Hannah Orenstein is the senior dating editor at Elite Daily and the author of two novels.
Love at First Like (Atria Books, 2019) is a rom-com about a jewelry store owner who accidentally leads her 100,000 Instagram followers to believe she is engaged… and then has to find a fake fiancé to play the part.
Playing with Matches (Touchstone Books, 2018) is rom-com about a young matchmaker at a top dating service, inspired by Hannah’s experience as exactly that.
She’s currently at work on a third novel set in the world of elite gymnastics, forthcoming from Atria Books in 2020.
She has written for the Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Refinery29, BuzzFeed, and Bustle. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, the New York Post, The Cut, Us Weekly, and many more.
She’s a speaker and panelist, appearing at TEDxNYU, The Strand, on HLN, Bold TV, Sirius XM radio shows You Up w/ Nikki Glaser and At Least You Woke Up with Jill Kargman, Her Campus’s Her Conference, and more.
Previously, Hannah was the assistant features editor at Seventeen.com. At 21, she became the youngest matchmaker at a top dating service. She lives in Brooklyn.
Photography by Elyssa Goodman.