"There are lots of great singles in Fairmount, but you're not going to find them when you're in South Philly. Even people who live in Rittenhouse, they don't mingle with the professionals who live in Society Hill. Philly is neighborhood-y and fragmented; that's the struggle for singles. That's the gap we're trying to bridge."
For anyone who’s ever whimpered about how there’s no one left to meet in the city, Erika feels your pain, but is quick to dispel the myth. "Everyone thinks they know everyone in Philly and it's not true," she says, laughing. "I mean, it's the fifth-largest city in the United States."
Kaplan’s also aware that while online dating has lost most of its stigma in society, matchmaking is still a very taboo concept. "People are almost embarrassed to admit they are working with a matchmaker, or have used a matchmaker, or have met someone through a matchmaker. But really it’s a necessary service," she said.