• “New York’s premiere bespoke matchmaking club”

    -Hamptons Magazine

  • “Emily Holmes Hahn is the matchmaker to New York’s creative and fashion elite”

    – Women’s Wear Daily

  • “LastFirst’s approach to this ancient art has become a fashion world fixation”

    – The Daily Front Row

  • “Everything about the experience is decidedly up to date”

    – The Observer

  • “Unlike dating apps which are designed to keep users swiping, Hahn wants clients to find serious relationships.”

    – The Observer

  • “One of the city’s coolest boutique matchmaking clubs”

    – Guest of a Guest

  • “Hahn and Co. have a proven track record of setting up dozens of lasting relationships, often leading to marriage”

    – Armarium

  • “It’s a luxury unparalleled process unlike anything else on the market.”

    – Haute Living

  • “The LastFirst Team helps you navigate between what you want and what you need while searching for The One.”

    – Newswhistle

  • “The whole process was so smooth and eye-opening, it’s something I’d recommend to anyone”

    – The Coveteur

“This isn’t about having trouble dating on your own; it’s about how valuable your time is to you. How valuable were those hours spent on dates that didn’t look like their photos, or misrepresented their age? How valuable were those months spent getting to know someone who wasn’t ultimately a match?”

-Emily Holmes Hahn, Founder

ABOUT

LastFirst is a bespoke matchmaking club headquartered in New York City, with membership branches in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, London and Paris. Our success comes first from listening to our clients, and then using our exclusive contacts and targeted networking to seek the highest quality and most relevant matches. LastFirst adheres to a precise approach to finding your true love – customized, thoughtful, and proactive. Our mission is to send each client on his or her last first date.

LastFirst differs from the mainstream matchmaking companies through a personalized and boutique-minded practice. By carefully screening all membership candidates for a unique and specific set of criteria, we’ve built up a membership of the world’s most eligible individuals.

Using a bit of science and a lot of intuition, our team of matchmakers helps each client find committed companionship in the most efficient, easy and enjoyable way.

TEAM

Emily Holmes Hahn

Founder

Over the course of her career, Emily Holmes Hahn has placed countless couples into lasting relationships, often leading to marriage. With a cosmopolitan network and an innate way of connecting with friends and strangers alike, she assists each client step-by-step along the most important “headhunt” of their lives.

Emily’s matchmaking style is founded on the utmost respect for the privacy and preferences of her clients.  She eschews directing, coaching, and persuading.  Instead, Emily observes the uniqueness in each client, and then sees that they are guided in a bespoke way, tailored to their individual relationship goals.

Before discovering her passion for matchmaking, Emily lived for three years in Paris working for Ralph Lauren and completing a graduate program at La Sorbonne, all the while perfecting her “je ne sais quoi.” At the epicenter of haute couture, she became fascinated with the business of luxury branding and marketing, launching a personal style blog and absorbing inspiration from trips to nearly every country in Europe. Her prior educational background includes a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts and a BA from NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Emily enjoys pressed juice and champagne (often at the same time) and is a firm believer in the power of a little black dress. Traveling, cycling, yoga, and theater-going provide balance to her busy schedule. Emily and her fiancé reside in Tribeca and divide their time between the city and their home in East Hampton.

Josephine Wear

Network Director

Josephine Wear was born and raised in San Francisco, and is now a bicoastal girl-about-town, splitting time between our offices in NYC and the California Cities. After receiving her degree in Communications from Fordham University, she worked as a VIP Coordinator for the Gerber Group, then as a Personal Concierge to her own clientele, before joining the LastFirst Team as Concierge, and now Network Director. Josephine’s passion lies in growing and connecting the LastFirst community and creating memorable experiences for each couple. Beyond arranging each date experience, Josephine builds our concierge partnerships, curates engaging events for our network, manages our PR and schedules our in-house social calendar. An impassioned foodie and epicure, Josephine appreciates a well-executed omakase and flavorful French and California wines. Traveling is an equal passion of hers, and her favorite global cities include Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong. Josephine resides in Columbus Circle and when she’s not working, can be found center-court at a new restaurant, hosting a party or making a spontaneous escape to the Hamptons or Napa.

