Executive Matchmaking for Singles in the Carolinas

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Finding that special person can be challenging—but you don't have to do it alone. At Carolinas Matchmaker we pride ourselves on giving you professional and personalized service as we help you find the partner you deserve. First, we listen—to your criteria, your hopes and your values. Then, we customize a plan, curate compatible prospects and coach you through the dating process.

At Carolinas Matchmaker, we know that love is love. Our satisfied clients represent all cultures, ethnicities, faiths, and sexual orientations. We are as motivated as you are to find the right match, because your success is our success. Speaking of success, four out of every five clients find lasting love when they work with Carolinas Matchmaker.

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Laurie F. Berzack, MSW

Founder of Carolinas Matchmaker

Matchmaker, relationship expert and dating coach Laurie Berzack, MSW is the founder and owner of Carolinas Matchmaker. She works with singles in Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Charleston, Columbia, Winston Salem, Asheville, Hilton Head and Wilmington. Her dating and relationship expertise has been featured on O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, US News & World Report, the Charlotte Observer and WFAE, and Charlotte’s NPR News Source. Laurie established Carolinas Matchmaker in 2006 and proudly serves singles that represent the multicultural diversity of modern dating, including the LGBTQ+ community. She and her team of cupids have met over 10,000 singles across the Carolinas and have helped them navigate their journey to love.

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  • Matchmaking

    Matchmaking

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    Modern dating can be complicated and confusing. It just makes sense to have an expert in your corner. Our team of experienced professionals customizes a plan to find you compatible prospects, designs personalized introductions, and coaches you through the entire process.

  • Date Coaching

    Date Coaching

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    Our expertise saves you time and takes the frustration out of online dating. We will optimize your profile to attract the best prospects, curate your prospects to save you time and help you avoid online dating fatigue, and help you hone your skills and results through weekly coaching. Our goal is to help you find that special person so you can take your relationship offline and into the real world!

  • A virtual one-on-one with Laurie is a great way to jumpstart your love life and map a plan for your relationship success. Whether we’re giving your online dating profile a makeover or discussing what you want your love life to look like and how to get there, this meeting is all about how to turn your relationship wishes into reality with concrete steps you can take on day one.

Latest testimonials

“I’ve used several matchmaking services in the past, but never found success. I’m very selective, but Laurie was able to find a match for me and we’ve been dating for 10+ months.”

-Steve, Charlotte, NC

“What a gift Laurie’s business has been to the community. She honors the traditions of matchmaking with a modern flair and respect for her customers’ wishes and needs.”

-Annie, Chapel Hill, NC

“Laurie is super talented at bringing people together and helping her clients find their match. She has years of experience and an intuitive sense for introducing people that bring each other love and happiness.

The less obvious part of what Laurie does, but perhaps the most important, is the coaching she does for her clients. She prepares them so they are ready for their dates. This could mean advice on how to interact on a date, what to wear, or being open to someone that is a better fit than the men or women you have been dating. Whether it’s a full matchmaking service or helping you build an authentic and flattering online dating profile she is top-notch. Her heart is in everything she does and Laurie gets the best results for her clients.”

-Sally, Apex, NC

“Laurie was so professional and enthusiastic about leading a search for me with her excellent staff. I wholeheartedly recommend her services and enjoyed working with her.”

-Christopher, Pittsboro, NC

“​​I came to Laurie several years after the end of my 29-year marriage.  I had not dated much in my youth so the prospect of finding a new partner was daunting, to say the least.  I decided that hiring a professional matchmaker made sense, much like hiring a lawyer to deal with complex legal matters.  After all, there are few decisions which are going to have more impact on your life than who you are going to live with.

Laurie has a reputation for being one of the best and deservedly so – an area where she and her team especially helped me was with coaching and getting me up to speed on how dating works.  Especially important was support in helping me figure out what I was looking for in a partner, and finding someone who was also serious about finding a new partner.

I’m now in a relationship with a wonderful lady, and feel that working with Laurie was worth every penny!”

