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LAST UPDATED: October 23rd, 2023

Tawkify offers a new option for eligible singles tired of the online dating scene. Kenneth Shaw, Co-Founder and Tawkify CEO, created Tawkify as a way for young professionals to make meaningful connections with limited time. 

Tawkify is an online matchmaking service that offers two membership options: client and member. Clients pay a premium for guaranteed matches while members are added to the general dating pool. The matchmaking service highlights several success stories on its website. 

Keep reading our Tawkify review to learn more about the pros and cons of this online matchmaking service. 

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The Good

  • Simple Signup Process
  • Membership Options 
  • Personalized Matches
  • High Success Rate
  • Personal Safety
  • Social Distanced Options 
  • Referral Bonus 

Simple Signup Process

Enter your gender and the gender you are seeking. You can choose male, female, transgender, or genderqueer for the gender you are seeking. However, there are only two options for your gender: male or female. Tawkify seeks to be an equal-opportunity match matching service for all genders and sexualities.

You will also be asked to select areas where you would like to match. You will also include your ethnicity, height, and religious identity. This information will only be available to your personal matchmaker. You can distinguish if you have a height preference for your matches.

Membership Options 

Tawkify has unique membership options for clients and members. Tawkify members do not have guaranteed matches but they could be matched with a Tawkify client. Members are added into the pool for $99 a year. This option is much cheaper than becoming a client; however, this does not guarantee that you will be matched with anyone. 

A Tawkify client pays a premium price for personalized matchmaking and guaranteed dates. The Tawkify matchmaker will set up creative dates for clients and members. Clients are guaranteed at least one date per month.

Personalized Matches

Once you have started your plan, you will be assigned a personal matchmaker. Personal matchmakers do all the work in screening, selecting, and setting-up dates for their clients. All you have to do is show up for the date and help pay the bill. Dates are planned around activities that both members have an interest in. The matchmaker will call after the date to ask for feedback on how the outing went. You can let your matchmaker know if you are interested in a second date or if you would like a different match. The process continues until you find a successful match or your plan ends.

High Success Rate

With a dating pool of over 75,000 members, Tawkify claims to have an 80 percent success rate for clients who go on at least 6 to 12 dates. The fact that Tawkify measures its success rate is unique compared to many other matchmaking services. The success rate is relatively high and a good indicator of quality service. 

You can also browse the “Love Stories” section on the website to read stories about couples who have met through Tawkify. 

Personal Safety

All potential matches are screened by a human matchmaker before the date. This helps improve the safety and success of the date. Tawkify’s commitment to high-quality dates helps women avoid common safety concerns with dating.

Socially Distanced Options 

The COVID pandemic has made traditional dating difficult with new social distancing guidelines. Tawkify has responded to the new guidelines with an option for virtual dating. The matchmaking service follows all CDC guidelines as they differ from city to city. Tawkify recommends virtual dates, but if your city has eased COVID restrictions, matchmakers can plan dates where social distancing can be upheld. Safe, in-person dates can be arranged upon request. 

Referral Bonus 

Tawkify offers a $100 referral bonus towards any package when you refer a friend or family member to become a Tawkify client. You can refer as many people as you want, there is no limit. 


The Bad

  • Expensive Dating Service
  • Limited Control Over Dates and Matches
  • Location Availability 
  • Insufficient Customer Insight

Expensive Dating Service

Matchmaking services can get rather pricey. According to Tawkify’s website, the company offers matchmaking plans that start under $1,000. However, there is no specific price range on the website. If you are in search of multiple matches, you might have to pay high above this base price. Tawkify matchmaking service has comparative prices to other matchmaking providers such as It’s Just Lunch. However, you will save a lot of money if you have the time and energy to invest in an online dating site. 

Note: The cost of the date activity is not included in the membership fee.

Limited Control Over Dates and Matches

Tawkify is essentially a glorified blind-dating service. As opposed to traditional dating services, you don’t get to preview any of your matches before going on a date. This may be difficult for individuals who want more control in their dating life. Clients with unrealistic expectations might also be disappointed if they show up for a date with someone they find physically or socially unattractive. Just like any blind date, the date may not result in a long term connection. Tawiky carefully seeks its matches through professional matchmakers, but this does not guarantee a connection. 

Location Availability 

Tawikfy is available in over 30 major cities. However, the service is limited in smaller cities and areas. If you live outside of one of these major cities, you might need to consider another matchmaking or online dating service. 

Insufficient Customer Insight

Best Company has not received enough Tawkify reviews to make a final recommendation for the company. 


