FAQs about our Dating and Matchmaking Services

These are just a few of the many questions we get asked about our match making service….

What is the typical age range of your members?

Our matchmaking service and dating agency attracts people who are aged late 20s upwards. We don’t set a specific age limit as we feel that would be discriminatory. That said the majority of members we attract are in their late 20s, 30s, 40s 50s and 60s.

If you are uncertain you can ask us and we will always be honest and tell you if we can assist you. We also work with partner agencies we trust and if we cannot assist then we may know someone who can.

What is the ratio of male to female members?

This is ever changing as we are constantly matching members who may continue dating and enter relationships. We use marketing, media, advertising and proactive headhunting in order to build a steady stream of eligible single members who maintain a 50/50 balance. Marketing the service also includes singles events and other corporate networking opportunities. We are proud to say that we receive a lot of referrals. Many are from previous members who are now in happy relationships we facilitated. That speaks volumes about our service.

What sort of people are attracted to your service?

Interesting, attractive, intelligent people who are financially independent and looking to meet a long term partner they can share a life with. They may have tried internet dating and are frustrated with it. Or they may never have tried it because they want something more discreet and confidential. That is exactly what we provide. Our members are serious and proactive about finding love – that’s what they all have in common.

You can check out some of our recent members’ profiles, which are redacted for privacy at Matchmaking Profiles.

How many matches am I likely to get?

We guarantee you a minimum amount of matches in your membership period and usually deliver about two matches for you to meet in a month. Experience has shown us that it’s hard to get to meet more than two members a month as this is driven by peoples’ schedules and your time permitting. Single people are busy people. We don’t allow double dating so you date one person at a time, none of this juggling several people like internet dating.

We select your matches after consulting with you, when you tell us what values and qualities you would like in a partner. Once you’re happy to meet who we select you meet for a date. The rest is down to you as chemistry is not something we can control. It’s indefinable.

If you had a good first date then we recommend you meet for a second date as sometimes chemistry is a slow burn, you won’t always get fireworks on a first date, trust us.

Can you guarantee I will find the love of my life?

In short, no. In fact no dating or matchmaking service can offer you that guarantee.

What we do guarantee is that we will match you with suitable single members who we have met and love working with. It is up to you to decide whether you go on a date with them. We don’t force people to go on dates as people aren’t widgets. What we will say though is that you need to trust us as this is what we do every day and we are good at it. Our client testimonials, business and industry awards speak of our successes.

We also want you to get the most out of your membership, after all it’s a big investment. It’s well researched and documented that there is no sense of compatibility between people unless they actually meet face to face. Reading a profile is not the right time or place to make that judgement. We only suggest you have a short first date over coffee or a glass of wine. So you have nothing to lose by meeting who we recommend and potentially a life partner to gain.

What is more, we have shown consistently that most of our members don’t get past their fourth match with us as they find that special person to start a relationship with. To that end we are proud to say that we have a high number of members in long term relationships, married and sharing their lives together. They listened to us, trusted us and met everyone we suggested. That gives us great pleasure knowing that we created those relationships.

What does a membership cost?

Please refer to our membership page

Do you belong to a professional body?

The matchmaking industry is unregulated and so there are a number of bodies and professional networks that we choose to subscribe and adhere to. For a start we took the decision to become trained and certified through the Matchmaker Academy which is run by the multi award-winning dating expert and holder of the title Best Matchmaker in the World, Caroline Brealey. Through the Matchmaker Academy we subscribe to a Code of Ethics.

Our reputation and ethics are paramount to us hence we choose the above associations for their professionalism, innovative approach and highly regarded longevity as dating industry leaders.

How do members hear about you?

Most commonly from personal recommendations. They also hear about us via local and national press coverage, targeted advertising, networking and social and business events.

How can you guarantee confidentiality?

We value your privacy and we therefore ask all clients to sign a confidentiality statement. We are registered with Data Protection to store personal information in a secure system and we never share your information with third parties. You will be sent a copy of your personal profile before it is sent to any potential matches so you feel comfortable with the information that is being shared with potential dates.

Do you use photographs?

We do have photographs on our profiles but we only share a profile with a photo on if and when we have your consent.

We work in partnership with professional dating photographers to ensure that your profile photos show you at your best.

How does your Matchmaker differ from Online Dating?

We are not an online dating website which means we do not have member’s profiles online, a search facility nor are clients able to contact one another directly until both parties have agreed they would like to be introduced. We offer a personal and bespoke service; we take care of all aspects from creating your personal profile, coordinating matches and following up after your introduction.

I have strict criteria on what I’m looking for in a partner, can you still help me?

Please do call us for a chat about what you are searching for in a partner and we will always be up front as to whether or not we can help.

We encourage all our members to be reasonably flexible as to their requirements as otherwise they are limiting their own options in meeting someone wonderful.

Do I have to meet everyone you match me with?

We encourage you to meet everyone you are matched with but ultimately whether two people choose to go on a date together, is the decision solely of the two people in question.

What is covered in the membership fee?

Please refer to the “Membership” page for more details of our membership packages.  

More questions?

If you still have questions please contact us and we are always happy to have a chat. Our contact telephone number is 07306 526474 or complete our Contact Form.