Lydia Davis from award-winning London matchmaking agency Mutual Attraction explains why matchmakers can help you find love in 2017 and beyond.
It’s 2017 – who uses a matchmaker!?
Before I became a professional matchmaker at Mutual Attraction, I probably thought a bit like that.
It’s funny how trends come and go. After all, it wasn’t so long ago that people didn’t own up to using an online dating site. Now it’s the norm!
Matchmaking is one of the oldest professions in the world, and with more people switching off from the likes of Tinder and Match, it’s back with a bang.
Here are 5 reasons to use a matchmaker to help you find love.
1. Matchmakers will only introduce you to people looking for a relationship
Gone are the days where only people who were genuinely looking for a relationship could be found on dating sites. There are so many time-wasters now.
Matchmakers weed out people who are just looking for a bit of casual fun or who are bored on their commute home. This way, when you meet someone you’re compatible with, you know they’re also looking for a relationship.
No awkward ‘is this just a fling for you’ conversations needed!
2. Quality over quantity
If you want to go on a date every night of the week, you can. Heck, you could go on three dates a night if you want!
But what’s the point of going on hundreds of dates if none of them match with you? Matchmakers meet everyone they work with and get to know them. They find out what makes their clients tick and who they think they’re looking for, so they’re able to make quality matches.
This means less dates, but meeting the right kind of people.
3. Compatibility is key
When we meet members, we ask them what they get up to on the weekends, where they grew up, what they’re attracted to, what they’re willing to compromise on and many other things.
This way, we’re able to eliminate people straight away and really concentrate on matching two people whose lives are really compatible.
Obviously, looks do come into it. We understand you want to go out with someone attractive (who wouldn’t, right?).
However, we hundreds of successful matches and we know that looks really aren’t everything. Trust us, we’re here to create lasting, long term relationships. If you are too, a matchmaker can help.
4. It frees up your time, so you can get excited about who you’re meeting
Matchmakers do all the legwork, so you can concentrate on all the things in life you enjoy doing. One of the main reasons people join a dating agency is to get to where they want to be – in a relationship – faster. All you need to do is get excited about the date and plan what to wear 🙂
5. No more bad dates!
It’s very rare for someone to come back to us and say they had a bad date. We meet every one of our members in person (it’s the best job!) and because we let our members make an informed decision about who they meet, we usually get great feedback.
Matchmaking isn’t for everyone, but if you do fully embrace it, there’s a strong chance you’ll be leaving the service in love. That’s exactly what we’re here to do 🙂
Lydia Davis is a matchmaker at Mutual Attraction, an award-winning London dating agency. She can regularly be found spending her days having coffee with awesome single Londoners and dreaming of the weddings she’ll be attending!