Drawing down the moon dating site
Before Lemarc calls with some prospective candidates, I visit Karen Mooney, who established Sara Eden in 1988.Its offices in London and Windsor are filled with pictures of happy couples.“Websites do work and men feel happy searching the net,” she says “but you have to follow some basic rules to ensure your personal safety and you have to have a lot of time to do it properly.An introduction service takes all the hassle out of it and ensures that anyone you meet is at least likely to be compatible.” Mary introduces me to Kate, a psychologist who asks about my previous relationships before, and – as proves the case with every other agency - questioning why I want someone in my life.All three men I met said that they had tried online dating but, without exception, each one had met women who were nothing like their online persona: age, height, weight – everything they’d claimed – bore little relationship to the truth.All the agencies say that it generally takes five or six attempts to get it right. And, talking about what I want in my perfect partner proved in itself quite revealing.Some agencies insist that you contractually agree never to sleep with anyone on a first date.
I am surprised at how easy it is to talk to total strangers when you have gone through the introductory process. My next date is with Jonathan, the man Lemarc Thomas has chosen for me.Lemarc Thomas, the managing director, is a gentle but determined Cupid, and the rich beat a path to his door from as far away as Canada and America.The suave Lemarc has a background in psychology, asks about my relationship history, my ideal man, my career, taste in music as well as travel and holiday preferences.First call was Drawing Down the Moon, a respected introduction agency, where I found myself chatting to the indefatigable Mary Balfour over a cup of tea in West London.Mary runs a dating website as well as Drawing Down the Moon.