Some Success Stories

We met up yesterday for a walk in High Park.  I really enjoyed how sweet and kind she was. I was definitely attracted to her, she's very cute with a great personality. Thank you for the introduction! —L.

I met my match yesterday, I see why you matched us! He is smart, well traveled and interesting and I enjoyed meeting him. Thank you ladies! —S.

I wanted to let you know that things have been going great with my match. So far so good, we both seem to be getting along great. She's a pretty amazing woman. Thank you for the introduction!  —J.

Well you definitely nailed the sense of humour thing! My match was so fun, so it's an easy "Hells yeah!" to seeing him again. Nice work, Lee-Anne! —J.

Things with (my first match) are going great! We've been on three dates so far. It feels good. Not moving too fast or too slow, and I really enjoy her company. —B.

As a matter of fact, M. just left my place after what was technically our eight date  He is an amazing guy. Funny, thoughtful, smart, responsible and just really calm and interesting. Things are going so well that we actually just decided we'd be "boyfriend/girlfriend" (a funny convo to have, but I guess important to have!). We definitely seem to be a great fit off the bat! Lots in common from both an interests and values perspective…anyhow, things are awesome so far and no need to send any more matches. —K.

A good first match, you are definitely on the right track. Looking forward to continuing this journey under your guidance :) —D.

(We) are going strong and are having a fabulous time getting to know each other.  Albeit a bit quick perhaps, I feel he is the right one for me and see an absolutely beautiful love blooming.  He has met my kids and parents and we will be meeting each other's friends over the coming holiday season. So wooohooooo!  He makes me smile from ear to ear and I'm ever so comfortable with him. —S.

You were so friendly and nice during our little interview that I felt very comfortable and open to dialogue.  Happy to be part of your team and already feeling very excited and having a hunch that joining Friend of a Friend was a great IDEA!  —C.

Thank you very much for introducing me to Alice. We have agreed to take the relationship slow in the hopes that short term loss is long term gain (haha). We are getting along very well, we talk daily and have been on many long dates. I just wanted you to know how it was going because she is a dating rookie and a bit shy still. Thanks again. —T.

Well again I wanted to thank you both so much.  C. is an absolutely wonderful man.  I don't think you guys could have picked a better match for me.  He ticks all the boxes and then some.  He is through and through a gentleman with the most positive attitude I have seen in a man in a very long time.  It's only been a month, but wow... we both seem to be really excited to talk and see each other. Conversation is always fun and interesting.  I can really see something wonderful between us and I think you just found my Mr. Right for me. Muahhhhh to you both! Have a fantastic start to your weekend... I know I will :) --S.

We wanted to introduce you to a special little someone. The photo below is of little G. He was born on February 26 at 7lbs2oz. We have you to thank for this little person who has already made us so happy (and tired!)! --D.

Hello, matchmaker. Melina and I are getting hitched... EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! --A.

Happy new year! I hope 2017 is treating you well.  I have some good news to share: Erik and I are engaged, and we will be getting married in November. I know we are just one of many couples on your list who have hit that milestone :) Once again, thank you so much for matching us together. You did an excellent job! I rave about you to everyone who will listen.  --Melissa

Conor and I wanted to share with you that we are ENGAGED!!! Conor gave himself to me as my Christmas gift. Best gift ever. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I remember feeling discouraged with how long it took for you to find a match and thought that my time might never come.  Now, nearly two years after our first awkward but great date, we are head over heels for each other.  I never seem to get enough of his loving, caring and humble company.  We have had our challenges as all relationships do but I never doubted that he was right for me. You matched us perfectly, we are different but complement each other so well.  The best part with having you as our Yenta is that you took care of matching the things that really matter like our perspective on commitment and marriage, kids, and values.  And then to match us on character is really a miracle. Thank you doesn't seem enough.  We are forever grateful to your Yenta skills!  --Birdie

Thank you so much for introducing me to R. and thank you for pushing me beyond my comfort zone. He is a great match for me. I have never felt so much myself around another person. There is no performance necessary and I can really express my feelings which in nice and scary at the same time. --A.

Sofi -- M. and I are still going strong. We just got back from a trip to Cuba together. It went wonderfully. She is an awesome person. Smart, empathetic and very sexy. I still consider it early days, but I really can't ask for anything more at this point. --M.

Hi Sofi: Frank and I are just saying hello and wanted share the good news! We got engaged on the weekend!!!!  We thank you every day for introducing us. The future Mr & Mrs V. ! :)  --D.

It's going insanely well with A. and me.  You don't need to send me any more matches for now. --R.

I had my third date with J. last night and I'm absolutely smitten! He's pretty damn amazing. I like him lots and lots. It's been a wonderful learning experience meeting him. For the first time I think ever, I was completely my unadulterated self and he came back for more! That was an act of self love on my part that I'm really proud of. It's also the first time I've met someone where I can just totally own my geek side with pride and its nbd at all because he meets me there with his. You were SPOT on with matching us. Putting us together during what feels like some of the ugliest weeks in global history has been a real act of 'seva' (service) or mitzvah. Bless you, bless you, bless you. Xxxx  --K.

