Erica Arrechea

Erica Arrechea

Co-Founder & Lead Matchmaker
Why Matchmaking? 
I’ve always been intuitive and passionate about bringing people together.
 
Small Town Girl
I grew up in a suburb outside of San Francisco, went to college in San Diego to study marketing, settled in the heart of Los Angeles in 2008. Early in my career, I began reading and following the teachings of Pat Allen, Brené Brown and John Gottman. I was inspired to start building a company with an innate desire for connecting people, whether for business partnerships, great friendships, or something more.
 
Connecting others enlightens me. Witnessing lasting and meaningful connections is an experience that’s unmatched. 
 

More Reasons to Work With Cinqe:

Read our full page of FAQ’s here 
 

Qualifications

I’ve always played relationship therapist to friends and family (which I love) and I have a niche for reading people and understanding what they’re seeking in a romantic relationship. A few other ways I’m qualified:


  • My Experience

Through my own self-reflections within my own dating life I was able to research ways and tools about relationships. During that discovery, I became knowledgeable enough to confidently guide others through their dating experiences.


  • My Network

With my connecting skills, my network is continuously enlarging all day, everyday. My personal network, combined with Melissa and Katy’s, is comprised of over 18 thousand people and counting. Through meeting other certified matchmakers, speakers, and those in similar industries, I’m a part of a wide-ranging network made up of top-quality people.


  • Certifications

In addition to having been certified through the Matchmaking Institute, I’ve been personally trained by those most superior in this industry including Patti Stanger.

We Are Professional Certified Matchmakers

Melissa and I have all been officially certified by the Matchmaking Institute and have additionally been trained by renowned matchmaker Patti Stanger. When working with a licensed, certified matchmaker, you’re entrusting your dating life into our hands. Here are a few reasons why working with a certified matchmaker is one of the best decisions you can make:
  • We’re Worthy Of Your Trust
    • All of your information and conversations with us are 100% confidential. We are not anything like online dating, your information is all offline.
  • Connected To Other Networks
    • When we became certified, we immediately gained access to an immense social whirlpool filled with people all around the world. 90% of the singles in our network don’t enjoy online dating, not only due to their hectic schedules, though because it simply doesn’t appeal to them. When working with a matchmaking company, you’re opened up to thousands of potential matches and Cinqe has the precise resources to find you a suitable match, not just a date.
  • Thoroughly Trained
    • There is only one official Matchmaking school in the world that is authorized to certify potential matchmakers and that is the Matchmaking Institute. We have to undergo professional, very detailed training in the following categories in order to be given formal certification:
      • Business Building
      • Customer Service
      • Ethics
      • Networking
        • Including the best ways to guide clients into healthy, positive relationships.
  • We’re Held To High Standards
    • When you decide to become a certified matchmaker, you are held to a high moral standard and an oath. There is a tight code in which we all have to be held accountable. Likewise with any professional industry, potential for conflict is a possibility and we each must remain fully committed to the Institute’s standards so as to not taint our industry with unprofessionalism nor unsatisfactory behavior.

What Do They Actually Get With A Membership?

We offer two options within our services: You can join our network (you complete a free profile and you will only be contacted if we believe you would be a great match with one of our paying clients), or you can apply to become a paying client in which you will receive the following:
  • Unlimited Dates
    • We only match you with whom we’ve thoroughly researched and interviewed to ensure that you will be meeting strictly with other singles who are worth your time and effort.
    • This does not mean we will be sending you on a date every single day. One at a time, we will send you matches for you to review and offer feedback on. Do not feel as though you need to say “yes” to every potential match we send you. Be a good balance of remaining open to our suggestions and confident in what you’re seeking in a partner.
    • Advice from our team on everything from:
      • Conversation topics
      • Texting Etiquette
      • Date Outfits
      • Location of Dates
      • Feedback
      • Dating

Stories

I enjoy teaching my clients through stories and giving them the facts to write their own love tales. Being in the business since 2012, I’ve heard and seen it all, trust me. Consider myself and the Cinqe team among your trusted friends who will always be truthful, considerate, and look out for your best interest in your dating life.

What Is The Deal With You And Patti Stanger?

Since I own my own company, this can be confusing and slightly tricky to answer: Yes, I consult on the Millionaire’s Club run by Bravo and WE TV’s star Patti Stanger. We speak on a weekly basis as I work with her off-camera clients at the Millionaires Club. You can read more on my experience with this here.

How Cinqe Came To Be

Cinqe first entered the matchmaking industry as Love Love International. Fellow Co-Founder Melissa and I reflected and then decided on Cinqe because we are essentially super-connectors syncing people together … We sync together people who we know would compliment one another and that, along with our vitality and genuine passion for what we do, is the heart of Cinqe.

Differentiators

  • Around the clock availability
    • 90% of our clients are business owners and being available during night hours and weekends is very much needed and appreciated by them.
  • Experience
    • I’ve been in this industry since 2012, and I make 100s of new connections every week. As a matchmaker, I belong to a huge chain of veteran matchmakers as well as relationship therapists and counselors whom I’ve worked with in the past and who have trained me in being able to answer those tough questions.
  • Reach
    • Combined, my team and I, have a reach of over 18k people and growing within our personal networks alone! This doesn’t include the thousands of vetted singles in our company database.
  • Certified
    • We take our matchmaking services very seriously and want to ensure that is understood by potential clients. Not only have we been officially certified, we have been trained, observed, and have had our matchmaking abilities put to the test numerous times. We’re happy to say that whether a prospect decides to sign with us or not, they are always impressed with our professionalism.

What Does Cinqe Do?

  • Cinqe is an old-fashioned boutique matchmaking firm who will work side by side with you to achieve your relationship goals. We meet each one of our clients face-to-face before we make any introductions (we have an 80% matching success rate), and we currently offer 5 (insert good adjective) services (in addition to our paying client and database memberships):
    • Old-Fashioned Matchmaking
      • This is our core: we’re committed to doing things the traditional way with dating. This involves getting to know each prospect and client in person, open availability, and dating consultation.
    • Online Profile Reviewing
      • We take a thorough look at your dating profile and offer tips and suggestions
    • We Host Charity Events
    • Date-Coaching
      • Weekly check-ins with to help you with your dating process. These sessions will dive into your current dating situation and where you want it to go. We will assess your current flow and take the next steps to get you into the grove.
    • Image Consulting
      • We take you shopping to make you feel confident about your look

Where Is Your Office Located?

We operate our company remotely, as we set our meetings at locations that are easy to get to for all parties. We can accept clients who live anywhere in the US, although our team is based out of San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County. Our coaching clients can be located anywhere, and are usually all over the U.S. and Canada.

How Do You Work With Me?

The most efficient way to begin the process of potentially becoming a client, or to simply inquire about services, is to email me at [email protected] and/or completing our free private profile on our website. I offer personalized, one-on-one coaching to clients who need council regarding anxieties and insecurities about dating, those dealing with dating post-divorce, introverted clients, as well as those who are lost on the go-abouts of how and where to meet someone. You and I will work side-by-side and focus on revamping your dating life.