New York City and New Jersey.
“My clients rely on me to meet their future husband or wife,” Michelle said. “They work so many hours that they don’t have time to swipe. Instead they tell me, ‘This is what I’m looking for. Can you find it for me?’ We follow their direction and get them to their goals.”