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Drawing Down the Moon: About the Company
Drawing Down The Moon was winner of ‘Best Matchmaking Agency 2015’ at the UK Dating Awards. Aimed at busy professionals and high-flyers who want to steer clear of commercial internet dating, clients are only offered membership once personally interviewed and I.D checked.
The website boasts that over 75% of members have been recommended the service by friends or family who have found love by using it, which is a pretty high referral rate by any dating agency standards.
If you want quality over quantity, the filtering process before membership might cater perfectly to your needs. This is definitely not a go-to for anyone looking for a quick fling.
Clients are selected quite highly on appearance, class and profession, so be confident you yourself are ticking these boxes before applying!
Who Runs it?
The ‘Queen of Hearts’ herself is Mary Balfour (MD), a London-based dating Guru with over 30 years experience. Naming the website after an ancient Greek love ritual, Mary is also an author and Youtube vlogger and runs ‘smart dating’ seminars in central London. With her eclectic array of qualifications and achievements (including a Sociology degree and careers in photography and fashion modeling), Mary and her team of experienced and friendly consultants are driven to help singles find a love tailored to them.
Mary has been running her matchmaking and dating agency since the 1980s. Far from new to the field, Drawing Down The Moon has had decades to build up a rapport within the online dating community, even the new CEO Gillian McCallum mentions seeing their adverts in Private Eye as a teenager.
How much are the packages
The good news is initial meetings are free! You will be told if it is worth your while to become a member or not upfront (so you will never be paying for something not suited to you). Packages start from £6,000 inc. VAT.
Contact them to find out as each package is tailored to the individual
Any optional extras
If you feel the agency is unsuitable for your budget, if also offers a link to its sister website www.loveandfriends.com, which provides a free service, also designed for professional singles.
Mary’s dating videos, seminars and 1st Date Toolkit are freely downloadable from the website.
Drawing Down The Moon also offers date coaching, styling advice and the matchmaking service of their US partners in Los Angeles and Washington DC.
How do they match you
A one-on-one interview is set up between you and one of the agency team. They I.D check you and gather all relevant information about you and what you are in search of (all information remains confidential until permission is given). If they feel you are a suitable candidate for membership you are welcomed to join (or directed to somewhere more useful if you are not). Once a member, the team will personally find you a match in their database and set up a meeting over drinks.
Mary was this years winner of 2016 iDate ‘Best International Dating Coach Award’.
She has also won the 2015 ‘UKDA Founder’s Award’ for her impressive 30 years of coaching
‘Best Matchmaking Agency 2015’ at the UK Dating Awards.
Best Customer Service 2016 UK Dating Award
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The absolute first choice if you are looking for an exclusive dating agency catering for educated professionals