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Meet LA Singles’ Best Kept Secret

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cristina and Andrea Morara, owners of the private, boutique matchmaking company, Stellar Hitch.

Cristina and Andrea, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was casting for a tv commercial in Milan surrounded by beautiful Italian men and in walked this man in a suit, Clark Kent glasses and a sexy smile. I was trying to act professional despite my blushing cheeks. We had only three minutes together. Later, I called his agent and said “tell me about my future husband…” Luckily, he also called her right after the audition and said “something important just happened”. The Italians call it ‘il colpo di fulmine’ (love at first sight); we call it winning the lottery.

After we got married, we moved to Florida to open up a wine bar. It was in a charming bungalow from the 1920’s that was full of romance, warmth, music and laughter. Couples came in for date nights; others got engaged there and single professionals started asking for things that weren’t on the menu: “Does your husband have any single friends?’ Or bachelors would bring in their blind dates and have us rate them: “Give her the Sangiovese if you think she’s a keeper or pour the Cabernet if you think she’s a one-off”. Instinctively, we began to observe people on a deeper level. Our single clientele was not prepared for their dates; they were just winging it and hoping for the best. More importantly, we saw a pattern. People’s perception of themselves was not in alignment with what they were really putting out there. That’s when we came up with the idea for Stellar Hitch. We wanted to help people be congruent, confident and authentic FIRST and then introduce them to their match so they had a higher chance of success.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
We have been extraordinarily lucky with our business. We spread our wings in Florida but really started flying when we came to LA. It’s a tough place to be single for a lot of people. Since we’re a word-of-mouth, boutique business, we sometimes wonder if we’re reaching enough people but it just feels so inauthentic to advertise what we do.

Please tell us about Stellar Hitch.
Stellar Hitch is a boutique matchmaking company for upscale professional singles.

We’re known for working with LA’s Best (successful, attractive, interesting singles who really want to be in a relationship).

We love hearing “I never would have met her / him on my own”.

That’s where the background in casting helps!

We also specialize in working closely with our clients before we introduce them to their match so they have the best shot at success. Andrea has a background in fashion so he makes sure that clients make their best first impression (looks matter a lot in dating, but confidence even more). We make sure that they don’t have anything holding them back (blind spots, repeating unsuccessful patterns) from being able to meet the person of their dreams. If they do, we give them the right tools to overcome any obstacles and move forward successfully.

We do not know of any other husband-and-wife matchmaking teams. Being a happily married couple seems to set an inspirational tone for our clients, along with getting a male and female perspective.

Another unique aspect of our business is our “dolce vita of dating” approach. We live in a swiping culture where people are used to making snap judgments based on a photo or extremely limited information. We try to get people to slow down, be present and see the value in meaningful conversations and taking their time getting to know someone. We also encourage them to cultivate more passion and play in their lives which makes them even more attractive.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
We would still love to know the secret recipe for “chemistry” … LOL

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