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We’re here to provide a secure and enjoyable dating experience. Find deep faithful love men and women desire above all things. We love playing Cupid, and giving people what they want. There is no greater gift in life than love. Given this, Matchmaking is one of the oldest professions. The core demographic of those publicly looking for love has been turned on its ear, with people settling down and marrying much later in Western cultures.

As the National and International, “go to” personal matchmaking firm, we are able to attract the most sought after global singles. So, if you are a corporate executive, business owner, physician, attorney, athlete, entertainment industry professional, tech tycoon, engineer, politician, independently wealthy, or someone of substance who is looking for that special person to share your life with, you belong with us. Why settle for less? Invest in your future, find your love with us. We’ve discovered there’s a better way!



Private Matchmaking Service & Dating Agency



On finding your life partner



About our commitment to excellence and our brand of passion for love and relationships.

“The Best Way to Predict Your Future is to Create it.”

abraham Lincoln

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Since 2016

Our company was founded in 2016 by Shirl Hooper, a high profile professional matchmaker in Houston, Texas. Today our users are spread across the United States. A large percentage of the total number of users across the globe utilize on-line dating sites as well. We attract intelligent, sophisticated, articulate, attractive and financially sound professionals who lead happy active lives. Those selective global clients want to find like-minded people in a discreet, professional and time efficient way. Our clients are proactive people looking to meet someone on their level and wavelength for a lasting, life long relationship

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Ready for a more targeted approach to love? And to forego the guess work involved with on-line dating?  Our agency has multiple options for young people and those forty and over.  For more information check the Questions and Answers section below, Our 123 Process, and Terms of Use. If you are ready to get started, click the link below.

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Here, at Matches By Design, we create simple, effective strategies that connect people with a catch and a keeper. Why Should You Become A Client?

We Are People & Results Oriented

Matches By Design ® is always eager to spread our brand message of love and relationships. In fact, this was our motivation to translate the web site into 16 major foreign languages. We felt the increased geometric reach would enable more people to gain from our experience and insight to enrich their lives.

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This helps to assess and determine what the right relationship looks like for you.
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We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

We specialize in introducing successful single men to highly, exceptional single women. We model our process to meet the insights of some of our top entrepreneurs and offer a highly specialized service to our clients. Matches By Design understands its clients’ lifestyle and needs better than anyone else.

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Our Advantages

We curate one of a kind dating experience for our selective clients that lead to a committed relationship or marriage. Contrary to on-line dating sites, we provide quality introductions to highly discerning clients to meet compatible partners who share common interests, beliefs, personalities, values and lifestyles. We thoroughly vet all clients and affiliates to select just the right potential partners, and save clients valuable time and energy. Much of our success is due to our highly personalized concierge service.

Have you found yourself suddenly on-the-market again after a relationship has dissolved? Are you just too busy to spend a lot of time looking for the Right One?  Our matchmaking service can help you enter the dating world. 


Our membership means that you will have a range of people to improve your chances for the best match, and of course, you will be selected by people wishing to meet you.


Each one of our members has decided to take control of their life. They are serious about finding a relationship and bold enough to try something different.


Join our Matchmaking Agency with total peace of mind that all personal details and communications will be kept private.

Meet Like-Minded Singles

What’s New? Every day is a new match on our website. Share Your Success Story. Share your matching experience. Although we encourage our clients to share their success stories, many choose to maintain their privacy. We hope you will choose to share your good fortune with others who are in search of love.
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Questions And Answers

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, there are 100 million singles in the U. S. alone over  the age of 18, that is half of the population. The multicultural population that comprises metropolitan Houston, Texas USA is a diverse representation of our global community. Life in the fast lane does not always allow proper time to do everything. If you are looking for a life partner, that is just one more obstacle to overcome. A matchmaking service can take the burden off you. Add Matches By Design to your life, and change your love life!

Matchmakers are relationship experts and their specialty is working with commitment minded individuals bringing them together to go the distance.

People just like you. We attract intelligent, sophisticated, articulate, attractive and financially sound professionals who lead happy active lives. They join Matches By Design, with the courage to try something different. These selective global clients want to find like-minded people in a discreet, professional and time efficient way. Our clients are proactive people looking to meet someone on their level and wavelength for a lasting, life long relationship.

Yes. Our matchmakers and coaches are certified in Matchmaking, Singles Relationship (or Dating), and Life Coaching. Continuing education is maintained according to standards in our industry.

