June 19, 2017 | 5:20pm | Updated
Caters News Agency
“Hitch” is real — and she’s a lady!
Erin Davis, 32, is a self-professed “professional wingwoman.” Her goal? To help single New Yorkers find love — for a price.
Davis, who’s based in the Theater District, started her business Erin Davis Wingwoman in 2014.
Unlike traditional matchmakers, who charge clients an annual fee and send clients on one-on-one dates, Davis charges $100 an hour and accompanies her proteges to events. There, she personally introduces them to eligible singles from her database. She also offers image consulting, date coaching and fitness training.
“A lot of [matchmakers] deal with divorced clients that have had children and are older, so I feel my à la carte model is getting a really young, cool demographic,” Davis tells The Post. “You’re not hiring an old-school yenta,” she says.
Modal TriggerPart of Davis’ journal as a child, where she talks about her love life.Caters News Agency
The love guru started her business to help pay her way through grad school at the New School, where she’s studying international affairs. Through word of mouth, Davis’s database has grown to encompass 1,200 singles. Now, she says, she receives more than 100 applicants a month — 90 more than she can take on.
Davis says she has had three couples marry through her service so far, and says she considers it “a great success” to have never had to work with anyone for longer than a month, “because they don’t need me anymore after that.”
Accompanying clients on dates does have one major possible drawback: there’s the risk that Davis, who considers herself “a professional dater,” might outshine her client. So, to fend off unwanted advances, the entrepreneur bought a cheap, massive engagement ring from Burlington Coat Factory to let people know she’s off the market.
“No one can tell in a dark room that it’s not real,” she says. “[It] looks intimidating, and people are blinded by the cubic zircornia.”