Matchmaking firms around the world are experiencing a large surge in demand for their services proving that tumultuous times prompt a renewed focus on what’s important in our personal lives.
Companies are receiving record numbers of calls each day from professional singletons who, due to the current COVID-19 measures in place, finally have the emotional and logistical space needed to take stock and start prioritising finding love.
Claire Sweetingham, explains: “Our clients lead exceptionally busy lives, travelling constantly from continent to continent in high-performing corporate roles, often to the detriment of their personal goals. Preferring not to use internet dating sites due to confidentiality and the specific nature of what they are looking for, clients come to matchmaking agencies to redress this balance and to receive introductions to others who share a similar lifestyle.
“Whilst we all observe the dramatic and worrying events unfold around us, we are finding that those who would ordinarily label themselves as ‘workaholics’, are using periods of self-isolation for self-reflection. This opportunity to reassess, combined with a lack of business travel, is an extremely unique occurrence for a high proportion of senior professionals; and so they are using this break from normalcy to turn their minds towards their personal future and to redefining what’s important.
Claire concludes: “This current shift in routine, coupled with Baroness Shackleton’s predictions that the divorce rate will rise following self-isolation of troubled couples, means that we are bracing ourselves for a very busy period ahead. We experienced the same upsurge after the financial crash in 2008, so we are at least prepared this time.”
For more information, Human Connections London is an introduction agency matching couples based in Greater London, if you want to know more about our services, give us a call on +44 20 3641 6015. Clients are only accepted following an initial consultation and fees start from GBP £1999 + VAT for a 12-month service.