How to Choose the Best Matchmaker in London

matchmaking for professionalsYou 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.


So, how exactly do you choose?


> First, obviously is do you like the look of their website. Is it professional, does the text resonate with you?

> Are they easily contactable?  Phone numbers, email, addresses etc.

> Are they even active?  When you send an email, do you get a response within 1 working day? How about social media, are they active on there if they say they are?

> Testimonials – can they provide proof?

> What age groups do they mainly match?

> How do they conduct the consultation?  Is it totally professional?  Do they get enough information about you and who you are looking for?

> Are they totally transparent in their fee structure and process or are you forced to call them and book a consultation to find out?

> Are they a limited company and VAT registered? The former means they are serious and the latter will indicate the amount of clients (turnover) they have in a year. If they are not VAT registered, they are highly unlikely to be a successful business.

> How long have they been in business?  Although being in business for decades does NOT equate to you finding your perfect partner,  (some introduction agencies are old and stale and have been doing the same thing over and over again and are not proactive in finding you a partner) but it is worth finding out about the person who is in charge of the business and their background.

> Trust your instincts, would you trust that person?

> How many members do they have in their portfolio?

> What is the ratio men to women?

> How do they match you?

> What happens after the consultation?  Do they immediately want to sign you up (after saying they have thousands of members) or do they considerately say that they will check their portfolio to ensure that they have exactly the sort of person you are looking for, and only then invite you to membership?

> If they immediately accept you, ask about the calibre of membership

> Ask about guarantees

> Can they guarantee a marriage? Be careful about this.  No one can guarantee a marriage where love is involved.

> Ask them when you can expect your first introduction

> How many introductions will you get?

> What kind of people will you meet?

> Will they only introduce you to people you have stipulated you want to meet? Or will they send all manner of people to fulfill quotas?

> What added value do they offer?  Not a totally necessary question but some agencies (ie. Elan.London) will offer added benefits like networking and highly exclusive events that you would not have access to otherwise)

Lots of questions, we know.  But we love these questions at Elan.London because we know we can answer them honestly and with confidence.

If you have any more to add to this, please do contact us.


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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 know, it’s not quite so easy. Here are some tips to get started though…


Let everyone you know be aware that you are receptive to introductions – the six degrees of separation theory applies to dating and love too!

Get Out

I have lost count of the amount of friends who would love to find their soul mate but expect them to knock on their door.  No, they won’t.  You need to get out and meet lots of people.

Do it

Do things you enjoy doing, but do them with others.  Yes you love art or reading but don’t do it on your own.  Join an art appreciation society or a reading group.  Like fine dining?, well join a group for that too.


Think about who you are really looking for.  Think about past relationships, think about what you would dearly love to have in your next relationship.  Make a list if you like, but be flexible too.  Be realistic and reasonable. Will it matter so much of your perfect soul mate is 5ft 8″ rather than 6ft 2″ or a size 12 rather than a 10?


Some personal cards that you can hand out at any opportunity – take a look at our blog post on what your card says about you.


Mess around. Don’t be half-hearted.  This is life changing stuff. Be serious and then you will find your love life will get serious.

It’s Tougher than you thought?

Of course finding the perfect match is a complicated process and the above points are valuable and obvious. But some can be more difficult than others.  What if your circle of friends can’t introduce you to the right person?  What if you don’t have lots of time to devote to your hobbies and pastimes and what if you are not the most outgoing person in the world?

Ah ha!

Elan London brings all of those obvious factors together when working towards finding your life partner.

In the old days of introduction agencies, you would simply be matched with other people (good or bad) who had approached them and therefore that’s all they had to offer.

BUT…   in addition to introducing you to other clients, we network 7 days a week so you don’t have to. Imagine your own army of very capable personal assistants networking at London’s finest gatherings to find your partner….

Examples of our recent networking activities in London include:  Private Jet owners reception, Bonhams, Christies, Annabels, 5 Hereford Street, The Royal Enclosure at Ascot, Henley Stewards Enclosure, Grouchos, Soho House, House of Lords and numerous exclusive private parties across London and much more.

We do, of course, meet with every client to establish exactly what they are looking for. We also thoroughly vet all introductions, so you don’t have to worry about less than honourable intentions.

We liaise with you to establish your perfect match.  With a little probing, what you thought is your ‘type’ may be wrong for you and may consequently be why you have never found the ‘one’ previously.

Feedback is crucial after each introduction. Every person you meet will get closer to that ‘one’ via our robust feedback process.

That all makes perfect sense to us and we so are passionate about what we do, we would love to talk some more about it.

Ready to find out more?

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