Meet the Matchmakers

Our world-class matchmakers provide clients with personalized attention, hand-selected matches, and valuable date coaching. TDR’s matchmakers combine proven matchmaking techniques with cutting-edge technology to ensure we introduce you to the best possible matches.

All of our matchmakers come from impressive corporate backgrounds, but realized their true passion for connecting people and helping singles find lasting love. They are outgoing, inquisitive, and demonstrate relentless dedication to their roles as matchmakers.

Read more about what our clients say about our matchmakers here.

Devyn Simone

New Member Strategist, New York

Devyn’s knowledge of the dating landscape, her passion for helping others, and her down-to-earth demeanor make her the perfect New Member Strategist in New York City. For as long as she can remember, Devyn has been determined to find a formula for healthy relationships. Devyn is a renowned dating expert who has been featured on Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and Nightline. Her advice has been featured in The New York Post, Yahoo News, and The Huffington Post, and has served as the inspiration for the dating and makeover show Love At First Swipe on TLC. Members looking to work with TDR can feel confident that Devyn will pair them with the best Matchmaker for their individual goals and communication style.

Samantha Popcke

New Member Strategist, San Francisco & Silicon Valley

Samantha is a Three Day Rule dating expert based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a background in business and finance. She's worked in private equity, real estate development, and manufacturing before following her passion to join TDR. In every role Samantha has held, her compassionate personality and keen intuition have helped her create long-lasting relationships. Samantha has a natural talent of getting to the core of what each of our new members are really looking for and pairing them with the Matchmaker who is the right fit for the experience they need. An attentive listener, truly genuine, and positive, Samantha is the perfect guide towards reaching your ultimate goals in dating.

Jennifer Scheff

New Member Strategist, San Francisco & Silicon Valley

Jennifer's vivacity and enthusiasm are immediately evident upon meeting her. An expert in the field, she is uniquely equipped with keen listening skills and the ability to cut to the core of what each person is truly looking for in a partner. Jennifer's previous experience in the medical field exposed her to cutting-edge science and doctors at the top of their field. Her connections span across the Bay area - she has met some of the cities' most engaging singles. As a Bay Area New Member Strategist Jennifer helps her clients start the process in an intentional way, asking the right questions and connecting them with the Matchmaker best suited to their personal journey.  She will always seek out the best for her clients and steer them towards their best selves.

Lisa Ferrell

New Member Strategist, New York

Lisa's passion for connecting people and years of experience in matchmaking make her an invaluable expert on our New York City team. Originally from Texas, Lisa has a Masters and Bachelor's degree from Texas A & M University. Having met with thousands of singles across the city, Lisa has true insight into the challenges of modern dating. She is able to cut through to what each person is truly looking for in a partner and pair them with the best Matchmaker for their individual needs. Lisa has a wide understanding of people from all backgrounds and a strong passion to make the best connections. As a New Member Strategist, her expertise and experience bring support to our members in their journey to find the right fit.

Esther Collins

New Member Strategist, New York

As a New Member Strategist in New York City, Esther excels at figuring out the core of what is important for a successful long-term match. She has been making connections her whole career - from Matchmaking to previous high-demand roles in Fashion at Bauble Bar and establishing her own boutique, to more traditional consulting work. Esther is a New York native, who has also spent many years in LA. She is well-versed in working hand-in-hand with clients and utilizing her expertise to help them find the service that is right for them. Her degree in Communications from Pennsylvania State University only further compliments her strong work ethic. With her impeccable listening skills and her ability to flex from honest confidant to go-to expert, Esther makes it easy to share your true self.

Tessa Zajicek

New Member Strategist

Tessa is genuine, warm, and kind. When you meet her it is easy to see that she makes everyone around her feel comfortable and can brighten up any room. Tessa is not only an expert in communication and relationships, but passionate about connecting with everyone she meets. A world traveler, with a network spanning from the Bay Area to Southern California, Tessa's experience has centered around recruiting, relationship building, and matching clients professionally. She is trustworthy, empathetic, and open-minded. As a New Member Strategist, Tessa works with singles in Los Angeles as they begin their journey into matchmaking. By the time their intake meeting is done, Tessa is a friend and confidant, and her clients have no hesitation knowing that Tessa will connect them with the right Matchmaker and set them up for success.

