VoyageLA Magazine Feature – Gay Matchmaking Club’s Story

masonrglenn…curious to know how Mason started the concept of Gay Matchmaking Club? Please read along as VoyageLA Magazine digs deep into the inspiration and formulation of the company:

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mason Glenn and Katie Chen.

Mason and Katie, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.

In 2013, Catch Matchmaking owners who represented many eligible singles in the LA heterosexual market since 2009, wanted to have a division dedicated to the gay single male demographic since that was an underserved niche. At the time, many gay matchmakers specialized in the sugar daddy, sugar baby market or were located in a centralized location out of state or outside of LA metro, operating remotely so they lacked the understanding about things unique to a gay single guy-next-door Angeleno. Many agencies were too broad in their reach and treated gay singles in a more generalized way. Katie and May saw a lot of potential to specifically help gay singles who live in a sprawl city like LA and get down to the nitty gritty stories of each gay applicant. Everyone has a story! As Glenn notes, “I thought it would be a great way for me to join their team as a gay matchmaker and be a part of something innovative and to create a personal brand for myself along the way. I started to become heavily involved in the company spearheading their community outreach, marketing, and branding. From that, I got the opportunity to write a book about how gay men can inspire themselves to become better gay men for their community and for a potential partner.”…(continue reading)…