Tawkify was created by E. Jean and Kenneth to get Kenneth a girlfriend. It worked.
Meet the Co-Founders

E. Jean Carroll writes the Ask E. Jean (link) column in Elle magazine. Incredibly it's the longest, currently-running advice column in American publishing. She has six million readers. E. Jean was a writer for Saturday Night Live, a contributing editor to Esquire, Outside, and Playboy. Her TV show on MSNBC was called—what else?—Ask E. Jean. She founded, with her sister, Cande Carroll, the breakthrough dating site, GreatBoyfriends.com (where women recommend their ex-boyfriends to each other) and which has been profiled in The New York Times, Newsweek, Men's Health, etc., and seen on The Today Show, Oprah, CNN, etc.

After two glasses of wine, E. Jean estimates that with her experience, book, Mr. Right, Right Now, coaching site, Dating: E. Jean (link), and YouTube (link) Channel, she has helped more people find enticing mates than any advice columnist in history.

Kenneth Shaw was most recently the principal imagineer at One Kings Lane. He began his career at Microsoft, and moved on to become the bashful firebrand who created My Purity Test, one of the most popular Facebook apps of all time. He also created the Elle magazine Facebook App and Homeslyce.com. He graduated from Stanford in '07—he's a geek, a black belt in Hapkido, and possesses such a sunny disposition he makes a basket of puppies look depressed.

Our Matchmakers are Passionate
Meet the Matchmakers
Julia Armet was born with the art of intuition and a photographic memory. She has the sixth sense for matters of the human heart. A passionate and creative individual, she has a reputation for thinking outside of the box—a perfectionism that serves her (and her clients) well in many realms. One could compare this personalized approach to a Zen master on a quest for ideal balance: She doesn't stop until she gets it right. Opening the line of communication between you and your partner-to-be, she is committed to empowering others and finds ultimate satisfaction in fostering authentic relationships. You write the script, she clarifies the fine print. #JustJuled
Eve Blazo will give you an Affair to Remember. Whether you're Sleepless in Soho or singing "Ain't no Sunshine" down the streets of Cobble Hill, Eve believes your love life should be no less than the rom-com of your dreams. As an Ivy-educated film studies graduate and survivor of fashion's school of hard knocks, Eve thinks of herself as a stylist of the psyche. She approaches matchmaking like a cinematic art. She will ghostwrite you an old school (albeit unorthodox) romance fit for modern times. So with passion, empathy, and imagination in abundance, Eve is on a mission to help your souls mate. She encourages you to be a feeler and to have an open heart--you never know who can make you feel that zsa zsa zsu!
Cynthia Rouf transforms stressful dating lives into lighthearted, fulfilling escapes that empower you to find stronger matches faster. With brainpower previously used for legal analysis, genetics research, and tech startup business development, this dating whiz is eager to collect your data points so she can test, scale, and optimize your love life. She pushes you to fail fast so you can love hard—and have a ball throughout the process.
Alene Boon likes to think logically about illogical feelings. Her approach to matchmaking is driven by a rare combination of analytical acumen and profound empathy. Boon has been professionally matchmaking for 5 years. She inevitably forms deep bonds with her clients as they work together to examine past patterns and identify needs and preferences. Boon specializes in online dating. She works closely with clients to build attention-grabbing profiles that don't embarrass or offend, and she also helps them develop optimized messaging strategies. She believes that human animals benefit from ousting the shame that surrounds the modern love dance. Boon is a proponent of self-love, face-to-face communication, and honest, useful feedback. She is queer-friendly and sex-positive.
Angie Lee realized her passion for shooting cupid arrows after founding her own startup, Polkadotties, getting acquired, and shooting for the stars. She finds it fascinating to analyze all the things on a date that might not work to increase the chances of everything going right, just like how an entrepreneur approaches startups in an iterative fashion. She likes designing dates, where the dates simply have to show up, turn on the charm, and exchange doughy eyed looks at one another. Some say like-minded people go together. Some say opposites attract. She believes good souls attract other good souls. Navigating the world of choosing partners and changing partners can be both confusing and thrilling. Think of her as your own personal GPS for love. She helps you follow your heart.
Evyenia Trembois wants to bring magic, romance, and FUN back into your dating life. Through highly intuitive thought processing and a deep stem of creativity, she seeks to blow your mind by finding you a match that will appeal to you at every single level—and will stop at nothing in order to do so. When it comes to achieving greatness, she believes in stepping both outside of the box and outside of your own comfort zone and will push you to do so throughout the process—but in the most rewarding and exciting ways. Bam. Get ready for an adventure unlike any other.
Christina Han is eager to make you her object of study. She thinks you're fascinating, full stop, simply by virtue of being an individual outside herself. Her mission is to learn you as thoroughly as possible and find your complement. She believes that a happy individual's reality is constructed by and grounded in their relationships with others, and so finds comfort in forging those connections. Why, at opposite ends, wait on false kismet or struggle needlessly to find friendship and love? Finding your match shouldn't feel like an exercise in drudgery, and by the photoshop in her picture she swears to do all in her power to ensure it won't. It's her honor to be your assistant, confidant, and friend.
Katlyn Mary loves to see people smile. She is always on the lookout for what our clients need and goes to great lengths to find it. She scours every available source to find the best matches possible, and aims to create real, sustainable connections. She takes the time to listen, intuit, and diligently search to find your ideal mate--someone who gives you butterflies over and over again.
Madeline Grace is Tawkify's very own Jane Eyre: our Governess turned Love Guru wants to help you find love in NYC. Formerly an orphan in a city where she knew no familiar faces, Madeline overcame being the little fish in the big pond--also known as the island of Manhattan. As a Governess for high-profile families, she has had the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of New York City's finest, observing their various views on the nature of love. She has since been on a passionate search to help others find what they are looking for. With a larger than life personality and a heart to match, Madeline wants to help you sort through all of the city's Mr. and Ms.' Wrongs to help you find your one and only Mr. or Ms. Right.
Valerie Presley is a matchmaking conundrum. She paints, writes, and loves fiction novels - but she bagged a degree in business and excelled at statistics and mathematics. Consider her a romantic at heart who's also all-business. Her mantra? Love wisely, people! At Tawkify, we like to say that "love doesn't have to be complicated," and Valerie likes to remind conflicted clients that there's no virtue in tolerating toxic behavior. She's all for romance, fun and heart-skipping passion, but she's also here to help you find a match who doesn't seem hell-bent on making romantic connection harder than it has to be. Valerie likes to guide her clients into that sweet spot at the center of all healthy relationships where patience, honesty and trust exist in perfect balance with laughter, mutual respect and attraction... and a whole bunch of fun.
Sierra Janette is a sorceress in the realm of love. A world traveler with a background in psychology and casting, Sierra has an extensive personal network and a knack for reading people. Her goal is to add a little magic to your life by connecting you with individuals who will appreciate you for the dazzling gem that you are. She enjoys getting to know her clients in all their delightful quirkiness so she can hunt down quality matches with just the right vibe. Dating should be an exciting adventure, and she's determined to help you roll into yours with a confident spirit and an open mind. Not only does she provide great dating advice and honest feedback, but she will also push you to take risks and have fun!
Olivia Balsinger is an avid travel blogger and self-proclaimed wanderluster, and she has fallen in love (many times over) with the world and the people who occupy it. Olivia believes that multiple belly laughs, a dose of sexual attraction, a smidge of quirkiness, and a touch of spontaneity combine to create lasting bonds.... bonds that prove the whole "fairytales are made up" thing wrong. Endearingly nicknamed "Oh-Live-It-Up," this Nutmeg-er turned New Yorker will analyze your likes, dislikes, aspirations, and even your past to set you up on creative and engaging dates.
Valerie Hsiung believes that the process of finding your soulmate(s) should be wild, atomic, healing, mind-blowing, safe, and explorative, all at once. Crafting an effortless love affair as epic as Heloise and Abelard or Dante and Beatrice is simply a part of her blood. A widely-published poet and writer who grew up in a fly-over city in Ohio, her childhood pastimes included: acting in real-life choose-your-own-adventures in the woods, going on roller-coasters at the amusement park, and renting movies from Blockbuster. Watching and re-watching the classic cellophane stories of Bogie and Bacall, Hepburn and Tracy, and Garbo and Taylor, at such formative years, gave Valerie the intuition for identifying soul-connection and the ability to forecast scenarios. An unrelenting secret agent of love, Valerie is always on the hunt to find your most compatible match!