Natalie Smith

New Member Strategist, Los Angeles

Natalie's unique life experiences have given her a great understanding of human nature - a huge value to everyone she meets. After earning her Masters in International Business, Natalie traveled the world, spending time in Panama and Argentina, where she worked at the US Embassy. Upon returning home, she held a position in Strategic Partnerships at a well-known tech firm. When she isn't working you can find Natalie surfing, salsa dancing, or leading her local nonprofit chapter. Her realistic, direct approach has made her one of Los Angeles’ most sought-after Strategists for clients ready to start their journey with TDR.

Talia Goldstein

New Member Strategist, Los Angeles

Talia is the Founder of Three Day Rule, and has been featured on Good Morning America, Fortune, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and The Huffington Post to name a few. Leveraging her extensive network of incredible singles, Talia has found matches for hundreds of clients, including top executives, entrepreneurs, and celebrities. She is the go-to expert on dating and knows exactly which Matchmaker will be the best fit with each new member. Talia has made it her mission to help clients on their quest to find true love, and is thrilled that her work allows her to make a difference in people's lives.

Robyn Raynes

Senior New Member Strategist, New York

As the Director of Matchmaking, Robyn uses her expertise as one of Three Day Rule's longest tenured Matchmakers combined with her vast business acumen to help shape the team's ability to bring people together. After graduating from the College of Charleston, Robyn worked in sales and marketing for various startups, but as she had always been known among her friends as the "connector," Robyn knew her path would lead her to a role where she could help others find love. Robyn is an expert at getting to the core of what each member needs and connecting them with the right Matchmaker to achieve their goals.

Heather Noman

New Member Strategist, Nationwide

Part of the initial Three Day Rule team in Chicago, Heather has extensive knowledge of the dating landscape and an incredible ability to get to the core of what each member is looking for in a relationship. Her experience interviewing thousands of singles, speaking on dating panels, and working with our team across the country has allowed her to hone her expertise on all things dating. Prior to being a Matchmaker, she worked closely with over 500 couples as a wedding planner giving her a unique understanding of chemistry. Heather loves getting to know TDR members on a deeper level - connecting with them like a close friend and helping to curate their experience as only an expert can.

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Kara Laricks

National LGBTQ+ Matchmaker

Kara is a powerful voice and connector in the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to matchmaking, Kara's experience includes roles as educator, public speaker, writer, editor, and notable NY Fashion Week designer. Above all, she is passionate about the power of human connection. This passion for love and her commitment to the LGBTQ+ community's safety and happiness drives her to work with others in their journey toward fulfilling long-term relationships. Kara provides genuine, compassionate, and honest guidance while connecting her clients with incredible matches.

Brittney Smiejek

Nationwide VIP Matchmaker

With vast experience in matchmaking and a background in social work, Brittney cares deeply about her clients and puts her full heart into each and every match. She is continuously praised by her clients for truly understanding their needs and going above and beyond to help them find happiness. As a Nationwide VIP Matchmaker, she helps members get to the core of what qualities they should be searching for in a partner and loves that she has the opportunity to help her clients learn about themselves throughout the process. Brittney is a social butterfly by nature and is always looking for an excuse to attend the latest restaurant launch, networking event, or charity gala where she has no shame in approaching anyone who could be a potential match for her clients.

Brittany Molnar

Nationwide VIP Matchmaker

Brittany's bi-coastal experience gives her a unique balance of east and west coast mentality, and allows her to understand and engage with a variety of people. As an alumni of Marymount Manhattan College, Brittany’s heart belongs to NYC and to the New Yorkers looking for their match. With her intuitive nature and genuine disposition, Brittany brings people together easily – she is a natural connector and wingwoman. Her first of many matchmaking success stories was actually at 4 years-old when she introduced her mom and stepdad, who are happily married to this day.