-Kent, Blowing Rock, NC

“Laurie and her staff are great. They thoroughly interview the clients and are very intentional and careful when matching you. They follow up after each match and even offer some advice and coaching. I highly recommend them.”

-Arthur, Concord, NC

“Laurie and her team are fantastic! My time working with Laurie and her staff definitely was a positive experience. Gained a lot of knowledge. Very grateful to have their insight. Love their honesty and straightforward approach. Highly recommend!”

-Stephen, Oak Island, NC

“I have known Laurie for some time. She and her handpicked team work tirelessly for their clients. She is a wise and kind counselor and truly believes in her mission to help people with the journey of personal growth and relationships. She’s the kind of friend and advisor that everyone wished they had.”

-Zach, Wrightsville Beach, NC

“I have worked with Laurie and her team and was very impressed and pleased with their professionalism. They are a wonderful resource for putting your best self forward in the dating world. Their packaging and advice was valuable and effective in identifying dating prospects and then guiding you when you are dating. They are a great professional resource like your accountant or lawyer.”

-Barbara, Hillsborough, NC

“Carolinas Matchmaker helped me think through how to position what I wanted for my future as it relates to a relationship with a man. They were efficient in sending me matches each week and talking through how things were going as I navigated the online dating scene. And it was more fun with them by my side along the way!”

-Sarah, Raleigh, NC

“Laurie Berzack’s Carolinas Matchmaker service is terrific for anyone who is serious about finding a specific type of person. I hired her for her personal matchmaking service. I had several “must-have” qualities that I was looking for in a match, and she exceeded my expectations in finding a terrific match for me. You get what you pay for, and if you have high standards for finding a specific type of person, Laurie’s matchmaker service is money well-spent. I only wish I would have hired her years earlier!”

-Lance, Charlotte, NC

“Laurie and her team are always pleasant, extremely helpful, and caring about your needs and preferences. From professional guidance and coaching on how to approach dating and relationships to incredible matching opportunities that are hand-picked just for you. Laurie has a gift of matchmaking that is truly remarkable, including quality clientele. I would definitely recommend her services.”

-Kevin, Fort Mill, SC

“Laurie is incredible. During the coaching I received from her, which was affordable and fully virtual, she not only helped me re-write my dating profile and choose pictures but gave me pointers on how to stay safe while dating online, which I appreciated. Once my profile went live, I was so overwhelmed by the amount of responses that Laurie went above and beyond and helped me weed through the mountains of emails, continuously reminding me of my value and never to settle. With her help during the Women’s Virtual Dating Bootcamp, I have finally found my person and I have never been this happy. I cannot recommend Laurie and Carolinas Matchmaker enough. Do not hesitate.”

-Samantha, Charlotte, NC

“Laurie Carson Berzack you are a true connector. You find the beauty in every person. Thank you for reminding me never to settle and to hold out for my person.”

-Todd, Shelby, NC

“Can’t believe I’ve finally ‘found love’, it’s the most incredible thing, and I have a lot to thank you for! Without your guidance, I might have ended up being one of the many who never finds love.”

-Logan, Davidson, NC

“Great experience with Laurie and her team! She was successful with my dates and I’m now married to one she introduced!”

-Patrick, Rock Hill, SC

“Laurie is very personable and is very helpful, especially with the online dating world. When I was looking for a second chance at love Laurie provided excellent advice to help me fulfill my dream. I’m ecstatic to report with Laurie’s direction I’m married to a man whom I can only have dreamed about and have such a loving partnership. Laurie is a gem!”

-Betty, Kannapolis, NC

“I could not be happier and I could not have done it without y’all! I am so thankful for your encouragement. I don’t think I would have had the confidence to stick with online dating without your reassurance. Y’all did a great job screening potential matches ensuring that all of the boxes were checked while keeping me safe. I can not thank y’all enough!”

-Amanda, Charlotte, NC

“I was a part of Laurie’s Women’s Virtual Dating Bootcamp, and it was an incredible experience! Laurie really thought of everything! She gave profile pointers, assisted with photo selection (and referred us to a wonderful local photographer), taught us how to stay safe online, and showed us how to set search parameters in order to find the perfect match. As a result of the Bootcamp, I have gotten online and am currently dating! I highly recommend this experience to anyone and good luck in your search. You can do this with Laurie’s help!”

