Posted By: Kelly Seal Date: 01-09-2020 Comments: 0
What’s not to like about the hot, bustling city of Miami? There are so many places to check out and people to meet, making it a great place for dating. However, according to local news website The New Tropic , the city can be tricky for finding a relationship if you don’t have patience and an open mind.
First, there are more women than men in the city, and the number of female college graduates far outnumber the men with higher education. Many women complain that the guys aren’t serious (because they have their pick of women). There are also a lot of people still living at home with relatives because the rental market can be extremely high, which can be a turnoff for dating.
But Miami isn’t that different from other big cities where singles struggle with dating and meeting new people (and their financial situations). The great thing about Miami is things are constantly changing. The addition of more jobs in the professional, financial and business sectors at higher margins than the rest of the country means more young professionals to choose from, ladies!
If you’re new to the city, or need a little help navigating the dating scene, we’ve rounded up great dating and relationship experts for you to consider.
Dan Silverman began his local matchmaking and coaching business in 2006 to help men develop their dating skills. In more recent years, he opened it up to help women, too. He keeps his client roster small so he can work and be effective for everyone. While you can join his matchmaking database for free, you aren’t guaranteed matches unless you opt for his coaching services, which start at $200 per hour, so be prepared to invest. The best part? He personally matches all of his clients – bypassing software and algorithms that the bigger matchmaking corporations rely on. Plus, he’s an expert on the ins and outs of dating in Miami.
Charlotte DeLuzio and Julia Bekker
Charlotte DeLuzio and Julia Bekker from Love Bass Matchmaking have a combined total of over twenty years of experience in dating coaching and matchmaking. With offices in West Palm Beach as well as Miami, they know the local dating scene well, and offer a range of services including dating coaching, profile crafting, image consulting and matchmaking. Their matchmaking business operates much like Millionaire Matchmaker, where women can join for free and can attend “elite level” events, whereas men pay for services depending on what they want. Their coaching services are more egalitarian, starting at $150 for the first session and offered to both singles and couples.
Apollonia Ponti left her high-paying corporate banker job to pursue her passion – finding love for others. Based in Miami, she’s a certified coach and speaker, and her business is focused on helping men attract women and building their relationship skills to be better partners. As she says on her website: “I want men to know that no matter what walk of life you come from, or what mistakes you have made in your past – you, and only you can make the decision to be the person in charge of your love life.” In addition to coaching, she also hosts a boot camp and a podcast for men to take charge of their love lives.
April Davis – Luma Luxury Matchmaking
Luma is an exclusive matchmaking service with a team of matchmakers in various cities across Southern Florida, including Miami. Founder April Davis got her start with an MBA and early matchmaking skills, and boasts an 83 percent success rate. She caters to the young professional crowd, and you can join her database for free, but if you want to find matches they have customized packages for their clients. They use software to find a pool of matches for their clients, and then choose some for “in-depth” matching where your matchmaker actually meets your top matches before setting you up on a date.
These Miami-focused dating and matchmaking experts are ready and waiting to help you navigate the dating scene, whether you’re new to the city or born and raised in the area. Experts can really make a difference, so why not in your love life too?
Kelly Seal is a freelance writer, dating expert, and author of the book “Date Expectations: A Guide to Changing Your Dating Life and Finding Real Love.” She got her start in the dating industry by hosting speed dating events around southern California and offering advice and encouragement to attendees. She now lives in L.A. and spends her free time hiking in the Santa Monica mountains and blogging at www.kellyseal.com.