Maria Avgitidis is a fourth generation matchmaker and the Founder of Agape Match. With 8+ years of experience under her matchmaking belt, she aims to find love solutions for all of her busy clients. Maria’s dating expertise has been featured in numerous publications, including the NY Times, Financial Times, Fast Company, CNN, Esquire, Elle, Reuters, Vice, Thrillist, and many others.
Her success as a matchmaker has gained national recognition and awarded best matchmaking service in New York City by CBS News. She was also awarded as a finalist for most innovative company and best dating site design at the 2012 and 2015 iDate Awards and best matchmaker at the 2012, 2013, and 2014 iDate Awards. Maria holds a Masters Degree in Global Affairs & Economics from NYU and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and European Affairs from the American College of Greece. (Maria thought she would become a diplomat… Instead she uses social and micro economic theories to match her clients!)
Maria is also one of the founders of the Matchmakers Alliance- a place where dating professionals share ideas and collaborate to best serve their clients. As a result of her intimate involvement with the Matchmakers Alliance, she also hosts the Matchmakers Conference each Spring. Through the Matchmakers Alliance, she is able to collaborate with over 60 matchmakers nationally and internationally to find her clients compatible matches.
Maria Chronopoulou (AKA Maria C.) is the Client Relationship Manager at Agape Match. She has been with Agape Match for four years now and counting! Maria C. works closely with matchmaking clients at Agape Match for who she recruits, meets and vets potential matches for them. She also acts as the dating concierge for each date, helping provide exceptional service to all clients. Maria C. has experience with singles across the Northeast, and is currently on a mission to explore Manhattan so she can curate the absolute best experiences for her clients! She holds a Masters degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Northeastern University and also a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Nicolas Eftaxias is our Women’s Stylist and a high-profile international celebrity stylist and fashion expert with over 20 years of experience in the global fashion industry. His extensive experience in personal styling has led him to work with a range of talent, including Kelly Rutherford, Christie Brinkley, Caroline Lagerfelt and many other notable personalities, along with politicians, lawyers, musicians, and more. His work has appeared in international fashion magazines including Madame Figaro, and Vogue Germany, television, newspapers and music videos all over the world.
Born in Germany, Nicolas completed his expansive fashion degrees in London and Paris. His devotion to styling details and attention to clients needs are always at the forefront—making sure each and every person that he works with leaves with a look that is elegant and glamorous, and most importantly, feeling their best. Nicolas currently resides in New York City, continuing to feed his craving of fashion.
Nicolas works with all of our clients. Once someone becomes a client, Nicolas audits their wardrobe. After that, he creates a bespoke shopping experience to help create the perfect look to compliment their personality and dating endeavors. He’s an asset to Agape’s dating confidence toolkit!
Agata Dera is the LGBT Matchmaker at Mixology, Agape Match’s Gay and Lesbian division. She joins Agape with a background in LGBT non-profit work and a passion for the community. Previous to her position at Mixology, Agata lived in Washington, DC where she interned at the White House under the Obama Administration. Through her role within the Office of Public Engagement, she worked directly with the LGBT community. She holds a BA degree in Psychology and is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Social Work on the Social Enterprise Administration track from Columbia University.
Lucinda Kramer is the Client Services Coordinator at Agape Match. Her ability to understand Agape Match’s prospective clients dating endeavors to see if matchmaking is right for them has helped hundreds Manhattan singles begin successfully their pursuit of their last first date. Lucinda has a gift for connecting with people and a talent for understanding people’s wants and needs in a relationship. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Chrisoula Mavrianos is the Community Manager at Agape Match. She is responsible for our administrative data services by ensuring client and member information is accurate and confidential. In addition, she oversees the Agape Match social network activities and singles social calendar events. She holds a Masters degree in International Conflict Studies from King’s College London and a Bachelor’s degree in International and Comparative Political Science.