Marianne Abbott wants to make every moment in life more cinematic. She wants life and love to take your breath away. A hopeless romantic and avid cinephile, Marianne spent her childhood in Guatemala City hiding in her room, watching rom-coms. Since leaving Guatemala, she has lived her own affairs to remember in Paris and New York. An adventurer, a storyteller and a true love detective, she will find the Bonnie to your Clyde, the Samantha to your Theodore, the Carol to your Therese.
Liana Afuni is a result-driven optimist who believes anything can be achieved with patience, persistence, fun...and risk taking! She finds pleasure in meeting people and is fascinated by the unique stories each and every human has to offer. With a passion for understanding human behavior combined with her compassion, nothing thrills her more than to help others find their joy! As a Civil Engineer turned Actor and Matchmaker, Liana is often asked, "What's the common denominator between the three?" Her logical response: "They all build bridges." And what does it take to build a bridge? Why, teamwork, of course...and perhaps a sense of humor! So let's begin this journey together with an open mind and willingness to say "yes!"
Meg Mccabe is sunshine in the human form. With a spirit that's always beaming, she has a way of transforming any moment into one of excitement, joy and warmth. As a Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and hypnotherapist, Meg is trained to peel away your layers and get to the core of your most authentic self. She fell in love with love while studying intensively under two of NYC's top relationship coaches, knowledge which she incorporates into her daily matchmaking. Her recipe for falling in love is a mixture of silliness, intrigue, vulnerability and attraction. If you want a match that nourishes your soul and sparks your heart, Meg will deliver.
Melody Kiersz started asking questions as soon as she learned her first words. Naturally, this insatiable curiosity led her to create her own course of study on "Happiness" at NYU's Gallatin School. Melody became a life coach and traveled the world seeking answers to the most basic question: what makes people tick? Her conclusion: Life is an adventure and the best way to enjoy it is to love, share experiences, and have as much fun as possible along the way! Melody uses her background to boost your confidence and sexiness factor as she gets to know you better than you know yourself. She will work her intuitive magic and creativity to find your match and curate experiences where both of you feel free to be your full authentic selves.
Gaby Aratow believes everyone is on a cosmic path and that you are a unique, beautiful piece of stardust. On her own voyage, she has gathered two Ivy League degrees and a professional background that ranges from stockbroker to talent manager to interior designer. She is also an international travel junkie, an award-winning writer, and a Project Runway fanatic! Gaby crafts matches to get the cosmic juices flowing. Her dates aim to feel exploratory and soul-satisfying, and her commitment is to lead you in a growth-oriented adventure.
Alyssa Bunn is a connector of dots. Full of insatiable curiosity, wit, and intellectual depth, she inspires you to take off your "mask" and dig deeper to understand your more authentic self. She instinctually understands how to help you discover and design the life of your dreams. Having been the head of talent acquisition at one of the top advertising agencies in the US, Alyssa deeply understands the core principles of matchmaking and human dynamics. Through her warmth and unwavering support, you'll too believe that love ignites when you master yourself then become the magnet.
Kimia Mansoor doesn't let situations get weird. An innate insight into what drives and motivates people has earned her the affectionate title of "Wiz," and you'll never find nervous darting eyes or awkward silences in situations she has a hand in. After receiving her bachelor's degree in Psychology from UC Irvine, Kimia travelled north to the Bay Area, where she's now completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. In addition to her schooling, she spends time providing thoughtful and empathetic support to clients in her clinical practice and participating on a local podcast about dating in the city! She dedicates her free time to analyzing, hip-hop dancing in heels, and making connections.
Vara Pikor is energized by the pursuit of love. Whether she's strolling the High Line or engaging in conversation at a networking dinner, she is on a quest to find compatibility. Vara is recognized for her versatility, balancing her career in the corporate sector with her matchmaking. She has fostered strong connections through her years in the Big Apple, and she's driven to crack the code of the human heart. After all, true love is best shared!
Nneya Richards is a Jane-of-All-Trades. With a background in fashion and travel and being a multi-passport-holding global citizen, Nneya currently runs Double N Rich Creative Consulting agency. Her passion for cultural explorations led Nneya to launch the blog "'N A Perfect World," a curated intersection of travel, food, fashion, and geopolitics inspired by the global citizen lifestyle of the millennial. An avid lover of love, Nneya believes romance can be found from coffee on a stoop in Brooklyn to martinis in a jazz bar in Paris. She is a strong believer in the dating experience and looks forward to sharing her own personal joie de vivre with you.
Amy De Souza discovers the characters in people. As a casting director for over fifteen years, she has perfected the art of screening and matching people. Her greatest role: being a connector for different types of people professionally, socially, and romantically. Amy is outgoing, inquisitive, a good listener, and excellent at getting down to the heart of things. Consider Amy a valuable asset to the production that is your love life.
Laura Martin is a people reader. As a native New Yorker, she appreciates the endless array of different personalities she comes across in her daily work. Her career as an executive recruiter has helped her to identify motivations. Applying this to romance, Laura digs deep to find the emotional root responsible for every action and reaction in your dating life. She wants to uncover your motivations-- conscious and subconscious--- to help paint a picture of who you are and what you want in a partner. Let Laura be your love recruiter!
Stephanie Grabor is a small-town girl with a persistence to see the world and meet everyone in it. Once a Logistics Officer in the Marine Corps, she now is using her skills to analyze your likes, dislikes and deepest desires. Stephanie believes a mix of spontaneity, lazy nights and good conversation can create the most meaningful connections needed for lasting relationships. With patience and determination, Stephanie won't give up on love. You can rest-assured!
Cora Boyd hails from the melting pot of culture that is New Orleans and fuses her writing and comedy background with her gypsy spirit to understand your story and help you take risks that pay off. Insatiably fascinated with human dynamics, Cora has lived and worked in five different countries and brings a global perspective to the world of love and desire. She believes that meaningful relationships are among the greatest adventures a person can have, and she's here to help you pack your suitcase. Cora enjoys off color humor, memoirs, poor quality reggaeton music, and high quality Belgian IPAs.
Lily Womble is tenacious, enthusiastic, and sure of finding your soulmate-level match. Hailing from the deep south and fluent in French, musical theatre, and international relations, she is a woman addicted to learning and creating. Her career as a professional advocate with nonprofits has taken her around the globe, from Cameroon to Malaysia and back. Lily has made fighting for the interests of others her life's mission and is thrilled to apply that passion to your dating life. She is a wizard at unpacking your desires and will work tirelessly to help you find the love you crave.
Marina Brenner believes that finding your ideal match should be a thrilling and seamless experience involving a little dash of magic. Her empathic nature and tender soul allows her to approach matchmaking with a mixture of compassion, intuition, loyalty, and humor. Marina comes to matchmaking via a career in sales, marketing, and social media and a personal understanding of the varied life permutations of mid-career individuals — kids, exes, and all the extra flavor they add to our lives. A native Californian and beach girl, endless summers inspired her to dream big and live happy. She's excited and ready to inspire you to find happiness in love.
Melissa Scatena is a love connoisseur with a sincere passion for fostering relationships and changing lives. Her experience teaching, coaching, and connecting with people around the world has given her a unique perspective on life and love. Melissa sees matchmaking as an art, crafting dates with diligence and creativity. She recognizes the importance of setting the stage for a real world date, a moment often missed out on because you swiped left. Melissa isn't afraid to dig deep, so that she can find the unique soul that will truly appreciate you, for you. Melissa's approach to relationship-building is refreshing and will help you to see your love life from a new vantage point.
Sarah Horton loves spontaneity. This thrill has inspired in her a love of traveling and speaking foreign languages, most recently finding herself in South America. Her diverse experiences abroad, making connections and developing relationships between different people, make her a natural matchmaker. Sarah currently works at an NGO and is driven by making a positive social impact. She is excited to help you try new things, always challenging you to take a step outside your comfort zone. You'll never know what you'll discover!
Alexis Sonder is a hopeless romantic who loves her fair share of chick flicks. In fact, once upon a time, she called Paris - the City of Love - her home. Bilingual in French and English, Alexis has a broad range of experience personally and professionally. She has been in the client service industry for over 20 years, working with world class luxury brands and Fortune 500 companies in sales and recruiting. Her passion lies in creating authentic connections and delivering personalized experiences. She takes the time to listen, empathize, and obsessively search to find Mr. or Mrs. Right for you!