The Bottom Line

Tawkify offers a unique matchmaking service that is both effortless and expensive. This service is best for singles who have had poor luck with traditional online dating services or what to find a successful match without sifting through thousands of online dating profiles. A professional matchmaker plans all the details of your date for your match to your activity. This service helps customers avoid potential dangerous situations with a matchmaker verifying all matches before a date. 

Tawkify is not for singles who want to retain control over their dating life. The process focuses on a blind date set up with no prior knowledge of your match. People living outside of major cities may also consider using a different online dating service that has a more widespread membership. Due to the limited number of reviews, we suggest trying a top-rated online dating service until this matchmaking service can be verified by real customer reviews. 

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Brittany Kemp Santa Monica, CA

ABSOLUTE SCAM. Do NOT waste your money on this service. I had to call customer service about once a week for a variety of issues--went through FOUR different matchmakers because the first three were horrible. I did a way better job finding people myself on Hinge. The last matchmaker was slightly better, but still nothing came of any of the dates. I spent way too much money on this and got zero relationship out of it, and the majority of matches were embarrassingly bad. Just stick to other platforms like Hinge and forget about wasting your money on this. Oh and to add to all of this, they don't even guarantee that they'll make up for a 1-star match. As long as they meet your "top three priorities", they will match you with someone. So this person could be completely misaligned everywhere else leading to a 1-star review, but they'll still match you just because the person meets three things you want. Terrible experience overall and will never use again.

1 month ago

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Paul Anderson Portland, OR

As a gay man, I was extremely hesitant about trying a matchmaker since I didn't think they would have enough matches for me where I live. However, after meeting my non-binary matchmaker, I was put at ease. I've been on 3 matches so far, each one better than the last, and I am now in a committed relationship with my partner. I still have 3 matches left in my package but I doubt I will use them. Can't say enough good things about them. Try it!

10 months ago

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Dr. Claudia Luiz Tarrytown, NY

I had a truly depressing experience with Tawkify as a 63-year-old woman in the east. I was paired with completely unsuitable men I had to travel long distances to. I did much better on the apps, choosing my own people. These matchmakers are worse than artificial intelligence.

2 months ago

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Sebastien Columbia, MO

Flawed business model: Charging "per date" instead of actual matches While I had a very pleasant Zoom call with my assigned "matchmaker," Jamie, we only chatted one time (via Zoom) and the rest of our communications were by text and email only. I paid for "six dates" which should have been the first indication that this service really isn't about finding a match for me as about selling me dates (basically, an expensive version of online dating and not much more). Here's a summary of my dates (to let you know what to expect and why I've rated Tawkify the way I did): My first date with Mariah went well, though we didn't really connect and have much in common. Tawkify has an online follow-up program where we rate each other following the first date and exchange numbers if we like each other. Since we both "liked" each other, we had a follow-up date (arranged on our own), though this second time there was even less connection. Oh well, it was just the "first try," and I had five more to go. Second date: I had a good time with Courtney and we exchanged numbers following dinner (at her request), and then I basically never heard from her again (and she didn't follow up with Tawkify, making me wonder how Tawkify vets its clients). Third date: This date with Keri started off badly as the restaurant did not have our reservation (made by Tawkify) and they could not seat us anywhere. Several calls to Tawkify "support" (they blamed the restaurant for losing the reservation) and they made us a new reservation at a local pub that was about to close. Keri was a nice lady but not my type at all and there was no chemistry. Fourth date: The matchmaker just exchanged our phone numbers (as we were having a hard time with scheduling). This date with April actually turned out well, and we had a good time and liked each other, and she visited me for our follow-up date. However, that's where I learned she was a (closet) smoker, which was clearly stated as a deal breaker for me with the matchmaker (which of course she blamed on April). Fifth date: Emily was smart and attractive, though our reservation (in a nice restaurant) had us seated at the bar. This expensive dinner (eaten at the bar) felt more like a business dinner than an actual date, and I really didn't get to know her and feel like we were not properly matched. Sixth and last date: Matchmaker offered to exchange phone numbers and when I texted/called my date Amanda I didn't hear anything back, and when I later contacted my matchmaker about it I no longer received any response from matchmaker either and my account had been "closed" to receiving any follow-up info on the date. Obviously they didn't care to hear back from me after "delivering" me my six dates. As I hope the above illustrates, Tawkify really botched a number of these dates pretty badly (due to their carelessness), and did not seem to care about follow-up or getting it right. Twice they exchanged phone numbers first without a date (we admittedly were having a hard time making the schedule work at time... but this was not their promised curated date that they advertise: "we don't just hand over the phone number and wish you luck..." I reached out to my matchmaker with my concerns and they were basically explained away or ignored... the matchmaker was more focused on finding me first dates (that I have no problem finding with regular online dating) than real matches with long-term potential (which is why I was willing to pay for this service). (Also, I need to point out that all of my dates were more than 75 miles away, despite my request for dates closer to me. I made this request numerous times only to be told by Jamie (matchmaker) that she couldn't find any suitable matches in my area (which is not a big metropolitan market but is a city of well over 100,000). I had agreed to dates farther away since I was counting on my matchmaker finding me a true match for a long term relationship and not just dinner dates). Bottom line: Save your money. This is not true matchmaking. Their business model is flawed: They make money setting you up on dates instead of actual matches. While they may "filter" your dates, I found the results to be not better than the regular online dating sites... I'm guessing that Tawkify's matchmakers get paid based on the number of paying dates that they arrange and not on the number of (successful) matches they achieve. While the popular subscription dating sites are very far from perfect, I think they are just as effective (and possibly more so) and much more affordable than Tawkify. Save your money.

