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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

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