Marisha Dixon coordinates collaborations and creative experiences that propel others to success. With experience as a Division I, collegiate level athlete, a Master's in Educational Leadership, and a number of professional roles within education, Ms. Marisha has dedicated her life to motivating and mobilizing others to achieve their goals. She believes that self-love begets authenticity, and authenticity inevitably allows one to attract genuine people and fulfilling experiences. Ms. Marisha is on a mission to ensure that you fall in love with all that makes you your authentic self, so that you are magnetic in love and life.
Celine Song is a people person. People are her drug of choice, and she wants to know what makes you tick, vibrate, and light up like a Christmas tree. She believes that love should be obvious, clear, and irresistible. An Ivy-educated working playwright living in New York, she uses her background in psychology and philosophy to be there for you in the journey of finding your partner-in-crime, your comrade-in-arms: the Bogart to your Bacall, the Kim to your Yeezy, the Trudeau to your Obama. Her philosophy of matchmaking draws from the psychologist Erich Fromm's The Art of Loving which suggests that "love is an activity, not a passive affect; it is a 'standing in', not a 'falling for.'" As for her own experience with love, Celine is in love with her husband, whom she met at an artist's residency and talked to for eight days straight, stopping only for their first kiss. As your love pioneer, Celine wants to start a conversation with you, working together to find you someone you can talk to all day and night. And she wants to hear about the kissing, too.
Catherine Broadbent is your personal cheerleader in the game called "love." A New England-bred, New York City transplant, Catherine has experienced the dating cultures of both cities, recognizing the importance of prepping from the inside out. With a background as a fashion executive, she can provide on-trend fashion advice so that you emerge invincible. This Chatty Cathy has an infectious spirit and knows just how to pep you up before your first dates. Get ready to dive into today's dynamic dating pool feeling and looking fabulous.
Sophy Singer is the "go-to" girl for anything dating-related. In her search for love, she developed her own dating strategy — which ultimately led her to to her last first date with her husband, Michael. Part matchmaker, part date coach, she hopes to inspire your faith in dating and reinvigorate your social calendar. Dating is not as daunting as you think, and in the end, it's all worth it. Her relatable, honest, and personable nature will be a grounding force in the course of this journey. Whatever crossroads you are at, she's ready to navigate with you!
Candice Cain is one of the most driven and determined women that you will ever meet. A native Long Islander, Candy is one of the few female writer/directors in the entertainment industry. During a five year hiatus she took to raise her twins, Candy worked as a destination wedding planner and was number one in the world in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and even had a television series about it, entitled "Wedding Lane with Candy Cain." She has been married to her police officer husband since 2005, and firmly believes that everyone deserves a happy ending.
Kate O'Connor is here to make dating work for you. This DC girl turned Seattleite was tired of seeing her friends lose confidence due to terrible dates with people who were not in it for the right reasons. When she began setting friends up on blind dates, she became addicted to helping people find love. Kate combines her experience working in the healthcare field, her learnings from past romantic encounters, and her empathetic abilities to understand your perspective and grow with you. She wants to capture what it is you are missing and bring back that spark in your life. Her philosophy is simple: You only live once.
Sherrie Adams believes with passion and communication, anything is possible. With over 15 years in the creative arts and wellness industry, she brings creativity with an eye toward practicality to her matchmaking. Sherrie's intuitive spirit, curiosity, and expansive wisdom illuminate her matchmaking. Through active listening and building deep connections, Sherrie provides endless possibilities for extraordinary encounters, revelations, and connections of the heart. She can't wait to go on this beautiful journey of discovery and wonderment with you.
Judi Longo is an empathic artist who draws upon joy and compassion to connect people. Her creativity emerged as a young child, a talent that has produced a meaningful career. After studying design at one of the top art schools in the country, she quickly rose to design director status in the New York City fashion industry. Her job brought her all over the world, building bonds with people from many different cultures. Those who know her treasure her insight in style, life, and love. Her creative mindset colors every connection she makes in matchmaking, and with her brush of intuition, she'd love to assist in painting your future.
Cynthia Bruck has always been fascinated by the most powerful energy known in the universe: love. As a television producer and director with four dating shows under her belt, she knows a thing or two about chemistry. Taking her strong work ethic, genuine love of human connection, and high energy attitude, Cynthia discovered matchmaking as a sweet spot in her life. She uses her keen intuition and her ability to immediately connect with people to create a magical encounter that will leave you with no choice but to sit back, be yourself, and enjoy the ride. Inquisitive and passionate by nature, she aims to build a foundation of trust, intention, and most importantly, fun with all her clients. As your dating director, Cynthia is steadfast in the pursuit of love.
Justine Luzzi is a multi-passionate, creative, and free-spirited New Yorker. After building a successful career in corporate strategy, she recently embarked on her own entrepreneurial journey as an intuitive life and digital strategist. Her mission is to help women empower their intuition around passion projects and utilize that power in digital entrepreneurship. Gifted with being intuitive and empathetic, she makes a fabulous matchmaker and life coach in one. With a strong faith in the higher power of love, she's sensitive in her approach. Your feelings, values, and needs will be her map ... so let her inner compass guide you!
Kerri Cohen is your tour guide through the sometimes bumpy road of dating. She'll bring an authentic mix of old school values and new age swag to guide you along the way. We all know love is the root to being truly happy, and she's here to find you just that. With a background in psychology and counseling, Kerri embraces individuality and enjoys making people feel at ease. Building confidence is one of her many secrets to making great matches, along with her strongest asset, her romantic intuition. After all, who you are on paper does not truly convey who you are. Kerri will read between the lines, digging deep to find what keeps you wanting more.
Dorothy Stover lives for love. With over a decade's experience helping those in love and their relationships, her focus is bringing more love into the world. Some of her great love lessons have come from her family: Her father advised her to date 100 people before marriage; her mother prescribed, "Never settle!"; her great-grandfather said, "Love is a choice. Each day you wake up and choose to love."; her grandmother cautioned her, "Be patient. Everything happens in its own time." Dorothy calls upon these lessons and more in helping her clients grow in life and love, believing it's the people we meet who help us become our best selves. Dorothy wants to help her clients choose love and to let go of fears.
Rachel Gaynes is a love-maker driven by a blend of destiny and hospitality. She lights the spark, fans the flame, and revels in the fireworks. Rachel got her start at age 14 as a wedding singer — amongst flowers and tulle — which she has since crafted into an eclectic career in music, marketing, journalism, and education. And yet, her proud passion is her master's in barstool psychology: Rachel is a sparkly fixture behind the bars of Chicago. With 10 years of chaperoning dates under her belt, she recognizes that some people need a touch of assistance for fate to take over. Rachel will handle the smallest details to make dating more romantic, nudging your stars into alignment. There'll be nothing left for you to do but be enchanted.
Danielle Koval can turn a simple life into la dolce vita. With a bachelor's in psychology and a constant curiosity, she's on a pursuit to bring love, laughter, and beautiful moments to others. Throughout her career, she has excelled in helping people in various capacities, including the medical field, hospitality, quality assurance, and education. Her personalized attention to one another's needs has been her legacy in every role. With a backbone built on compassion, integrity, and ingenuity, Dani will passionately work to put a smile on your face and an imprint on your heart.
Jourdan Boyd is a master at building community. Between volunteering overseas with forty colleagues to managing a large number of volunteers at her local church, Jourdan has perfected the art of seeing people for who they are and connecting them with others. Jourdan believes that authenticity mixed with laughter and a little spontaneity sprinkled on top is the recipe for a perfect date. She's ready to assist you in creating that magic!
Holly McCusker believes love is the greatest gift you can receive in life. With a master's in education and twenty years of experience in the field, it has always been Holly's desire to help people in all aspects of their life. Overcoming major hurdles along her own journey has taught her the importance of seizing the moment and appreciating the simple pleasures that surround her. She is a soul-seeking agent who spends a lot of time running. It has been through these runs that she became truly self-aware of her needs and desires. Holly affirms that when seeking love, you must first understand your authenticity and recognize your unique desires. Here to listen and lean on, Holly is certain to help you uncover what you are looking for in a partner.
