Sofi Papamarko is a dating expert and the founder of Friend of a Friend Matchmaking. You may know her as a regular relationships columnist for the Toronto StarMetro Canada and Sun Media Newspapers. She has also written about love, sex and dating for The Globe & MailReader's Digest, Flare, Salon and many more publications. After introducing more than forty long-term couples and having a hand in fifteen engagements, eight weddings, four babies (their parents did most of the work) and dozens of co-signed leases/mortgages (phew!), Sofi has taken a step back from active yenta duty in order to focus on a book project but still takes on a few dedicated clients a year. Follow her on Twitter @sofipapamarko.


Claire AH is the Toronto LGBTQ+ matchmaker and general Hamilton matchmaker for Friend of a Friend Matchmaking. She is a coach, speaker, community manager, writer, and educator, focused on the intersections of sexuality, dating, relationships, disability, body image, and health, among other things. Claire also hosts a dating podcast, a monthly sexy storytelling night in Toronto, and a sexuality-oriented radio showFollow her on Twitter and learn more about her work at


Lee-Anne Galloway is an artist, teacher and the general Toronto matchmaker for Friend of a Friend. An ICF-accredited Life and Love Coach, Lee-Anne has been working with singles on relationship readiness, dating and breakups for years. She was a top event host for Fastlife Speed Dating Toronto and brings that knowledge, energy and effervescence to dating events geared to Friend of a Friend's clientele. Learn more about Lee-Anne and all that she does at


Ceilidhe Wynn (pronounced Kay-lee) is the general Ottawa matchmaker for Friend of a Friend as well as the general matchmaker for the surrounding areas (Kanata, Nepean, Beaverbrook, etc.) In addition to being an extraordinary matchmaker, she's a copywriter, personal essayist, part-time student, mother, and wife. Ceilidhe has a Master's Degree in International History but now spends more time reading romance novels than studying peace treaties. There are two things Ceilidhe believes in above all else: love and carbs. Follow her on Twitter at @CeilRubyWrites.


Nikola Steer is tickled to be the first dating scout for Friend of a Friend Matchmaking. She's a natural connector, linking loved ones, friends, and colleagues wherever she goes. And where she goes is far! She is a world-touring burlesque artist and educator, and she is also the Creative Director of the Toronto Burlesque Festival. When she’s not busy as a dancer, writer, photographer, or public speaker, you can often glimpse her around the city at various events or singing her head off with Choir! Choir! Choir! Chances are that she knows someone you need to meet...