Caitlin Cooper

Nationwide VIP Matchmaker

Caitlin spent the beginning part of her career training and coaching athletes, military personnel, and people new to working out to help them achieve their health goals. She expanded her training at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and built a thriving health coaching business, teaching people how to live, look, and love from a holistic health perspective. With a license as a holistic practitioner, nutrition counselor, and coach she has helped people reach their highest potential on an emotional and physical level. She believes that love is an integral part of our health and is grateful that her path ultimately led her to TDR where she can impact her clients every day.

Quin Woodward Pu

Nationwide VIP Matchmaker

Quin is driven to help her clients achieve their highest potential through self-understanding and growth. A strong communicator, Quin excels in empowering others - whether personally or professionally - to know their own value. Professionally, this manifested through successful roles in advertising, public relations, and her own communications consultancy - utilizing her expansive network nationally. Originally from Georgia and an alumnus of Vanderbilt University, Quin now takes full advantage of the vast national network she has built to introduce her clients to the best matches. Quin brings a well-rounded outlook to her matchmaking and works with every client to hone their strengths in order to maximize their success.

Sarah Gilbert

Matchmaker, Los Angeles

After studying communications at Chapman University, Sarah developed an extraordinary interest in character development and human psychology. She became invested in making real-life connections and building mutually beneficial, healthy relationships. When she is not networking for her clients, Sarah is setting up friends, colleagues, and family members. Her goal is to help everyone around her. From earning the nickname "Date Doctor" in high school to helping her current clients meet their Mr./Mrs. Right, Sarah has been matchmaking for over a decade. Sometimes, a "meet-cute" requires a helping hand in the form of an empathetic, charismatic, and reliable Matchmaker - and that Matchmaker is Sarah.

Rebecca Macias

Matchmaker, Los Angeles

Rebecca holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. As a Matchmaker, her empathetic personality and intuition means each of her clients are in great hands. Not only does she excel at working with her clients, she is incredible at finding the right matches. Her training and work experience as a therapist in private practice allows her to understand how to help individuals find love by figuring out exactly what they need and then going and finding it for them. Using direct communication and deep understanding in her day-to-day matchmaking, Rebecca is the perfect person to work with.

Melissa Hill

Matchmaker, Los Angeles

Melissa is a Matchmaker, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and has experience in a private practice setting with individuals and couples discussing love and relationships. A California native, Melissa has previous experience working as a Matchmaker with high-end clientele, as well as collaborating with other Matchmakers and individuals to provide guidance and advice around relationship goals. There is nothing better for Melissa than seeing someone she has worked with share their life and love with someone that makes them happy. Melissa makes all of her clients feel cared about and understood. Her positive and direct communication style is both comforting and encouraging. Most of all, Melissa is an expert at thinking outside the box and finding creative ways to find great matches.

Lisa Elson

Matchmaker, Los Angeles

Lisa has always worked in fields where people are the focus, and is deeply passionate about helping others. After graduating from USC, Lisa wrote lifestyle pieces for a variety of publications, helped professionals network in the fields of law, finance, and real estate, and recruited at a private agency. Lisa is a dynamic thinker. She is able to be both logical and passionately creative at the same time, often coming up with unique ways to connect with and help others. As a Matchmaker, Lisa is a keen listener who brings a sense of empathy and originality to relationships. A straight shooter, everyone who meets Lisa walks away learning something new.

Alyssa Park

Matchmaker, Orange County & San Francisco

As a Matchmaker Alyssa champions each and every person she works with - she believes everyone has their own unique story to tell and makes it her mission to fully understand her clients on a deep level. Alyssa's experience in the dating industry is extensive - she has worked in the dating space with matchmaking companies to online dating sites like Match in roles ranging from matchmaking to marketing. As a TDR Matchmaker, Alyssa feels like she is living her dream every day as she channels her high level of empathy and a strong intuition to find the right connection for her clients. Her approach is always positive, and you can count on Alyssa for solid advice and a wealth of knowledge about all things dating, both online and off.

Stacia Firestone

Matchmaker, San Francisco

Stacia is no stranger to making connections. She has always had a natural inclination for finding the right spark - from hosting speed dating parties in New York to helping everyone she knows connect. Among her many accomplishments during her 7 years at PopSugar, Stacia expanded the virtual user experience to a real-life curated, subscription service. She loves bringing people together in this unique way. Stacia's insight and energy is fully focused on finding genuine matches for her clients.