Angelina Chau is an architect for relationships. With a background in corporate management building teams and fostering synergy, she possesses exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills along with an innately strong work ethic. She left the conventional office to follow her passion for people, becoming a digital nomad and seizing every opportunity to interact with people from various backgrounds. As a believer in fate and happiness, she is committed to transforming your matchmaking process into a meaningful and glowing experience. Allow her to build your foundation on a magical journey of finding love.
Sheridan Labbe is a thrill-seeker. She is constantly testing new avenues to connect people: hosting events, traveling to new cities, networking online and offline ... the roads are infinite. With a background in marketing and leadership, Sheridan prides herself in being a diversified entrepreneur across industries; her endeavors share the common-thread of open communication. Communication is at the heart of her matchmaking approach, and she uses her interpersonal expertise to draw out the inner parts of you throughout the process. Fueled by the rush she gets from positive results, Sheridan looks forward to vicariously reveling in your dating adventures.
Caitlin Reilly will lead you in the dating dance with ease and plenty of pizzazz. She is bubbly, enthusiastic, and endlessly curious about what you want in a partner. As a queer social justice activist with a master's in social work from Columbia University, Caitlin has made it her life goal to break barriers and forge new paths toward greater love for self and each other. Her personal and professional endeavors have shown her the importance of remaining true to who you are and never settling for less. No matter where you are at in your journey, Caitlin believes that loving yourself first is the key to success. As her role model, RuPaul, says, "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?"
Sarah Gould is passionate about the possibility of "happily ever after." An online love-connection success story herself, she is a true believer that everyone has someone out there and that finding them is merely a matter of logistics. With a background in corporate event planning, Sarah cultivates memorable experiences for her clients in a personalized way. She uses her exceptional listening skills and logical approach to problem-solving to support you along this journey. Her open, honest, always-be-yourself approach to life makes many feel that they've known her forever. The world of dating can seem intimidating, but with Sarah, you'll conquer it together ... and have a ton of fun along the way.
Constance Karcher is the quintessential people person, dreamer of dreams, and believer in magic. Intrigued by the human soul, she has the uncanny ability to find connection with most people she meets. She is an experience-collector at heart and knows that the joy of every experience is magnified by your connection with whom you share them. It's this perspective that drives her to create authentically shared dates between compatible people, with the ultimate goal of paving long-term relationships along the way. Constance aims to eliminate the guesswork out of the dating scene. So take a deep breath. She's ready to make your dating life easier!
Sash Bischoff firmly believes that relationships are the best and most important part of life. A Princeton alumna with an industrious spirit, she's analytical and yet a true romantic at heart. As a theater director working on and off Broadway, Sash is an expert at understanding people and what makes them tick. She's honest, trustworthy, and compassionate, getting to the heart of what you want. There's little she loves more than relaxing over a cup of coffee or glass of wine, getting to know how you think and feel ... then setting you on a path to achieve it. Sash can't wait to help you on your journey to finding the most important relationship of all.
Tess Richie is your agent in the search for love. With a BFA in drama from NYU and a decade's experience in client-facing roles, Tess is quick to delve into your character and hone in on your needs. While closing deals in the housing market as a real estate agent, she has a reputation for producing results quickly and effectively. Tess thrives under pressure with a smile on her face, building strong bonds with her clients and meeting expectations consistently. The key to her success: her rare combination of empathetic sensitivity, creativity, and task-oriented drive. An old-soul romantic, she's eager to broker your love connection and unlock the door to your heart!
Stephanie Rieux is a wise soul with the intuition to connect with all sorts of personalities. She brings to her matchmaking a well-rounded background in teaching, sales, and events. An excellent communicator, Stephanie cares deeply for your needs and takes actionable measures to see results. She aspires to understand diversity in each unique personality and is dedicated to learning what desire means to you. Stephanie can't wait to plan memorable first dates and add more fun to your dating life!
Lacey Bauer found her Prince Charming through a Tawkify matchmaker, and now she wants to do the same for you! After many first-hand experiences, she knows that dating can be just as much wondrous as torturous, and yet, it is all worth it in the end when you meet a great match. Lacey's degrees in psychology and chemistry form a balanced combination that produces sane — yet simmering — connections. Her years of neuroscience research has prepped her well: She's ready to listen to your needs, learn your priorities, and delve deep to get to what truly matters. When not studying the compounds of X and Y chromosomes, Lacey enjoys walking her poodle mix, improving her golf game, and watching a high-scoring hockey match with her honey.
Breonna Williams knows that finding your fitting companion takes dedication to the process of dating. It can mean coming out of your comfort zone, trying new things, and considering people you may not have initially thought would "fit the bill." With timing playing a key factor in her own experience, she has had her fair share of frogs before finding a Prince Charming. Breonna uses her experience as an executive assistant to be a personal dating assistant — problem-solving, communicating effectively, and handling matters promptly. She approaches matchmaking as a friend and can't wait to find your next match!
Annie Kingston knows how you feel. It can be tough out there. We swipe left and right (but mostly left) without ever really allowing ourselves to dive any deeper. So she's here to help you take the plunge! Annie firmly believes that the kind of love we're all looking for is the one that inspires us to be the best version of ourselves. An enthusiastic traveler, she's spent the past decade discovering what makes her own heart happy and has traveled to over 55 countries along the way. An ex-flight attendant on both commercial and private jets, she's now a writer, blogger, and matchmaker who's dedicated to helping you write your own happily ever after.
Melissa Roy sees life as one big adventure and tries to squeeze every last drop out of it. Bitten by the travel bug at an early age, she hit her goal of visiting 100 countries and 7 continents by the age of 30. Now a global citizen of the world, she has no plans to stop until she's seen them all. Her ability to relate and connect with people from all walks of life makes her the perfect wing-woman to help you score a date. Armed with a degree in psychology from Pepperdine University, along with a commercial acting career under her belt, she is ready to do some deep soul analysis to make your inner self shine. Her childlike wonder and curiosity for love and human behavior makes her a lifelong seeker of truth, yearning to understand the human condition, to learn what really makes people tick. A recent transplant to the Big Apple from the City of Angels, Melissa wants to help busy hopeless romantics navigate the treacherous waters of dating in the city.
Brigitte Weil knows the recipe for sweet success. This former New York Times-acclaimed pastry chef turned sought-after food and weight loss coach has been writing and coaching about creating the lives we deeply crave for decades. Brigitte believes you can have it all, and she will inspire you to use the assets you already possess to let your beautiful self shine. Like any recipe, dating is perfected by trial and error; you must be open to new flavors and adventure, and sometimes take a chance. Brigitte's secret sauce is her tireless commitment to becoming an expert on you, along with her extensive coaching experience in turning dreams into reality. Brigitte is ready to whip up some fabulous experiences and create a delicious journey of your best beginnings and happiest endings.
Paula Bukowinski is your love advocate. With the heart of a Latina, she has mastered the language of love: She's fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. She is a passionate communicator with a true knack for connecting people from different walks of life — nothing is lost in translation. Her vast experience in TV production, event planning, PR, and publicity has primed her with the networks and resourcefulness to guide you through this process. Paula will enchant you with her energy and make you feel at ease with the whole matchmaking process. She keeps it fresh and fun while successfully guiding you in accomplishing your dating goals. Paula's motto in life is "Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end." For her, not everything is drawn at random; sometimes you also need the magical touch from your love fairy!
Susan Tseng is a practical romantic. She understands that finding love is not easy, but the discovery can be fun and enlightening in the process. Susan has a BS in elementary education, motivated by a deep passion for psychology. She believes we are the product of our relationships, seeking others that feel familiar to us. Familiarity can come in different forms: common interests, lifestyles, preferences, and values. Susan has two tips for those embarking on this journey with her. (1) Love is a numbers game: The more chances you give yourself, the more successful you'll be. (2) Love is also honest: By sharing your true self, the easier it will be to find a compatible match. Let Susan initiate the conversation and help you make the first step toward love.
Natalia Murtaugh wants you to show your peacock feathers to the world. Her curiosity about people's thoughts and behaviors feed her energetic passion as a love strategist: she's here to empower you with the universal language of romance. Think of this multicultural gal as having an analytical, yet bubbly personality. With a background in psychology and research, she's a trained psychotherapist and relationship coach. Behind the scenes, she will cheerfully want to share amazing cooking recipes with you. Follow Natalia's guidance, and you'll feel supported to spread your wings... and have a lively time while doing so!
