Dating can be whatever you want it to be.
If you are happy to subscribe to online dating sites and randomly select the most attractive profile, then fine! The problem with online dating is it’s very time consuming; emails are exchanged but all too often don’t result in a date. Profiles are not quite what they seem, individuals write their own, i.e. 6’ tall (standing on a box!) Photos are often over 10 years old (or even belong to a more attractive friend!) Yes, online dating is inexpensive but frequently proves to be a false economy.
This is not to say online dating doesn’t work, if you have the time – and patience; it just isn’t as effective as employing an exclusive dating agency to do the groundwork for you. It’s also comforting to know that personal searches are made on your behalf, ID is checked and potential matches interviewed in person to check on their suitability.
We all have certain traits we are looking for in an ideal partner, so for a more bespoke, reliable service it’s worth investing in a professional matchmaking company.