Forget the swipe, let us do the work.

We search through our database of successful professionals to find you the best matches

How we work: 4 easy steps

speak

1 | speak

Set up a phone or in person meeting with your matchmaker, or answer a few simple questions online. Let your matchmaker know more about you, and what you are looking for in a match.

relax

2 | relax

Relax while your matchmaker searches through our database for you. You’ll get an email notification each time you are sent a new match

quality

3 | quality

Quality over quantity. Instead of combing through thousands of incompatible profiles, you will receive one hand-picked match each week.

teach us

4 | teach us

You will have the chance to leave feedback after each match, and each date. This helps your matchmaker personalize and improve your matches.

photos

photos

We’ll help you choose the best photos to show your matches.

advice

advice

You’ll receive round the clock dating advice and member support.

parties

parties

We offer the best singles events around.

frequently asked questions

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonDo you set up group dates or 1-on-1 dates?

Back in the day, our matchmakers used to coordinate both group dates and 1-on-1 dates. Unfortunately, this caused a lot of scheduling problems and meant we couldn’t always set up the matches we wanted. To make the experience better, we have now left date scheduling up to our members, and only facilitate 1-on-1 matches.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhat ages do you match?

We match everyone who is at least 18 years old!

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhat makes Dating Ring different?

By signing up with Dating Ring, you end up paying a similar price to a traditional dating website, but getting a service that is infinitely better. You will be assigned a personal matchmaker (a real human, not a robot!) who will pick out great matches for you, and use your feedback to improve future matches. With traditional online dating websites, you’re on your own. This means: a ton of time wasted searching for good matches; messages that never get returned; and profiles that contain false information. And unlike services like Uber or Seamless, if you have a bad time, there’s no way for you to give feedback on a bad experience. We created Dating Ring after years of bad luck on dating websites. Our goal with Dating Ring was to create a dating service that became the best friend you wish you had - the one who spends all of her time searching for great matches to set you up with. After all, often our friends are better at finding great matches than we are ourselves.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow can I refer my friends?

You’ll get $25 of Dating Ring credit for each friend who signs up! Plus, if you’re on the free plan, you’ll get a free match for every 2 friends you refer (limit 1 match per week).

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonAre you a cross country matchmaking service?

No, we aren’t! We did fly 16 of our NY members to San Francisco for a #crosscountrylove trip (and two couples fell in love and now live on the West Coast!), but, our primary service is introducing compatible matches who live in the same city.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhich cities are you in?

We are currently setting up matches in New York City, San Francisco / the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington, DC. If you live in another city, please sign up and we will contact you when we expand.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonCan I meet my matchmaker in person?

Yes you can! After signing up, you will be sent information so that you can set up an in person consultation in NYC or Washington, DC. Currently, we are only offering phone consultations for SF, Boston & LA members.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonDo I need a Facebook account in order to sign up?

No - you can sign up with Facebook or with your email.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow do I decide which membership plan is right for me?

Free membership means that you are added to our database, and one of our matchmakers will contact you if you’re a good fit for one of their members. You will be able to describe all of your match preferences, which will be carefully reviewed before you are connected with any matches. While we cannot guarantee that you will receive any matches, all matches on this plan are free of charge. You can always upgrade if you find that you are not getting enough matches, or if you would like to form a more personal relationship with one of our matchmakers. Our Silver and Gold membership plans ($40 and $80/month) are a good fit for people looking to meet as many great matches as they can. You will work 1-on-1 with your matchmaker, who will go through our extensive database and recommend her top match for you every week on the Gold Plan, or every other week on the Silver Plan. After each match, you’ll give feedback to improve future matches, and you’ll be able to chat with your matchmaker at any time to speak more about what you’re looking for. Premium Membership is a great fit for successful professionals who are pressed for time, and looking to enter into a serious relationship. Your Executive Matchmaker will act as a personal assistant for your dating life, and will coordinate every part of each date from start to finish. As a Premium Member, you can email or call your matchmaker at any time to discuss your match preferences and past dates. Premium Matchmakers only work with a select number of clients at each time, and spend hours personally recruiting matches and setting up dates for their clients.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow much does it cost to become a member?