Carey Gaynes sang love songs at over 3000 weddings in her 25 years as a professional singer. But she realizes love isn't all flowers and fondant. She is a realist with a sentimental twist and believes that being your best self brings out the best in others, and draws in the love we all seek. "We enjoy the company of those that make us enjoy our OWN company." Her clients appreciate the encouragement and common sense that rings as true as the most romantic love song.
Antonia Greco is a New York City-based dating and relationship coach and the co-author of "Who Lies More, Men or Women? 6 Ways to Succeed in Dating, Relationships, and Life." Over the past eight years, she's worked one-on-one with clients of all ages to help them meet partners, date successfully, and has had a helping hand in several marriages. Her sense of humor and outgoing personality have a way of putting people at ease. In her spare time, she likes to run, fuss over cute dogs, play piano and bake pies. Antonia has been featured in Fox News, The Date Report, Seattle Weekly, CNN, Good Morning Japan, The Herald Tribune, Avantgardists TV, and many more. Stalk her at www.lovetapped.com.
Brooks Brower will meet you where you are and take you to where you hope to be! Splitting her time between NYC and Mississippi, she has your search covered above and below the Mason-Dixon line. Utilizing 15 years of higher education administration and event planning experience, Brooks brings an intuitive spirit, creative voice, assertive confidence, and passion to each interaction. A life-long learner, daughter, and friend, she challenges you to live without expectations and be content in the surprise of each beautiful day. Humbled by the power of love and motivated by the pursuit of bliss, Brooks has you covered in her daily grace!
Polina Rozenberg is an expert concierge with two decades' worth of great experiences under her belt. Dedicated to helping people and creating happiness, she lives a full concierge lifestyle, exploring and learning about what makes NYC amazing. By practicing warm and enthusiastic hospitality, she strives to surpass expectations by inventing memorable experiences — always with a hint of the Polina touch. On your journey to love, she is your friend, motivational coach, and unconditional supporter. Get ready because real love is on the way, by way of Polina.
Remy Robert believes that everyone has a story; her job is to help you write the "happily ever after." She loves to pull people out of their shells and discover what makes them tick, preferably over cheeseburgers or bourbon (that's the native New Orleanian in her). You'll often find her in the kitchen, where she ghostwrites and tests recipes for famous chefs. That's where she honed the blend of creative and analytical thinking that she brings to matchmaking. As your collaborator and co-conspirator, she'll push you to take risks and to find the fun in everything, so when you're in the next chapter of your own story, you'll be able to look at your new bae and truly say, "Oh, we met through a friend!"
Melissa Rogers may never sugarcoat anything, but she's as sweet as candy. This laughter-loving fitness instructor knows how to put in the work to get great results. Through meticulous attention to detail, conversational prowess, and a knack for bringing out the best in others, she revels in interpersonal relationships. Her newest relationship: the one she'll help you cultivate! With networks that span the United States, she's a "girl about town" wherever she goes: Minneapolis, Manhattan, Savannah, El Paso, you name it! Melissa is ready to motivate and do all the fancy footwork to bring romance back into your life.
Remy Boyd has one goal: surpassing expectations. With an extensive knowledge of how behavior plays a part in relationships and a penchant for understanding people, she's here to share the advice you need to succeed in the dating world. Remy specializes in identifying barriers that may lead to unsuccessful dates and coaches her clients with strategies to improve dating skills from a warm, direct, and down-to-earth perspective. Her ability to relate to diverse types of people is evident in her career prior to matchmaking, with work in industries such as marketing, media relations, and staffing. Remy will work with you to develop clarity on what exactly you are looking for in a partner. You will learn more about who you are, your real "type," and strategies on how to make a true love connection.
Nada Rifai is a dating coach and matchmaker with over ten years of experience. A social creature with a knack for seeing beauty in all things around her, Nada is fascinated by all aspects of the human experience. Her ability to be constantly amazed and inspired is nothing short of contagious. Nada's matchmaking approach is part dreamer and part pragmatist; she will help you keep your head in the clouds but your feet on the ground. You are a star, and Nada is going to remind you how bright you shine. Nada works relentlessly to help you master the art of communication, date with confidence, and get into (and keep) the relationship of your dreams.
Jenny Joan Hart believes in a thing called love. An established print and visual journalist, Jenny's passion for romance has led her to positions at Long Island Bride and Groom and The Knot, as well as at ELLE, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, and many other publications. Jenny now writes about travel, specializing in couple travel (what she calls "wanderlove"), destination weddings, and honeymoons. She met the love of her life after interviewing him for a dating column, and she makes it her mission to use her listening, investigation, and reporting skills to help others find their perfect match. Behind every great love story is a rough draft in need of editing, and Jenny wants nothing more than to help you create and live out the masterpiece you're destined for.
Caitlin D'aprano is step-by-step in her matchmaking. As a serial entrepreneur, she always starts by building a solid foundation. Caitlin knows it's up to you to succeed, and through her ventures, she has empowered people at various stages in their lives to create healthy and loving relationships, to have aspirations for the future, and to live with confidence. A go-getter herself, Caitlin practices what she preaches: She started her eco-friendly accessories brand Sea in 2011, and out of thousands of applicants, she was chosen to be on the BBC3 entrepreneurial reality TV program "Be Your Own Boss." Caitlin will get your feet moving in the right direction ... and be there every step along the way!
Kelly Ward will take care of the logistics so you can enjoy the magic and fun of dating again. Constantly on the move as a military child, Kelly has developed a natural ability to quickly develop deep connections with people. She encourages you to view every date as an opportunity for self-discovery, empowering you to step outside your comfort zone and dig deep so you can better connect with others. A strategy and partnerships professional based in New York City, Kelly has a rolodex of unique date ideas ready for you to try! She hopes you'll trust her to say yes to opportunities you never imagined for yourself — you never know what you may have overlooked in yourself or in others!
Lydia Schrandt believes long-lasting relationships are forged in the kiln of authentic shared experience. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she now is a travel editor, writer, and photographer, splitting her time between Barcelona, Houston, and Albuquerque. During her time living in eight countries on four continents - she's traveled to more than 35 - she has made connections with folks from all walks of life (and gotten to know herself better along the way). Her work as a journalist has taught her to ask the right questions to get to the heart of a situation, a skill she brings to the matchmaking table. With her curious spirit and passion for people, she's ready to help you embark on your ultimate romantic adventure.
Lauren Urasek wants to find you your person. She believes there is someone out there for everyone and knows with the right tools and mindset, you will align with your other half. With her unique background as a published author, dating blogger, and personality, she has seen it all. Lauren has shared her dating knowledge with outlets such as Good Morning America, Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, and more. Having analyzed the world of modern dating for years, she knows it like the back of her hand. With her relaxed yet confident and optimistic attitude, she is a great listener and genuinely wants to bring a positive spark to everyone's lives around her, no matter how small or large.
Jennifer Magana is the OOAK LoveNinja. She's ready to make it happen with law of attraction energy topped with intentional concierge style. Would you like to take the scenic route to love or accelerate from 0 to 100 real quick? Jennifer's intuitive creativity is the vessel to your happiness, joy, and love. As the career OfficeNinja, her expertise curating memorable events and providing exceptional, raving fan service is part of her DNA. It's no surprise that she is mother to five where integrity, compassion, love, empathy, joy and grace are daily habits! Her craft is Diamond Style and OOAK bio-individuality coaching. Jennifer takes you from where you are to where you want to be! Cheers to infinite possibilities!
Marilyn Bibby believes life about is the choices we make, with love being the choice to grow or remain. While born and raised in New York City, she now works in higher education in admissions and recruitment in Atlanta, GA. She operates by the process of elimination through screening in on the small details with the drive to deliver quality. She enjoys being around people who are not afraid to be their authentic selves and thinks it's the only way to live, love, and be happy!
Inayah Vanessa has literally seen it all in terms of relationship dynamics and human behavior. Having personally and professionally experienced a vast range of circumstances, she has lived on three continents, is multilingual, a business owner, and a writer. Her philosophy on love: Inayah believes matters of the heart go right, wrong, and just plain go nowhere. She will apply her expertise in helping you to navigate the needlessly complicated world of dating, fraught with human contrived rules and barriers. It's her basic goal to introduce you to quality matches and have all hearts go right!