Julie Nguyen

Services Associate

Julie Nguyen joined the LF team as Services Associate after a successful stint in the same role at another of Manhattan’s top matchmaking companies. Born in California and raised in the corn fields of Indiana, she strikes the perfect balance of West-Coast chill and Midwest charm. Julie attended Purdue University where she studied Marketing and Psychology. After graduating, she worked in publishing, marketing, and tech recruiting before finding her true calling as a matchmaker. Now, she spends her time building meaningful relationships with each client, interviewing potential match candidates and collecting post-date feedback from both parties. In her free time, Julie enjoys reading psychology books to keep up to date with the latest romance theories, hiking upstate, and running on the Williamsburg bridge.

Rachel Stratton

Services Associate

With an entrepreneurial and hopeless romantic spirit, Rachel Stratton found her niche fresh out of college as a Services Associate at LastFirst. Born and raised in a small beach town in Virginia, Rachel attended NYU, where she studied Psychology and Computer Science. She finds that matchmaking at LastFirst allows her to combine many of her most prominent skills, including her understanding of people and ability for creative problem solving. For Rachel, a typical day in the office involves vetting matches for clients, curating and sending date ideas, collecting post-date feedback, and everything else that might come her way. On a day off, you will probably find Rachel sitting in a café (provided it has stellar Yelp reviews), reading about the psychology of love, planning her upcoming travel destination, or choosing her next culinary challenge.

Nataly Shechter

Membership Associate

Born, raised and residing in sunny Miami, Nataly Shechter earned her Bachelors in Psychology at Florida International University and went on to complete her Masters in Mental Health Counseling at NYU. Throughout life, Nataly has loved learning about relationships and empowering others to become their best selves. Combining her intellect, intuition, and empathy, she is able to help others discover successful love connections. Nataly joined LastFirst as a Membership Associate in our NYC office, serving as the first liason to our customers in their quest for a committed relationship. When she isn’t working with our Florida clients, Nataly enjoys painting, practicing yoga, exploring new restaurants and bars, and traveling as frequently and adventurously as possible.

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MEMBERSHIPS

Female Only. All Ages.

LastFirst is constantly interviewing candidates to match with our Active Members and Circle. To apply, this membership requires a one-hour consultation with the Team to review your background, values, relationship goals and “type,” and if accepted, we will make select introductions to potential matches. You will also receive invitations to some of our partnered events and mixers, as well as couples’ consulting throughout any LastFirst-organized relationships.

Male Only. Ages 40 and Under

If you’re looking for a more proactive approach to finding The One, consider applying to the Active Membership by filling out a brief form and meeting the Team for a diagnostic interview. This Membership offers bi-weekly introductions to LastFirst’s Social Members. Each match is hand-selected based on your physical type, educational and professional requirements, value preferences, et cetera…. and most importantly, on the Team’s energy reading of you. You will have the option to help us craft your profile which we circulate anonymously to matches, and to accept or decline each proposed introduction. You will also receive invitations to some of our partnered events and mixers, post-date feedback following each introduction, a Concierge to plan each first date experience, as well as couples’ consulting throughout any LastFirst-organized relationships.

Male or Female. All Ages.

For the ultimate LastFirst experience, the Circle works hand in hand with Emily and one of our Associates, who together source bi-weekly introductions from the Social Membership, Active Membership, and beyond, through proactive and targeted recruiting. This membership tier offers unlimited consulting, and any other advice, help, or service we can provide, that falls under the category of dating and relationships. It is truly a bespoke experience, wherein no request is too much. You will have the option to help us craft and edit your profile which we circulate anonymously to matches, and to accept or decline each proposed introduction. You will also receive invitations to all of our partnered events and mixers, post-date feedback following each introduction, a Concierge to plan each first date experience, as well as couples’ consulting throughout any LastFirst-organized relationships.

Events

LastFirst offers exclusive events to our membership, promoting our core values of love and joie de vivre, through organic partnerships with like-minded brands.

APPLY

Please fill out the contact form and upload two photos to inquire. This provides a very initial overview of who you are, and we will use it only as base information which we can build upon when we meet in person. All information is maintained as strictly confidential by our Team. If we sense a fit based on this initial overview, we will reach out for a face-to-face interview.


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REFER

We do not advertise or buy Google Search. We operate on a word-of-mouth referral basis. If you think you know a good candidate, kindly refer them to us through this form and we will be happy to schedule an interview at our office.