#FUVLove: NYC Matchmakers Reveal The Secret Sauce For Love

We’d all like to wake up one day to a phone call from a mysterious voice telling us they’ve found our soul mate. You can probably even picture the woman consulting her crystal ball on the other end. For many people, that’s what they think Matchmaking is: a myth, old school, and too good to be true. They couldn’t be farther from the truth. Matchmaking is not only alive and well, but it’s thriving in New York and across the country. We talked to Four top matchmakers to find out what the industry looks like today, what they think of love in the age of dating apps, and the best advice for finding The One. With decades of experience and hundreds of success stories between them, you might even find yourself singing, “find me a find! Catch me a catch!”


It’s been almost ten years since Michelle Frankel left her job as a lawyer to make it as a matchmaker. Now she runs NYCity Matchmaking and New Jersey Matchmaking and has appeared on CBS, ABC, Fox News, and CNN.

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Steven Ward started working as a matchmaker with his mother right out of college. Together they starred in and Produced the show “Tough Love” on VH1. Today he’s the CEO of Master Matchmakers, operating nationwide.

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Janis Spindel has been in the matchmaking game for over thirty years after setting up a string of friends while working in fashion. Her daughter Carly followed in her footsteps, and now they both run Janis Spindel and Carly Spindel Serious Matchmaking, catering to clients across the globe.

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