Elaina Giolando has a thirst for adventure. She's spent the past four years traveling the world for work and pleasure, running projects for companies like IBM and Uber and developing public relations campaigns for the presidents of countries across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Striking a balance between free-spirited intuition and level-headed practicality, she utilizes her background in international project management to create dating strategies that are both realistic and fun. As a writer and a coach, Elaina has also spent years helping professionals from all over the world transform their careers and find jobs that reflect their passions — now she'll do the same for your dating life. After traveling to 60+ countries, she knows the journey is the destination, so get ready to embrace this incredible and exciting journey into dating.
Gigi Rodriguez is a "live your life to the fullest" kind of Gal. She inspires people on a day-to-day basis to never settle for anything but greatness and applies this life's motto to her matchmaking! Gigi is a highly motivated individual with an appetite for bringing the best out of people. She believes that with a little fun and humor, dating can be a captivating experience for all. Gigi will ease you out of your comfort zone and guide you to live life with passion.
Amy Walker is a natural born connector. Whether it's connecting with her clients to make them feel empowered or making romantic connections, Amy loves nothing more than bridging two worlds together. Coming from a career in project management and marketing, she firmly believes this starts with empathy and listening. Amy is on a mission to get to know you in order to introduce new and meaningful connections into your life. With an open mind and an open heart, together let's embark on a fun journey to bring more love into your life!
Davina Sutton is an adventure-seeking, world-traveling storyteller who you may sometimes see on your television from time-to-time. As a broadcast journalist, she is a pro at helping people tell their story to the world. Davina brings this talent to matchmaking: she considers your goals in love then curates dates that are anything but ordinary. While working hard to connect you with exciting indivuals, she will also encourage you to push the limits of what you think dating is. Davina will add her touch of adventure and create memorable experiences, so you can have your own stories to tell.
Dominique Salerno absolutely loves people—and connecting them is her specialty! As a successful theatre artist, Dominique knows that the most exciting thing in the world is the magic that happens between two human beings in a room together. No screens. No swiping. Just magic! You can leave the research to her; as an alumna of Princeton University, Dominique is a huge nerd who will focus her analytical mind on finding you some great matches. In addition to her Ivy league credentials, she also received her MFA in Acting—so she understands what makes people tick. More than anything, Dominique will be a positive ally on your journey, and she can't wait to help you find some great dates!
Kim DeYoung is just as comfortable in an evening gown as she is in blue jeans and a baseball cap. She'll offer you that same flexibility, creating a comfortable dating environment for you to be your best self. There's inspiration in everyday opportunities, and Kim wants you to seize every date as if it's the door to your future. She believes in the power of love and knows your entire life can change with that first date. Her approach is grounded in empathic communication: our minds communicate through reason and intellect, but our hearts communicate through the stories of love. Dating has its ups and downs, so she will be your rock as you navigate the sea of love. Keep calm and be classy.
Majet Reyes is ready to collaborate with you on finding love in your life! With a MS in Community & Trauma Counseling, she has had diverse experiences in all parts of the world assisting a wide range of people. In matchmaking, her approach is humanistic, person-centered and mindfully-based when. As an optimist, a yoga practitioner and a leader of a community that empowers women, she is motivated to guide others to success and believes that you are the expert of your life. Majet will ask the right questions to help you discover your true authentic self, working together to find meaningful purpose in your love life.
Sarah Carino Koza is ready to give you a straight-forward-no-nonsense path towards the love that you desire and deserve! A conservatory-trained and Ivy-educated teacher, Sarah was an early adopter in the online dating world (and has the face-palm/head-desk stories to back it up). She finally cracked the code when she met her husband... and what ensued was harmonious companionship. Through building her career as a music educator and classical pianist, Sarah is equal parts motivator, coach, cheerleader, and wise sage. She believes in the power of empowerment; you are the key to unlocking your own love story! Get ready for a healthy bit of sass, a lesson in spinning a negative into a positive, and countless possibilities.
Lauren Finney is ready to edit your options. With nearly 15 years of editorial experience, narrowing down good matches comes as second nature to her. She's decisive without finality, yet empathetic. She believes that relationships make the world go 'round and that matching like-minded people—whether in business, friendship or love—is one of the greatest joys in life. Her goal is to make matches based on common denominators, and, that with her help and a little bit of magic from the universe, she can do it for you efficiently and accurately—all with a bit of fun!
Linda Curtin enjoys learning about people. With a background in social work, she feels knowing the varied ways in which we each express/perceive love is key to finding a match. The search can be daunting, but Linda is ready to help you find a diamond in the rough. As a widow who re-married another gem, she feels life is richer when we love deeply. She sees people as multifaceted and approaches the search with 4 C's: Clarity, Commitment, Communication and Cooperation. She's excited to join you in your journey to find a love that's as precious and unique as you are! Linda won't just scratch the surface, she'll dig deep in order to bring real, quality people to your dating experience.
Camille Leon wants to open up your heart. With a background in psychology and knowledge of ancient yogic and meditative breathing techniques, Camille will teach you all the "oohs" and "ahhs" to get you over those first-date butterflies. Having spent six years living and working with locals in Thailand and India, Camille is ready to help you ground your mind and gently guide you into your most engaged "romance-asana." Camille believes that each of us has our own beautiful and unique cultural-emotional makeup. She's passionate about pushing you towards encounters that will inspire new meaning and growth in your life. Camille is nurturing, optimistic, and highly perceptive, and she wants you to take actions that resonate on a soul-level... to make you feel the most alive in your dating journey.
Maggie Gori is a global-minded, music-loving and adventure-seeking wellness advocate who believes in making an impact and connecting with people. Working in the nonprofit sector for the past 8 years, Maggie executed programs in order to empower individuals to eat well, feel good, and pursue one's highest quality of life. Maggie wants the same for her clients at Tawkify—to live one's best life, with their true love by their side! Maggie spends her free time teaching cooking classes, painting, and going on spontaneous travel adventures with loved ones.
Lucy Bierer is insatiably curious about people—what motivates them, what makes them tick, and of course, what makes them fall in love. Her empathic roots run deep in her being. She recalls the moment of discovering her life's purpose at a program called Building Bridges for Peace, where she learned how to bridge misunderstandings between people by actively listening and finding common ground. Lucy has carried that with her through many endeavors, including documentary film-making and most recently international diplomacy. Her greatest fulfillment has been in cultural immersion, most recently in Medellin, Colombia. Lucy is now back in the USA, and is excited to discover what makes you "YOU"!
Rebecca Soto is a native New Yorker, a traditionally trained studio artist and a strong believer in the power of romance. Rebecca is studying Mental Health Counseling and is influenced by the psychodynamic approach. She is fascinated by the dynamic mystery of the mind and brings that into her matchmaking repertoire. She believes love should always be intuitive, awakening and profoundly inspiring. You can find her at home watercolor painting, swimming in the ocean, or behind a book. When it comes to life and love, Rebecca believes there are no coincidences.
Ngoc Tran spent her formative years behind the bar of her family's French-Vietnamese restaurant in Virginia, where she developed a knack for active listening and putting people at ease. An MBA with 20+ years in management consulting and running tech startups, she has been steeped in the business of people. A lifelong learner, she's an expert at reading between the lines and is excited to help you begin your next romantic journey. Analytical and intuitive, empathic yet tenacious—Ngoc is a pragmatist who will make things happen for your love life. You drive—she'll navigate.
Angela Brewer is passionate about creating deep and meaningful relationships with people around the world. A small-town girl who thrives on the excitement of adventure, Angela is a courageous spirit committed to helping you step outside your comfort zone to reap the rewards of dating. Her strong sense of empathy derived from her experiences as a teacher, coach and global nomad allows her to quickly understand who you are and who will complement you. She loves exploring nightlife, hunting down new restaurants, listening to live music and sipping on unique cocktails. Whether you are looking for love, dating or just a new adventure, she believes opportunity is around any corner. Brace yourself for genuine experiences full of excitement, creativity and laughter!
Michelle Lewis is the girl you love to open up to! She's often the go-to girl to friends, family, co-workers (random people at the nail salon, grocery store...) for advice on just about anything: dating, relationships, healthy recipes, Instagram filters, to name a few. She cherishes moments of joy, lazy days at home with husband and 1 year old son, live music, and some good wine paired perfectly with a cheeseboard. Dating can be hard work, but with Michelle on your side, this journey will enlighten you to be the dater you always aspired to be.