I have actually drafted you a few messages...then deleted them because I didn't want to jinx anything!  He is wonderful! We've been seeing each other since early May - quite often considering we are on absolutely opposite parenting schedules. We make time for each other, which is so nice. Seriously, I was pinching myself when I met him. We both knew right away that there was a connection. My best friend described him accurately as "fully evolved"....he is kind and confident. I just looked back at what I wrote about my ideal match: "Kind, tolerant, open and interested in the world. Doesn’t have to be the center of attention (I would like to be for once), but is perfectly happy meeting new people and has a spark for carrying on conversations. He has to be interested in different types of travel. He is really good at whatever he does, he cares about his work. He cares about the world and the people in it. He finds beauty in the everyday to and enjoys sharing that with me. He’s confident, but not arrogant. He makes strong connections with people because he genuinely cares about them. He’s tall and handsome and has salt and pepper hair. He is in the acceptable range of fit to dad­bod...but he is fit and has stamina to spend a week cycling in Napa valley or climbing Machu Pichu. He’s a good communicator ­ both in terms of opening up as well as actually texting/calling when he says he will." HE IS EXACTLY ALL THOSE THINGS! WHA???? Ok, not super tall, but tall to me. You are a goddess at this match-making. I know it's still early days, but I want to say thanks for introducing me to him! --M.

Things are going really well with John. He's perfectly imperfect for me - meaning there are no deal breakers and I find his quirks charming. The conversation is great and we have such similar tastes that there are no disagreement about what movie to see or shows to watch. He even takes my podcast recommendations to heart and I've turned him on to a few things.  But the thing I love most is that I've been able to maintain my independence and sense of self. I admit in new relationships I let myself get sucked into it and things just end up moving fast to the point where I feel I lose myself a little - which makes me panic and I bolt. This hasn't happened and I don't think it will, progress has been at a comfortable pace which I'm really enjoying.  We seem to be a good fit to the point where strangers have commented on how happy we look together (something that happened on our third date!)  --A.

Nearly six months have passed since your email "A potential match for you?" came our way. Be it art, science or intuition, your choice to pair us changed our lives. We often ask each other, where have you been all this time? But we know, as you say, timing is everything...and your timing was impeccable. Nice one, yenta. -M & E

 We hope you're well and that your summer has been full of good things so far.  Adam and I want to extend an open invitation to come by for a visit sometime at our new place that we just (like - today) bought in Georgetown.  We are moving in towards the middle of October and are beyond excited! We are so grateful for all that you have done for us :) Cheers! -Adam & Donna

YOU ARE OUR FAVOURITE!!! Can you tell that we were saying so many nice things about you from our paradise blanket-for-two on Toronto Island this afternoon? I hope you could feel those good vibes -- they were beaming towards you for sure!! -C

Things with Jon are great! We connected right away!  Our first date was great and second even better and it just keeps getting better. We always have so much to talk about...we talk for hours at a time.  And there's juicy attraction too! I said I wanted it all!...a fun, honest, passionate, courageous, ever expanding relationship with a man I love deeply and that loves me deeply too. I feel like I can have that with Jon. We connect intellectually, emotionally, spiritually & sexually/physically.  It's really awesome! I feel like I won the lottery!  Thank you so much for matching us. I am curious what it was about me and him that had you think to match us.  I don't know that we would have found each other walking down the street. -Lila

Hi Sofi! How are you doing? Well, I hope!  S and I have been having such a fun time getting to know each other these past three months. We are only seeing each other now, so I'd like to ask that you please put my membership on hold :-) I went and looked back at the notes I made before you and I met and he is all of the things I asked for and more: funny, (*so* funny!), fun, adventurous, caring, dependable, ambitious but not overly so, we communicate well, and we have that je ne sais quoi that just makes us 'click'.  The one thing he did not check off (which you warned me most of your clients don't) was the height thing. I really didn't think I could be attracted to a shorter man, but he is a true testament to broadening your height horizons. Honestly, he make me so happy that the height doesn't bother me at all. Thank you for doing such an amazing job Sofi! xoxo  --Tara

Sofi, hello! I've been wary to write because I don't want to jinx anything... but Eric and I are now 2 months in and I actually can't believe it has only been 2 months because we have integrated seamlessly into each others' lives. So, a note to say:  1. You are incredible, and2. OMG HOW DID YOU KNOW? Thank you, again, so much for introducing us. --Madeline

I have been meaning to write to you to update you and to say thank you!  Life has been even better and happier with C. around.  He is such a sweet, fun, caring, and patient guy.  We have such good times together.  It has been nearly 4 months though it feels like I have known him much longer.  I have been proudly telling people how we were introduced by Sofi Yenta, the matchmaker! --Marcia

Hi Sofi, I hope you're doing well and are enjoying this lovely spring weather. I think Adam emailed you yesterday.  I just wanted to echo his sentiment.  He's really wonderful. :)  Please hold off on any further matches. Thank you, thank you! --Donna

