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Are looks important?

Are looks in a partner important as we get older? What do you look for in a partner? If you said looks, you are by no means being shallow. In fact, there is biological evidence to suggest that attractiveness is … Continue reading

The Secret to a Long & Happy Marriage

Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher broke The Guinness World Record for the longest marriage in 2008 for a marriage lasting 84 years. They were married on May 13, 1924.  In 2011, Herbert passed away at 105, and a few years later in 2013, … Continue reading

How to have the perfect first Date

Make your first date count The countdown for your first date is approaching, and understandably you are feeling nervous. If you have had a few first dates and these haven’t resulted in a second, then perhaps you need to look … Continue reading

A Chemistry Lesson in Love

  Written by Elan London Personal Matchmaker, Gilly Chemistry Lesson. These words for me conjure up all sorts of horrid memories of chemistry lessons at school and the strange gaseous smells that emanated from the chemistry lab!  Words like apparatus, … Continue reading

Why Love is worth the risk…

Written by Elan London Personal Matchmaker, Gilly. To love is to risk rejection, to live is to risk dying and to hope is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest mistake in life is to risk … Continue reading

Romance & Interior Design. Gentlemen, how to impress…

Thinking of inviting that special lady to your flat for dinner?…   Our guest post today comes from our friend, Diego Correa; a very talented interior designer for successful men. More information about Diego is below. Let’s visualise the context … Continue reading

Serious Question – Do you have time to find Love?

Our success rate is an impressive 80% but do you know what happens to the other 20%? Time. Living and working in London is super hectic. Our clients (and most people in London) work very hard. They also have full … Continue reading

Approved Member of the Matchmaking Institute

We are thrilled to become an approved member of the Matchmakers Institute. This latest testament to our quality service makes us the Most Qualified Matchmaking Agency in the UK. The Matchmaking Institute, created in 2003 by Jerome Chasques and Lisa … Continue reading

Love by Bob Marley

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear … Continue reading

Well Hello 2015

By now, we should all be refreshed, recovered and raring to go into 2015. Happy New Year!   Apart from all the parties, the Christmas break is always a time for reflection. Time to reflect about our careers, businesses, spirituality, … Continue reading

Single at Christmas?

First of all, and this may seem a little bit radical… you don’t have to be in a relationship just for the sake of it – at Christmas or any time. If you are happy being single, that’s great but … Continue reading

London Matchmaker, Best in the World?

Thank you so much for nominating us once again for the iDate Best Matchmaker Award.  Radio 4 called it the Oscars of the dating world and they are not wrong.  In terms of awards, its quite new but in terms … Continue reading

Association of British Introduction Agencies

We are thrilled and very proud to announce that we are now member of the prestigious Association of British Introduction Agencies (ABIA)! Membership to this UK professional association is limited to leading introduction agencies who have a proven track record, … Continue reading

The Best Matchmakers in the World?

It’s that time of year again folks! The iDate award nominations (it’s like the Oscars for the dating industry). Last year we were in the top 6 and ended up #2 in the world for Best Matchmaker. Obviously this year, … Continue reading

Why Confidence is so Attractive

First of all let’s separate confidence from arrogance.  Confidence is a belief in oneself and abilities – a certain self reliance. Arrogance however, is a display of superiority and is probably the main turn-off that every single one of our clients mention. … Continue reading

Are your Dating Expectations Getting in the Way of Dating Success?

Our dating expert Elizabeth talks about managing expectations… Many of us have been influenced by the media growing up – as children we listen to fairy stories like Cinderella, we watch movies like Pretty Woman, we listen to love songs. … Continue reading

Procrastination in Love

Definition: The action of delaying or postponing something. (English Oxford Dictionary) Living in London and having a demanding career plus a busy and hectic social life means that we often (much more than often) put off important things in our lives. … Continue reading

Gentlemen, what not to do on a first date…

First dates can be exciting and thrilling but also daunting. Without wishing to further worry you gentlemen out there, there is a teeny situation of etiquette when meeting a lady for the first time, and of course vice versa. So, … Continue reading

How to date a Dad

We loved these little soundbites of advice regarding building a relationship with the children of your new partner. 1. Stepchildren can feel like being with you is a betrayal to their mum. Take your lead from them and closeness will … Continue reading

Exclusive Events for Sophisticated Singles

We promised you this and here it is. Our sister company, Elan.Socialite. The website is still being tweaked but we could not resist sharing some lovely events with you.     So, to start, we have a very intimate Lobster … Continue reading

