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Stef and the City


We at Stef and the City know that how you “market” yourself when you are out there looking is important! If you aren’t putting in the efforts – or don’t know the rules of the game- how can you expect to find what you are looking for? We use a database of people that we screen, and the “old fashioned” way of networking to meet people and introduce them to people who are truly looking. We use social media to help our efforts, but not as a substitution for having personalized contact.  At Stef and the City, you can rest assured that not only is your privacy valued, but so is your time. We have our special “18 Rules” to make your introduction experience with Stef and the City fun, and you can go back to enjoying the dating experience!

Owner Stefanie Safran

Stef Safran, “Chicago’s Introductionista®”, has been in the matchmaking industry for over fourteen years. Getting her start as a Contestant Coordinator on “The Dating Game,” Stef learned up close and personal what it takes to find people for both romantic and television pursuits. Gaining further experience in the business, Stef worked at one of Chicago’s top matchmaking firms and as a “Wing Man” for Wendy Ralph of Rent Mr. Right Now, where she would scout the room and assist clients with meeting people and getting phone numbers. Committed to innovating the industry, Stef herself went to a matchmaker and saw first-hand what wasn’t being done right.

Revitalizing the social lives of Chicago’s singles, Stef Safran is celebrated as “Chicago’s Introductionista®” across the city and suburbs of Chicago. If you haven’t already heard of her, chances are you will – and soon! As a prominent Chicago networkers, Stef is connected to a Who’s Who list in Chicago and the city’s media outlets cannot stop talking about her! Stef has been featured on ABC7, CBS2, NBC5, Fox, WGN,Windy City Live, WCIU’s You and Me This Morning, WGN radio with Bill Moller, The Chicago Sun Times, The Chicago Tribune, TCW Magazine, Time Out Chicago, The Huffington Post, Refinery 29, She Knows, Bustle, Brit & Co., 24-7 Style Blog,, Guiliana Rancic’s: FabFitFun, Yahoo Shine, Your Tango, The National Examiner, The Urban Dater, and more!

Stef grew up locally in Deerfield and Highland Park, spent several years in Los Angeles before she came back to Chicago. She has her MBA from Loyola in Chicago in marketing and branding as well as her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Why wait? Start with Stef and the City today!

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