Toronto Yenta Lee-Anne Galloway

Meet our Friendly Neighbourhood Yentas


Friend of a Friend Matchmaking has been quietly working away these past few months on building and training a small but mighty team of talented matchmakers. Say hello to Yenta 2.0!


Lee-Anne Galloway is an artist, teacher, dating coach and the new Toronto matchmaker for Friend of a Friend. An ICF Certified Life and Love Coach, Lee-Anne has been working with singles on relationship readiness, dating and breakups for years. She was also a top event host with Fastlife Speed Dating Toronto. Learn more about Lee-Anne at  




Toronto LGBTQ+ Yenta Claire AH




Claire AH is the new Toronto LGBTQ+ matchmaker for Friend of a Friend. She’s also a sex educator, public speaker, freelance writer, co-host on Sex City Radio on CIUT 89.5 FM, and co-host and producer of the Tell Me Something Good live sexy storytelling night (as well as its podcast offshoot on Swingset.FM). Her first degree was in opera (actually) and she's back in school studying psychology and sexuality. Learn more about Claire at

Hamilton (and Burlington) Yenta Joanne Davis








Joanne Davis is the new Hamilton matchmaker for Friend of a Friend. A grammar fan and word polisher who gives great interviewJoanne works for a nation-wide literacy organization and believes that words can change lives. She has been married for almost 20 years and, somewhat indirectly, met her husband through a friend; she knows how exciting those introductions can be.

Friend of a Friend Matchmaking's Founder Sofi Papamarko







Sofi Papamarko is the founder of Friend of a Friend Matchmaking. She is a relationships columnist for the Toronto Star and a regular on CHFI's Erin & Darren in the morning. After introducing close to 40 long-term couples and having a hand in ten engagements, three weddings, three babies and over a dozen co-signed leases/mortgages (phew!), Sofi will soon be taking a step back from yentahood in order to focus on a book project. Read more at