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#1 Predictor of Health & Happiness

Studies consistently show that quality, committed relationships result in longer, better lives. A renowned Harvard study, which spanned nearly 80 years, found that close relationships delay mental and physical decline. These relationships are more important predictors of long, happy lives than social class, IQ, or genetics.

Selective Search applies executive recruiting methodologies to luxury, high-touch matchmaking.

Using our proprietary Meet Your Future® process, our team will go to work finding you the partner of your dreams. Each Client is paired with their own dedicated team of tenured Matchmakers and researchers. In partnership, we develop Client approved Benchmarks for Success, which outline 110 key personal, professional, and social indicators to create the Client’s specific search criteria. After sourcing candidates, our experts conduct personal interviews to screen potential matches. We only introduce Clients to “must-meet” candidates.

87% of Selective Search’s Clients accomplish their relationship goals through our process. This is the highest success rate in the matchmaking industry, and a direct result of our world-class team, proprietary networks, and our unrivaled process.

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Being in a committed relationship is linked to less production of cortisol, a stress hormone. This suggests that married or paired people are less responsive to psychological stress, and that the social and emotional support that comes with having a partner can be a great buffer against stress.


Whether it’s having someone there to remind you to take your medicine, or having a partner to help take your mind off the pain, research suggests married people who have undergone heart surgery are three times more likely to survive the first three months after surgery than single patients. Married patients also reported feeling more confident about their ability to handle post-surgery pain and were less worried about the surgery in general. A little emotional support can go a long way toward helping a person recover from a procedure or illness.


Healthy relationships set the perfect tone for an overall healthy lifestyle. If your spouse, friends or other loved ones encourage eating a healthy diet, exercising, not smoking, etc., you’re likely to follow in their footsteps. It’s a lot easier to take on healthy behaviors when you surround yourself with people who are doing the same.


t’s natural for humans to want to feel needed, and like they’re part of something bigger. Many people strive to feel like they’re doing something good for someone else, and improving the world in some way. Being in a loving relationship, no matter what kind, can give a person a sense of well-being and purpose. In fact, it’s possible that having a sense of purpose can actually add years to your life.


Speaking of adding years onto your life, research suggests that having healthy social relationships makes a bigger impact on avoiding early death than taking blood pressure medication or being exposed to air pollution. One study even suggests that a lack of social relationships has the same effect on health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

*Source: “5 Benefits of Healthy Relationships” Northwestern Medicine



Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, director of the now famous Harvard Medical Journal study on health and happiness, found that “[participants] who kept warm relationships got to live longer and happier [lives]. Loneliness kills,” he said. “It’s as powerful as smoking or alcoholism.”

Close relationships, more than money or fame, are what keep people happy throughout their lives, the Harvard study revealed. Those ties protect people from life’s discontents, help to delay mental and physical decline, and are better predictors of long and happy lives than social class, IQ, or even genes.


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As North America’s premier matchmaking firm,
Selective Search leads the industry in achieving results for its Clients.

87% Success Rate

87% of Selective Search’s Clients accomplish their relationship goals through our process. This is the highest success rate in the matchmaking industry, and a direct result of a world-class team, proprietary networks, and our unrivaled Meet Your Future process.

34% Success Rate with a First Date

More than one-third of our Clients fall in love with their first introduction. This is a function of our expert matchmaking and research teams.

Over 3,902 Happy Couples

We’re proud to be an integral part in helping so many incredible men and women find love.

Over 1,800 Marriages

Over 100 Years of Combined
Matchmaking Experience

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