Welcome to Selective Search

Barbie Adler left a successful career as an executive recruiter to launch Selective Search, combining her experience recruiting top talent with her passion for helping extraordinary people find love.

Barbie is a national expert on dating and relationships. In addition to consulting on national dating-related television programs, Barbie has appeared in Forbes, Fortune, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and CNN. She is also an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award nominee and a Board Member of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), a global peer-to-peer organization.

A message from Barbie

About 20 years ago I decided to expand on my career in executive search, and apply the proven principles of executive recruiting to personal search by focusing on matters of the heart. After all, to love and to be loved is the most important and powerful of all human emotions.

With this as my goal I created Selective Search, a firm where executive recruiting meets personal matchmaking. Eighteen hundred marriages (and counting), over 500 babies and countless happy relationships later, we are North America’s leading boutique matchmaking firm. We have an 87% success rate, the industry’s highest.

What started as a dream designed to improve the quality of people’s lives, has evolved into a substantial practice supported by innovation and an unparalleled staff of highly trained professionals. Our Meet Your Future process and Benchmarks For Success system are proprietary to Selective Search, as is our private network of over 250,000 quality Affiliates. All of this combined with a sophisticated algorithm and years of matchmaking intuition have created a service that is unparalleled in the industry today.

Every day we receive an outpouring of stories from Selective Search couples who are happy in love; getting engaged, getting married and sharing photos of beautiful babies and blended families. To hear these stories, and to see these pictures is to feel the love that we put into every introduction. It is the most fulfilling and gratifying feeling I could have ever hoped to experience, and I am blessed to feel that every day. It is this feeling that fuels me, and motivates our staff to be the very best.

If you are someone that has everything in life, except for what matters most – love; I invite you to call us or fill out a form on our website. We’d like to get to know you and introduce you to the love of your life.

Barbie Adler, Founder & President

Barbie Adler, Founder & President

Barbie’s Love Story