Dating agencies in kerry
In the US, alone, something like a third of all married couples met online.And consolidation is growing amongst service providers — US industry leader, is a particularly keen acquirer of smaller enterprises.The best estimate for dating/introductory agency spend is around £2bn (€2.4bn) globally per annum; and that figure would grow a lot more if an increasing amount of businesses charged for membership.A quarter of all weddings held in New York last year involved couples who met via introduction agencies.Two’s Company is an offline (its website only exists to market its services and set out its terms) introductory service, which charges customers between €600 and €2,500 for a half-year’s membership, depending on their requirements.What that means is that you pay €600 for the standard package (a personal assessment and any number of introductions with potential partners over a six-month period); €1,000 for the ‘gold’ package of being matched with people particularly suited to one’s lifestyle, and €2,500 which, seemingly, buys someone so like you — in every way — you may end up marrying yourself.Mr Phelan claims not to be in this game to get rich, but there’s real money to be made nonetheless.As with gym memberships soaring in the new year, thanks to people’s eagerness to turn over a new leaf fitness wise; the first few months of any year see many sign up for matchmaking services in a bid to shed their single status.
With more and more people in their 40s, 50s, 60s and above in Ireland logging onto the internet to find friendship and companionship, love and romance, there are a wealth of potential daters out there who are hoping to meet someone they can share their time and thoughts with.
That’s a big responsibility, because you’re dealing with people’s emotions and feelings,” he explains. Two’s Company — which is based in Dún Laoghaire, but has agents in Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Belfast — is different in many ways than online dating sites.
Many of those offer free membership and target a younger market not necessarily looking to settle into a lasting relationship at first click.
The move ultimately led them to establish five years ago one of the world’s most unique introductory services agencies.
Privacy is a watchword — Mr Phelan pointing out that many adults looking to meet partners don’t want to be seen openly searching for their prospective partner online.
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