Meet The Co-Owners of Best Man Matchmaking

Anthony Canapi, Founder, Celebrity Gay Matchmaker, and Dating Coach

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.

Daniel Cooley, Love Recruiter and Gay Matchmaker

Founding one of West Hollywood’s biggest nonprofits advocating towards the stigma of HIV and AIDS, Daniel was known as the Divine Connector of the group the non-profit that went from a couple hundred members to thousands. Within the group, a lot of the men who he advocated for were eligible singles wanting to be introduced to other single, gay men looking for love. After connecting more than hundreds of Gay Men within his nonprofit, he met Anthony through a referral, and after many successful collaborations and partnerships with their clients, Daniel wanted in and have been business partners since, and like the say in Hollywood, the rest is history!

Why should you work with Matchmakers, Anthony & Daniel


Mentored by the best.

Anthony and Daniel have been mentored and trained by some of the most notable, reputable, and respectable names in the Matchmaking and Dating Service industry. 

Verified by the best.

Anthony and Daniel are verified, approved Matchmakers of wide variety Matchmaking and Dating Service groups and individually, both have a large network of LGBTQ+ quality singles and partnered professionals.

Cerified by the best.

Anthony is certified as a Professional Matchmaker from the Matchmaking Business Academy and Love Pro University, with Daniel receiving his certification as a Professional Matchmaker from the Global Love Institute.

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 and Daniel are one of the few, notable Professional Male Matchmakers in the world! With Anthony’s old-school, holistic perspective and Daniel’s intuitive, outgoing presence, both bring unique approaches when it comes to matchmaking their clients.


Serious and Upfront

Anthony and Daniel scouts, recruits, vets, and qualifies each potential match for their 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 and Daniel hand picks all of your matches for you and works with you to discuss potential bachelors.

Your Personal Date Planner

Anthony and Daniel coordinates the date, time, and location to set up your date!


Personalized and Accustommed 

There’s no big team, no assistant, no algorithm, no third-party matching program. Anthony and Daniel are a two-person team and works with you two on one in a private, confidential, offline, and back to basics approach.

Word from our Founder, Anthony


 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!