Common Questions


What age range does The Setup cater to?

Our clients range from 28 – 45. Your Matchmaker will work personally with you to set age parameters for your matches.

*Tip* Science and experience have shown us that couples who are similar in age, are significantly more likely to work out long-term. So don’t be surprised when we set you up with someone your own age!


Where is The Setup located?

We have offices across the U.S. and we’re always looking to expand into new areas. Want to be Setup in your city? Let us know!

  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Austin, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • San Antonio, TX

What is the difference between a database member and a client?

It’s free for anyone to join our database. As a free member, you are not guaranteed any dates, but if we think you’re a fit with one of our clients, we’ll set you up!

Clients who retain our services, will meet one-on-one with their Matchmaker to discuss their goals and dream date. As a paying member, you are guaranteed a certain number of matches as well as Love Life Academy courses and other perks.

We can also customize your journey to fit your individual needs. Click here to learn more.


How much does it cost?

It’s free for anyone to join our database. As a free member, you are not guaranteed any dates, but if we think you’re a fit with one of our clients, we’ll set you up!

When you join The Setup as a client, you can work one-on-one with your Matchmaker to choose or design a package that fits your individual needs. Click here to learn more.


What does The Setup process look like?

Each introduction is hand-selected by an expertly-trained and certified Matchmaker who gets to know you and your matches on a deep level. We combine age-old matchmaking principles with proven sociological techniques and the latest technology to ensure the highest possible success rate.

We take all the hard-work and stress out of dating, so you get to enjoy the fun parts like dressing up and drinking expensive wines. In addition to curating each and every setup, your Matchmaker is available for coaching sessions, wardrobe advice, etiquette lessons, and more!

You can just think of us like your Personal Dating Assistant or PDA!


What kind of training do the Matchmakers have?

Our expert staff is trained and certified by Dr. Terry Orbuch, The Love Doctor, and the Global Love Institute. We study the science of healthy relationships mixed with the art of dating and attraction to ensure the highest possible success rate for each and every setup.

There are only 12 Master Certified Matchmakers across the globe, and 2 of them are ours!


How do I become a professional Matchmaker?

You can apply to join our team here. Good luck!


Can I see profiles on the app?

It’s Not a Dating App—It’s a Setup!

That means no swiping through endless profiles! Your Matchmaker will personally curate each introduction. We use the app as a convenient means to communicate with you and keep you updated on the status of your dating journey.


How is The Setup different from other dating apps?

We’re not like a regular dating app. We’re a cool dating app. No seriously, we don’t do that swipe left or right thing…actually, we don’t do profiles at all.

The Setup combines age-old matchmaking principles with proven sociological techniques and the latest technology. You can communicate with your Matchmaker through the app while they’re hand-selecting your next date.

Our staff is trained and certified by Dr. Terry Orbuch and the Global Love Institute in the science of dating and healthy relationships. We employ more Master Certified Matchmakers than any other company in the world.


How safe is it to be set up?

Safety is always a priority—the Lifetime Movie Network doesn’t need any more content. That’s why all of our members must pass a thorough background screen and undergo a detailed interview with one of our Matchmakers.

Like everything else in the world, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on dating. People are craving connections and intimacy unlike anything we’ve ever seen.

Whether you’re vaxxed and waxxed or still social distancing, we want to set you up.