The cofounders of The Bevy at The Lately bar in New York.Sarah JacobsOver the past three years, matchmakers Greta Tufvesson and Nikki Lewis have set up thousands of dates on both the West and East Coast. They say their matchmaking business, The Bevy, has a 95% success rate thanks to an extensive vetting process and a strong inner drive to connect people.
“We’re connectors,” Tufvesson recently told Business Insider. “We’re introducing people to others that they wouldn’t necessarily meet on their own.”
The Bevy charges their male clients from $25,000 to $35,000 to find a match, though women can join for free. With Tufvesson based out of Los Angeles and Lewis in New York City, the two are constantly flying back and forth to meet face to face with potential clients. While their clients’ professions vary between doctors, lawyers, hedge fund managers, screenwriters, event planners, and more, they all have one thing in common: they’re successful.
“Our clients are really smart, intelligent, and successful,” Lewis said. Face-to-face interviews help the two weed out those who aren’t seriously ready for a “meaningful relationship” or those who have unrealistic expectations. And the same goes for the women: “It’s a rigorous process,” Lewis said of the vetting.
So far, The Bevy has been responsible for more than two dozen marriages, but the founders say they don’t use that as a measure of success. “It’s putting people in meaningful relationships,” Tufvesson said.
The two dished on their favorite spots to send clients out for dates in New York City.