The Scoop: LUMA Luxury Matchmaking enriches the dating scene with a prestigious introduction service for busy professionals, executives, and millionaires. April Davis founded the boutique company in 2010 to support successful and selective singles in the search for love. Today, she and her team have arranged thousands of dates and boast an 83% success rate. LUMA’s network of 20,000+ singles has a strong foothold in 30 cities in the US, but April said she still sees room for growth and plans to recruit more high-quality singles from coast to coast. She also plans to continue bolstering LUMA’s high-caliber matchmaking with image consultations, singles events partnering with other business that cater to an upscale crowd, and online dating assistance, among other services, to see to it that modern singles meet quality date prospects and get the results they want.
As an elite matchmaker, LUMA CEO April Davis sometimes has to push her clients to go outside their comfort zones, so they can discover their inner strength and gain self-esteem. A few months back, the professional Matchmaker encouraged one introverted single woman to attend a networking event where she could meet a lot of intelligent professional men.
At the event, the woman was surprised to find most of the guys there were even shyer than she was. Suddenly, the tables were turned, and she had to take the lead and build a connection. This experience showed her that she could carry a conversation on her own, and she later told the LUMA matchmakers she felt more confident than ever in her ability to pick up a date.
April decided to build on her client’s momentum by setting the woman up on a date the very next night. The formerly introverted single found herself opening up and engaging in an easy conversation with a man who shared similar views and values. She didn’t know it at the time, but that was her last first date. She’s now happily married and uses her conversational skills every day as a Realtor.
“It’s funny to see how her life has changed,” April said. “She’s not the shy girl she was when I first met her. That’s a credit to her, but she says our service helped her build those skills and realize she had to put more effort into dates.”
At its heart, the matchmaking experience is about more than going on dates — it’s about becoming a more confident, capable, and content person while going on dates. Singles can get a confidence boost by consulting with trained dating experts at LUMA.
LUMA’s curated matchmaking process allows busy professionals to quickly sort through the dating pool and find someone who meets their standards. This saves relationship-minded singles the headache and heartache of looking for dates on their own.
The boutique company boasts an 83% success rate, and its popularity has spurred April to expand her services to include events, online profile assistance, and wingwoman services.
“LUMA targets more upscale, affluent, and selective singles,” April told us. “My clients have more money than time, so they want to outsource the search for love. They retain us to find that special person they’re looking for.”
Enjoy a High-Touch Dating Experience
LUMA provides premier matchmaking services for single professionals and executives throughout the US. LUMA’s Matchmakers work as a team and take on an average of 15-20 clients per matchmaker at a time, so they can give each person the attention and care he or she deserves. The service is personalized, and clients even have their matchmaker’s cell phone number to access them as needed. LUMA Matchmakers all have training as Life Coaches and use that training to provide date coaching to clients as well. LUMA isn’t a one-size-fits-all date factory. April and her team put a lot of thought into each match and only arrange a date when they’re confident it can lead to a relationship.
These dates go above and beyond the usual sit-down dinner. The LUMA matchmakers prefer to arrange dates focused around activities (festivals, events, wine tasting, etc.) to get the couples laughing and talking more easily.
“We try to make it fun and active because we find the dates go better when couples have something to do,” April said. “We try to make it about the couple and what they like, so it could be something as simple as a walk through the park or an art gallery.”
The LUMA team arranges all the details of the date from making reservations to exchanging contact information between clients. All singles have to do is show up and have a great time.
In the coming months, April said she plans to grow her network of 20,000+ singles through highly targeted recruitment. By actively seeking quality date candidates, the elite matchmaking company can meet the needs of even the most selective daters.
If a client says he’s looking for a Brazilian woman in her 30s in New York City, for instance, they’re on the case. April recently hired a full-time recruiter to scour the internet and the dating scene to find the exact right match for a client.
“When you have that personalized, high-touch experience, that’s what makes it a luxury service,” she said. “That’s what sets us apart from other matchmakers.”
Unique Events Get People Talking, Laughing & Caring
LUMA is currently active in 30 US cities with plans to expand on the West Coast. This boutique matchmaking company started as the passion project of a Midwestern girl, and now April is proud to run a nationwide effort to bring more love into the world.
As part of that mission, LUMA frequently hosts lively singles events where clients can mix and mingle with the cream of the dating crop. April’s ski-lift speed dating event is particularly popular. Obviously, she can only run this event in the wintertime, but it tends to attract a crowd of folks who like the idea of chatting someone up on a ski lift and then skiing down a mountain together.
The matchmaking company’s events offer targeted ways to meet singles who have at least one thing in common. For instance, the Give Love a Shot event takes place at a high-end shooting range. This event is certainly out of the ordinary, and it’s a great opportunity for gun lovers in the area.
April has also organized charitable fundraisers for animal rescue groups and other nonprofits. In 2018, she sponsored the Red Tie Gala for Firefighters for Healing to show support for people who have lost their homes to fires. These goodhearted events give singles a chance to show their altruistic side and meet date prospects who care about similar social issues.
“Our events offer something a little different,” she said. “It’s not just an opportunity to meet people; it’s a chance to practice your conversational skills and do something you enjoy.”
Additional Services Support & Educate Singles
LUMA gives daters the tools to embark on a quality-driven experience. These dating coaches and matchmakers won’t just find clients a date; they’ll prepare clients to knock that date out of the park. LUMA’s team offers their personalized wingwoman services, which means they’ll conduct style consultations, edit dating profiles, offer tailored advice, and accompany singles into the dating scene.
These supportive services emphasize personal development and ensure singles put their best foot forward when meeting someone new.
LUMA’s online dating profile services have become increasingly popular as more singles try online dating and realize the rules aren’t the same online as they are in person. LUMA’s expert team can help singles adapt to the online world and make a stellar first impression with an original profile and eye-catching pictures.
Additionally, April has begun sharing her insights as a professional matchmaker in instructional videos available for free on her YouTube channel and the LUMA mailing list. April offers savvy dating tips and encouraging words of wisdom every week to keep daters on the right path.
“I want to help all singles, not just my clients, find love,” she said. “I end up saying the same things all the time, so I thought I might as well press record and put it out there for everyone.”
LUMA Saves You Time & Energy in the Hunt for a Date
LUMA’s personalized coaching and introduction services give singles a springboard into a new life. Clients can not only find a date, they can find their confidence and come into their own on dates or at networking events. April told us she loves seeing her clients succeed and change their approach to dating, love, and life. Personal transformation is the ultimate goal of
LUMA’s luxury services and singles events, and the matchmakers never lose sight of that. Whenever a client sends her a text message saying a date went well, April said she feels gratified to know the team’s hard work has paid off and led to something positive. Matchmaking is more than a job to her — it’s her calling, and she hopes to continue facilitating love stories for many years to come.
“We’re very passionate about what we do,” she said. “We enjoy sharing in each other’s successes because it’s definitely a team effort.”