-Molly, Asheville, NC

“If ever there was a match for me, it is this woman. From my perspective, the date was a 10/10 and if she does not feel the same then the blame lies solely with me. It’s unusual to go on a date with someone I have so much in common with. Coming from someone who is typically ambivalent and non-committal, she is a grand slam home run.”

-Paul, Spartanburg, SC

“Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places? Laurie is brilliant, honest, and compassionate. She is a dream to work with, and I assure you that you will enjoy the journey. If you are hoping to find love in the most positive way, if you’ve been absent from the dating scene and are looking for honest, up-to-the-minute advice, or are just trying to regain your footing in this strange new world, you need a coach and advocate and a positive, safe way to meet like-minded people, you have come to the right place. This company has years and years of experience and many imaginative modalities to facilitate dreamy social outcomes. Enjoy!”

-Andy, Hendersonville, NC

“Laurie is amazing. She really takes time with people and treats them like a close friend! She helped me get to know myself better and helped me work through some of my dating habits that hadn’t worked for me in the past. I felt very safe and cared for by her and her team, which gave me so much confidence as I went out on more and more dates! I’m in a wonderful relationship now and I am so thankful!”

-Tom, Waxhaw, NC

“All is very well. He and I are super happy and we’re just enjoying life! I am so appreciative of Carolinas Matchmaker for helping me navigate online dating. It is such an intimidating endeavor and I enjoyed having y’all coach me through it. I wanted to quit several times, but y’all were so encouraging! Thank you for everything!”

-Tamra, North Charleston, SC

“I married the love of my life, and I never would have found him without the help of Carolinas Matchmaker! Laurie and her team of experts helped me with my photos, profile, and navigating through the intimidating & overwhelming maze of online dating. I never dreamed I could be this happy, and I owe it all to Carolinas Matchmaker. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for true love.”

-Meredith, Greensboro, NC

“I began working with Laurie and the Carolinas Matchmaker team earlier this year. After the standard meeting to understand my dating preferences, I began meeting some very nice women. Although the first couple of women were not a perfect fit, I was recently matched with an amazing and beautiful woman! I’m extremely happy to say that I cannot wait to see what the future holds for myself and this woman! #trusttheprocess”

-Nate, Charlotte, NC

“I embraced the matchmaking process with an open mind and an open heart. Placing complete trust in Laurie was a leap of faith and I was blown away with the results. Her guidance, coaching skills, and relationship knowledge are priceless. I was introduced to several great women, but found true chemistry when I met “The One”. She and I connected on so many levels instantly. We knew within the first few dates that our mutual search for each other was over. I cannot remember being this happy in a relationship. Thank you so much, Laurie, for all you do!”

-Cameron, Winston Salem, NC

“What I appreciate the most about the service Laurie provides is that it’s not just about finding the perfect match, but also identifying and acknowledging what you need and deserve in a long-term happy relationship. It’s been as much of an experience about self-discovery as it has been about meeting the right person who makes you realize why it never worked out with anyone else who came before them.”

-Marcus, Cary, NC

“Laurie it’s like you have a sixth sense! You say what I am feeling or thinking before I am even able to articulate it! You really ‘get me!’”

-Roger, Chapel Hill, NC

“I wasn’t lucky—I was smart. I hired you guys!”

-Craig, Charleston, SC

“I was not nervous going into the first date like I normally am because I knew Laurie had already screened her out and that she’d be a good fit for me! It was such a great and liberating feeling!”

-Paul, Columbia, SC

“I so enjoyed my time with Laurie yesterday during the hour-long consultation. The guidance she gave me was perfect for what I needed to begin to shift and move forward. I already feel things shifting! She also held space for all the emotions that arose as we navigated what I wanted to manifest for myself. What a gift she is for those of us looking for a loving partner! Thank you, dear Laurie!”

