About Us

Colleagues for close to 10 years, Carmelia and Hunt have always clicked and bonded on their love of the industry, boundless energy and the desire to help and reach as many people as possible.  They have both taken and created almost all of the matchmaking and coaching courses for this industry and felt they could offer more as well, from beginning to end.

While happily working on their own projects, they kept continuously being asked by their peers and other hopefuls for extra training, love advice, business consulting, “take me under your wing” and “can I pick your brain over drinks or coffee?”

So they decided it was time to pool their resources and combined 40+ years of experience to add their voices, values and views to the Matchmaking and Dating Coaching training industry.

To which, they are very excited to present to you: The Matchmaking Business Academy!

In the Academy, you will find all of the tools, ingredients and acumen to succeed in this business.  Whether you are getting ready to open your own firm and start this wonderful journey, take it from a side biz to a Business or to seriously grab the reins and launch your business onto the national or international stage, we have the training and resources for you.

BA Certification

Gain the basic and necessary skills to open your very own matchmaking business. Learn what this industry is all about, gather the tools of the matchmaking world, and pick up the business skills needed to open and run your own firm.

MBA Certification

Only available for those that already have an established business, this program will help you grow from a solo-prenuer into a solid and expanding company. While we love what we do, we also need the skills to make it profitable and successful.

PhD Certification

The top echelon of training will help turn your business into a national or international powerhouse! These masterclasses will connect you with the top thought leaders in all aspects of Love & Business. Only for those ready to take over the world.

Carmelia Ray

Carmelia Ray is an internationally acclaimed matchmaker for high achieving men and the quality women they’re searching for. She’s also a renowned TV personality from Mom Vs. Matchmaker, The Real Housewives Of Toronto, and A User’s Guide to Cheating Death (Fall 2018).

With decades of experience and a tireless enthusiasm for online dating and matchmaking, Carmelia has established herself as the go-to attraction expert when elite singles are ready to find, attract, and connect with Mr. or Ms. Right. In her career, she has helped over 7,000 clients and interviewed over 65,000 singles on the issues, challenges, and successes of how to date, mate, and relate.

A serial entrepreneur, Carmelia thrives when working with peak performer clients who work hard, play hard, and are ready to meet their match. Her deep understanding of the unique lifestyle choices and challenges facing today’s modern man who’s blazed his own trail and is ready to meet a quality woman who will understand, appreciate, and complement everything he’s built is unparalleled. Clients rave about her concierge approach to the search for love and her never settle attitude that results in quality matches that last a lifetime.

A frequent media contributor, Carmelia’s advice and expertise have been featured in notable outlets including AskMen, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, OK! Magazine, Global News, Cupid’s Pulse, The Marilyn Denis Show, CHCH News, Elle, Playback, and countless others. Her wealth of wisdom and experience has also attracted in-demand partnerships with major dating companies including Match.com, Lava Life, Instant Chemistry, and more.

When she’s not supporting clients in their search for love, she’s traveling and loving life with her extraordinary husband, and family (4 kids and 2 American bulldogs).

Hunt Ethridge

Hunt Ethridge is an award-winning international dating and relationship expert with over a decade of experience helping people become the best, most dateable versions of themselves.  While the focus of his coaching is on making someone empirically more dateable, the lessons learned translate very easily into personal and professional lives. The emphasis is on confidence building, leadership, image & style, conversation skills, creating chemistry, reconnecting with fun and more.

Having a strong male voice in the Dating and Matchmaking world, Hunt has strived to reach, and help change, as many people as possible over the decades.  Whether it’s working with private clients, consulting with online dating companies, coaching the coaches, being the coach on record for over a dozen matchmaking firms, speaking around the world at various events or working behind the scenes as a board of directors member, he is tireless working on getting his message out.  He is a leader who is knowledgeable on all things dating and relationships. With a warm and down to earth personality, he has a way of connecting with even the most challenging clients. He offers clients strategic tools and key strategies to use during the dating process and is able to assess someone’s strengths and challenges in one session and have them walk away with strategies they can immediately apply to be successful. 

He has founded 3 dating companies including the International Dating Coach Association which served to educate and certify dating coaches and has members all across the globe.  He has been featured collectively and individually on CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, Playboy, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Post, Maxim, the Huffington Post, Telemundo, Glamour Mexico and more. He is considered one of the top in his field and is consistently called upon for insight, collaboration, and speaking engagements. As a prolific writer, he has over 200 dating advice articles all over the Web.

On the off chance you catch him on his down time, you’ll find a joyful husband and father of two lovely daughters, perhaps building furniture in his shop or volunteering in various local community activities.