The Scoop: Simply Matchmaking is one of the top matchmaking services in the Pacific Northwest. Based in Washington, the husband-and-wife team personally interviews each client before sending them on compatible dates. The matchmakers aim to make introductions that have the potential to lead to lasting relationships and marriages. Simply Matchmaking offers a VIP Service that helps singles take control of their dating experience and get results without having to do any swiping or vetting themselves.

Many single professionals lead busy lives and don’t have enough time to comb through dating apps for the needle in a haystack. Many of these apps promote a ton of profiles, but it takes a lot of time and effort to turn those potential matches into real-life dates. And even if they get a date, they may end up being incompatible and have to start all over from scratch. 

This is why so many singles are turning to the matchmakers at Simply Matchmaking. Not only do matchmakers save singles time they would spend dating on their own, but the matchmakers can vet for quality and compatibility.

Photo of Ali and Matt Migliore
Ali and Matt Migliore run Simply Matchmaking. 

How does matchmaking work? Typically, anyone who wants to connect with a matchmaking service will first undergo an interview. This interview will include questions about their dating history, education, professional background, family, goals, values, and other relevant information. 

Then the matchmaking team will go to work seeking a suitable partner based on set criteria and a little human intuition. When they find a match, they send them on a date. Afterward both parties can report back to the matchmaker about how things went and potentially pause their membership if they hit things off. The matchmaking system is a smart way to approach a crowded dating scene and enjoy meeting people who have been carefully vetted.

Simply Matchmaking takes on clients of all kinds, including LGBTQ+ singles. The agency is based in the Pacific Northwest with headquarters in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington.

“I am a hopeless romantic. I just think there is no bigger decision than who you choose to spend the rest of your life with,” said Ali Migliore, Chief Matchmaker at Simply Matchmaking, which she runs with her husband Matt. 

Connecting Diverse Clients With Their Dream Partners 

Ali has been in the matchmaking game for over 15 years. She told us that before she took on this career, it was her favorite hobby. She enjoyed pairing up single family and friends. 

“I was doing it in my personal life for fun. I had a dream to be a matchmaker,” said Ali. 

After about five years, Ali decided to become a professional matchmaker. At first, she wanted to work for an established matchmaking service, but she quickly recognized the benefits of being independent. 

“It seemed like a better plan to start my own thing. It started as a hobby to bring people together and quickly turned into a full-time business,” she said. 

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Most of Simply Matchmaking’s clients are in Western Washington. 

Ali’s service became so popular that by 2015, she invited her husband to join her as a matchmaker. Together, they interview singles and pair up individuals that have a lot in common. The business has become a full-time job for Matt as well. 

The Migliores have worked hard to establish Simply Matchmaking as the top dating service in the area. The company was recently named among the top matchmakers in Western Washington by Evening Magazine

Couples have shared many joyful testimonials after working with Simply Matchmaking. 

“We both talked about how cool/weird it was for you to be able to match us off our interviews with you,” said a former client with the initials V.K. “We were like wait… was that common thing even in the questionnaire!? Very much appreciative of you matching us — I’m excited to see where this goes.”

“I was incredibly impressed with your warm approach to questions and ability to extract the required data points from my hummingbird stream-of-consciousness,” said another client. “I am certain that anyone who refers to your direction will be treated with respect and cared for such that they feel more confident in their dating journey.”

The VIP Service Guarantees Dates  

Singles of all stripes have connected through Simply Matchmaking. The agency takes on clients who are looking for love, so they see a wide scope of people in Seattle and beyond. The clients range in age from 21 to 89, and they tend to live in the Pacific Northwest.

Simply Matchmaking offers two types of membership. The first membership offers the opportunity to be interviewed by Ali or Matt, and then added to the matchmaking network. If the matchmakers decide that individual could be a match for a VIP client, they will arrange the first date.

“People who just go through the interview are active in our network. So there is potential we may contact them for a match, but there are no guarantees,” said Ali. 

Photo of a first date
Couples have a better chance of connecting if they have shared interests. 

The other membership option is a VIP membership. Singles can sign up for a three-month or six-month membership and receive an unlimited amount of matches with a strong focus on making quality matches over a sheer quantity or hitting a quota.  

When someone goes through the interview or signs up for a VIP membership, Ali and Matt get to know everything about that person’s background, goals, and dealbreakers. 

“What makes us stand out is that it’s a personalized experience. I personally handhold all of our VIP Clients through the whole process,” she said. 

The matchmakers have a can-do attitude, and they will continue to make matches until the right one sticks.

“You are constantly being sent on dates. You may meet 10 people or one person. We’re only going to contact you if and when we have a strong potential match, and you mutually fit what one another is looking for,” Ali told us. 

VIP clients have a reliable support system at Simply Matchmaking with Ali and Matt both making themselves available with frequent communication.

“It’s a close relationship with that person to make sure we know them deeply. With each match, we’re getting to know them better,” Ali said. 

Simply Matchmaking Aims to Cure Loneliness 

Over the last 10 years, Simply Matchmaking has become one of the most sought-after matchmakers in the region. Ali said the secret to their success is the personal touch they bring to matchmaking. The team handles everything from vetting potential dates to making a reservation at a local restaurant, providing feedback after each date and more. 

Ali and Matt welcome feedback from clients because that’s how they improve their service. As the process goes on, these experts can also lend their insights about how to make a good first impression and build a healthy relationship.

“We’re big on feedback over here, so it’s an opportunity for self-growth. We sometimes point out things they may not have realized they were doing. Maybe something they’re doing is preventing them from attracting the person they want to attract,” Ali told us. 

Looking ahead, Ali said she wants to expand the date coaching aspect of her business. After all, choosing the right person is only part of helping singles find love — the client has to be prepared to take the new relationship and run with it.

Despite the hard work they put in for their clients, the Migliores said they never feel burdened by their business. 

“It doesn’t feel like work. I always wanted to do something impactful and meaningful. I love love. It definitely fills my cup. Curing loneliness one person at a time is a special thing to be part of,” Ali told us.