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Sophy Singer of Sophy Love
sophy singer
matchmaker. Founder.
There’s no field where the adage “knowledge is power” holds more weight than that of love and matchmaking. Sophy has successfully curated more than 1,500 dates and countless happy couples in over a decade of work as a professional matchmaker.

Sophy Love’s approach to matchmaking is nothing short of exceptional. As a former dating coach, Sophy’s natural talent for helping individuals reach their full potential in the dating world ultimately led to her passion for matchmaking. What sets Sophy apart is her unique methodology, which draws upon her extensive training in behavioral and relationship science to better understand and pair individuals.

We all need to understand ourselves before we can find value in another person. - Sophy Singer

Sophy’s mastery extends well beyond textbook knowledge. She also recognizes the critical role social networks and global connections play in finding a successful match. That’s why she blends scientific understanding, emotional intelligence, intuition, consciousness, and connections to create a holistic approach to dating and client success.

After several years of outstanding results and successful matches with the largest matchmaking firm in the country, Sophy realized there were significant shortcomings in the industry that needed to be addressed. In 2018, she founded Sophy Love, where her passionate, bold, intuitive, and loving approach to matchmaking could flourish.

Sophy’s services are personalized and tailor-made to each individual’s unique needs. She fosters a series of relational practices that are rooted in emotional intimacy, personal growth, and connection, leaving each client feeling revolutionized after working with Sophy and her team. Driven by purpose and passion for human connection, Sophy is committed to helping clients find their perfect match and ultimately, their soulmate.

Sophy’s approach to matchmaking is unlike any other – it’s exhilarating, confidence-boosting, nourishing, and has a depth of absolute inspiration. To ensure that her clients receive the very best in matchmaking services, Sophy has assembled a team of some of the most skilled and experienced matchmakers and coaches in North America.

success rate (January 2024) 86%

We curate lifetime experiences, we don’t sell “packages." - Sophy Singer

Working collaboratively, Sophy and her team bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each client’s dating journey. They understand that matchmaking is not a one-size-fits-all approach and that each client’s needs are unique. With this in mind, they work tirelessly to ensure that each client’s experience is tailored to their specific needs and desires.

At Sophy Love, executive matchmaking is more than just a job. It’s a passion. Sophy and her team are dedicated to helping clients not only find a partner or lifelong companion, but a deeper understanding of themselves along the way. The team at Sophy Love collaborates to provide a wheelhouse of knowledge, opportunity, various perspectives, and caring support, resulting in more meaningful and sustainable life-long connections.

The SOPHY Love Team

Bringing together the best in the business, Sophy has assembled a team of comprised of  exceptional experts in their fields. From matchmakers, online specialists, stylists and experts in hospitality, Sophy’s team is here to create the best dating experience for our clients.

Izzy Hautea

Director of
Client Services

Izzy's passion for meaningful connections is deeply rooted in her rich teaching background. Throughout her many years as an educator, she has gained a profound appreciation for understanding individual uniqueness and the intricacies of human connections.

Now, she is a master of adeptly navigating diverse environments, continuously refining her sense of empathy and striving for innovative solutions—qualities that seamlessly transition into the realm of matchmaking. Much like the rewarding experience of guiding students toward self-discovery, Izzy finds heartfelt fulfillment in facilitating conscious connections.


Alannah Henderson Director Matchmaking Operations

Alannah Henderson

Director of
Matchmaking Operations

Alannah is a highly-motivated human connection specialist with a proven track record of success in leadership, matchmaking, holistic nutrition, dating, and relationship coaching. Her extensive experience in these fields has been a significant factor in her recognition over the past decade, making her a sought-after matchmaker and coach by clients from diverse backgrounds across the country.

During her formative years, Alannah traveled extensively and immersed herself in a variety of cultures, including that of a Buddhist Monk lifestyle. These experiences provided her with valuable insights into mindfulness, compassion, empathy, human behavior, ayurvedic nutrition, and whole-body wellness.

