Until now, I always thought people who resort to dating agencies must be a little desperate. I have never before even been set up by friends or been on a blind date.But then I reached the first anniversary of my divorce and, much to my surprise, having sworn off men for life, I started to wonder, with the prospect of a great big yawning new year stretching ahead of me, whether there might be someone out there for me and, if so, how on earth am I going to find him?Rather by fate I learnt about the world of matchmaking some years ago now.It was a novelty for me after having spent twelve years working in the steel industry, and married since a young age.And for upwards of 0,000 a year, you can join the CEO club and upgrade to an international search and personal consultations with Jill and Amber Kelleher-Andrews themselves.Here’s the catch—if you happen to marry or enter a long-term relationship with your match, you must shell out additional “success fees." And if you want some great love advice (for free), Amber says actress Julianne Moore put it perfectly in a January interview: "You have to make your personal life happen as much as your career."Selective Search Founder and President Barbie Adler knows a thing or two about making the perfect match – in business and in love.Miraculously, given that I was the editor of a woman's fashion magazine, before meeting my husband in my early 40s (then a BBC journalist, he came to interview me; as soon as we got married, he gave up his job and started having sex with other women), I had only ever had three boyfriends, two of whom hadn't even liked me that much.Liz Jones braves the snow in Times Square, New York, as she searches for Mr Right I think the reason I never met men was that I was either working, or sat at home, wishing they'd come to me, which, of course, they didn't.
Over a period of 6-18 months, you will meet a series of attractive, intelligent, dynamic people, all of whom have been pre-assessed as being compatible with you."Apply the same strategy to your love life that you have used to achieve success in your professional life," Adler says.Specialising in personal introductions to remarkable people, Vida Consultancy’s exclusive matchmaking service is designed to help you find your life partner; someone compatible not just physically, but also with shared values and life goals.With gratitude we are entrusted to broaden the horizon of the personal lives of so many members. Berkeley International is an exclusive personal matchmaker for successful and affluent singles who lack the time to search for their soul mate themselves.With such a terrible track record, I started to realise that, if I couldn't meet someone when I was in my prime, how on earth was I going to meet someone now I'm 50?