Sara eden introductions dating agency
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We keep being told that Britain is fastbecoming a nation of singletons, whatever they might be.
Before 1991 the industry was largely unregulated and, while there is still no strict legislation to dictate who can set up in business, the ABIA – whose 35 or so members represent around 70 per cent of all agencies that have been trading for more than a year – has developed a code of practice and guidance for its members at the instigation of the OFT.
The split between big players and SMEs is around 70/30 – not accounting for the large number of fly-by-night operations that set up and fold regularly and are difficult to monitor.
Most agencies combine the traditional agency model (face-to-face interviews etc) with an online presence and generate the majority of their earnings through membership fees, the costs and implementation of which can differ greatly from agency to agency.
Suddenly, the idea of a professional matchmaker sounded appealing. Fees range from around pounds 1,000 for half a dozen introductions to as much as pounds 60,000 for a global search for your perfect mate.
Business for dating agencies peaks in the New Year and, to a lesser extent, after Valentines Day.
Karen Mooney, press officer for the ABIA, founded Sara Eden Introductions in 1988 with £4,000, charging her single friends £50 to find them a match.
At this stage alarm bells should have been ringing but I tried to be positive.
I found that for £6595 I did not feel that I was receiving any form of personal consultancy.