Multi-Award winning Drawing Down the Moon is the UK’s premier matchmaking and personal introductions firm.

Established in a Bloomsbury Bookshop in the early 1980’s in London, we provide bespoke personal introductions throughout London and the South East.

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‘We have set the standard in discreet, selective and personalised introductions.’The firm, or ‘niche introduction agency for attractive professionals’ as it described itself, even offered a special service for the over-40s and the company boasted it had been featured in glossy magazines including Grazia and Cosmopolitan.

It also claimed that all its consultants, as staff were called, were trained in neuro-linguistic programming, or NLP – a psychotherapy technique based on the connection between neurological processes and language – and this technique was used when potential members were interviewed.

The fewer limitations you place on the type of person you would like to meet, the higher your chance of success. “My passion is to help love blossom by helping busy, single professionals find their ultimate soul mate.

I’ve been doing this for over 30 years with Drawing Down the Moon, my date coaching and as the author of Smart Dating.

I also miss someone to ‘debrief’ at the end of the day, to watch England play in the Six Nations, or fall about with while watching Strictly. Fees range from around £1,000 for half a dozen introductions to as much as £60,000 for a global search for your perfect mate.

On the other hand, would you rather have an exotic holiday or somebody with whom to share lots of experiences?

Feeling seriously offended, Ms Fontaine decided to ignore Elect Club’s demands for her to set up a direct debit. I was planning to get out before I had to pay any more money.’She was offered another introduction, this time to an IT worker called Terry, who was in his 50s and from Pinner.

She says: ‘I thought I had better play ball and go along on at least one date, otherwise they would say I hadn’t tried.’They met at Sloane Square, in Chelsea, where Terry emerged from the Underground station wearing an anorak and carrying a rucksack.

My other passion is education and I worked as the head of an inner city, adult education centre in the 70s and 80s.