Meet Your Matchmaker, Anthony – Certified Matchmaker and Founder of Best Man Matchmaking

Known in the Matchmaking Industry as, “California’s Gay Matchmaker”, Anthony Canapi is a Certified, Professional Matchmaker and the Founder of Best Man Matchmaking. Anthony is dedicated to introducing Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Men to high quality, vetted singles who are seeking a long-term, committed relationship, who are ready to settle, and are ready to find their person.


With his first successful match at 16 years old, Anthony has connected more than 1500+ professional singles for the past 8 years; Anthony has set up both GBTQ+ and Heterosexual men, setting up more than 500+ dates, with many successful love stories, and handful of engagements and marriages under his belt, Anthony brings empathy, love, and happiness to everyone he works with.

Why Work with Anthony


Mentored by the best, Verified by the best.

Anthony has been mentored and trained by some of the most notable, reputable, and respectable names in the Matchmaking and Dating Service industry. With 8 years in the field, Anthony is a verified, approved Matchmaker of many Matchmaking and Dating Service groups and has a large network of heterosexual, LGBTQ+ quality singles and partnered professionals.


Certified LGBTQIA+ Company

Best Man Matchmaking is a trusted, certified LGBTQIA+ company and member of The Los Angeles LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the premier business resource for LGBTQI+ businesses, and named “Chamber of the Year” by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.


New set of eyes.

Anthony is one of the few, notable Professional Male Matchmakers in the world! Anthony brings an old-school, holistic perspective and approach when it comes to matchmaking his clients.


Serious and Upfront

Anthony scouts, recruits, vets, and qualifies each potential match for his clients, whilst collaborates with other LGBTQ+ affiliates whose members are relationship and marriage-minded, seeking a serious, long-term relationship.

Hand-picked and Transparent 

Anthony hand picks all of your matches himself and works with you to discuss potential bachelors.


Your Personal Date Planner

Anthony coordinates the date, time, and location and sets up your date!


Personalized and Accustommed 

There’s no big team, no assistant, no algorithm, no third-party matching program. Anthony is a one-man solopreneur and works with you one on one in a private, confidential, offline, and old-school approach.

Word from our Founder


 Born and raised in one of the best Metropolitan cities in the world, Los Angeles, I understand how hard dating is as a Gay Man in the city because I had to face it head on myself; being single for a number of years, dealing with the constant, endless swiping of the dating apps, growing more frustrated in my dating life, etc., unfortunately, it’s not easy.

After years of matching Heterosexual Men and Women, whilst balancing my own dating life, to then utilizing a Gay Matchmaker myself, to then having a close friend of mine getting declined by a firm due to his sexuality, I realized how hard it is for someone like myself to find love, but not only that, I questioned and asked myself, “how many other Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Men are in my position throughout California?” Not only do you have Los Angeles, you have San Francisco, Palm Springs, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, etc,. To add on to that, how many GBTQ+ men throughout the country are in that same position?

I created and founded Best Man Matchmaking in March of 2022, exclusively for Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Men who seek a dating process that’s more old-school, organic, customized, traditional, but most of all, of value. In our world today, GBTQ+ Men should not have to struggle to find love. Best Man Matchmaking understands the struggles and hardships Gay Dating can be and work with quality men who deserve to be matched with singles of quality caliber that seek the values and beliefs that align with their own. But overall, they deserve love!