-Dawn, Denver, NC

“Laurie, I so enjoyed our time together yesterday during the consultation! I am feeling a shift already and I have begun listening to Attached on Audible. Woohoo!”

-Jamie, Greensboro, NC

“Laurie is amazing! She’s my role model & inspiration.”

-Jenny, Greenville, SC

“Carolinas Matchmaker increased my self-confidence in online dating and in meeting my match by giving me positive feedback, hope, and confidence. The experience was worth every penny I spent.”

-Ellen, Spartanburg, SC

“Thanks to the Carolinas Matchmaker team, I met someone I am extremely happy with! I canceled my match account today! Woohoo! As far as I’m concerned, the Online Dating Assistance program with Laurie was the best investment I ever made!”

-Pamela, Fort Mill, SC

“Laurie is so much better than your best friend at doling out dating advice. Her extensive experience in creating matches makes her an invaluable resource. She cuts to the heart of the matter by asking you tough questions and then dispensing smart, sensible suggestions that you can take with you in your journey to find the man (or woman) of your dreams.”

– Lisa, Matthews, NC

“Thank you, Laurie, for giving me the confidence boost to try new things in the dating world!”

-Brian, Charleston, SC

“Laurie, thank you for the tough love and for your honesty and directness to help me on the right path. You were my guiding light and there to prevent me from making a misinformed and careless mistake.”

-Greg, Charlotte, NC

“Laurie is truly AWESOME! So intuitive, witty, down to earth, big heart, tells it like it is, true Southern hospitality. She wants only the best for her clients and to spread the LOVE!”

-Linda, Charlotte, NC

“Thank you so much for meeting with me today! Your insight and intuition are invaluable. I left your office motivated and excited—both of which you were able to inspire in me. Our session was truly soul food.”

-Mark, Asheville, NC

“Laurie, you give me self-esteem. It’s like a pep rally. I feel great. I feel like I made a breakthrough!”

-Todd, Wilmington, NC

“I believe my experiences with Laurie and her team helped build up my confidence in myself and that I had what it takes to be in a serious relationship. I am thankful for Laurie and her team and appreciate all they’ve done for me and my continued growth.”

-Stephen, Durham, NC

“I realized that even though I have an online dating profile, I’ve never truly delved deep into who I am, what I have to offer in a relationship, and the qualities I seek in a partner. After speaking with you, thinking about it all, and taking the time to fill out the application, I feel I have a much better idea of who I am and what I can bring to a relationship.”

-Tiffany, Raleigh, NC

“All I can say is thank you…and I’ll make sure to invite you to the wedding.”

-William, Charlotte, NC

“First of all, let me just say, you are incredibly good at what you do. From start to finish you and your team have made me comfortable and excited and helped to alleviate any stress that comes with your typical “blind date”. But above and beyond that, your genuine caring, your concern for your clients, your complete understanding of their wishes and needs is really what sets you and your organization apart from any other service, app or matchmaking site out there.”

-Kevin, Charlotte, NC

“Laurie—your energy is infectious! Your advice you gave during the consultation was great, and I’m going to look at breathing new life into my dating strategy.”

-Mary, Hilton Head, SC

“I want to take a moment to thank you for the work that you do and for who you are as a person. For me, your positive energy was the first thing that struck me. You were so easy to talk with and so encouraging in my search for Mr. Right online. I recall early conversations where you pushed me to stay open to all the possibilities. Instead of feeling like it was so hard to meet a man, you maintained that with an open heart and mind, the possibilities were limitless. I believe that change in my perception helped me significantly. My fiancé is someone that I could have easily overlooked and now he is the love of my life and brings me so much happiness. Thank you for believing in love and possibility!”

-Sarah, Concord, NC

“Thanks for all you do! You always bring great insight after each date, you always know the right thing to say and how to say it, and I know without a doubt that you are putting 100% into serving me as a client. You are far more than a matchmaker—you have become a valued life coach!”

-Matt, Pinehurst, NC

“Thank you. May God bless you in your life—and in your work.”

-John, Raleigh, NC

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