seablue Registered User


Has anyone ever used, or heard feedback on the dating agency

They are advertising on the radio at the moment. It's €400 to join - a lot of money - but they meet each client individually and organise 'matches' so your photo doesnt go up on a website.

Plus I think the cost of joining should put off the 'weirdos'/married men?

Or should I try a free site first and see how it goes? I've never tried internet dating before.


mackg Registered User

I don't see how a dating site that is more confidential than the others would attract less married men.

seablue Registered User

mackg said:
I don't see how a dating site that is more confidential than the others would attract less married men.

Hmm, yeah I see what you're saying. I didn't think that one through
I was thinking the cost would put them off, and the face to face interview.

m'lady Registered User

To be honest I think married men probably wouldn't go to the 'hassle' of this, when they can go on any other site that's free and less hassle.

I'd have thought it would only be men (and women) who are serious about meeting someone.. But then again who knows?

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Augmerson Banned

I dunno, 400 euro is steep. Just put up a profile on Plentyoffish or OkCupid. It's free.

There is going to be a very shallow pool of people willing to pay 400 euro (or capable given the current economic situation we're in) to avail of this service I think.

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Pepe LeFrits Registered User

Two friends of mine tried it for a while and another used to work for the company, and based on their experiences I wouldn't really recommend it.

They interview their clients (and reject some of them) so I woudn't have thought married blokes going on it would be an issue. What married guy is going to spend 400 quid to get a company to set him up on dates with girls looking to get serious anyway?

Intro Matchmaking Registered User

Hi guys, my name is Rena and I am a Director of Intro Matchmaking. I would just like to take this opportunity to clarify with reference to Pepe LeFrits comment. You must be confusing us with a different company as we have only 4 employees and we have no ex-employees so your friend could not possibly have worked for us at any time. We do not accept everyone, only those that are looking for a proper relationship and we have controls in place to ensure this. I hope this clarifies things.

Mod edit;

No advertising please Intro Matching


Dovies Registered User

seablue said:

Or should I try a free site first and see how it goes? I've never tried internet dating before.

Op if you have never tried inet dating before then try one of the free sites. plentyoffish, smooch or okdating. There is an online dating thread in the gentlemens club which has lots of regular contributors - lots of advice and info etc. good and bad!

I met my OH on Smooch 8 months ago by the way

Pepe LeFrits Registered User

I guess there's more than one show in town.

Wouldn't pay €400 at any rate.

seablue Registered User

I have signed up to an online site, decided to give that a go first.

First impressions are

1. It takes a lot of time - to get your profile set up, and then to search through all the possible guys, and see what they are looking for in a woman.
2. Any man around my age is looking for a younger woman.

Thanks for all the feedback.


Greaney Registered User

I met my husband on a dating site, we're married 3 1/2 yrs now. It was the oul Free Trial that reeled us both in

eirieu Registered User

I am interested in trying Intro matchmaking, it's worth the fee to save the time of searching, searching...
Wish me luck...I will let you know how it goes!

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syjg18 Banned

You better try a free site first. If it works well, then you can go with the paid ones if you want.

bd_2011 Registered User

hi eirieu,

Just wondering how you got on with this dating agency

Would you recommend it. Im single and my new years resolution is to find new ways to meet someone

Huckster Registered User

More money doesn't necessarily mean a better service- at that rate, I'd be inclined to take up a new hobby such as joining a language class. At least if you don't get a man out of it, you'll still get a new skill.

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