Latest Media Coverage – Spear’s Wealth Magazine

We were thrilled to be asked for an interview for a feature with the wealth magazine Spear’s. You can read the article here  and if you are a subscriber, you will see it in the next edition. by

A Bespoke Introductions Agency

Bespoke. You hear that word a lot and lately even some internet dating sites will call themselves ‘bespoke’ or ‘matchmakers’ but by definition that cannot be so. Actually, if you try to search for the definition of bespoke, you will … Continue reading

How to Choose the Best Matchmaker in London

You have decided to choose a matchmaker/introductions agency rather than continue (or even begin) with online dating or other methods to find your soul mate. But there are quite a few to choose from in London and indeed worldwide.   … Continue reading

Why a strict blueprint is not a good idea in Matchmaking

We all have our preferences when choosing a partner, and with a little time, we do tend to establish a ‘blueprint’ of our ‘perfect’ one. But the interesting thing is, as we become older, we re-evaluate that blueprint and realise … Continue reading

The London Singleton’s New Year’s Resolutions 2014

Actually a lot of these could apply to (almost) anyone but we have given them the Elan.London client slant… The most popular (and predictable) new years resolutions for most of the population are… Get fitter – funnily enough most of … Continue reading

What is your USP?

As we head out of the Christmas festivities (you did have a wonderful time, we hope!) and into that no-man’s land up until New Year’s Eve, many people reflect on their life – the past year and the year to … Continue reading

Wishing you the Best Christmas Ever

Well, Christmas has certainly crept up on us hasn’t it? London is always lively but tonight will be especially so with most workplaces finishing for Christmas today. If you will be spending Christmas with that special someone, that is wonderful. … Continue reading

From all Walks of Life

As you can imagine, as a professional dating agency, we are always very busy meeting new clients and potential matches and we are constantly amazed at the diversity of our membership. From politicians to surgeons to actors to peers of … Continue reading

You Knock our Socks Off

We go to many, many high end networking events every week, every month, and of course people are fascinated with what we do. One of the things that we can’t help sharing is the absolutely amazing singles we have as … Continue reading

Our Very First Wedding…

…was back in (ahem) 1988! Janis and Stuart were introduced by our very own CEO, Tina Bradley (with lots of encouragement along the way!) They of course fell in love and the rest, as they say, is history.  Janis and … Continue reading

Best Matchmaker in the World?

We were totally thrilled to hear on Thursday morning, that we are finalists in the iDate international dating awards for Best Matchmaker 2014. Radio Four has described the awards as “The industry equivalent of the Oscars” As an international award, we … Continue reading

Six Degrees of Separation and the Matchmaker

The famous Small World Experiment conducted in the 1960’s showed that everyone and everything is just six or less steps away. Let me say that again; Everyone on this planet is separated by only six other people. Wow.  That obviously has … Continue reading

What Makes a Great London Matchmaker?

A London Matchmaker has to have many skills and personality traits to be successful. Elan.London receives many applications to join our team. So what are we looking for when we interview potential matchmakers? A matchmaker must have had life experience … Continue reading

Get Ready for a Beautiful & Passionate Relationship

Most of our clients have had previous relationships and although the break up of those can be be incredibly painful, they can also be the opportunity to re-evaluate what you really want in a partner. Bad past relationships can make … Continue reading

Just a Few Reasons to Love Elan.London

You would think with all the different avenues open to Londoners to find love, it would be a doddle.  There’s speed dating, dating events, online personals, internet dating, app dating -supermarket dating (what happened to that?) etc etc etc. ‘Not … Continue reading

How do you find the love of your life?

That title should have the ‘do’ in italics.  How ‘do’ we do that?  If we had a quickfire answer, well then, we would all be supremely happy and content in terms of our relationships wouldn’t we? But as we all … Continue reading

What Your Business Card Says About You

Business Cards are obviously an excellent way of passing out contact details as well as giving the people you meet a way to remember you. But the content and design of your business card is extremely important; when you leave … Continue reading

Most Romantic Spots in London for a Date

Still on the theme of Romance and London – well it is almost Valentine’s Day! London is a stunning and vibrant city, offering a plethora of entertainment venues, tourist attractions and eateries. But even in London, deciding on a suitable … Continue reading

Romantic Theatre Dates in London

A trip to the theatre is always romantic: the chance to share a special moment, to discuss your feelings and to find out more about your “date” in the rarified atmosphere of London’s Theatreland, whatever the subject for the actual … Continue reading

The History of Matchmaking

Matchmaking is far from a new phenomenon, and has a long history as an integral part of several cultures throughout the ages. From arranged marriages to dating agencies, matchmaking is a popular choice to find a partner, and has been … Continue reading

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