They say it takes a village, and here's yours. This team of experts includes psychologists, leading academics, and a stylist-photographer team to bring out your best. We are here to get you on a good first date and more...

Grace Lee

Grace Lee

Grace Lee

Founder and Dating Specialist

As a former matchmaker in NYC and veteran of this city’s tumultuous dating scene, there truly isn’t anything I haven’t seen. And now, I’m using all of my dating experience, horrific and triumphant, to help my clients survive and enjoy their romantic lives. My goal is to give advice, support and encouragement, no matter what you’re looking for.

Sasha Chapin

Sasha Chapin

Sasha Chapin

Writer in Residence

I love coaching and talking, but I’ve always found writing to be an awful chore. That’s why I get Sasha to do it for me. With a little discipline, he’s learned how to deliver my message and make it sound right.

He’s an author and journalist who’s written for The New York Times Magazine, Buzzfeed, and others. His first book, a memoir called All the Wrong Moves, was just published by Doubleday. He lives in LA, but don’t hold it against him.

Michelle McSweeney, PhD

Michelle McSweeney, PhD

Michelle McSweeney, PhD

Language Specialist

Michelle is a texting scientist. After years of study, she knows what the hell is going on in the world of SMS. Don’t know how to text your new match? Michelle does. She’s analyzed over 1.5 million messages from newly matched couples.

I love her work. I’m not alone. She’s an award-winning presenter, author, and podcast host. Also, she holds a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center and has taught at Columbia University and The Pratt Institute.

Dr. Elizabeth Cohen

Dr. Elizabeth Cohen

Dr. Elizabeth Cohen

Relationships

Look. Romance is complex. There are deeper issues than understanding Match.com’s interface. Dr. Cohen is here for that. Her therapy complements our coaching when we need to investigate more than your texting habits.

Dr. Cohen is a clinical psychologist with 15+ years experience. She received her PhD from Boston University, and served as Director of the CBT program at Bellevue Hospital. She has been featured on NBC News, Women’s Health, and others.

Dr. Alison Locker

Dr. Alison Locker

Dr. Alison Locker

Children & Single Parenthood

Divorce is confusing. Post-divorce romance is even more confusing. How do you juggle good dates and good parenting? What do you tell your kids? When should they meet your love interest(s)? Dr. Locker helps navigate these choppy waters.

She’s a clinical psychologist and native New Yorker. She attended the Horace Mann School, got her Bachelor’s degree at Harvard, with honors, and went on to earn a PhD at CUNY.

Dr. Samantha Lutz

Dr. Samantha Lutz

Dr. Samantha Lutz

Relationships & Intimacy

Whether you’ve had sex three times this week, or this decade, you might have hangups about sexuality. We all do, and it’s difficult for most of us to talk about, until we talk to Samantha. Her job is all about making intimacy less awkward and more fulfilling. This isn’t high school sex ed; it’s a chance to talk openly about how to have a good time. She holds faculty appointments at NYU and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Ashley Gallerani

Ashley Gallerani

Ashley Gallerani

Photographer

Nobody has good pictures of themselves. That’s why our clients see Ashley. She can make anyone feel like a supermodel, but unlike supermodel pictures, hers aren’t retouched or contrived. They’re just good.

She’ll do the same for you. With her combination of editorial and street style experience, she’s ending the era of bad iPhone selfies. Her work has appeared in Volant Magazine, Marie Claire China, and others.


Hillary Cooper

Hillary Cooper

Hillary Cooper

Stylist

Hillary is the most efficient stylist in NYC. Within a few hours, you’ll have a closet full of amazing first date outfits, whether you’re going to the Hamptons or a hip new restaurant in the West Village.

She has been in the fashion industry for decades. In addition to full-service styling, she’s a Luxury Brand Manager for the RealReal and also, as if she doesn’t have enough happening, has her own fashion line and two gorgeous kids.

Krity Shrestha

Krity Shrestha

Krity Shrestha

Stylist

Krity understands the art of runway style but knows how to translate it into how people actually wear clothing. By day, she designs eveningwear and works with top beauty brands. By night, she’s an Instagram influencer with over 18K followers. So, she’s literally a pro at looking good in pictures, and she’ll lend you her expertise. And after she’s done with your closet, you’ll have new looks that will surprise you (in a good way.)

Alisa Purifico

Alisa Purifico

Alisa Purifico

Advisor

I met Alisa during my matchmaking career, and she stood out. She’s a big-hearted lioness. She tells it like it is, and destroys her clients’ preconceived notions about romance. In other words, she’s about what I’m about: cutting through the garbage of modern dating to find meaningful relationships.

Alisa’s warmth and tough love have benefited Fortune 500 CEOs, celebrities, and also single people who don’t have millions of dollars.

Danielle Huthart

Danielle Huthart

Danielle Huthart

Advisor

What happens with Danielle is this. We have lunch. I rant and rave about my ideas and creative notions. She nods, smiles, and quickly makes it all coherent and beautiful. She takes noise and distills it into pure substance.

This is along the lines of what she’s been doing for 15+ years. Her Hong-Kong based studio, white—space, has lent its services to distinguished clients like CHANEL and Lululemon. Not a bad resume.


Ben Sontheimer

Ben Sontheimer

Ben Sontheimer

Advisor

Maybe you think we’re a super fun group of people but you aren’t convinced that we’re a serious company. Ben would tell you different. As co-founder and partner of venture capital firm Elizabeth Street Ventures, he picks the winners, turning fledgling businesses into effective companies. And he picked us. Cool, right?

Prior to Elizabeth Street, he was managing partner at Vault Partners, and co-founder of Javelin Partners, two impressive hedge funds. He’s a skilled collector of investments, paintings, books, and little-known dining spots in all five boroughs.

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