Jocelyn Connolly

Matchmaker, San Francisco

A life-long romantic, Jocelyn is dedicated to bringing more love into the world every day. Her background in education, led into her work in the dating space where she greatly values connecting and continuing to educate each day. Jocelyn is a graduate of Brown University and the University of San Francisco. As a Matchmaker, Jocelyn channels her natural ability to create relationships and truly help her clients across all facets of their dating journey. She excels in working with her clients to reach their dating goals, often providing inside tips on messaging, style, and communication coupled with one-on-one attention. Jocelyn is an incredible wingwoman, truly advocating for her clients.

Yvette Lee Walton

Matchmaker, East Coast

Yvette is a natural and intuitive Matchmaker. Always ready to make a connection, she is quick to approach anyone throughout the city - talking up her clients whenever she finds a great potential match. Originally from England, Yvette has a degree in Business Management and was always drawn to her psychology courses, priding herself on connecting with people from all walks of life. She has an intrinsic ability to build relationships and loves helping her clients do the same. Dedicated to understanding her clients on the deepest level, Yvette couples her strong work ethic with a creative approach to find the best matches. Yvette's extensive experience, and her confident and caring personality make her a fantastic Matchmaker and wing-woman.

Kat Haselkorn

Matchmaker, East Coast

A real-life "cheerleader for love", Kat has been researching and writing about relationships for over a decade. Kat knows how to make connections. From wedding planning to corporate wellness to creating content for an SEO company while also publishing her own book, Kat has an incredible network. She is optimistic, lighthearted, adventurous, and empathetic. Kat utilizes her vast network to make introductions across the country. Kat's degree in Psychology from the University of Chicago, coupled with her networking skills, and intuition give her an amazing ability to help her clients succeed.

Nassim Anderson

Matchmaker, East Coast

Nassim is a compassionate expert, known for facilitating deep connections for her clients. She has her degree in Psychology from UC Davis and earned her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy before working in clinical research in the fields of pediatrics and cancer research. Nassim establishes a strong collaboration with her clients using empathy, compassion, and a solution-focused approach. Her innate abilities put others at ease, while also creating a judgment-free environment allowing people to showcase their true selves. Nassim serves as an expert, friend, and cheerleader for everyone she works with. Most importantly, she is dedicated to helping her clients find authentic, long-lasting connections!

Nancy Kherlopian

Matchmaker, New York

Nancy is an expert at reading people, an empathetic listener, and a natural connector. As a NYC Matchmaker she is great at discerning what her clients really need in a match and is not afraid to go up to anyone across the city to find the right fit. Her kind and curious personality feeds her passion to understand not only what each of her clients are looking for, but who they really are. Originally from Beirut, and having grown up in Orange County, Nancy has called NYC home for years with connections across the city from NY Fashion Week to the technology sector to non-profit organizations. She is a Certified Professional Coach, has a masters degree in Strategic Design and Management, and bachelors degree in Interpersonal Relations & Public Affairs. As a Matchmaker, Nancy excels at making her clients feel positive and motivated, while simultaneously finding great matches.

Elisa Del Castillo

Senior Matchmaker, New York

Elisa has always had an understanding and natural ability to connect with others. Prior to matchmaking, she worked in industries such as marketing, media relations, and staffing. As a Matchmaker, Elisa is positive and intuitive. Her kind nature allows her clients to be their true selves, while her sound advice helps them to open their eyes and heart while dating. She has the ability to build authentic relationships and helps others to unlock their full potential as empathetic, loving, and genuine partners. From flirting tips to heart-to-heart feedback, Elisa will help to get you to the finish line while having fun along the way. Her focus continues to be on her clients' needs and surpassing their expectations.

Natalia Genevieve

Matchmaker, New York

As a trained psychotherapist, relationship coach, and Matchmaker, Natalia is extremely curious about people and their motivations, especially around dating and love. She holds an advanced degree in Psychology, has practiced personal coaching for over decade, and in addition to her work as a Matchmaker, she currently consults with dating apps as a human behavior expert. Natalia is highly emphatic and resourceful, and with her wealth of experience she has found her true calling. Natalia helps her clients to be their authentic selves, allowing the most meaningful relationships to form. From practicing positivity to teaching the art of flirting and seduction, Natalia is an all-around dating expert and enthusiastic partner in your journey with Three Day Rule.