Most commonly through personal recommendations, video and audio releases, press releases, networking, our website and television advertising. We are on the following social media sites: YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin. Some of our articles have been published on e-harmony, Dr. Laura, Sharecare.com, and Hitchedmag.com.  We have been interviewed by Dating Advice Online Magazine, Voyage Houston Magazine and VoiceAmerica.com.

We are passionate about love and relationships. And we actually listen to you, take the time to get to know you personally and determine just exactly what you are looking for in a relationship. Together we will develop the right plan specifically for you to find the best match. First, and foremost, when it comes to love, “We have a heart, rather than a bottom line.” Our goal is to supply ultimately the most compatible match. 

Finally, the membership fee you are quoted, is what you pay. No hidden fees, and no monthly extras.

We certainly hope so. However there are no guarantees when it comes to affairs of the heart. We work with real people, with real lives, and we deliver a quality service for discerning people.

If you are experiencing difficulty in navigating our web site, we recommend utilizing our chat for help.

We are passionate, successful and believe we can deliver what we promise, well, and have fun doing it. We utilize the executive recruiting model, and only accept Men as our clients. Therefore Women are free members or affiliates of our private dating pool. Clients, your elite membership fee covers:

  • Working one-on-one with one of the very best certified matchmakers in Houston
  • Bronze Package of 6 months Matchmaking
  • Gold Package of 12 months of Matchmaking
  • Three month hold period
  • 1:1 session with a Relationship and Dating expert to prepare you to get the most out of your elite membership.
  • Ongoing  support and advice by a trained matchmaker
  • Head hunting and personal search
  • Additional Options For Membership
  • Silver Package – We offer a Match-by-Match Service. Pay Upfront for each match as you go.
  • Basic Package – Basic Referral Membership includes unspecified, non-guaranteed number of dates over two years.
  • Platinum Package – VIP Service – Includes wardrobe shopping and social etiquette lessons.
  • Diamond Package – Extensive Search for International Match
  • We respect your privacy. Your information will only be viewed by our matchmakers for the purposes of matchmaking you with Clients and/or Affiliates.
  • Payment in full required on joining. Sorry, no refunds. We provide a highly specialized service to our clients in their search for love!
  • Emails are determined according to your Membership. Our matchmakers will respond as soon as possible. 

Our rates vary according to the services you choose. Please review our pricing below for an idea of our rates. We suggest you complete an on-line application first. Then set-up a phone consult on-line.  We will discuss the matter further, once we familiarize ourselves with your relationship requirements. This will enable us to render an exact quote.                                                   


Matchmaking within USA – $25,000 – $150,000. Depending on the subscription of choice & any additions, fees may go as high as $500,000. 
International Matchmaking – Begins at $125,000+
Dating, Singles Relationship, Life Coaching – $200 hourly.
Additional Packages are available on request.

After an initial chat on the phone and/or consultation, we will recommend the most suitable membership for you. However the final decision is yours.

As soon as your (client) profile is complete, expect your first match within a week or two. Your membership begins with your first match.

For members of our dating pool, the time frame may vary, according to our vetting process. Dating pool members please note: We do NOT actively work to match you. However, should you have the opportunity to be matched with one of our clients, you will be contacted.

Let’s talk about what relationship requirements you look for in a partner.  We will always be up front as to whether or not we can help.

No, of course not.

We expect our clients to put their heart and soul into getting the most out of their elite membership with us. We want you to leave our services, satisfied with the experience, and to have a fulfilling life with an amazing partner.

Say yes to every match.  And meet as many quality people as possible to broaden your chances for a successful match. Go on second dates with others, even if you did not feel chemistry the first time. It takes a little time to develop chemistry.

Trust us to have your best interest at heart, after all this is, what we do every day. Let us do our job and we will do our very best for you.

Do not over think the situation. We are here to help you find an amazing life partner, and we want you to find love. However we can not do our job if you have unrealistic expectations.  We do not believe in settling at Matches By Design.

We are committed to helping those serious about finding love, achieve this. We will give 100%.  For the relationship to be successful, you must be willing to commit 100% to working with us, and trust our judgment.

Yes, we do.  We have photographs on all our profiles.

We value your privacy and as such we ask all clients to agree to a confidentiality statement. We never share your information with third parties without your consent. You will be sent a copy of your personal profile before it is sent to any potential matches/ We want you to feel comfortable with the information that is being shared with potential dates. For further information, please refer to our Terms of Service.

We’re pleased to announce our NEW Call Center to better serve you. And, if you care to chat, please Contact Us.   We are happy to discuss our services and answer any questions. Of course this can be facilitated by your submission of an application, first.

We are passionate in our brand for love and relationships to provide our clients with the best services. Every opportunity to help others find love is of value, as we gain invaluable experience.

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