eLove's newest matchmaker takes top prize at Internet Dating Conference


When eLove acquired Los-Angeles-based matchmaker Cupid’s Coach a few months ago, many industry experts called it the proverbial “marriage made in heaven”.  Based on honors bestowed on Cupid’s Coach owner Julie Ferman and eLove at the recent iDATE conference held in Miami—Ferman won “Best Matchmaker” for 2011, with eLove finishing second—the marriage is wedded bliss.

Ferman received more than 36 percent of the vote in the Best Matchmaker category, while eLove received more than 28 percent. eLove also finished third in the “Most Innovative Company” category.

“Julie Ferman truly is a star in this industry,” said Paul A. Falzone, CEO of eLove, one of the world’s largest matchmaking services. “This recognition is well deserved and if we had to come in second to someone, I’m glad it was Julie. I’m even happier now that she’s on our team at eLove.”

Ferman has been in the matchmaking business for more than two decades and has helped hundreds of singles find that special someone. In addition to her matchmaking work, she’s appeared on numerous television programs, including NBC’s Match Off, E’s Kendra and Dr. Phil.

“It’s been quite a year for Cupid’s Coach and this is just the icing on the cake,” said Ferman, who also won iDATE’s “Best Matchmaker” for 2010.

iDate is one of the matchmaking industry’s largest events for Online Dating and Social Networking business management. In addition to its awards ceremonies, iDate Conference provides matchmaking professionals the opportunity to network with other matchmakers and learn more about current industry trends, including: business strategies, mobile technologies, new markets, social networks, mobile marketing, venture capital, software, partnerships, legal issues, background search and payments.

iDate conference attendees include:

  • Social networking business executives
  • Software & technology executives
  • Venture Capitalists and Seed Funding Capitalists
  • Mobile Telecommunication executives
  • Marketing executives
  • Media executives
  • Background Search executives
  • Payment processing executives
  • Affiliate managers & Affiliates

The next iDate conference will be held in Los Angeles, California in June 2011.