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The Short Version: Busy singles who want to save time and energy in the dating scene can always hire a professional to do the hard work it takes to make a successful connection. Elite matchmakers spend years building a database of attractive and viable date options so they can deliver high-quality matches to their clients. For the past few years, Dan Silverman, aka the Miami Matchmaker, has worked closely with single men and women who want to make the most of their dating experiences. He seeks compatible dates and provides helpful feedback for clients of all ages. His elite matchmaking services include dating coaching services, and he also offers image consultations, a calendar of free social events, and referrals to other dating professionals. Singles who work with the Miami Matchmaker gain access to thousands of desirable dates and build their self-confidence while they meet short-term and long-term love interests.
Dan Silverman started researching love and dating shortly after his high school girlfriend cheated on him with his best friend. He turned his heartbreak into a thirst for knowledge and a desire to improve. He wanted to understand what went wrong so he could prevent it from happening again. It was a therapeutic process for him. “The more I learned, the better I felt,” he said. “I was getting closure through understanding.”
Slowly but surely, Dan began to gain confidence in his dating and interpersonal skills.
While attending business school, he coached and advised single men to help them replicate his success in the dating scene. His coaching services became so popular that he expanded to take on female clients as well. Soon, his clients were asking to be fixed up with one another, and Dan saw an opportunity to provide practical support for singles looking for a relationship.
Dan started working as a personal matchmaker about four years ago. He found he had a knack for it and enjoyed seeing the people he’d matched start relationships, get married, and sometimes have children. Every success warms his heart, he said, because he’s decreasing the amount of loneliness and heartbreak in the world in a concrete and long-lasting way.
“I don’t want people to go through what I went through,” he said. “I’ve hit rock bottom, and I know I can help people get out of that through understanding dating.”
Some matchmaking companies take on dozens of clients at a time and put them through a one-size-fits-all process. Dan’s boutique matchmaking isn’t like that. He tailors his services to the individual client’s needs and refers clients to a colleague if he believes someone else can better help them find a particular type of date.
“I keep it a really small business so I can really give clients the attention they want,” he told us. “My business is very personalized.”
The Miami Matchmaker helps men and women with all sorts of backgrounds, though the majority are highly successful professionals. All prospective clients have to fill out a questionnaire about their dating preferences and goals. Dan uses this information to determine if his elite services will be a good fit for them. By being selective about who he takes on as a client, Dan can ensure his success rate remains high. He typically guarantees arranging at least one date per month, but he can arrange more if he believes he has viable date candidates available.
Dan takes a proactive approach to matchmaking and does everything he can to help his clients find love and happiness. While he matches his clients up on dates, he also provides specific feedback on appearance, conversational style, and dating skills. He also employs professional stylists and photographers who can give his clients makeovers while he acts as their personal wingman in the Miami dating scene. Dan can’t force people to like his clients, but he can teach them how to be charismatic on dates and put them in a position to meet people who want the same things they do.
Anyone can sign up for his matchmaking database for free, but his personalized matchmaking and dating coaching services cost extra. “You get what you pay for when it comes to matchmaking,” Dan said. “When you become a client, I’m scouting the dating scene for you. I’m working for you.”
The Miami Matchmaker offers dating coaching services for men and for women. He often goes into the field with his clients and observes their dating approach while giving valuable tips on how to flirt more confidently. If a client has social anxiety, he can work with them one on one and get them to a point where they feel comfortable going out on dates. He is flexible to the needs of the individual and changes his tactics when appropriate. He described himself as a chameleon, but his core message of empowerment and empathy remains the same with all his clients.
Dan focuses on teaching his clients practical dating tactics and skills they can use right away. He said he is always honest with his clients because that’s how they grow and improve. “I’m no BS,” he said, “but it comes from a place of empathy and wanting to do something about it.”
“Dan helped me dramatically improve the way I project who I really am.” — Robert, a client from Germany
Whether he’s putting together an online dating profile for a client or walking him or her through the first phases of attraction, Dan is a detail-oriented and knowledgeable guide for active daters in the Miami area and around the world.
Singles come to him with a variety of dating issues, and he has learned to adapt to a variety of needs. Dan has worked with 16-year-olds dealing with social anxiety and 70-year-olds re-entering the dating scene after a divorce.
“I know if they listen to my advice, it’s going to fix their problem,” he said. “I use whatever methods I think will be most effective for my clients. It just depends on what they need.”
As a professional matchmaker, Dan has a lot of successes under his belt, including several marriages. He aims to lead his clients toward fulfilling connections, both long term and short term, and his dedicated assistance has helped many people find their happily-ever-afters.
“Dan knows what he’s doing,” said Jay, who’s now married. “I used to be clueless around women — but Dan taught me everything I needed to know, not just about approaching and talking to women, but developing inner self-confidence.”
“Dan is a true gem! He genuinely cares about his clients!” — Sameera Sullivan, an elite matchmaker
Another client, Alejandro, said he was reluctant to hire a matchmaker at first. “I didn’t want to be one of those people who needed someone else to get them dates, but I’d wasted so much time and energy on women who never made me happy.” When he started working with Dan, everything turned around for him. Alejandro met Isa and felt an instant chemistry with her. “There is no one out there for me like Isa,” he said.
While Dan is proud to see his clients walk into the sunset with that special someone, he also understands that not everyone is looking for just one partner. Some clients want to meet attractive dates and see where things go.
“My goal is to help them find happiness, whatever that may be,” Dan said. “We’re social creatures, so we naturally want to share our lives with someone — and it doesn’t have to be in a committed relationship.”
In 2006, Dan set out to provide a high-quality dating coaching and matchmaking service for Miami’s singles, and today many men and women trust him with their love lives. The Miami Matchmaker delivers personalized assistance for high-caliber daters ready to make a genuine connection.
Dan not only can improve people’s odds of meeting someone special, he can also provide useful dating knowledge that has proven successful in his life and the lives of countless clients. Whether they’re interested in falling in love or starting a family, Dan has helped his clients reach their dating potential by offering confidence-boosting tips and exciting dating opportunities.
“I can bring people to you,” Dan said, “but it’s up to you to make something happen.”