Spring and Finding Love

Matchmaking in London

Spring is here. It is a time of change, and romance is in the air. If you’ve been single for a while, you may be looking for a change as well. There are many ways that one can go about finding love. Being proactive is the most important factor and there are ways, however, to find that special someone. Ways that are easier and more successful than others. 

Around the world, singles have different challenges and finding a Dating Matchmaker in London is an option that many successful professionals choose.  But what about the options? With the demands and time constraints of modern corporate culture, you may find yourself feeling too overwhelmed to date. Where are you supposed to find the time? There are a couple options; 

Romance with Co-workers
Some may see this as a controversial decision. After all, if things go wrong the fallout can spill from your romantic life and into your professional life as well. Despite this, there are many stories of co-workers becoming life-long partners. There are several benefits to this option, and some obvious downfalls. 

A major plus when it comes to dating co-workers is that you won’t have to go out of your way to meet people. If you’re a busy person, and don’t have a lot of time, this can be a godsend. Another benefit is the fact that your potential partner will likely have similar interests. They are in the same profession, after all. 

The negatives are quite easy to see. If things don’t go well, and end on a sour note, it could cause tension in the workplace. It may also create drama with fellow co-workers if they’re the dramatic sort. 

Despite these flaws, this can be a great approach. If you handle it properly. If things don’t work out, make sure to end it on a positive and friendly note. There is no reason your co-workers should have to know about your relationships either. If you are able to be discreet, and keep things positive, all should go well.

Using A Matchmaker
Matchmaking is an efficient way to find a partner, especially if you’re a busy person. Although there is more of a monetary investment than seeking a partner in your workplace, the odds of meeting Mr or Miss are significantly higher. This option also has some of the benefits of the previous one discussed. Matchmaking can easily help you find someone with a similar profession and set of interests. 

Also, there are not very many downfalls to finding a partner using this method. The only issue that may arise is cost, but when it comes to finding your soul mate, what price would you put on love? 

Contact us today to find out if Matchmaking may be the right choice for you.

4 Crucial Questions to ask a Matchmaker…

Elan London. matchmaker in londonDid you know that Matchmaking, that beautiful art of placing two people together successfully, has been established for quite some time?  Here is a great article on the History of Matchmaking

Here in London, Matchmakers or Introduction Agencies as they were known, have been matching like-minded people since the 1930’s.  In those days, eligible ladies and gentlemen from a certain sociatal strata would be matched, mainly based on child bearing age, titles and social standing. Ahem.

Now, of course, the world of personal matchmaking is available to most people. There are agencies to suit everyone.  Here at Elan London, our clients tend to be educated, successful, senior professionals from all industries.  They see matchmaking as an effective and intelligent way to meet the right sort of person. People like them.  They are busy and appreciate that time is a finite resource. That’s why they engage a matchmaker.

So, if the world of professional matchmaking is not familiar to you, what should you ask?


How long have you been matching people?  This is super important and although longevity in a business does not equate to success, it does mean that the agency is established and not some fly-by-night who will be gone tomorrow.

Are you a member of the Association of British Introduction Agencies? This is an organisation set up through government suggestion.  It is not easy to become a member. All members are checked for longevity, a proven, successful matchmaking model and adhere to a strict code of conduct. Please be careful about engaging an agency who is not a member.

Do you guarantee a certain amount of matches?  Most reputable agencies will tell you how many people you can expect to meet. Be mindful though that personal matchmaking is very different to online dating. It is very much quality over quantity. Obviously, if you would like a large amount of people to date, and you are happy to screen people and have the time, online dating would be the way to go.

What sort of people do you have in your membership?  A great question and one you should always ask to see if it is worth meeting a particular matchmaker.  Sometimes agencies tend to attract a certain type of person. Are they the sort of person you are looking to meet? Here at Elan London, we tend to attract educated senior professionals.  People who are usually fit and enjoy looking after themselves, people who very much enjoy travel and trying new things. They are attractive, personable and good to be around. If we don’t enjoy meeting someone, we don’t invite them to membership. We have probably met people from every professional occupation and also from every nationality. London is obviously very cosmopolitan and our agency reflects that.

We hope this helps in your search for the perfect Matchmaking Agency for you.

We would absolutely love to chat to you about our service, so please do get in touch.

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Single at Christmas?

London Matchmaking AgencyFirst 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 you probably wouldn’t be reading this anyway.

So if you are single this Christmas, that too is not a disaster. Here in London the run up to Christmas is super-hectic. Parties, work events, deadlines, travel planning. Who actually has time to think about going into a relationship at this time?

It’s only really during the holidays that we have time to sit back and reflect and think about what’s missing. We all know we only have one life (unless you know something we don’t) and we all try to live it to the max. But if our lives are unbalanced and we are being who we envisaged, if what we think is our ‘blueprint’ for life is not measuring up,  then we will start to get unhappy.

We meet many clients who are super successful and who have worked hard to achieve what they have. Some of them want to move on to have a fulfilling relationship and build a family, some have a family and would like to meet that one person who makes then feel at home, always. Human beings have an innate need to be loved and to love. This can obviously be expressed in many ways, but usually it is expressed through a loving partnership.

If you are busy working, travelling and partying during this Christmas season, have a wonderful time!  If you then take some time to reflect on what you wish for 2015, and one of those wishes is to find your soul mate, then please give us a call or send us an email.  December is a time where we really gear up to make your January extremely exciting.

Have the most wonderful Christmas ever and a very Happy and Peaceful New Year to you. We very much look forward to helping to make your wishes come true in 2015!

We would be very happy to hear from you either before Christmas or after.

Contact us

By phone: 0207 630 6015

or Email: enquiries@elanlondon.co.uk

We will be closed for the Christmas period – 22 December until 5th January.

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, we want the #1 spot!

Without wishing to blow our own trumpets, and with all the wonderful relationships we have helped create this year, we would love to win.

idate awardsSo would you please nominate us? it’s super-simple, just put in our web address in the section for Best Matchmaker at the link below.

Here is the part you need to enter –

Site to be nominated: https://elanlondon.co.uk/

Then you just fill in your name, email and confirm your nomination via the email they send you and that’s it – done! Your good deed for the day!

Here’s the link http://www.idateawards.com/nominations-las-vegas-2015.php#table_form

Thank you so much!