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List of Partners vendors. How many times has someone declared to a friend over bottomless mimosas, "I have the perfect person for you! Well, for Emily Holmes Hahn, founder of elite matchmaking service LastFirstthis proclamation isn't idle brunch chatter; it's an actual business proposal.
Get it? When someone really wants to give themselves over to this process—be a little flexible and learn things about themselves and grow through the experience—then it works so well.
But how does it work, exactly? And it does work: Holmes Hahn approximates they've matched more than couples, and more than 30 have married since LF's inception. Plus, on average, it takes only about six weeks to find a client a committed, lasting relationship. It starts with a referral, Holmes Hahn explains: "They come through social networks, through press we have, and by our good reputation in the field. The Social membership is for females of any age, and if they are accepted, LF may make select introductions to their Active or Circle members.
Social members will also be invited to special events, but there's no guarantee of a match. The Active Membership, reserved for males aged 40 and under, is described as more "proactive. Finally, Circle Members—who can be males or females of any age—receive all the Active perks, plus unlimited consulting and "targeted recruiting. After applying, you sit down with the LF team for a one-hour consultation. Prospects can expect to talk about background, values, and relationship goals.
Then, they'll answer fun questions like "If you could have a dinner party with five people living or dead, who are you inviting? Since we're professional matchmakers, people open up to us a lot more quickly and intimately than if we were randos casually asking these kinds of questions. And the LastFirst team isn't just listening during these interviews; they're watching and feeling people out.
Next comes the detailed bio, which Holmes Hahn describes as a kind of "marketing elevator pitch" for a human being.
LF doesn't share last names, photos, or career specifics in order to provide some discretion. LF also takes care to describe members in great physical detail because they "realize physical attraction is important in this industry" and want to ensure their matches have "more than some sort of physical connection too.
Now the circulation of the bio begins—going out to one possible match at a time. If he or she approves, a date is scheduled, and the LF team provides a code of conduct for both parties. When someone is offering you such detailed guidance, it smooths things out and sets the stage for the date to go really well.
What do these superior dates cost? Holmes Hahn declines to say, other than to explain that the Social membership requires a "much lower" consulting fee, compared with the Active or Circle membership pricing.
But when asked if that means most clients come from a certain career field or socioeconomic background, she has a surprising answer: "The service is expensive, but we actually have a really diverse membership across lots of industries—medicine, law, finance, acting, film production, art. Ages for both sexes range from the upper 20s to early 60s, with a real concentration of men and women in their 30s and early 40s.
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So let's talk cost versus value. To find out, we asked an actual paying member—a female client who met her husband through LF Holmes Hahn was invited to the wedding! Although it felt "intrusive" and "uncomfortable" at first, they left with a heightened sense of self-awareness.
One means to that end is their one-by-one approach. Not to keep hating on dating appsbut all you know are these on-paper things like values, religion, education, and looks. Not to say those aren't totally valid, but they become less important when you have a real love connection.
What if someone makes you laugh really hard, but there are a couple of those other things you would change? Apps have created this mentality like 'Well, I'll just go back and play again until I get someone who makes me feel this way, but also has x, y, and z and is an inch taller.
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