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FAQ’s

What is a professional matchmaker?
Just like lawyers represent you in legal matters, or talent agents represent performers, professional matchmakers are personal representatives for everything related to dating and finding the right life partner.

Who are your typical clients?
Catch Matchmaking is an agency specializing in male clients. They typically are business owners, busy professionals, people with successful careers, or pursuing causes for passion. They generally are too busy to waste time with online dating. Some are public figures who want to safeguard their privacy. (We are in Los Angeles, after all).

How does your matchmaking service work?
This is personal and individual. As a first step, we need to learn about you. Who are you? What are you looking for? What do you have to offer?

The most efficient way to get the ball rolling is for you to fill out our online questionnaire and upload some pictures. All of this is confidential.

We will review your information and if we feel we can help you, we will invite you to a free, personal consultation with a matchmaker. (Before, COVID-19, we always preferred in-person meetings, but now we are resorting to virtual meetings).

During the consultation, we will go over your needs and your odds. And should you want to hire us to be your professional dating representative, we will discuss the options and our fees.

If you become a client, we will suggest potential matches for you and contact you for feedback. Our staff works as an intermediary between you and the match. We can even give you date counseling and set up dates.

Each time you go on a date, we will want to hear feedback from you. This helps us to determine the next steps.

Is my personal information shared online?
No. In fact, many people come to our agency because online dating hasn’t worked for them. While we are very good at using technology, we represent our clients directly and personally.

Is my personal information confidential?
Yes. Many people come to us because they can’t trust dating apps and online dating services with their pictures and personal information. Why should you? If you read the privacy practices of these outfits, you’d probably run the other way too. By contrast, we are very protective of your information. Unlike online services and apps (and frankly, unlike some other matchmakers) we don’t sell your information to make a quick buck. We only use it to perform the services you expect from us, and then only if there is a “need to know”.

Are there photos of matches?
Yes. Unlike some other matchmakers, our agency always shows photos to clients and potential matches. Looks are an important part of attraction, and we don’t believe in wasting time on blind dates.

Where are most of the potential matches located?
The majority of our community members are located in Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego County. Others are spread around the U.S. and the world. In addition, we partner with matchmakers in other regions and countries. We can also do national and international searches and have particularly good contacts in Hawaii and across the Pacific Rim, such as in Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore.

Where are you physically located?
Unlike some other matchmaking outfits who purposely try to conceal their true location (because they really operate out of a spare bedroom somewhere), we have nothing to hide. We are a bona fide California corporation with physical offices in Los Angeles, California.

Can I meet with your staff in person?
Yes, but only per appointment. (Please be advised that during the COVID-19 crisis, we are unable to meet you in person).

Do you meet everyone?
No. Only people who provide enough information to show potential for being a sufficiently mutual fit. This is to respect your time and ours. But if we can’t help you, we will try our best to refer you to other matchmakers or advise you to try something else.

How much do your personal matchmaking services cost?
This depends on the details of your search criteria and the scope and length of our representation. Typical retainer fees average between $5,000 and $25,000.

What is the success rate?
We try to focus on clients whom we can help. Before we agree to take on a client, we must be convinced that he will accept at least one or two suggested matches per month. And, we suggest retainer agreement terms long enough to result in a projected 70% chance of success.

Why should I choose Catch Matchmaking over other matchmakers?
Because we are big enough to matter, but small enough to care. We never take on more clients than we can handle, and only those we can help.

We are our clients’ advocates. We work with them personally to improve their appeal and present them in the most advantageous way. We want to set our clients up to win. This mentality why most clients come to us by word of mouth.

We don’t claim to be miracle workers. We are honest, straight forward, and we won’t beat around the bush. If we can’t help you, we’ll say so. If other matchmakers would be a better fit for you, we’ll refer you to them.

If our experience tells us that you are sabotaging your own dating and happiness, we will honestly point out the pitfalls and try to work with you to overcome them.

We don’t mind if you interview with other matchmakers before coming to us. In fact, we prefer it, because we have nothing to hide.

To be perfectly honest, there are some questionable industry practices. Some matchmakers fail to interview potential matches in depth. Some don’t actually have any in-house matches at all but excessively outsource all the matchmaking (by paying commission fees for all matches). Some take on all clients who are willing to pay, without really having the resources to help them. (These outfits make money by selling confidential client information to other matchmakers as “leads”, often without disclosing this to clients). Some pretend to be in dynamic, cosmopolitan locations, while they are in reality working out of basements or spare bedrooms far away from the action. Yet others are just human-looking storefront facades for online dating.

At our agency, we still believe a spade is a spade – and that doing good work requires the right tools.