The Scoop: With social media and dating apps in full swing, finding a partner and building a long-term relationship can feel overwhelming. Enter LUMA Luxury Matchmaking a white-glove matchmaking service for successful and discerning individuals. April Davis, the seasoned matchmaker behind LUMA, told us how the agency ensures quality over quantity with careful vetting and personalized approaches.

Ask any dating expert or matchmaking guru, and they’ll tell you the most important aspect for long-term dating success is finding someone whose values match your own. This goes beyond traditional factors like trust and communication – a single person’s lifestyle can play a significant role in compatibility.

For example, a person whose career takes them on jet-setting ventures may not match well with someone who prefers the stability of their home. Likewise, a CEO of a major company who values his privacy may not fit well with a TV personality who thrives in the spotlight. 

The dating scene can be restrictive for high-earning individuals. Today’s busy professionals often have time constraints, lifestyle disparities, and privacy concerns — all of which impact their needs and expectations when trying out the dating scene.

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LUMA is a luxury matchmaking service with experts from all around the US.

April Davis understands these unique needs and how to address them. She is a seasoned matchmaker who launched LUMA Luxury Matchmaking in 2010. Her mission is to provide meticulously curated matchmaking services designed for successful people still searching for that long-awaited relationship.

“There’s so much burnout with traditional dating apps,” April said. “That’s why we cater to busy professionals and executives looking for someone who has the same values and goals aligned with them.”

LUMA is not a dating app. LUMA is an elite, white-glove matchmaking service run by a team of dating and relationship experts who get to know you. 

The matchmakers carefully vet, interview, and pair singles with clients based on genuine compatibility. There are no algorithms, no concerns about profile visibility, and no tedious back-and-forth messaging — just the assurance of meaningful introductions.

Redefining Romance With White-Glove Service

April says LUMA’s typical clientele are busy professionals who don’t want to put their profiles online or don’t have the time for back-and-forth messaging. 

“Online dating is basically a second job,” April notes. “And the element of privacy is important — many people don’t want their employees or clients to see them on a dating site, but they still want access to the kind of person they want to date.” 

LUMA memberships range from $0 to $100,000. Once you’ve chosen a membership, you’ll receive a call invite with your LUMA matchmakers so they can better understand what you’re looking for. They get to work as soon as the call ends. 

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LUMA specializes in matchmaking for elite individuals, including CEOs, millionaires, and celebrities.

LUMA takes a personalized and detailed approach to matchmaking by conducting extensive interviews with clients and prospective matches from a network of more than 1 million successful singles. Your LUMA matchmaker plans and organizes dates, allowing clients to focus on getting to know each other without the hassle of coordinating details.

Some reviews from successful clients include: 

  • “He’s a great guy. I trust you know what you’re doing. Thank you for everything.”
  • “Imagine my surprise when I met the love of my life through LUMA. Thank you so much for changing my life!”
  • “I am very pleased to be working with April and her staff. I cannot imagine dating in any other context.”
  • “We are very happy with each other. Thank you so much for matching us.”

With an average of 50 perspective match interviews per client, LUMA prioritizes quality over quantity, ensuring each pairing has a great chance to create a real relationship. 

This is especially crucial in a world where catfishing, ghosting, and misleading are common dating problems. 

Even restaurants are messing with the dating algorithm. To lure in customers, some restaurants create fake profiles on Tinder, match with people, and ask to meet at that specific restaurant. When nobody shows up, the targeted person is still likely to buy a meal or a drink because they’re already there.

On the other hand, each LUMA client is pre-screened before they’re accepted to use its matchmaking services. 

And LUMA doesn’t stop with matchmaking. The board of experts also offers feedback and coaching for clients who may not have yet matched with someone.

“We’re always willing to give feedback and coaching with whatever they need. So, if they need new photos, we’ll get a photo shoot; if they need wardrobe consultation, we’ll hook them up with that,” April says. 

It’s comparable to having a whole a la carte menu for the modern dating scene.

Let’s Be Honest: Modern Dating Isn’t Easy for Anyone

While dating sites have helped millions, they haven’t helped everyone. Your best friend, coworker, or family member may have good intentions, but that doesn’t mean your blind date will go off without a hitch. 

April says she sees the harshness of the current dating landscape in her work. “Men are having a hard time connecting to and approaching women in today’s day and age because they don’t want to come off as too strong or unsettling,” she tells us. 

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In the era of heightened awareness of sexual assault and harassment, men have a harder time knowing how to interact appropriately on a date.

According to a 2020 survey by the Pew Research Center, 65% of surveyed Americans say it has become harder for men to know how to interact with someone on a date because of the increased focus on sexual harassment and assault in the wake of the #MeToo movement. 

April also seeks to reduce the risk of catfishing and untruthful answers in modern dating, especially online. High-profile individuals may not feel comfortable sharing their personal information on traditional dating sites or invasive social media platforms, so LUMA is a private and tailored alternative for their dating needs.

LUMA caters to the growing demand for matchmaking services by offering specialized options. One of those specializations is Jewish matchmaking. 

The tradition of matchmaking in Jewish culture is deep-rooted in many communities, and there remains an ongoing desire for many Jewish individuals to meet someone of the same faith. LUMA serves as a type of extension with the ultimate goal of maintaining typical courting customs.

LUMA also specializes in matching within the LGBT community. Seeing as only 7.1% of Americans identify as LGBT, the dating pool can feel small — and that’s where LUMA can offer help.

“It’s tougher for people in the LGBT community to find the right match because there are fewer options since they represent a smaller part of the overall population,” April says. 

Whether it’s preserving the traditions of Jewish matchmaking or addressing the unique challenges faced by the LGBT community, LUMA is committed to providing a personalized and meaningful approach to modern dating for singles from all walks of life. 

The Value of Your Investment

April emphasizes you get what you pay for when it comes to choosing a dating service, so it’s important to do your due diligence.

“I recommend researching how the matchmaking service does their matches,” she says. “Some sites only match within their existing clientele. Some don’t interview your matches before scheduling a blind date. Others don’t guarantee a number of introductions, and I’ve heard stories where people have spent thousands of dollars and don’t even get set up on one date.”

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LUMA’s end goal is simple: Finding The One for each client.

Another issue is how many people don’t show up at all. A Plenty of Fish survey found nearly 80% of US and Canadian millennials aged 18-33 have been ghosted after a first date. 

Ghosting may occur because people condition themselves into believing someone better is right around the corner, ultimately fostering a cynical perspective toward dating.

“Although dating sites, dating apps, and social media dating are easily accessible to anyone with a computer or smartphone, it can prove to be challenging if someone is looking for a deep connection.” – LUMA

Quality matchmaking services, such as LUMA, promise to do their part by vetting, interviewing, scheduling, and following up after the scheduled date. Plus, LUMA proudly reports an impressive 83% success rate!

As April said: You get what you pay for. So don’t leave love up to chance — learn more about LUMA Luxury Matchmaking today.