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Dating in South Florida in the Eyes of a Matchmaker

What is it like to date in South Florida? If you ask seasoned matchmaker Cheryl Maida, matchmaking is the best avenue to find your person.

“When I started in the matchmaking business 14 years ago, the apps existed but were not that popular. Fast forward to Covid, and the apps went crazy. With so many people exploring the apps over the years, they have become watered down. Some people are dishonest about their age or putting photos up from 20 years ago. People are wasting a lot of time and money on the apps. We alleviate the time spent scrolling through hundreds of profiles and narrow it down. We have quality over quantity,” said Cheryl Maida.

Cheryl’s matchmaking company, The Black Tie Club, has become an exclusive dating service for busy professionals of all ages. Cheryl started the matchmaking company in 2010, and it expanded three years ago through a partnership with John Ferber, a successful technology entrepreneur. They have joined forces to combine the best aspects of traditional matchmaking with the technological advances of online dating and address and eliminate the pain points that everyone hates with traditional dating apps and services. Their niche is successful professionals in their 20s and up to 83; some in their 30s and 40s who have never been married, others in their 50s or 60s who are widowed or divorced. The company specializes in South Florida, anywhere from Miami to Port Saint Lucie, and recently, the West Coast of Florida and a database of clients from New York.

Unlike other matchmaking services and dating apps, The Black Tie Club has thousands of vetted clients in its database who receive dating coaching. Their matches see photos of each other before the date, but they do not receive each other’s phone numbers, so they can get to know one another on the date. This has been successful among clients, with many going on second dates and having long-term relationships. Cheryl says the second date is when people really get to know each other and are not as nervous.

“What makes us different is that everyone in our database can financially take care of themselves, and they are localized. We personally interview every client; no one will get catfished on our site. We provide our clients with a professional photo shoot and pair them up to work with a matchmaker,” added Cheryl.

The Black Tie Club offers more than just matchmaking. The matchmakers take the time to listen to their clients and what they are looking for in a partner. They do all the work; they set up the date and make the introductions. They also offer coaching before and after a date so clients can find out what they are doing right and what they can do better. During the interview process, they learn about the client’s background, personality, and lifestyle.
“Our job doesn’t stop after the first date. We form a very good bond and relationship with our clients. We still offer advice to our clients who have been together for a year. We have their best interest at heart and truly form friendships with our clients,” she said.

With over 14 years of matchmaking experience, Cheryl gives her clients sound advice on setting dating expectations. She recommends going on a first date with an open mind and taking a few dates to get to know someone. She also suggests having similar hobbies and narrowing down the checklist of important qualities in a partner.

“If you are single in South Florida, the apps are not the answer anymore. Matchmaking is a wonderful avenue with a good success rate. We have dozens of people who have gotten married and are living with each other,” said Cheryl.

Many clients have praised Cheryl and The Black Tie Club for guiding them through the dating world.

“I have had a wonderful experience working with Cheryl and her staff at The Black Tie Club. At first, I was nervous to be set up on dates. After speaking to Cheryl on the phone, my mind was immediately put at ease. I have met and dated many fascinating people through The Black Tie Club. I would highly recommend The Black Tie Club to men and women looking to get back into the dating world!” stated a happy client.

“Thank God for The Black Tie Club. Cheryl and her staff are amazing to work with and so kind and attentive. All the members are pre-screened and vetted, unlike all the other dating apps out there. The matchmaker I worked with really cared about me and my life and helped me find someone to share my life with. Even though I was working with a certain matchmaker, Cheryl, the owner, made sure to check in with me and really cared about how I was doing. I would give them more than five stars if I could!” stated another satisfied client.

Find your perfect match with the help of expert matchmakers at The Black Tie Club.

Call: 561-702-1419

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