Sasha Goldberg has a journalism degree from NYU, an apartment with her best friend Caroline, and a banker boyfriend Jonathan who's glued to his Blackberry instead of her. Unable to work, she uses her family’s darkest secret to land a job as a matchmaker at the dating service Bliss. Although she's fairly inexperienced, she's passionate about her new career, and works diligently to help her eccentric and elite clients find The One. After all, she found Jonathan! But when he betrays her, she spirals and rebounds with a writer who is majorly off-limits, since Sasha previously set him up with one of her clients. Playing With Matches is a hilarious and humorous look at the modern dating world and how a young woman tries to find her place in our swipe-heavy society.
When writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend of five months, she expected to have a good time, not a public proposal in front of thousands of screaming fans. Nikole knows it's not right and says no... Also at the game is Carlos Ibarra, who comes to Nik’s rescue and rushes her away from the camera crew and the booing crowds. When the video goes viral and Nik is attacked on social media, she leans on Carlos for support. The two form a friendship that quickly turns into a passionate rebound, and Nik assumes that a handsome doctor like Carlos isn't looking for anything serious. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes.
Samantha Jenkins is thrilled to be the maid of honour at her best friend’s wedding, but there are three problems. Her ex-boyfriend, Liam, will be the best man, his new girlfriend is pregnant with their baby, and everyone thinks Sam has a new boyfriend. Which she does not. So, Sam does the only sensible thing in her mind and hires a professional to pose as her new love. She finds charming actor Jake Porter to play her man and he plays the part to perfection. Everyone believes they are truly in love, but as the wedding draws closer, Sam begins to worry he might not actually be acting.