We offer 4 plans: free, $40/month for 2 matches per month, $80/month for 1 match per week, or Premium Membership (price determined after consultation). The paid subscription renews every 3 months, and comes with a 2 week free trial. The free subscription means you are eligible for matches with paying members, although matches are not guaranteed.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhat kinds of backgrounds do your matchmakers have? What makes a good matchmaker?

We look for matchmakers with extremely high emotional intelligence and great communication skills. Most of our matchmakers have experience in professional matchmaking, or in similar careers, such as therapy and life coaching.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow do you choose my matches?

Your matchmaker will review your questionnaire, any notes she has on file from your message history and matchmaking consultation, as well as information from your Facebook profile, when choosing a match. She will then use any feedback or notes you give her, when choosing future matches. While we can’t give away our secret sauce, we use a combination of matchmaking technology and top matchmakers to set up the best matches for our members.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow does my matchmaker know what I’m like?

We designed our registration process to give us all of the information we need to begin matching you -- and be as easy as possible for members. The more information you share with your matchmaker, the better she'll know you. Our matchmakers have set up thousands of successful dates, so we know exactly what information we need to set up great matches. We also know that the best way to determine chemistry is by simply meeting up in person, which is why we have designed our service so that you can spend as much time as possible out on dates, meeting new people.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow much contact will I have with my matchmaker?

After signing up, you'll receive an email from your matchmaker, and a way to set up an initial consultation. You'll also receive a personalized note from your matchmaker before each match, telling you why she thinks the match will be a great fit. You can reach out to your matchmaker any time via matchmaker chat with feedback and questions.

You can also sign up to become a Premium Member. Premium Members meet for a 1-hour in person consultation, and do Skype calls after each date with their matchmaker. They have access to their matchmaker M-F via email and phone

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhich cities are you in?

We are currently setting up matches in New York City, San Francisco / the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington, DC. If you live in another city, please sign up and we will contact you when we expand.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonCan I meet my matchmaker in person?

Yes you can! After signing up, you will be sent information so that you can set up an in person consultation in NYC or Washington, DC. Currently, we are only offering phone consultations for SF, Boston & LA members.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonDo I need a Facebook account in order to sign up?

No - you can sign up with Facebook or with your email.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow do I decide which membership plan is right for me?

Free membership means that you are added to our database, and one of our matchmakers will contact you if you’re a good fit for one of their members. You will be able to describe all of your match preferences, which will be carefully reviewed before you are connected with any matches. While we cannot guarantee that you will receive any matches, all matches on this plan are free of charge. You can always upgrade if you find that you are not getting enough matches, or if you would like to form a more personal relationship with one of our matchmakers. Our Silver and Gold membership plans ($40 and $80/month) are a good fit for people looking to meet as many great matches as they can. You will work 1-on-1 with your matchmaker, who will go through our extensive database and recommend her top match for you every week on the Gold Plan, or every other week on the Silver Plan. After each match, you’ll give feedback to improve future matches, and you’ll be able to chat with your matchmaker at any time to speak more about what you’re looking for. Premium Membership is a great fit for successful professionals who are pressed for time, and looking to enter into a serious relationship. Your Executive Matchmaker will act as a personal assistant for your dating life, and will coordinate every part of each date from start to finish. As a Premium Member, you can email or call your matchmaker at any time to discuss your match preferences and past dates. Premium Matchmakers only work with a select number of clients at each time, and spend hours personally recruiting matches and setting up dates for their clients.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow much does it cost to become a member?

We offer 4 plans: free, $40/month for 2 matches per month, $80/month for 1 match per week, or Premium Membership (price determined after consultation). The paid subscription renews every 3 months, and comes with a 2 week free trial. The free subscription means you are eligible for matches with paying members, although matches are not guaranteed.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow do I sign up for Dating Ring?

