Today I am interviewing a guy who recently wasted much time and money on one of Denver’s newer “matchmaking” services. Yes, another package deal where you receive no information or photos and they decide who to throw you together with. This gentleman, 36, is very sincere and serious about finding love and was most disappointed in the structure of the service and lack of quality of the clients.
Now yet another gimmicky service has appeared trying to take a piece of the proverbial Denver’s singles pie with an owner with no track record, no relationship history of her own and no experience in this field. There is a very slick website and an upfront fee to do a short pre-interview, which BTW you get for free with Bon Jour Matchmaking Service for up to TWO hours.
It is debuting with a game show from the sixties, but be careful. You work hard for your money, unless a new service with no experience or track record signs you for FREE don’t rush into that. The length of time in business, track record and experience are the most important factors along with the structure of the service, testimonials, reviews and BBB rating. They also need a clientele which none of the new services have yet they charge the fees of established services. Many of these new services have broken their services into various compartments of which you pay individually for each service. Then they try to move you into another one to charge an additional fee. Yes, it’s great for them to generate money from you from every direction. But the definition of a REAL professional Matchmaker is that all of those services are under the one umbrella “MATCHMAKER”. One fee to hire a Matchmaker who interviews, coaches, advises, directs, facilitates/matches and gives you feedback directly from clients to increase your success! This is about maximizing your experience, not generating income for the service.
There have been so many services with the same slick websites, high fees, no clientele, no experience, etc. who have popped up, taken your money and disappeared with it in short order. Do your research, find a service structure that fits for you, a track record, been in business for at least 5 years, experience in this field not some other and took some questionable courses with initials that are not vetted. New services have no business charging you the fees that established Denver matchmakers with a track record charge…so be careful!