Skylar Korby

Matchmaker, New York

Throughout her life, Skylar has brought people from all backgrounds together, making strong connections in both love and friendship. She is a skilled liaison, communicator, and the go-to for tough love-laced relationship advice. Her professional experience in client relations, sales, and marketing give her a leg up as a Matchmaker and advocate for her clients. It is important to her that everyone she works with, is happy and living their best life. Skylar is there to help her clients through any dating dilemma as their partner and advisor, using her expertise to help them achieve their relationship goals.

Kristen Stewart

Senior Matchmaker, New York

As a Psychology major at Bucknell University, Krissy developed a keen interest in the nature of people and relationships. After a role with L’Oreal in Customer Marketing and Sales, Krissy realized she wanted to spend her days making a difference. When Krissy isn’t matchmaking, you’ll find her dancing, meeting her friends at their favorite spots, or being a tourist in her own city, always looking for the places and people she hasn’t met.

Callie Harris

Senior Matchmaker, DC

Callie is one of DC's top Matchmakers and has been there since the beginning, helping launch Three Day Rule in DC. Her approach is about truly understanding her clients, getting to know them like a friend while providing the insight and intuition of an expert. Callie has connected many successful relationships, engagements, and marriages - a few clients even recently had babies! Callie has been featured on Good Day DC, Good Morning Washington, NPR, Fresh 94.7, The Washingtonian, Match Webinars, The Kojo Show, Fab Fit Fun, Great Day DC, and many more outlets. Callie's robust network of professional and political influencers in DC make her an ideal Matchmaker for the nation’s capital, and her positive personality and incredible compassion make Callie a life-long friend.

Jaime Bernstein

Senior Matchmaker, DC

Jaime's sincere, but bold approach to matchmaking makes her both a great Matchmaker, as well as an outstanding dating strategist. Jaime's unique matchmaking style is all about customization and understanding an individual's "off paper" intangible qualities. Jaime has helped many of her clients find meaningful relationships, engagements, marriages, and even resulted in a baby! Jaime has been featured as an expert on Good Morning Washington, Good Day DC, Great Day DC, Match Webinars, NPR, Fresh 94.7 fm, Fab Fit Fun, the Washingtonian, and numerous other outlets.

Michal Naisteter

Senior Matchmaker, Philadelphia

Born in Israel, multilingual, and passionate about world travel and dance (Salsa and Bachata, especially), Michal’s international background only further compliments her already engaging and outgoing personality. Michal comes to TDR from work in human sexuality and public health research and education. Along with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality, Michal is no stranger to the matchmaking world. In fact, she and her husband were matched by a friend. Michal considers it a privilege to help others experience the magic of matchmaking in their own lives.

Melissa Bilchik

Nationwide Matchmaking Coordinator

As a past casting and talent executive, Melissa has professional experience facilitating connections and relating to everyone from talent to network executives. Her work in the entertainment industry included casting unscripted TV and digital series for E!, MTV and NBC, and more, giving her access to the countries most eligible singles. Melissa has been a successful Matchmaker for years, and those who work with her know Melissa as grounded, compassionate, and easy to connect with. Her natural intuition makes her an amazing support to our Matchmakers nationwide.

Madisen Moody

Nationwide Matchmaking Recruiter

Madisen, a native Texan, is a compassionate Matchmaking Recruiter who is passionate about helping others make the right connection. As a recruiting expert, she strives to build strong, long-term relationships with all candidates and clients. Madisen excels at networking and connecting with engaging singles across the country, immediately striking up a genuine relationship. For her, the most rewarding part of recruiting is being able to help so many people find what they want in life. In a world that’s all about who you know, Madisen goes above and beyond to build and foster positive relationships.

