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

    – Women’s Wear Daily

  • "The personalized approach is what sets LastFirst apart from other services."

    – DuJour

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

    – Haute Living

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

    – The Daily Front Row

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

    – Observer

  • “A truly unrivaled company that takes dating to a whole other level.”

    – V Magazine

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

    – Newswhistle

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

    – Armarium

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

    – Guest of a Guest

“Hiring a matchmaker 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


LastFirst is a boutique matchmaking club headquartered in Manhattan, serving clients in cosmopolitan cities worldwide. Founded in 2014, LastFirst has carved out a unique space in the industry by combining the personalized approach of a boutique brand with the structure and resourcing of a larger company.

Our high satisfaction rate is due primarily to our selectivity. We work with a very small number of clients, using proactive targeted networking, plus searches of our existing membership database, to match each one. We are inclusive of all genders and orientations, and represent a very diverse set of singles. The common threads among our accepted clients are more nuanced: high moral character, real desire to be in a relationship, an interesting life story, and attractive physical appearance, to name a few. By carefully screening all candidates for these criteria, plus some secret ingredients, we’ve built a dynamic community of the world’s most eligible people. Our mission is to send these people, once vetted and accepted, on their last first dates.

In the app-ocalypse of Tinder, Bumble, Raya and beyond, LastFirst offers a luxury alternative to make dating less random and more meaningful.


Emily Holmes Hahn


Founder Emily Holmes Hahn combines her sophisticated social networks and innate way of connecting with friends and strangers alike to shape the LastFirst brand. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts followed by La Sorbonne, she brings enthusiasm, proactivity and ‘je ne sais quoi’ to every element of her service.

After working at Ralph Lauren in Paris and behind-the-scenes at one of New York’s top matchmaking firms, Emily sensed a gap in the market for an intensely personalized, discreet and chic dating service, that would appeal to her international and artistic circles. She founded LastFirst as an independent consultancy, and thoughtfully, slowly scaled the business, always prioritizing the client experience.

Emily enjoys strong coffees and bubbly champagnes (often in the same sitting), and loves any occasion she can dress for. Peloton and yoga classes, traveling the world, learning about astrology and reading anything and everything provide balance to her busy job. Emily’s non-matchmaking obsessions also include all things Broadway, all things France and French culture, and all things dogs. Emily, her husband and their dog Wilfie reside in Chelsea and divide their time-off between the city and their home in East Hampton.

Carly Hirsch

Matchmaking Director

Fueled by her knack for reading people and infectious positive energy, Carly Hirsch earned her role as Matchmaking Director after 3 years at LastFirst. A city girl through and through, Carly graduated from Riverdale Country School and went on to study Psychology at NYU. A lover of all things contemporary art, Carly began her career as a gallery manager in Chelsea and then transitioned to key roles at Sotheby’s and 1stDibs.

Now back to her psychology roots and her love of networking, Carly spends her days getting to know our clients, interviewing network members, and making matches. Using her knowledge of relationship dynamics and human behavior, Carly has matched over 100 couples during her time at the company. Carly’s key to success is her thoughtful conversations with clients before and after their dates, creating a vibrant feedback loop and deeper connection with everyone she matches.

Carly is a music fanatic, with a playlist of Grateful Dead cycling through her earphones most days. She resides with her husband in Brooklyn Heights, and loves staying active, trying new restaurants, and walking her dogs, Sadie  and Scarlet, in the park. Carly spends every weekend with family in Water Mill, where she fills her days playing tennis, shaking up poolside cocktails, and swimming in the ocean!




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