Good day! I write to you from Donna's balcony in the nice weather before the storm breaks. I thought I should let you know that Donna and I have been on a few dates and are really clicking. With that in mind, please don't send me any more matches. I will let you know how things are progressing. --Adam

I realized I didn't respond to you after you matched me up with B. in January. We've been dating since then and have finally left toothbrushes at each others' places. Getting on to 3 months in and we seem like a great fit. Excellent job :) --Craig

I must admit I've been very impressed with the people you've sent me through this process so far, I really do think you have a knack for this. --Paul

Damn. Just....damn. Am speechless. It was perfect. --Lauren (on her first date with Dan)

It was as natural as breathing. Looking forward to seeing where it goes! --Dan (on his first date with Lauren)

Hey Sofi - Just wanted to let you know that M. and I had an absolutely delightful first date last night. It was the first time I've had a great time on a first date in a really long time so no matter what happens next, thank you so much for that!! I'm so grateful for your help, you really are the best!! xo --Christie

Three dates so far with Kate - and in one week! What a lovely, vivacious, hilarious, intelligent woman. Thank you so much for the introduction! We'll see how it goes, but definitely the BEST first date I've been on in a long time.  She surpassed all my expectations! --Steve

Sofi nailed it! We've been dating for just over four months and it's going great. Couldn't be happier. Sofi really takes the time to get to know you and what you're looking for in a partner. It is obvious how much she cares about her clients and loves what she does. Thanks for introducing me to such an awesome guy, Sofi!        

Sofi!!!!  You are good. Dan is adorable and boy is he smart! Thank you. I have no idea how he felt about me but it was a pleasure even if he's not keen. I'm actually quite honoured that you set me up with a man of that calibre. It was worth the wait for my ego :) Thank you. --Amy

MOST.ATTRACTIVE.FIRST.DATE.EVER. OMG, she is sooooooooooo cute. Plus an amazing match as far as a first date can reveal. It is uncanny some of the small things we have in common.  We want to see one another again so we'll see where things go. Thanks so much! You must really have a gift or something. --Jamie

We hope you are well and wanted to share some happy news with you. We met up in June and things quickly picked up in the last couple of weeks. We are now inseparable and beyond happy together. As such, we are excited to let you know that we are "off the market" and no longer require your services! Thank you for working your magic on us, neither of us had expected too much out of this process beyond meeting some nice people, so it is a pleasant surprise (to say the least) for each of us to have met someone that far exceeds what we had been looking for. Thanks again! You are our fairy godmother :) --P&K

Jill and I have been dating and getting along rather well. The common sense of humour and tempo to life is working out well. Thanks for the great match! --Todd

Four dates in, I'm completely smitten. I'd seen him around a couple of times recently (turns out he's actually the friend of a friend) and I thought he seemed great, but I'd been too shy to introduce myself. I was pretty excited when I realized who I was being set up with! Thanks for breaking the ice! (And congratulations on your apparent psychic powers!) We're having a fabulous time. --Melina

I signed on with Yenta Sofi because after a year, I was ready to start dating again. The first person she introduced me to was a very good match; we're still dating at 3 months. I love that Sofi meets every client in person, and that she seems so insightful about what's really important in a potential partner. --Brian

It was a great experience, Sofi was professional and personable. Not only did I meet a great matchmaker, but I lucked out and met a great guy (through her)! We've been together and smiling ever since! --Mikaela

Post-date review can be summed up as such: An old lady was upset with us for making out on the TTC. --Adam

I just wanted to be sure before I emailed you, but you knocked it out of the park. Things are going great with Mariska and I just wanted to congratulate you on a job well done...and thank you for introducing us. --David

Helen and I thank you eternally for the "match." xo with her now. --Jim

We had our first date on Thursday and it went really well (and we have plans to see each other again)! I haven't felt such instant chemistry in awhile, so regardless of what happens I really appreciate you giving me the opportunity to meet someone cool. --Melissa

He is great! We just spent 3 nights together, he made me breakfast in bed and a cheesecake! Aww! --Lisa

The thing that's awesome and unique about your work is that there's a very good chance we would remain friends if a relationship didn't work out. --Kristin (who is still dating her match)

How did you know? We last hung out on Saturday. She's sick, so it may be a few more days until we meet again. I can safely say, though, that it will be awesome when we do. --Harry

I was very happy with the match! Props to you! --Nicholas

It was great meeting you. I felt like I was visiting with a long lost friend. I look forward to receiving my first match. --Stephanie

Sofi set me up with her brother, of all people, after only knowing me a short while. And man, did she get it right! He and I have the same sick sense of humour, disdain for pants, and a strange respect for cephalopods. Two years later, we just moved in together, so I'd say two thumbs up for Sofi. She knows that what makes couples click is way more than just thinking someone is hot. There's a whole Tetris mash of personality traits that have to click together, and even though we had just met, she just knew!  --Amanda

It took some convincing for me to let Sofi set me up, but I'd tried dating sites and bars and work to no avail. When I met Lana for coffee, three hours went by in an instant. We've now been together eleven years, married for seven and have two delightful little boys. --Cameron

Just trust Yenta. She knows. --Laura