Our Founder

Talia Goldstein

Founder & President

Talia is the founder of Three Day Rule. After studying communication at Tulane University, Talia worked as a TV producer at E! True Hollywood Story, where she quickly became the office dating expert, setting up many co-workers with matches and handing out insightful dating advice from her cubicle. Recognizing her hidden talent for matchmaking, Talia quit her full-time job and began hosting popular singles events and offering personalized matchmaking services. Three Day Rule was officially created in 2013, allowing Talia to turn her lifelong hobby of matchmaking into a thriving business. After receiving an investment from Match/IAC in 2014, Talia has secured partnerships with Match, OkCupid, JDate, Christian Mingle, and The League. Talia has appeared on Good Morning America, and has been featured in Fortune, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, and more. Leveraging her extensive network of successful, dynamic singles, Talia has found matches for hundreds of clients, including top executives, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and everyday young professionals. She has made it her mission to help clients on their quest to find true love, and is thrilled that her work allows her to make a difference in people's lives. Talia lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

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Management Team

Mike Standish


Mike Standish has been an entrepreneur for over 30 years starting and growing Advanced-Online before selling the business in 2015 while successfully investing in various real estate projects. A business person with experience providing market trend evaluation, financial analysis, marketing and strategic guidance, Mike has a history of providing clients superior products and services while generating resources for employees and the enterprise. He will provide financial resources and market-driven directional guidance for Three Day Rule. He is committed to long-term mutually beneficial relationships, using creativity to provide solutions for clients, providing excellence and integrity in all aspects of customer service.

Robyn Raynes

VP of Sales

A long time New Yorker, Robyn launched Three Day Rule's presence in New York City as the company's first Matchmaker on the east coast. After quickly building TDR's membership in the Big Apple through extensive networking, as well as appearances in Refinery29 and on CNN, Robyn moved into a management role within TDR - eventually launching six more markets. Robyn has unique experience with hands on matchmaking, as well as hiring, training, and developing a growing team of Matchmakers. Today, she is TDR's VP of Sales, responsible for the continued growth of the company.

Erika Kaplan

VP of Client Experience

With a degree from Penn State, Erika began her career in publishing working for Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Men’s Journal. After years of business-to-business experience, Erika left corporate America to seek a career that felt impactful and allowed her to feed her passion of connecting people. With years of matchmaking under her belt and many happy clients of her own, Erika now oversees client services and is responsible for ensuring that each Three Day Rule member has a rewarding experience. Erika’s passion, transparent nature, and intuition make her an asset to both clients and Matchmakers.

Heather Noman

Director of Marketing

Heather began her career by building one of the most successful wedding venues in Minneapolis. While there, she developed the strategy for the company’s growth - increasing revenue by over 300% year over year, winning several coveted industry awards, creating operation systems, building a strong team, and receiving countless personal service recommendations. Heather was thrilled to transition her experience into making connections on the other side of love, as one of Three Day Rule's first Chicago Matchmakers. Since then, she has taken over management of both the creative and technical sides of Three Day Rule. As the Director of Marketing, Heather focuses on TDR's brand strategy, PR, user experience, and new marketing initiatives.

Marisa Reisel

Senior Creative Manager

Marisa, a native of Los Angeles, completed her degree at Princeton University and attended Yale University Norfolk School of Art. Following graduation, Marisa relocated to San Francisco where she worked in Marketing and PR for a boutique technology firm. Since returning to LA, Marisa's experience includes compliance for an exclusive corporate recruiting firm, process innovation for Hulu's Customer Support team, and freelance graphic design. Originally a Three Day Rule Matchmaker in LA, Marisa is passionate about the Three Day Rule brand and mission to help others. This passion, along with her design background and strategy experience led Marisa to join TDR's business team specializing in creatively-driven content.

Becky Trifero

Client Experience Manager

After years as a Matchmaker with many success stories under her belt, Becky now works on the client services team - working with both clients and Matchmakers to ensure that each TDR member is having a valuable experience. Originally from Boston, Becky made her way to New York after receiving her degree in Communication Disorders from Bridgewater State University. She began her career as a special education teacher in Brooklyn, easily transitioning into her role as a Matchmaker with TDR. A natural connector, Becky continues to use her empathy and deep understanding to enhance client experience and facilitate continued Matchmaker training. Becky loves the opportunity her role allows her to interact with so many amazing, unique people every day!

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