There are many match making services available and it’s very important that if you are considering a match making agency that you do your research on the agency to ensure it is a good fit for your personal situation based on your relationship goals.
I’d love to share with you the general common advantages of using a match making agency over online dating:
1. There is a face to face meeting with a consultant of the agency
Unlike online dating sites, it is required by most match making agencies to go to the office where you will meet with your match maker or Relationship Consultant to conduct a personal one on one interview. Naturally this will give the agency and the client a chance to introduce themselves and see if there is a compatibility to provide services.
2. There is a screening and qualifying process in the interview
To become a member of a matchmaking agency often implies a private membership with certain criteria for membership. The most important criteria are that the potential client is SINGLE first and foremost and available to date. You are also required to provide personal ID to verify your identity, residence and age.
3. You are referred to other singles based on compatibility
The purpose of the face to face interview is also to determine what the client is looking for as well as to do a full assessment of what the client possesses in terms of personality traits and other factors such as the degree of difficulty in matching a person according to their criteria in a partner. Many clients claim to be “very picky” or that they would be the type to be “difficult to match” because they believe that the person they are looking for doesn’t exist. In fact, they wouldn’t be at a match making agency if they were successfully meeting the right types on their own using their own avenues.
4. Clients are typically men or women that are SERIOUS about finding a Life Partner
Match making services also screen for emotional availability and relationship goals. Singles that are looking at a match making service are “tired of the games” of online dating or not into the whole “bar scene”.
5. The cost of joining a match making service is better than investing in multiple online dating sites, bars or bad relationships
There is typically an investment for using a matchmaking service. Fees can greatly vary.
In my discussions with clients that have been dating “online”, they have shared with me the number of YEARS they have been searching for a quality person online and how many BAD DATES they’ve had. Many have considered their experience with online dating as a poor investment of BOTH time and money. If a single person were to go to a bar just once or twice a week (many singles do this) and spend around $50.00 – $100.00 at the bar, they’ve just blown about $2,600.00 a year. This does not include the expenses incurred by dating the various people you’ve met at the bar in an effort to get to know them better.
6. You save a lot of time and effort by joining a match making service
It is the matchmaker’s that are responsible to provide you with quality matches in order to save you the time and energy to find that person on your own. After all, this is one of the reasons you are INVESTING in the service.
“I don’t have time to play games”
“I don’t have a lot of free time to go looking for a partner”
“I’d rather someone else do the research or leg work while I focus on the dating”
Many people have complained about how long it took to meet someone they were interested in, and then weeks or months of correspondence to get to the know the person by phone, text and email even BEFORE meeting face-to-face. After the in person meeting, it could vary from a few days to a few months or even years that you are “learning” about the person to determine compatibility for a long-term relationship.
7. You increase your chance of finding and meeting the right person
With the sophistication and experience that you are investing in with the match making agency of your choice; you are absolutely increasing your chance of finding and meeting the right person. Now you are part of a membership of other like-minded singles that are also wanting to achieve their particular relationship goals. You will be introduced to singles that you would likely NEVER MET without the introduction through the service. If you are a busy professional with a full life, coupled with kids, your business, family and personal hobbies and interests, it’s very difficult for a single person to FIND THE TIME to meet the right person. All of the leg work is done by your match maker, once again giving you exposure to meet other singles that are wanting to meet you as well but are not in your circle of friends in order to make that happen. And who wants to rely on CHANCE to meet the right person when you KNOW that you can use the professional assistance of a match making service and their team of professionals.