WHY WOULD I USE A MATCHMAKING SERVICE WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY DATING WEBSITES AND APPS NOW?
There are so many differences between online dating and a personal matchmaking service, where to start? Firstly, we meet everyone face to face, so there is no adding a couple of inches to your height or using photos that are 10 years out of date here. We ID check so no fibbing about age either. Everyone in the Little Black Book is looking for love, that certainly can't be claimed by online dating.
Some people who have the time, choose to use online dating alongside a personal matchmaking service to maximise their chances of meeting someone, whereas others need a more discrete service. It's a small world out there, so if you don't want your profile seen by clients, colleagues, friends or your ex, then you may be more suited to a personal matchmaking service.
I'VE DECIDED I NEED A MATCHMAKER. WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE LITTLE BLACK BOOK?
We offer a unique personal service to all our paying clients. We are little by name and little by nature, so we only work with a small number of clients at one time, we do however have a large network of single people to match from. We meet everyone in the Little Black Book personally; experience and intuition tells us what works. If that's not tangible enough for you we are fully fledged graduates of The Matchmaking Academy.
We know that in an ideal world you'd like to be introduced to your future partner by a friend - so let's make friends.
Most Matchmakers in London currently charge £5000-£10000 for the service we offer. We think our prices are realistic yet represent commitment and we promise to work really hard to find your ideal match.
HOW DO I JOIN?
Start by giving us a call or dropping us an email. We'll arrange to meet you for a coffee and a chat. We'll explain more about how we work, answer all your questions and get to know more about your situation. If you like us and we think we can help you, then we'll get started!
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
We put together your profile. This will contain a picture and the important information, to share with potential matches. This will be approved by you before anyone sees it.
All our members are ID checked that's one of the things that sets us apart from online dating, so please be prepared to prove your own ID at this stage.
CAN ANYONE BE A MEMBER OF LITTLE BLACK BOOK?
No, for a start you have to be single and committed to finding someone for a longterm relationship. If we genuinely believe that we can find someone for you then we would love you to join us, we won't take your money otherwise.
HOW DO YOU FIND MATCHES FOR ME?
It's very much like a recruitment agency. We get to know you first and armed with our knowledge we get out there and find matches. Of course the Little Black Book is stuffed with lovely singles looking for love and we're adding to it all the time, so we match this way too. After each introduction we take your feedback on what you liked, what went well and what wasn't so great, learn from it and find you the next match based on this.
HOW DOES THE FIRST DATE WORK?
Once you have both agreed to meet we will give the man the ladies phone number. Call us old fashioned but we ask the man to make contact to arrange a meeting. We recommend you keep the first meeting light, just coffee or a drink not dinner, don't put pressure on yourselves. Always meet somewhere public, tell a friend where you're going and don't go to either of your homes.
I'VE MET SOMEONE I IIKE WHAT DO I DO NOW?
Hooray success! No problem, put your membership on hold while you get to know each other. This can be for up to five months.
We promise not to share or sell your details or any information with any other companies who are not connected to us or working with us. Before an introduction we share your profile with your potential new girlfriend/boyfriend but no more than they need to know. We introduce on first name basis only, then it's up to you share more information on your date. Your profile will never go online, this is not online dating.
WHY 'LITTLE BLACK BOOK'?
Once upon a time matchmaking was just a hobby, at the wedding of one of my many success stories I was presented during the speeches with a leather Little Black Book and I said 'that's going be be the name of my matchmaking business' and it is!!
I'M INTERESTED IN MEETING NEW PEOPLE FOR A CASUAL RELATIONSHIP, CAN YOU HELP ME?
No sorry, this isn't the service for you.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL LITTLE BLACK BOOK MEMBER LIKE?
Our members are single busy professional Londoners age 27-45.