At Bowes-Lyon Partnership, we work hard to ensure we always have just the right mix of ladies vs gentlemen within our membership base. Professional dating agencies that have too many of either gender will naturally have serious problems when matchmaking discerning clients – which is a problem encountered by a number of professional dating agencies in London.
Gentlemen are less inclined to seek the assistance of an introduction agency for a number of reasons (this is in a different blog!) and so we have taken the males perspective from one of our many lovely gentlemen on how he came to decide to join Bowes-Lyon Partnership…
“Having worked hard my whole professional life and gathered the usual tokens of success I still found my life unbalanced. As I climbed the corporate ladder, I found I became sucked in to my professional life more and more as my responsibilities increased and my personal life suffered as a result. Corporate life had pretty much taken over my personal life, my long term relationship ended mainly as a result of me not dedicating the time my partner deserved to our relationship and I saw less and less of friends. The best I could hope for during the week was to catch an hour in the gym before heading home, grabbing something to eat, checking emails, of course, and then falling in to bed before it all began again the next day.
How had I allowed this situation to happen? But more importantly, how was I going to readdress the balance before I missed out on what should be the best stage of my life? I noted down the positive and negatives in my life, an enlightening exercise I’d recommend to all! It was no surprise that I needed to make some changes, readdress my priorities and find the time to have some fun, meet new people (outside of the office), go to new places and most importantly, find someone special to do this all with. But how does a man in his 40s, who is ever so slightly out of practice, get out there and find Miss Perfect? Online dating wasn’t for me, I’m fairly senior within my role and the last thing I wanted was for any single colleagues to find me whilst browsing potential candidates, or worse still, I wouldn’t crop up in anyone’s search!
I’d heard a friend’s wife talking about how her sister had joined an introduction company, I didn’t even know there was such a service, but it sounded like it would be a better option for me as I was looking for a more discreet approach that didn’t involve huge amounts of time trawling through unsuitable profiles. I applied to several exclusive introduction agencies in London to see if this might be the best option for me and ended up meeting 3 agencies. We discussed my lifestyle, background, aspirations and who I was looking for in a partner and I decided to join the one that I felt most comfortable with.
The experience so far has been refreshing and exciting, I’m meeting new people who already share some of similar interests to me, they’re all attractive, educated, articulate, successful and accomplished, so needless to say I’m having a great time! I feel relaxed and confident knowing this side of my life is being taken care of so efficiently. I’d definitely recommend that if you’ve reached a cross roads and decide to prioritise finding someone you’re going to spend the rest of your life with, think about a professional dating agency, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time! But shop around, meet with a few and go with who you feel most comfortable and confident with.”
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