6 months ago

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MarianneC Schenectady, NY

The rep called me, unscheduled, during normal work hours to push talking about a personal topic like dating without a scheduling a call first, which was off putting. I said it wasn't a good time to talk because I was about to start a meeting, and asked if he could email me to find a time that worked for us both. He continued to be pushy/dictating a time to talk that day, and I had to repeat the above to him again. He then emailed, as I had asked, and again was dictating a time frame that day. I provided customer feedback that scheduling a call first is preferred, perhaps using an app like Calendly, and/or then asking what time is good for BOTH individuals is received as respectful for the clients time and privacy. I mentioned that I was sure he was following company protocol, but it felt pushy and salesy from a customer perspective, especially concerning a personal topic. He then replied very defensively saying my email was "erroneous", and I wasn't welcome to use their service. They misses a fantastic opportunity to show that they are open to evolution, are curious what client preferences are, and to show that they can be solution oriented... Instead of bullish and very rude. I took it as a dodged bullet, especially since they are an expensive service.

6 months ago

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Karrie Holbrook Buffalo, NY

I definitely did not have a good experience. My matchmaker was in a hurry to pick dates instead of picking one that was suitable for me. Some of my matches were 2 and 1/2 hours away. The set up is weird.

3 months ago

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R. Alford Raleigh, NC

After a simple inquiry about the company/services, I decided that Tawkify was too expensive for me at that time. Unbeknownst to me, I was kept in the Tawkify system as a potential match for paying customers. So one day someone randomly reached out to me and asked if I wanted to be set up on a date with one of their paying customers. Thats how I figured out I was in their system, no one informed me of this. I figured, why not? Im not paying for the service so I've got nothing to lose, right? Although date number one would not have been someone I would have chosen for myself, I went on two virtual dates before it seemingly fizzled out. Let me add that it was also the start of the pandemic so really no one was doing great at the time. I chalked it up to timing, and just not being the best match. However, the next matchmaking date brought things into better perspective. It became very clear during my second experience that the reason I was kept in the Tawkify system after just a small inquiry, is because they are in desperate need of people to match with their paying clients. This date and I were clearly a mismatch on ALL levels. The only thing we had in common was that we were both nice people able to get through a date. My date (the paying customer of Tawkify) informed me himself that the company seemed desperate and that they advised him NOT to pay for dates. Don't get me wrong, I understand that dates can be expensive and I by no means expect men to always pay for a date. However, let me summarize what this means for my end of this deal: 1. Tawkify chooses the date spot based on the PAYING CUSTOMERS preferences. In this case it was a fairly expensive restaurant where I paid around $45 for my own meal and service. I had no say in the matter. 2. The only persons preferences who are considered during the match making process are the paying customers. It was clear that me and this guy were not a match but there we were anyway. I can only assume that the choice was made based on his preferences or out of desperation for matches. 3. We are still in a pandemic! So to summarize, I am being set up on blind dates where my preferences for a potential match are not considered, at expensive restaurants where I have to pay and have no say in the matter, and risk COVID while I'm at it. No thanks! I sent a formal request to the "matchmaker" to take me out of the list of matches. But low and behold a few months later I get a text saying I "might be a great fit" for one of their clients. I texted back that I would only consider giving this another try if I could speak with someone first and ask some questions. I was told that I wouldn't be able to speak with anyone unless it was the matchmaker themselves and not someone within the company who could answer my questions. So I declined the offer and received a "we will update our records" LOL! They didn't inquire about what happened, or why I didn't want to be part of their service anymore. It proved that my intuition right that NO ONE CARES about my preferences, perspective, time, or money when setting me up with their "clients" because I'm not paying them. Im just a tool for them to prove to their clients that they have "matches" for them.

2 years ago