A Proud Team
My name is Tracey Cater and I’ve been a Membership Adviser for Attractive Partners for over two and a half years. Previously, I have carried out roles as both a Matchmaker and Matchmaking Team Manager, so in total I’ve been with this company for over four years. Having rejoined after a previous career with the company from 2007 onwards.
Just like the rest of my fellow employees, I am absolutely passionate and very proud of the service we provide for our clients. Those who join us are all looking for a long lasting, loving relationship. Many have been through heartbreak and loss of some sort, so our approach to all of our members is one of sensitivity, compassion and professionalism.
In my role as a Membership Adviser, I make sure that there is total transparency and honesty throughout the entire process. It would both impossible and unrealistic to make promises regarding guaranteed success. What we can promise is the highest level of effort will be put into every client, utilising all means we have available. Potential clients are always made aware that success may not come quickly and sometimes, not at all, which is why our memberships are a minimum of one year in duration. Online dating is usually discussed during an initial consultation, as many people have suffered from bad experiences. I make it clear that the service we offer is 100% confidential and also that our clients are all ID checked, using a verification system provided by our partners at Lexus Nexus.
My attitude towards my role is to guide a client through the joining process, managing their expectations and making sure they have chosen the membership that best suits their needs. On many occasions, I have been speaking to someone for over a year, until we both feel that the time is right for them to join us.
I am one of a very hardworking and honest team of people. We all operate with integrity and emotional involvement can certainly become an accepted part of the all round commitment we have towards our clients. Personally, I absolutely love my job and I’m incredibly proud to work for Dating Options and alongside an amazing group of individuals.
Matchmaking Team Manager
I’m Kim Shaw and I have now worked with Attractive Partners for 3 years, initially in the role of Matchmaker, then Senior Matchmaker and now I’m proud to be in charge of the team as Matchmaking Team Manager. I can honestly say that you have to be a special kind of person to succeed as a Matchmaker. All of our Matchmakers are very passionate about their role and want to find that special partner for all their clients. The turn of a profile can be life changing but we never know which profile this will be.
Some clients are very flexible in their preferences and happy to give anyone a chance and tend to have more success with happy endings. Others can be very unrealistic, asking for a much younger, more beautiful/handsome partner and are unable to move away from the image they have conjured up in their mind of the “perfect partner” with specific eye and hair colouring. They seem to forget we are dealing with real people and are unable to manufacture this person in the same way you may order a new car.
These are the clients who may not have the great experience we/they may have hoped for. As a Matchmaker you need to be able to guide each type of client in the right direction and we have, very successfully, in the past shown how sometimes you can end up with totally the opposite of what you thought you were looking for and be very happy ever after. Which is why the expertise of a Professional Matchmaker counts for so much and why we have a success rate to be proud of.
The Matchmakers work for each client in the same way and search on a daily basis, matching their preferences together and putting couples into dating. This is done by exchanging telephone numbers with a view to them moving forward and arranging to meet. Some clients are eager to meet someone as soon as they join and although I have known this to happen with the first match, it inevitably does and will take longer. This is not a quick fix and can take time and why we sell memberships for at least one year.
As Matchmakers we also listen and it can become more of a counselling role. You need to be sympathetic and quite often we will share our own stories when very close to an experience our client has been through. We all share the same desire to want nothing more than to see all our clients happily matched with their soul mate, and will always do our very best to achieve this. I’m tremendously proud of the job that we do as Matchmakers and the excellent success that we enjoy.
I joined Attractive Partners in the very early days when it was run by its founder Elizabeth Fogarty, who over the years, helped so many lovely clients to find love, so the company is very dear to me and a source of great pride. I’d just completed a degree in Social Psychology at that time and was looking for somewhere to work where my interest in people and human relationships could be of value. I remember many of those clients very well from my early days here, getting to know them as their Matchmaker and enjoying the moments when they told me they were, ‘over the moon’ with someone who they had only met due to our matchmaking service.
I’ve since seen Attractive Partners grow so much over the last decade or so, with considerably more clients than in my early days. The team has also grown with it, now with more Matchmakers than we have ever had here, working with such commitment to search for partners for our growing client base.
Although the world has moved on in many ways and nearly everyone is happy these days for an email rather than a letter with their next introduction, people are still looking for essentially the same things in a partner – someone compatible to trust, to love and give love in return and someone to share the good and the bad times with.
Fortunately, we are still finding that special someone for many of our clients. We have a small hand bell in the office that’s been here since the day that I started. We still always ring it each time we get good news of a match going really well and someone telling us they’ve found love. I will never tire of hearing that bell being rung!
I joined Attractive Partners in October 2014 having worked for another well-known agency. I vividly remember the excitement I felt after meeting with Mike Parker, our Managing Director, whose passion for the company was incredibly infectious and his vision was enlightening. Five years later I am proud to still be part of this forward-thinking agency.
The heartbeat of this company is the Matchmaking Team. Their empathetic approach, hardworking attitude and sincerity are second to none. They create relationships with their clients building a clear and honest communication path, making sure that our members can speak to them openly and frankly with a non-judgmental attitude. I am so incredibly proud of the lovely members that I have met and spent time getting to know, people from all walks of life, genuine and decent, people who like so many in the UK, are looking for that one perfect person to settle down with and then find that person through Attractive Partners.
Our entire team is built on the foundation of visibility, accountability and courtesy. A mix that I feel is a clear indicator of who we are and why we do what we do.
The reason I feel so proud of being part of Attractive Partners is the comprehensive nature and true value of our service offered, which is invaluable to someone looking for love, in that all our clients are ID checked and verified with the safety of our members being our priority.
Every client has been carefully checked out and verified as genuine through our comprehensive authentication and verification system brought to us by our partner company Lexis Nexis.
Our service is nothing like online dating, we offer a selective and discreet, personal matchmaking service for clients from a range of professional backgrounds from all over the UK and Internationally, who are genuinely seeking a compatible partner for a lasting relationship.
Each membership offers the experience and service of a Personal Matchmaker and they work closely with our clients towards their relationship goals for the membership period which is usually 1 year.
Our success levels are amongst the best in the industry because of the comprehensive nature of the services that we offer – that makes me proud too!