THE PERSONAL MATCHMAKING INDUSTRY – FAQ
A. The stigma of using a research resource for personal introductions is long gone, although online dating has some success, it is very hard work screening interested parties and it is very tiring experimenting with endless ‘hopefuls’. A professional elite introductions agency is time saving and ensures a level of compatibility in a safe environment with your personal matchmaker. We emphasise quality over quantity, as pre-qualified selections are offered as a choice, and no random blind dating wastes your precious time as is experienced on dating sites. We can dispel any fears and discuss your options before making a final decision to join, whether you are a shy introvert or an extrovert social butterfly, we work with all personality types and have different databases accordingly. People join us either because they are getting attention from the ‘wrong’ types, or worse, are invisible/isolated and not getting any attention at all. Or they simply want a new life and to start over.
A. Our standard Gold Membership is R6 000, and we will negotiate on other packages, Silver, Platinum and Diamond on request.
A. Many factors influence success and you could meet someone soon, but then you need a trial period to ‘work it through’ and need our lifecoaching and guidance, and you may decide to quit and try again. You may make dozens of new friends and just want to socialise a while until Destiny and Love find you. This time frame is based on expert stats on the dating phenomenon. We can discuss shorter term trial periods under certain circumstances.
A. There is a refresh admin fee when a member has been non-dating or off the database for a period of time, as reinstating your file and history takes time and resources and requires a refresh interview to update your circumstances, perhaps even a bit of encouraging coaching to get started again.
Q. I have joined other agencies and been bitterly disappointed at the lack of interest or accurate introductions, what makes Perfect Partners different to other professional dating agencies?
A. Just like there are less than stellar doctors, lawyers, restaurants or matchmakers – there are exceptional ones. We are continuously congratulated and thanked for expert, caring service and professionalism in our personal singles introductions. Word of mouth referrals are coming daily, and many members have rejoined happily after an absence of anything from 6 months to 4 years. Your input and effort also contributes to the quality of service as we are all in this together! We cannot fit square pegs into round holes, therefore our first duty is to profile everyone accurately and construct a workable strategy. We may need to prepare you well and equip you for a new world of social networking. Matchmakers also have to deal with societal dictates, and everyone has to understand single’s society in their context, and once this is accepted, then a strategy has a chance of working. We are committed to successful outcomes in finding you your perfect match from all the Singles out there!.
A. A perfect partner is a Singleton who takes good care of themselves and has good self-worth. They have a healthy attitude to love and sex. Integrity and respect for others is unquestionable in someone who is committed to sharing the ups and down of life with a Significant Other. Nobody is perfect but we all strive to be the best we can be (hence our service is here to assist with goals) and basic honesty, stability, a warm heart, friendly disposition and optimistic outlook combined with a good sense of humour gets you to starting base. You may be lucky and find someone very soon, but this depends on your flexibility and marketability. For some it is a sprint, for others it is an epic journey. Your expectations must be realistic and you must be prepared to make time to fit this new dimension into your schedule. (We help with this scheduling). Good health and balanced lifestyle are important, and if you are not quite there, we help you to reach this goal as part of the marketability strategy. We have turned many lives around 360 degrees! A mindset cleared of illusions, assumptions and unrealistic desires is a good start – and we assist to attain this clear state when proposing your individual strategy. The ultimate goal is to attain a fulfilled and worthwhile lifestyle……with your Significant Other at your side.
A. Our market is a target group of upmarket, authentic Singletons who have been through the initiation process with us and understand our protocols and appreciate we are well structured and good communicators, and the fact is many discerning people are joining precisely because of the confidential and sensitive environment we provide. Most of our members are busy executives or career minded souls who simply have little time to go on the hunt, and the research and trials of finding a compatible match is exhausting and often fruitless. It is a 21st Century form of social interaction that is efficient, accurate and dignified, and no self-respecting quality person today wants to be exposed to undesirable elements or embarrassing situations and life is to short to make the wrong investment when your heart is involved. Many of our members find themselves back in the dating pool and do not know where to start or even recognise their new ‘environment’ as a single’s lifestyle is vastly different to that of coupledom. Many younger members are starting out and do not want to waste time in order to start the most important chapter in their lives of settling down. They cannot afford to make mistakes they will pay for bitterly down the line. Social recruitment and professional matchmaking/personal introductions ensures that they will meet likeminded people from a similar background, culture and value system, or at least with the potential to grow together.
A. We strongly uphold the individual right to freedom of choice and freedom of association. Hence we have an singles introduction system that is detailed and concise so that you can evaluate the worth of choosing or declining any proposals, without having to leave your front door. We may even propose you try ‘something new’ and do something differently! Depth, insight and knowledge as to each proposal is transparent and accurate. You meet those Singletons you have chosen to meet, and that have also agreed to meet you – thus ensuring a true vested interest in each other for starters, on a first rendezvous. Remember, we are recruiting and matchmaking for you against your criteria.
A. As your social agent of singles introductions, we are your go-between and we rely strongly on feedback and progress reports from our members. If you need to exit you depart your rendezvous courteously, be dignified and friendly and let us know and we will do the necessary! We work with good karma and avoid conflict at all costs. Your privacy is guaranteed and you can walk away without giving any personal information and be forgotten! That is the science of our processes – you are all fully informed yet you retain a certain anonymity…..you can remain incognito!
A. A full profile, which we create on you (and you have approved first) will be submitted to you for evaluation and approval by you. Changes or alterations can be made at any time at your written request. We take about a week, not just an hour, initially, to get to know you (although we always get to know you more as we proceed) and strategic discussions will take place on your personality type and needs, as part of the strategy to be embarked upon. This often proves to be the start of a journey of self-discovery as people define and refine themselves and is always a work in progress.
A. We ensure you are fully prepared for the journey and everyone starts on a level playing field, as long as they respect our house rules, advice and dating tips, and there are protocols to follow which ensure a seamless journey. We have an informative ‘induction’ stage that prepares you well before your first encounters, never fear!
A. We prefer emails as our lines are very busy, and there is a turn around time of 24 hours when we are really busy. Emails ensure full attention to detail and are properly recorded as part of your history. A text message requesting us to call you will prompt one of our Consultants to call you as soon as possible. At times we are marketing, or recruiting, or coaching so our phones are generally busy, but we do everything we can to respond as soon as possible.