Signup is easy: just sign up with your email or with your Facebook, and choose 3 photos to use. We’ll then review your profile and assign you a personal matchmaker. Then, you can choose to fill in additional information about yourself, to help your matchmaker learn more about you. You'll also have the option to attend a meeting with your matchmaker, to speak more about what you're looking for. If you sign up for our paid membership plan, you will get 2 or 4 matches each month. If you sign up as a free member, you will be eligible for matches with paying clients. You can read more about how our process works here. If you sign up for our Premium Membership plan, we will schedule a time for you to meet with one of our executive matchmakers. After that meeting, your matchmaker will work with you 1-on-1 and will coordinate each date for you.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhen do I get my first match?

On the Gold Plan, you will receive your first match the first Sunday after you are approved. On the Silver Plan, matches go out on the first and third Sundays of each month. If you are a new Silver Plan member, you will receive your first match on the first Sunday after you are approved (or 1 week later, if the first Sunday you are approved is the 2nd or 4th Sunday of that month). If you are a free member, matches are not guaranteed. If we do have a match for you, that match will come on a Sunday, and you will be notified via text and email.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhen do I get new matches?

Paying members are sent new matches on Sunday evenings at 7EST. Gold Members receive matches every Sunday. Silver Members receive matches on the first and third Sundays of each month.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhat information am I shown on my match?

Each match contains a photo, the match’s first name, height, age, religion, job, and educational background, and a note from your matchmaker about why she thinks you’ll hit it off.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonDo I have to meet my match?

No, but we strongly encourage you to meet each match we send.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonI didn’t like my match. Can I get another?

Unfortunately, chemistry isn’t guaranteed, and we don’t expect you to love every match we send. By telling us why you didn’t like the match, we’ll be able to use that information to send you a better match the next time.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonCan I just search for matches myself?

The beauty of our service is that you don’t have to! Our matchmakers do all of the heavy lifting by going through our database and choosing matches. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and review the awesome matches we send to you.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhich preferences can I set for my matches?

We ask a number of different things in the questionnaire when you sign up. You can edit your match filters - age, height, religion, and ethnicity - at any time. If there are any preferences that are super important to you that we didn’t ask, just leave a note for your matchmaker in your matchmaker chat. We’ll do our best to include that preference in your matches. We always strongly recommend that our members set as few ‘dealbreakers’ as possible. While some things may seem important on paper, we have found that there are very few things that can get in the way of a true connection!

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhat happens after I give feedback on my date?

Please do reach out to your matchmaker via matchmaker chat to let her know how each date goes! We will take any additional feedback you give us into account when selecting future matches.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow does the private SMS (text message) line work?

Each week when you receive a match, you and your match will have the opportunity to indicate whether or not you are interested in a date. If both you and your match want to meet, you will receive a message from a private SMS (text message) line. Any time you reply to that number, a message will be sent to your match. Your match will see the same private number as you do, and will not have access to your phone number. The number will expire 7 days after the first text notification you receive, so make sure to exchange contact information before then.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhat should I say in a text to my match?

We suggest not spending too much time texting. You sound better in person than you do in 140 characters! The text messages are for you to coordinate a time to meet, not to chat. A simple ‘Any good times for you to meet for a quick coffee next week’ works great!

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonIf I respond to the text message, can my match see my phone number?

Nope! Your match will see the same private SMS number that you do, and will not be able to see your phone number. Privacy is important to us!

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhen I receive a match, should I respond? Should I wait for my match to?

We strongly encourage both parties to respond right away. You've got nothing to lose other than a few seconds of your life - just shoot over a quick message and see if your match is interested in meeting in real life!

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonMy match didn't text me back. Now what?

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that every match will result in a date. But we pay careful attention to match response rates, and make sure to prioritize members who are actively speaking to and meeting their matches. We also make sure not to match members who are inactive, so please reach out if your match has an active profile but indicates that they are no longer on the market.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhat does my subscription include?

