Not surprisingly, the first question we get asked is exactly how much does a Matchmaker in Austin cost? The honest answer is that it truly just depends. The facts are that fees vary tremendously depending on the matchmaking service you choose. Higher-end matchmakers that invest more time and resources into your search require a much higher fee, while lower-end matchmakers normally spend less time and charge a much lower fee.
The question you need to ask yourself is how much would you pay to never have to use another dating app again?
If you’re ready to delete dating apps off your phone after years of disastrous dates, or you’re just thinking of dating after divorce, a breakup, a bad dating experience like getting ghosted from someone you felt a connection with, or long, dry spell, a matchmaker can be a great option.
In fact, The Wall Street Journal recently reported that matchmaking is soaring in popularity — especially among professional people serious about finding a meaningful, lasting serious relationship. While dating apps create a sense of abundance, matchmakers emphasize the quality of a few connections. And apps require people to sink hours into swiping and chatting, matchmakers offer an opportunity to outsource the effort.
Benefits of using a matchmaker include:
- Your picture or any other information is not available online, like in a dating app. This keeps confidential your personal life from clients, colleagues, friends, people you have dated (or were married to!), and your mom 🙂
- Quality matchmaking services do background checks on and verify the age and marital status of any potential dates.
- High-quality. Especially in services where both parties pay for the services, matchmaking services tend to date people interested in serious connections and long-term relationships, and also tend to be successful and financially stable (a plus of the high fee).
- Outsource the search. Instead of spending countless hours swiping right and left, being ghosted even before a first date (or worse: after a meaningful first or second date including sex), and spending hours getting through the basics on a first meeting, a matchmaker cuts through many hours of work to present you with a solid profile of a potential match.
For your investment, you can expect a Matchmaker in Austin to provide you with a specified number of introductions. This actual number will vary a great deal, depending on the type of service you hire and how little or how much they charge. Generally, the more it costs, the more you can expect to get in return. The experience level of the Matchmaker, the number of clients they have and how in demand they are all are factors that come into play when it comes to what you can expect in return for this cost.
For a premium package with a top-notch matchmaker, you can assume you will get the person’s undivided attention and that he or she will take an aggressive role in tracking down an appropriate mate for you. Further, some matchmakers provide advice and coaching to help you ace the dating process.
How much does a Matchmaker in Austin cost? Here is the break down:
Low-end matchmakers normally accept a large amount of clients and charge a minimal fee, between $2,500 and $15,000. They often are franchises with multiple offices and inexperienced staff who are trained to strong arm people into buying a membership. This may sound like a good option at first; a minimal fee for a large client database, but in reality it is a one size fits all approach with little regard to your desired qualities in a mate. These services normally will send you out on a lot of dates, but they may not have the highest quality of candidates. In addition most of these services are quota driven and have staff with little to no professional matchmaking experience.
Then there are high-end matchmakers who are selective in their members, and may charge anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000. The most established and experienced matchmakers with a proven track record normally fall into this range. This type of matchmaking service is more personalized, exclusive, and well worth the extra money. They only accept a limited amount of clients per year, which allows them to invest the time and resources in each client’s search. Because of this, they have to charge a higher fee. Something More falls into this category, only accepting 30 clients at one time.
Very High-End Matchmakers
Then there are VERY high-end matchmakers who may only accept a handful of members per year, and charge anywhere from $150,000 to $500,000. With this price tag, you should expect a lot of extras and frills, including credit and background checks, date coaching and psychological testing, and image consulting, though some services charge extra for these services
Matchmaking is a partnership. What makes working with matchmakers different from a typical approach to dating is the insightful guidance they provide. Matchmakers keep their clients’ goals and life vision top of mind when evaluating potential partners and also provide valuable feedback and date coaching.
Not ready to make the investment yet? Read on to find out how to be your own matchmaker!