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“I think that meeting through a dating agency is still a little bit taboo,” she admits.
And you never know that until they meet.” Hayley’s top tips for a first date 1) Pick up the phone in the first instance and invite them out – don’t text or What’s App 2) Always listen to the other person, don’t just talk about yourself – engage with that person 3) Choose a suitable venue – cafés and bars are a much better option than asking someone out for dinner.“Once they get to date five or six, we move aside and stop being so intrusive and nosey,” she laughs. I still have an email from a gentleman who said he was going to marry a certain lady after they had been on their first date.I didn’t think much about it, but it happened and now they have a child.” Over 75% of members will have a relationship of more than six months within the initial annual membership, says Hayley, although not all of them report back.Instead, they are told to phone Hayley direct and “report back with the gossip”.If everything is rosy, they are permitted to set up another meeting.“We just want to open people’s eyes and give them positive experiences,” says Hayley.
“We encourage them to look outside their comfort zone.
In the event of Cupid’s arrow going astray, however, Hayley insists on being the one to break the news to the other party – and only after another match has been found, thus tempering the blow.
“If they come back and say, in effect, ‘They were lovely, but there was no chemistry,’ I call the other party up, explain the situation and then move on to the next introduction. But we’re here to take the awkwardness out of it and keep the momentum going.
Sometimes we get wedding invitations in the post, or we have people coming to us because a friend has got married after using our service, and we weren’t even aware that the couple were still seeing each other.” It’s a particularly busy time of year for Hayley, as people are either acting on a New Year’s resolution to find love or are determined not to spend another Valentine’s Day on their own. People can be short-term motivated, particularly gentlemen, so it often takes an event to get them to act.
We have clients of varying status, different levels of wealth, but they are all in the same boat.
According to the latest Office of National Statistics figures, 240,854 UK marriages took place in 2013. Wait for your friends’ marriages to collapse so that you can all go out ‘on the pull’ again?