Moni Oyedepo is ready to help you write the first few sentences of your next romantic chapter. A woman of the south living out west, she's got southern charm and sensibilities, but an insatiable hunger for living the most out of life. With a big heart and even bigger ears attuned to listen to your needs, she's excited to get to know you the real you, to find you the best matches possible. A former consultant turned comedian, she'll help you enjoy the sometimes uneasiness that comes with this new chapter through flavorful food, focused conversation and fabulous memories!
Rachel Toth has a passion for life, love and adventure. Brought up in a small town and now an avid traveler, Rachel recognizes that one of the common denominators of great happiness is genuine human connection. Her extensive experience in customer service and marketing gives her an uncanny ability to identify peoples wants and needs... sometimes before they are even aware themselves. She believes that chemistry happens face-to-face, but we do not always open our minds or hearts to be present in those pivotal moments. Rachel views each experience as an opportunity for growth and encourages you to approach this journey with an open mind. She is dedicated to taking the work out of your search, so you can seize the moments that awaken your soul. Together, it is her goal to find a special connection that plants a fire in your heart.
Maxwell Mikelic is on a quest for knowledge about the beginnings and longevity of relationships. As empathetic as he is extroverted, Max is currently pursing a career as a clinical and research psychologist at Columbia University, where he studies how communication can be effective in long-term relationships, and how attraction forms between people of all different backgrounds and identities. Dating has always been one of his favorite topics of conversation, and, as with friends, he much prefers working with his clients over laughs and beers than in lab coats and holding clipboards. For your success though, Max finds it best to incorporate elements of both!
Willow Frederick has a knack for bringing out your most confident, most authentic self, as if you've known her for years. An old soul and empathetic extrovert, Willow wants to get to know you just as much as you want to get to know your match. As part of the NYC dating scene for five years, she knows how overwhelming the pool can be, and how technology has changed some of the endless nuances of relationships. Building off of her bachelor's in psychology, Willow has been a teacher, counselor, researcher, world traveler and writer on all things sex and dating. She'll work with you to get the most out of each date, even if it's not "the one." Willow equips you with the tools to push your comfort zone and wants to hear all about it afterwards.
Joanna Mandell loves to make people feel comfortable, supported and heard... and above all else, laugh! She believes that in life there is nothing more important than personal relationships grounded in humor, passion and connection. After many years as a publicist, Joanna knows how to dig deep, find your strengths, interests and desires, and then pitch them perfectly! She started matching friends long ago, and much to her surprise, created life-long relationships. Flash forward: Joanna is now in the stage of raising moody teenagers at home, so patience and understanding are a constant in her life. She really wants to be there for you every step of the way, and be part of your exciting journey!
Deanna Mercurio is a naturally curious intuitive with a passion for bringing people together. Her career as a matchmaker is a testament to her innate ability to empathize, listen and understand the needs and wants of others. With her background in human resources and on-boarding new talent, she is able to ask the right questions while making every experience fun, comfortable and worthwhile. Deanna believes in the power of love and is excited to help you find your next great match!
Holly Clarke is always moving forward through hard work and motivation. A go-getter with a background in public health and team leadership, she fashions herself as a Connector per Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point: making change happen through people. Holly is energized by helping her friends form and foster healthy relationships—whether it be linking her Boston friends to her San Francisco friends, or finding common networks to spark up conversations. Holly has firsthand experience with today's transformative dating environment and knows how complicated it can be. She is here to make dating refreshing, fun and exciting for you. Let's move forward to find love by being your best self!
Anika Rashaun Walker always had a knack for reading people. Over the years, her unique and authentic skill has made her the "go-to" person for advice. From dating & relationships, career help, travel, cooking and more, Anika is fulfilling her destiny as a lifestyle guru. Her brand #ASKANIKA highlights the importance of doing what you want on your own terms. Passionate about mentoring on relationships, love, and self improvement, Anika began matchmaking to help her viewers with dating and all the planning that comes with. She's a strong believer that there is someone out there for everyone. Known for being "the best gift giver and party planner," Anika will work hard to plan your creative, unique, unforgettable experiences through Tawkify. Anika has an unconditional empathy for clients and will work very hard to put you on a track to success. Anika is your love positivity cheerleader, here to advise you, be there for you and address your concerns... all you have to be willing to do is open your heart.
Ashley Brinkman's intuitive instincts are figuring out the who, what, when, where and why; that's the reason she was drawn to matchmaking. She has always had the drive to dive deep with people and help them figure out their needs, whether in life or relationships. She is curious about people, which has led her down the path of TV hosting and interviewing. With the skills accumulated while hosting in Los Angeles, she is dedicated to using those skills to help others find friendship, romance, and - of course - amazing dates! Her passion hinges on understanding people and contributing to their happiness. She believes there is someone out there for everyone and that that person will only enhance your already amazing life.
Kimberly Jannetti believes in serendipitous moments! Having met her husband at an introductory self-defense class, she knows first-handedly that you never know where true love will find you. With her impeccable ability to judge character and see through facades, she is excited to help you navigate this experience by taking care of all the details to find you compatible matches. She takes an inquisitive and passionate approach: digging deep to find out what makes you tick and helping you discover your inner "spark." A firm believer that you receive from the universe what you put out, Kimberly is ready to guide you to be open, take risks, and find joy in the small moments.
Liz Lynch is the ultimate, objective wing-woman here to help navigate the otherwise overwhelming and impersonal landscape of modern dating — with you and for you. She believes that if you can identify where it is you want to go with love, that the journey can be an enjoyable, direct flight — no unnecessary connections, no exhausting delays. Culling from her vast professional experience in finance, sales and communications, she has a knack for attentiveness, efficiency and carving natural paths between what one has to offer and what one desires. A native New Yorker and current world traveler, she has a roaring talent for effortlessly bringing together collective minds, manifesting positive and genuine happiness.
Briana Basler was on her way to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor when she decided to trade her stethoscope in and switched gears. Enter the world of subconscious based psychology. Following her intuition as an empath, she is a passionate student of the heart and soul and flourishes by helping people to uncover their truest selves. By using multiple tools to help uncover who you are and what you really want, she will go to great lengths to ensure you have a fulfilling dating experience. Be prepared to get real, raw, and down to the bare bones of YOU.
Stephanie Jones is an organized self-starter with a thirst for adventure. Embracing uncertainty through a multitude of experiences, she believes life and love are all about being open to the unexpected. As a certified life coach with a project managerial sensibility, she is committed to creating an organized, personalized and supportive dating experience for you. She enjoys the authenticity of personalities and has the ultimate goal to create a space of trust and understanding in each of her relationships. Her approach encourages self-growth and self-love, and she can't wait to get started on this transformational journey together!
Lauren Daddis loves love and hopes she can help you do the same! With a background in entertainment publicity, Lauren has a knack for creating and maintaining client relations and reputations. She sees the shine in those she meets and works from a place of compassion. When she left the entertainment industry to raise a family, she became a yoga teacher and now matchmaker. Lauren takes great pride in providing a healing, loving environment for her students. She takes a supportive, strategic and forward-thinking approach to guide you on your dating journey. If you're feeling challenged by your love life, let Lauren help you fall in love with love again!
Michelle Hennessey doesn't want you to Netflix and chill anymore—she wants to help you find Amazon Prime and commitment. Though she is formally trained as a therapist, Michelle's background extends beyond active listening skills, motivational interviewing and empathy. Michelle is extremely extroverted, a devoted foodie and a natural leader who values harmony and stability. Her intrinsic drive is motivated by making others laugh, planning fun-filled activities and listening to others with sensitivity and warmth. Michelle aims at finding authentic and quality matches that inspire you to be the best version of yourself, while creating opportunities for long-lasting and satisfying relationships.
Eric Antos is a firm believer in seeing every opportunity as a blank canvas on which to dream and to expand your horizons. As a person of many hats, Eric has immersed himself in illustration, business development and luxury retail with a strong purpose of crafting personalized experiences. Having lived in both Paris and Barcelona and explored the world, he believes love has no borders: there's beauty in discovering new emotional terrain. Eric will accompany you in exploring different destinations and new people on your journey together. He is eager to help you to find pride in your authentic self as he illustrates an experience showcasing the many colors of you.
