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The Antidote to Dating Boredomn

Skip the high-stakes of dating and join us for Closer, an authentic singles event that helps you get out of your mind and into your heart.

What is Closer?


Experience dating in a new way with a curated event led by trusted relational experts. You’ll be surprised what happens.
Sophy Singer of Sophy Love

Sophy Singer

Sophy started her career in executive matchmaking in 2010 as a dating coach, and found she had both a passion and knack for mentoring people to become their best selves as they played the dating field.

Ryel Kestano - Authentic Relation Coach

Ryel Kestano

Ryel is the co-founder and a senior course leader at ART International – the world’s largest authentic relating training company – dedicated to bringing authentic relating to human connections.




Closer is designed to foster curiosity and connection within a highly curated group of professional singles handpicked by Sophy Love’s professional executive matchmakers. Through deep icebreakers, practices, and games, attendees are given the space to create more authentic interactions and meaningful relationships with one another. We encourage anyone who attends to keep their hearts and minds open.


Love is an emotional process – something that is felt in the body and the heart, not in the mind. Modern dating has become more robotic, than romantic. We log into dating apps and essentially “shop” for our ideal life partner based on a checklist. Anyone that does make the cut, for one reason or another, is eliminated or rejected. Closer events aim to re-humanize dating by bringing a sense of openness, joy and vitality to the process of human connection. What if we tried to find one thing that allows us to give another person a chance, and in turn, give ourselves that chance as well?


In the past, group dating events often focused on giving you the opportunity to speak to as many people as possible. Closer events prioritize meaningful and intentional connections over the quantity of potential matches. Our guests are carefully selected based on their dating preferences, creating a group of 16-20 individuals who are all potential matches for one another. With a small group size and a balanced ratio of men and women, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with someone special.


Dating has become a game, one that gets less exciting with every failed match you make. The constant pressure to perform and fear of rejection breeds anxiety and judgment, rather than aliveness and connection. That’s why we created our Closer events—to put the joy back into making new connections. With beautiful locations, delicious food and drinks, and a relaxed atmosphere, you’ll be able to let go of the outcome and let your true self shine, while potentially finding that special someone.


Finding your life partner should not feel like scrolling through products on Amazon. At our Closer events, we strive to create an environment that fosters genuine connection. That’s why our professional matchmakers take the stress out of the equation by thoroughly vetting all participants before our professional singles events to ensure that every person has a “potential match” in attendance. This way, you can focus on connecting with others authentically, without worrying about your checklist.

Luke B.

The course was one of the most powerful workshops of my life and it was exactly what I needed. I’ve been putting the practices into my life and watching the results show up almost everyday. It’s incredible. The work is like a key that is unlocking my life and allowing me to blow by blockages that I’ve tripped over for years. So again thank you, thank you, thank you.

Tara S.

At the Closer workshop, Ryel paired us up, and took us through guided questions meant to dig deep and really get to know one another.  By the end, I felt like I hadn’t made meaningless small talk and that I hadn’t been robotically evaluating people with checklists, but instead getting to know them IN REAL LIFE. Since the workshop, I’ve been a lot more honest with the people I date, instead of hiding my emotions or trying to be someone else who has different preferences.

Jessica K.

It’s impossible to learn how to build deeper connections alone, which is what makes Closer workshops so special. It’s the perfect way to practice showing up as your most authentic self with a group. Ryle creates an atmosphere that’s both fun, and educational which really helped me connect to myself while Sophy curated a group of like minded people. I came away with a few fun dates and a couple new friends.

Did You know?

Our private dating directory is 100% complimentary for approved members. Get started and we will be in touch once your profile is approved. Allow yourself to get connected, at no cost to you. Tap into a network of vetted, exclusive, executive singles who are all exceptional and inspiring, very much like you.