For the Silver Membership plan ($40/month), you will receive two matchmaker-curated matches per month. For the Gold Membership plan ($80/month), you will receive four matchmaker-curated matches per month. A match includes your match’s photo and basic info, as well as a note from your matchmaker on why she thinks you’d be a great fit. If you and your match agree, you will be introduced so you can set up a date. Both subscriptions also include unlimited online matchmaker support - from help with choosing photos, to sending texts, to deciding what to wear on the first date! You will also receive access to exclusive Dating Ring parties and events.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWill my account auto-renew?

Yes. Your 3-month plan will renew at the end of the 3 month period. If you would not like your plan to auto-renew, go to your account and click ‘close my account’. Choose the option ‘do not renew my account at the end of my plan’, and your account will stay open until your plan is up. Once your plan ends, you will be switched over to our free membership plan. This means you are eligible for matches, but matches are not guaranteed.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow can I get more matches?

At this time, the maximum number of matches you can receive is 1 per week. If you are on the free plan, simply upgrade to a paid plan by going to your account settings, so that you can get one match each week. If you would like to get a guaranteed date each month, you can apply to become a Premium Member.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhat forms of payment do you accept?

We use Stripe, a secure way to accept credit card payment.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonI'm going away. How do I pause my account for a few weeks?

If you are a paying member, contact your matchmaker via your matchmaker chat to let her know what dates you are gone and would not like to receive matches. Note: Matches do not ‘rollover’, and you will not receive replacement matches for any matches you miss while away. If you are not a paying member, simply go to your account, scroll to the bottom and hit ‘close my account’. To un-pause, simply sign in and click 'reactivate my account’.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonI met someone. How do I close my membership?

Congratulations, that’s great news! You can sign in to your account and cancel there, or you can email us at support@datingring.com and we will update your account. Make sure to contact us at least 5 days before the end of your billing cycle, so that you will not be charged for the next month.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow do I edit my match filters like age, religion, and height?

You can edit filters. For any preferences not listed, simply message your matchmaker to let her know your preferences. We encourage all members to be as open as possible, and not to set too many dealbreakers.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow do I improve my profile?

Message your matchmaker to see if she has any suggestions for how to improve your profile. Getting some new photos is always helpful!

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhat information does my matchmaker need?

You will need to add 3 photos and your interests to get started. You can also attend a matchmaking consultation, and complete short answer questions in your profile, so that your matchmaker can learn more about you.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow do I upload photos?

You can upload photos here.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhat guidelines do you have for what types of photos to use?

Make sure we can see your face (no sunglasses in more than 1 photo, please)! We recommend uploading at least 1 full body photo, and a few photos where we can clearly see your face. We suggest not uploading photos with more than 1 friend (especially if they're the same gender) so that it's not hard for your match to figure out which one you are! And obviously, no nudity or inappropriate images, please.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow many photos do I need to upload?

You need to upload at least 3 photos, but we recommend uploading 4-5.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhat if I don’t have any good photos?

It's always worth it to get some new photos taken! In SF and NYC, we offer affordable photo taking sessions each month. If you live in another city, we suggest working with a professional photographer - it will be worth the investment.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonCan you help me choose which photos to use?

Definitely! When completing your profile, you will have the option to upload 20 photos total. Your matchmaker will go in and tell you which five photos she think you should feature.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWho can see my profile?

Our team of matchmakers can access your full profile. Your limited profile - your first name and last initial, photos, age, height, religion, education, and job can only be seen by matches that your matchmaker selects. Additionally, a pool of potential matches will be able to view your photos.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhat should I do if I receive an inappropriate text from my match?

Please notify your matchmaker right away so that we can take the appropriate next steps.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonDo you screen your members?

We do not complete background checks on members, but we work hard to ensure the safety of our members. By receiving feedback from members on their dates and meeting many of our members in person, we are able to gain important information on our members and maintain a safe community of daters.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonWhere can I access your Privacy Policy and Terms of Service?

You can access our Privacy Policy here and our Terms of Service here.

ui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonui accordion buttonHow do I apply to work with you?

We're not currently hiring, but you can submit your information here for when we're next hiring.

Have any more questions?