Maria Avgitidis is the owner of Agape Match, a matchmaking firm based in NYC, which caters to New Yorkers and Greek- American singles. As a fourth generation matchmaker and professional dating coach, her clients seek relationship advice and tips and tricks to proper dating etiquette to find and introduce them to their perfect match.
Maria’s dating expertise has been featured in numerous publications, including Esquire, MSN, Neo Magazine, Reuters, CBS, Seventeen, The Hellenic Voice, The Pappas Post, Metro Greece, AOL, and many others.
Her success as a matchmaker has gained national recognition and awarded best matchmaking service in New York City by CBS News. She was also awarded as a finalist for best matchmaker, most innovative company, and best dating site design at the 2012 iDate Awards and best matchmaker at the 2013 iDate Awards.
Maria followed in the footsteps of the women in her family, all of whom share a sixth sense about love and relationships. In fact, her grandmother once conducted Greek coffee readings to predict the romantic future for her clients. Just as she tells most, she didn’t pick matchmaking, matchmaking picked her!
When Maria was younger, one of her aunts taught her that while we all have intuition, few have the ability to tap into it. For those who do, matchmaking comes naturally, and given her lineage, it is not surprising that Maria has quite a knack for it. In fact, her first match was in kindergarten between two classmates —who ended up dating all through elementary school, middle school and most of high school. Since then, scores of couples have spawned through one of Maria’s introduction, many of which have led to engagements and marriage! (and babies!) In addition to understanding her intuition, Maria is an astute observer of how various personality types interact with each other. Together these skills allow her to find and nurture romantic relationships for her clients.
Maria is expanding her traditional matchmaking service with an online dating platform, appropriately named AgapaMe.com (“Love me” in Greek) set to launch in Winter 2013. AgapaMe.com is an online dating site for Greek singles, both in Greece and the Diaspora. Essentially, Maria has a goal to create more Greek babies in this world.
Maria is also one of the founders of the Matchmakers Alliance- a place where dating professionals share ideas and collaborate to best serve their clients. As a result of her intimate involvement with the Matchmakers Alliance, she also hosts the Matchmakers Conference in the Spring, where matchmakers from around the world come to connect and network in person.
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