Discrete and personalized matchmaking
As a fourth-generation matchmaker, Maria Avgitidis has a natural knack for making the love connection. Her agency was born after a couple she set up hit it off and recommended her to their friends. From Agape Match’s New York City headquarters, she’s taking matchmaking into the future. “It was in my DNA all along,” she says. Agape Match caters to clients who don’t have the time or inclination to use a typical dating app. For people with certain kinds of careers—doctors, lawyers, C-level executives, and professors—those apps may not be discrete enough. And for entrepreneurs and finance professionals, time spent swiping right and left is money lost at work.
The future of matchmaking
Agape Match uses technology to drive targeted traffic and high caliber members into its database. Avgitidis and her team regularly check up on all members to learn their relationship status. The agency team also constantly seeks out new ways to better understand Agape Match’s members’ needs through data mining and analytics. They use SEO, social media, and email to better the agency’s recruitment efforts. Beyond the sophisticated use of data, Agape Match provides dating and relationship advice to its members. On the agency blog, in email campaigns, and through phone and in-person consultation, Agape Match helps members overcome whatever obstacles they encounter in dating.
The Agape Match team provides a stress-free experience by providing full date concierge up to the second date. The agency takes care of reservations, date confirmations and reminders to streamline the dating process for its members. The day after the date, clients (and their dates) receive an email from Agape Match early in the morning with a form requesting feedback. The responses help Avgitidis and her team calibrate their search for the next match or help set up the following date.
AnswerConnect is a match
“Being a boutique service that caters to individuals seeking a human touch,” Avgitidis says, “it was imperative that we could direct potential clients to a human to help take our calls.” A friend recommended AnswerConnect and showed her how our service works. Knowing that 50 percent of Agape Match’s signups take place on the weekend, Avgitidis knew 24-hour live answering coverage could help her business. “The cost of using AnswerConnect for one year was paid off within five days of using the service,” Avgitidis says. “We were able to connect immediately with potential clients who called when we were unavailable.”
Matchmaking agency of the year
Agape Match’s winning formula for dating success was validated at the U.S. Dating Awards 2016, in September at the Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan. The event celebrates the country’s favorite matchmakers, comparing them on approachability, professionalism, innovation, success rate, cost, customer service, reputation and partnerships. At the end of the evening, Agape Match walked away as Matchmaking Agency of the Year. Congratulations to the team at Agape Match, and if you’re a busy professional looking for love, give Agape Match a call or visit agapematch.com.