Elizabeth Foster

Executive Matchmaker

Elizabeth has spent her career developing the skills to support folks in connecting with their intuitive wisdom so they can create their heart’s desires, in life and in love! After over a decade in the wellness industry, where she helped her clients create deeper connections with Self and others through yoga, meditation, and intuitive coaching, Elizabeth found her way into the world of Matchmaking and Conscious Dating. She’s since facilitated hundreds of introductions and helped her clients become better daters. 

Having spent most of her single life using apps, Elizabeth knows firsthand how transactional the modern dating experience can be. Through it all, her experience has fueled her passion for bucking the superficial nature of today’s dating world. Elizabeth guides her clients in how to get past the base-level “how do you do’s” and into the juice of what creates depth, vulnerability and lasting partnership in love. 

Stephanie Villa

Customer Success

Stephanie joins Sophy Love with vast experience in the customer service industry, having worked closely with customers internationally. The most exhilarating part of her professional journey has been engaging with individuals from diverse cultures, enabling her to gain valuable insights into their unique backgrounds and perspectives. Her service mission in upstate New York includes providing tours to visitors from around the globe at historical sites. This exposed her to new customs, arts, and social institutions.

Driven by a profound love for people and the potential for sparks to ignite between them, as well as the excitement of forming new connections daily, her charge into the realm of matchmaking is a natural extension of that passion. This venture enables her to actively contribute to crafting even more enduring memories for her clients.

Ryel Kestano - Authentic Relation Coach

Ryel Kestano

Authentic Relating Coach

Ryel is the co-founder and a senior course leader at ART International – the world’s largest authentic relating training company, and the co-founder of The Realness Project nonprofit organization – dedicated to bringing authentic relating to prison inmates. He is also a coach, teacher, author, and a parent to four very authentic kids.

Ryel has been at the forefront of the authentic relating movement for the last decade, and is deeply passionate about giving people the skills and tools to create the most fulfilling relationships, conversations, and interactions imaginable. Ryel leads authentic relating courses, offers individual and group coaching, and is the author of the book, Authentic Relating: A Guide to Rich, Meaningful, Nourishing Relationships.

Justin Wilford

Justin Wilford

Emotional Fitness Coach

Justin guides leaders in business and the healing professions in personalized, one-on-one awareness practices that allow them to see, understand, and compassionately relate to all of the unconscious protective mechanisms that keep them from connecting with their highest wisdom and deepest, truest selves.

Justin began learning how to do this during his PhD training as a health scientist developing wellness programs for families affected by health crises. Justin helped to develop programs focused on diet, exercise, and sleep but found that mental and emotional health were the prerequisites for all other changes in our lives.

Claire Pinchaud

Claire Pinchaud


Claire was given her first camera, at age 11, by her photographer father but it is only after the birth of her daughter Sasha, 15 years ago ,that she decided to pursue her true passion professionally. She is originally from France and started a career in fashion in Paris, where she was a Karin models model agent for a few years. She moved to Los Angeles in the mid 90s to work for Ford models where she managed top male models. She is based in Marina Del Rey and travels all around Southern California and beyond..

Erika Etin

Online Dating Expert

Erika Ettin, lead online dating coach, has been helping people navigate the world of online dating since 2011, from first click to first date. She is also the author of the book Love at First Site and the co-host of the popular dating podcast So, We Met Online… Erika studied economics at Cornell University and received her MBA from Georgetown.

She is responsible for many relationships, marriages, and the confidence some people simply need to “get out there.” Her writing has been featured in media around the country, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, CBS, and Ask Men, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated dating column.

When not working, she enjoys crossword puzzles, puns, and Broadway musicals.

Lynn Simpson

Lynn Simpson

Hair and Makeup

Lynn Simpson, professional Make-Up Artist and hair stylist for 20 years. Helping you look and feel beautiful is what it’s all about! Some of her celebrity clients include Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Kourtney & Khloe Kardashian and Brooke Shields. She loves getting to glam her Southern California clients for special events, weddings, print and film work. She has also worked on the set of E!,VH1, OWN, MTV, Chicago the musical, and been featured in magazines all around California.

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