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The Journey of Master Matchmakers: From Philadelphia Beginnings to a Nationwide Presence

Saturday, June 08, 2024

The Journey of Master Matchmakers: From Philadelphia Beginnings to a Nationwide Presence

In 2002, Master Matchmakers was born out of a simple yet profound belief: that everyone deserves a genuine and meaningful connection. As the CEO and owner, I am honored to share the story of our humble beginnings in Philadelphia and how this vibrant city has remained the cornerstone of our company’s success.

The Birth of a Vision in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, with its rich history and diverse population, provided the perfect backdrop for launching Master Matchmakers. My mother, JoAnn Ward, saw a gap in the market for a personalized, high-touch matchmaking service that went beyond algorithms and superficial criteria. We wanted to create a service that truly understood the nuances of human relationships.

In the early days, we operated out of a small office in the heart of the city. Our mission was clear: to help singles in Philadelphia find love by offering a bespoke matchmaking experience. We focused on understanding our clients’ personalities, values, and aspirations, ensuring that every match was made with thoughtfulness and care.

Building Trust and Relationships

Philadelphia’s close-knit community played a crucial role in our growth. Word of mouth quickly spread as satisfied clients shared their success stories. Our commitment to integrity, authenticity, and personalized service resonated with the residents of Philadelphia. We built lasting relationships with our clients, many of whom found life partners through our services.

Our approach was simple yet effective: we provided detailed profiles and photos of potential matches, facilitated pre-date conversations, and conducted thorough background checks. These elements not only set us apart from other matchmaking services but also established a foundation of trust and reliability.

A Flagship Market

Over the years, Philadelphia has remained a flagship market for Master Matchmakers. The city’s unique blend of history, culture, and modernity continues to attract a diverse clientele. From young professionals to mature singles, our services cater to individuals from all walks of life.

Philadelphia’s vibrant dating scene offers endless opportunities for romantic experiences. Whether it’s a stroll along the Schuylkill River, a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or dining at one of the city’s renowned restaurants, the city provides the perfect backdrop for love to blossom.

Expanding Our Reach

While Philadelphia will always hold a special place in our hearts, Master Matchmakers has grown to serve clients nationwide. Our success in Philadelphia laid the groundwork for our expansion, and we now operate in multiple cities across the United States. Despite our growth, we have never lost sight of the personalized touch that made us successful in the first place.

Looking Ahead

As we look to the future, our commitment to helping singles find meaningful connections remains unwavering. We continue to innovate and adapt our services to meet the evolving needs of our clients. Our flagship market of Philadelphia will always be a testament to the power of personalized matchmaking and the importance of building genuine relationships.

In conclusion, our journey from a small office in Philadelphia to a nationwide presence has been nothing short of remarkable. Philadelphia’s vibrant community, rich history, and diverse population have been integral to our success. As we continue to grow, we remain dedicated to providing personalized, high-touch matchmaking services that help singles find love and build lasting relationships.

Thank you, Philadelphia, for being the heart and soul of Master Matchmakers. Here’s to many more years of creating love stories in the City of Brotherly Love.

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About Us

Joann Ward has over 30 years of experience in the dating service industry. Along with her son, CEO Steve Ward they became internationally known as the Hosts and Executive Producers of VH1 Tough Love

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To assist our clients in finding, forming and maintaining the ideal relationship we offer professional dating and relationship coaching as a complement to or substitute for matchmaking. You will meet your coach face-to-face to identify patterns, break habits, learn best practices and plan ahead.


We present your photos and profile to prospective matches and vice versa. We do our best to advocate for you and create interest. If you both accept the match we exchange numbers and expect you to get acquainted before you meet. Your feedback continuously improves the process.

*Our Guarantee. The information we provide regarding other individuals is reliable to the best of our knowledge. Everyone has their identity, age and photos verified and is subject to public record background checks. If information we provide is found to be inaccurate we discount the match and try again. We cannot guarantee or promise a certain outcome or result from matchmaking or coaching. Nothing we say or do can be construed as a guarantee about the outcome of your experience. Our past or future comments about the outcome of your experience, potential matches, estimates of fees and time frames or our opinions are not guarantees. Actual fees and time frames may vary from the estimates given.