The Scoop: Gay Matchmaking Club is a premier matchmaking company that serves gay men in Los Angeles by arranging one-on-one dates and organizing singles events. Personal matchmaker Mason R. Glenn takes the time to get to know his clients, so he can make astute matches based on instinct and years of personal and professional experience. In the last year, Mason published a self-help book called “Getting Ahead of the Gayme” to share his dating knowledge with gay singles seeking a real relationship.

Matchmaker Mason R. Glenn of Gay Matchmaking Club has spent years helping gay men navigate the modern dating scene, so when he said, “Swiping will be obsolete 10 years from now,” I sat up a little straighter in my chair.

Mason likened online dating’s rise in popularity to that of Myspace or Facebook. “It’s one of those millennial fads that loses steam after a few years,” he said. “People just get tired of it.”

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Mason R. Glenn of Gay Matchmaking Club is a leading dating expert and matchmaker in L.A.

Mason told us the single men in his office are already showing signs of online dating fatigue, swiping burnout, and general disappointment with dating sites and apps. The personal matchmaker spoke candidly about the frustration felt by his clients, many of whom view Gay Matchmaking Club as an old-school and quality-driven alternative to online dating.

Gay Matchmaking Club’s clients want to build real connections, not virtual ones, and that’s what brings them to the premier matchmaking company. Mason started out as a celebrity matchmaker, but he found his calling helping the average Joe.

“I’m a regular guy, and I want to help regular people find relationships,” he said. “I think I serve as a good confidante and liaison for my clients because they feel they can level with me.”

Over the years, Mason has guided single men into relationships and offered practical dating advice based on his experiences. He said his favorite success stories are the ones where a client not only finds a partner, but also becomes a happier and more confident person.

At the end of the day, Mason takes the burden of finding a date off his clients’ shoulders and gives them a more enjoyable and enriching experience. Gay Matchmaking Club’s personalized matching system sets it apart from online dating and leads to a more quality-driven dating environment.

The Local Agency Invests in 10-15 Clients at a Time

Singles who want to invest in love turn to Gay Matchmaking Club, which has a stellar reputation in Los Angeles. Mason’s hands-on matchmaking and honest coaching is a breath of fresh air for singles who are serious about finding someone special. Clients range in age from their late 20s to early 60s, but the majority are middle-aged men. This boutique matchmaking firm only serves men in Los Angeles.

Gay Matchmaking Club offers two viable paths forward for gay singles — they can be active clients or they can be passive members in the database. Joining the database is free, but passive members have no guarantees that they’ll be set up on a date. Active clients, on the other hand, invest in the matchmaking process and work closely with a personal matchmaker who arranges dates based on their specifications.

Mason told us that the number of dates Gay Matchmaking Club can offer varies from client to client, but the matchmakers generally aim to arrange one to four dates per month. The more open-minded a client is, the easier it is for the matchmakers to set them up. If a client has a lot of specific things they’re looking for in a partner, however, it will take more time for Mason to comb through the dating scene in search of someone who fits the bill.

You won’t find a one-size-fits-all approach here. Gay Matchmaking Club caters its matchmaking services to the individual and provides personalized feedback every step of the way. The team’s matching process is an active and ongoing conversation designed to lead a man to the right relationship. It’s not just about finding dates — it’s about personal growth and being ready to build a relationship that goes the distance.

“We want our clients to feel like we’re doing a good job, and we’re a good fit for them,” Mason said. “I think people really like the fact that I’m not very salesy. I’m pretty cut and dry.”

Lively Events Support Gay Men in the Dating Scene

Gay Matchmaking Club works tirelessly to give clients a high-caliber dating experience, and its regular events are a big part of that. The matchmakers organize frequent mixers to energize local gay singles and give them plenty of avenues to stop moping and start mingling.

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Gay Matchmaking Club has gained traction in the local dating scene by hosting frequent events.

Mason said Gay Matchmaking Club’s events frequently sell out and can accommodate between 15-20 individuals for more personalized speed dating by an age range and between 40-60 people for the more informal mixers.

Whether attendees are looking for new friends, romantic possibilities, or networking connections, Gay Matchmaking Club’s events have a little bit of everything. It’s open season, and many singles openly prowl for a date.

“We had such a blast networking and mingling at our summer networking mixer,” said the event organizers in a blog post. “It seems a lot of phone numbers were being exchanged — always a good sign of a successful event.”

By adding a face-to-face aspect to the dating scene, Gay Matchmaking Club ups the odds of clients making a personal connection and getting off their phones long enough to fall in love.

“Getting Ahead of the Gayme” Lends Expert Insight

Mason began writing his first book when he found his blog articles growing in popularity, He realized that he had a lot of important advice to share with gay singles and described his first published self-help book as a yearbook of his time as a professional matchmaker. It’s a thoughtful look at everything he has learned about the modern dating scene.

Cover of Getting Ahead of the Gayme by Mason R. Glenn

“Getting Ahead of the Gayme” teaches gay singles how to land a hot date in person.

“My clients were asking me the same kinds of questions,” he said, “so I thought I should write a guidebook to give them all the answers they were looking for in one place.”

Published in January 2017, “Getting Ahead of the Gayme” delivers the professional insights of a matchmaker with the down-to-earth tone of a single gay man. Mason’s conversational coaching style makes the book an engaging read.

Through his book, Mason offers anecdotes as well as science to back up his dating and relationship advice. Some readers say they appreciate the stats, while others say the stories from Mason’s life and career that resonate most with them. When analyzing the dating scene and recommending dating practices, this professional matchmaker brings years of conversations, experiences, and insights to the table. His takeaways carry a lot of weight with readers.

“Mason has a fresh and straightforward take on dating in the gay realm,” said one Amazon customer in a review. “I learned a lot I can apply in my love life moving forward.”

In the coming years, Mason said he hopes to grow his readership, offer advice at speaking events, and share a positive and inspirational message with gay men everywhere.

Gay Matchmaking Club: Boutique Matching Done Right

Dating has changed dramatically since the rise of the dating app, but not all dating experts are confident that how people date has changed permanently. Matchmaker Mason R. Glenn has recently called for a return to traditional, face-to-face dating strategies and used personalized matchmaking services to up the quality of the dating experience and end the swiping trend once and for all.

Gay Matchmaking Club encourages relationship-minded singles in Los Angeles to abandon their dating apps and embrace singles events and matchmaking sessions instead. The boutique matchmaking company has made a name for itself as a trustworthy resource for men about town, and Mason plans to continue growing his expertise and sharing his insights in the years to come.

“I can put together like-minded people, but it’s up to them to seal the deal,” he said. “When I see my clients create a human connection, that’s magic. To me, that’s what life is all about.”

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