Jami Haugen wants to inspire you to open yourself up to the beautiful and unknown. She is a gypsy soul with a heart of gold. Her quest for love and connection, coupled with her high emotional intelligence, led her to the study of acting and philosophy, where she delved deeper into her already acute understanding of the human spirit. Her extensive role in customer service has expanded her sphere of interpersonal relations, this is where she truly learned the art of networking and communication. Jami wants to know what makes you tick, grab a hold of it and help propel you into the exciting world of dating. She wants your love life to expand your world and she is the rock that will be with you every step of the way.
Simone Grossman is a theatre maker in New York City that utilizes her background in the performing arts to empathize and connect with you on your journey to love. Constantly inspired and fascinated by the human condition, Simone is an eternal optimist with a side of hopeless romantic. Eager to find the Romeo to your Juliet or the Beatrice to your Benedic, Simone takes an actors approach to her matchmaking style—the belief that listening is key! Her favorite things include dim sum, masterpiece theatre and the new Cardi B album. Simone's philosophy is: an open-heart, a sense of humor and a little sass are the best ways to set the stage for romance.
Kirsten is a holistic life coach with an advanced certificate in transformative coaching. Her love of people and deep interest in the human psyche - as well as her own relationship journey - has informed her study of what makes relationships work over time. Having spoken with hundreds of Tawkify clients about their dating lives, Kirsten brings a uniquely informed perspective to the matchmaking journey. She is a natural networker and connector who brings more than 30 years of broad experience to her client work in the areas of personal and professional development in health and wellness, relationships, parenting, spirituality, energy and body work; sacred awakenings and transformational coaching.
Lexi Hart believes self-love, positive thinking and confidence are three keys to finding love. With a Masters in Mass Communication and a past as a journalist, it's been her job to get to know strangers on a deeper level in a matter of minutes. Hart has a natural ability to empathize with others while simultaneously remaining open and honest about your needs and what has to happen in order for you to find love. She believes everyone has a match, we just have to find them. Her goal is to make introductions that compliment personalities, stimulate minds and open hearts. One thing is for sure: she does everything with H[e]art!
Mia Mckinney is a strategist who thrives in the journey. In her career as a marketing consultant, she learned that making the right connections and cultivating relationships will ultimately lead to great outcomes. Mia's roadmap to where she is today exemplifies the beauty in the scenic route: from the east coast to the west, and Mexico City in between, she left her heart in San Diego, to arrive in her family abode, Salt Lake City, with her rugby coaching husband and three children. Mia knows that everyone has a rich backstory too, and she's excited to learn and share in yours. She's committed to introduce you to people, for you to build connections and develop relationships... and guide you to reach your end goal: love.
Julia Riffle curates positive experiences and methodizes success for all of her clients. With experience as a an educator abroad and Silicon Valley startup success manager, she has dedicated herself to helping others realize their own potential. An avid traveller, Julia has seen the power of love across continents and wants everyone to experience the beauty of human connection!
Laura Kleinbaum is your dating spirit guide, i.e. your quirky BFF, your zen life coach and your kind-of-unfiltered-yet-super-intuitive Jewish grandma all rolled into one. An Ivy-educated, sex positive, and LGBTQ-friendly writer living in NYC, Laura believes that all great relationships have a sweet and balanced blend of sexual attraction, intellectual attraction, shared values and mutual respect. She has intimate knowledge of New York City's unique dating culture and a boundless interest in you and your romantic aspirations. Whether you're looking for the Nancy Meyers rom-com with cute banter or the Jane Austen novel... with cute banter in an English accent, she will seek it out. Then, she will hold your hand while she gives you a push toward it (figuratively, so that's totally possible).
Isabella Beham is a straight-shooting optimist who is here to bring fun and authenticity to your dating life. Isabella has impacted an audience on a global scale through her relationship writing and molding her psychological expertise into actionable dating guidance. Having completed her MA while traveling the world, she is a natural researcher, risk taker and problem solver. She combines these skills with her creativity and intuition to help clients find genuine people they can be themselves around. Isabella doesn't just want to help you fall in love, she also wants you to fall in love with yourself. She can't wait to guide you along this adventure!
Lizzie Koehler believes deeply in the human capacity to connect. We are all made for connection, but there's a process of learning how to: it doesn't just happen on its own. Lizzie will teach you to be intentional and proactive in your actions toward connection. She will help you take your love life into your own hands, moving forward thoughtfully and deliberately. Beginning with self-empowerment, let's brighten your shine so that others can see your beautiful light!
Casey Donaldson is here to help you find love + learn more about yourself. She's an intuitive compassionate yogi who is super easy to get along with, fun to talk to and devoted to listening. She's been traveling around the world connecting and falling in love with all walks of life and teaching spiritual practices related to love. She is passionate about guiding others to a place of peace and happiness. Enthusiastic, kind and driven, she is fascinated to discover what a soulmate means to you!
Marlyn Velez is excited to get to know you. She operates with great enthusiasm and optimism, in order to navigate you through this sea of fish. She brings over a decade of experience in education and recruitment with a Masters degree in Organizational Development and Leadership. As someone who successfully navigated online dating to find her match, she is eager to get you to love the process of dating. What are you waiting for? Let's get started!
Tarryn Lambert is a natural interviewer who's not afraid to ask the deep questions to understand people's motivations. She uses psychology, coaching and self-development to help you enjoy the process of dating and grow long-term relationships. Her background in user experience design helps her tailor dating to you over time. She believes each date you go helps you understand what you want and actually need in a relationship. Dating is an iterative process of self exploration that gets you closer to that soul connection. Tarryn believes strong matches are made on similar values and isn't afraid to use a little "woo woo" to highlight those.
Carly Lockwood is a born creator, connector and adventure seeker. Her experience traveling the world has instilled unique perspective on the many shapes and forms a connection can come in. She recognizes the challenges of dating in a digital era made up of plentiful options, but also believes an in-person meeting of the minds and energy trumps any online algorithm. Her unique approach to matchmaking involves creating a space for her clients to feel comfortable and confident, enabling them to show up as their true, authentic self. Let the adventure begin!
Shelley R. enjoys connecting people to situations that delight them. Whether to a job, an activity or another person, Shelley loves to help people find happiness. She has been fortunate to work in professions that encourage this, running a sleep away camp, recruiting and hiring people and as an HR executive. Her passion has helped others find new friends, new careers and new love. Shelley is excited to get to know what will delight and work with you to make that happen.
Mischa Skolnik was born to be a matchmaker, collecting friends and connecting people from a very young age. She is trained as a health & lifestyle coach, with a focus on love and relationships. She has experience as a community builder, event planner, private chef and ceremonial leader. She is committed to personal growth, health and happiness—and sees dating as a tremendous opportunity for learning the beauty and magic of life. Her commitment to authenticity, truth, love and creativity comes through her compassionate care of clients and seeing each dating experience as significant on one's personal journey toward love.
Lauren Morley believes in Disney, yet she knows that true love isn't always a fairytale. It takes work, commitment, compromise and dedication and a "fantasmic" adventure along the way! Lauren's mission is to make each day a little brighter and help you connect with your inner-self kind of like Rafiki. She comes from the faraway land of Marketing and harnesses this experience to understand diverse audiences. If you're ready to meet your Princess or Prince Charming and willing to put in the work to find them, Lauren is your eager sidekick on the journey!
Anna Morgenstern has been helping men and women find love for over five years in NYC. She started her own dating coaching business in 2017 and has helped many clients understand their dating roadblocks that have kept them from finding and keeping relationships. Her personal mission is to make dating humane again by helping clients stop swiping and start connecting in real life again. Anna has been passionate about dating and relationships since taking her first psychology class in college. She'll use her background in understanding relationships to help you be your best self on a first date. From conversation topics to date outfits, Anna will provide great suggestions to set you up for success.
Natasha Thaler knows that love is love is love. Whoever you are searching for, she will look in unconventional places to find the one who lights your fire. A native Brooklynite and avid traveler, she knows the ins and outs of finding love in this beautiful city and beyond. She lives by the mantra, "you will regret your inactions the most." Take action, be bold and be open. An artist, a writer and a lover of love, Natasha will find your partner in crime, your other half and your person.

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